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February 2023

2022 Review: Back to Reality

2022 was a challenging year for financial markets, ending with stocks returning -18% and bonds returning -13%. Although diversifying into other asset categories, including commodities and infrastructure, helped dampen the impact of the negative returns, market investors found few places to generate positive returns. While FEG believes there may still be more volatility and negative […]

Nonprofit Leaders Sharpen Their Management Skills

Only 14% of employees feel their performance is managed in a way that motivates them, according to Harvard Business Review. How to combat that disheartening statistic was the focus of the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative’s (NPLI) Feb. 16 Leadership Forum on Coaching and Development led by Tricia Perkins from Lake Effect HR and Law, LLC. NPLI […]

So many reasons to love our libraries

Happy National Library Lovers Month! Today’s libraries are so much more than a place to check out a book. They offer a variety of community programs for all ages, and patrons can download audiobooks, check out games and electronic bikes, and much more. We checked in with area librarians to discover what they or their […]

Voices from the Valley: Compassionate Connections

Posted on Feb 8, 2023, by

In many rural areas of the Fox Valley region, there are often serious gaps in services such as transportation, healthcare, and other services meant to help individuals and families that might be struggling economically.  Clintonville’s Compassionate Connection Center, a nonprofit we partner with here at the Community Foundation, is working to bridge those gaps. In […]

Sisters’ fund continues to impact heart health, education and research in the Fox Valley

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, claiming more lives than all cancers combined. In addition, women account for more than 57% of total stroke deaths. These staggering numbers highlight the importance of National Heart Month and initiatives like Go Red for Women. We’re so grateful for trailblazers like Gussie Balck and […]