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July 2023

Mile of Music poised to entertain, educate

Posted on Jul 27, 2023, by

Anyone who follows Mile of Music even just a little has likely heard The Mile Team mention that it takes a village to create an event of this scope and to fashion The Mile Vibe. It’s that “village” – funders, collaborators, volunteers, host venues, artists and others – who have helped us reach our milestone […]

Voices from the Valley: Art Making An Impact!

Posted on Jul 26, 2023, by

Did you know that engaging children in arts activities can teach team-building skills and provide a positive and constructive outlet and build their self-confidence? Here at the Community Foundation, we are dedicated to supporting art activities that bring our communities together and provide creative opportunities for people of all ages. Research shows arts-rich communities stimulate […]

Donor’s legacy continues to impact lives

The Himebaugh Legacy Circle reached a notable milestone, now including 307 members who have included the Community Foundation in their estate plans. Among this thoughtful group is Jim Reichel who was passionate about his Kaukauna community. In 2006, he established the James R. Reichel Charitable Fund, a donor advised fund within the Community Foundation. Jim’s […]

Creating and sharing joy through art

When donors, nonprofit partners and community members visit the Community Foundation, they’re greeted by a display of local art. As part of our building’s remodeling, we left an empty wall that serves as a rotating art display where local artists are invited to exhibit their work. The display elevates the importance of local art as […]

Making a difference in the lives of all

“We strengthen our community for current and future generations by helping people make a difference in the lives of all.” That concise mission statement of the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region is what motivates me to serve on its Board, currently as Board Chair. I began my Community Foundation journey by getting involved […]

Childcare Crisis

Posted on Jul 6, 2023, by

Today we are sharing our latest Voices from the Valley podcast episode about a complex topic: The childcare crisis facing many people in the Fox Valley. Finding quality childcare in Wisconsin is a challenge, with long waitlists. It’s also expensive. Many parents say they are paying more than their monthly mortgage or rent to have […]