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December 2022

Waupaca boosts vocational skills training

Valley Packaging Inc. (VPI) is a community rehabilitation center offering a variety of human services and vocational skills training programs to individuals who experience disadvantages or have disabilities.  All of VPI’s programs are designed to support and guide individuals while they reach their own optimum level of independence in the community. With a $7,500 grant […]

Retirement means more time to serve

Chuck Self says his two loves in life are his family and serving his community. The Village of Harrison resident made his home in the Fox Valley eight years ago, and recently retired after a 40-year career in investment management. “I’m not slowing down though,” laughs Self, who now has more time to pursue his […]

A powerful gift of eCPR training from generous girls

Lynn McLaughlin, founder of DandAlliance, LLC, has been through multiple grant interviews, but she says one with Girl-Powered Giving program participants was the one of the most in-depth. “The girls were all engaged and asking questions,” McLaughlin says. “It was wonderful to see what we were doing resonated with them.” Offered through the Women’s Fund […]

2023 Scholarship applications now available!

For 2023, the Community Foundation has more than $1 million in scholarships for students pursuing higher education! The Community Foundation’s new Scholarship Portal is open for students to create accounts, sign in, and apply for scholarships. This new platform is easier to navigate, which means applications are easier to fill out. However, creating successful scholarship […]

World AIDS Day: We remember

World AIDS Day began in 1988 and is commemorated each year on Dec. 1 in tribute to the millions of lives lost to the AIDS epidemic. It is as important as ever to raise awareness of the impact that HIV/AIDS still has on individuals, families and communities. A positive diagnosis used to be a death […]