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November 2022

Podcast: Happy Birthday, Building for Kids!

Posted on Nov 28, 2022, by

Did you know the Building for Kids Children’s Museum opened in downtown Appleton in 1992? Thirty years went by fast, and we are honored to celebrate being a part of “BFK’s” history! The museum gets around 120,000 visitors annually from all over the world, and is a cultural gem in the Fox Valley communities. Amy […]

Reflecting on philanthropy in our community

On Nov. 17, philanthropists, philanthropic corporations and fundraising professionals will gather at The Howard in Oshkosh for National Philanthropy Day (which is celebrated nationally on Nov. 15). This day serves as an opportunity to celebrate philanthropy and the impact that comes from the giving of time, talent and treasure — all happening right here in […]

How does an experience of homelessness feel?

Think for a moment about the last time you encountered someone experiencing homelessness. What did you feel? Did you ask yourself what the person experiencing homelessness might feel? During National Hunger and Homelessness Week, I hope we’ll take the answer to heart. Together, we can become a compassionate, creative Fox Cities that collectively solves homelessness. […]

Podcast: Ending Period Poverty

Posted on Nov 10, 2022, by

“Period Poverty” is a startling reality in the Fox Valley. Did you know that a lack of access to menstrual health products can cause students with periods to miss or be late to class, or feel anxious about period care? Menstrual products are expensive in the U.S., which makes it difficult for people, especially teens, […]

Thankful for the gift of learning

The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region awards hundreds of scholarships annually to high school graduates and college students. Lucie Spanbauer, a 2021 high school graduate, received the Jackie Johnson Fox Communities Credit Union Scholarship and recently shared her gratitude: Dear Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, I was this year’s recipient of […]