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Appleton Education Foundation Celebrates 25 Years of Creatively Enhancing Education

Twenty-five years ago, Appleton’s strongest advocates for education conceived of a nonprofit that could take in private gifts and use them to support educators’ best ideas as a partner of the tax-supported school establishment, but independent in its decision-making. Recently I read through a list of the very first grants the Appleton Education Foundation (AEF) […]

Podcast: Helping Waupaca Thrive!

What makes Waupaca a special place to live, work and play? The answer can be found in its people, working together to bring this already thriving community to a whole new level of cultural attractiveness. In this episode, we hear from people making a big impact thanks to generous donors. Listen and subscribe to our […]

Planning for a Lasting Legacy

When it comes to charitable giving, including the Community Foundation in your estate plans can benefit the causes or the nonprofit organizations you care about. The Himebaugh Legacy Circle recognizes those who have made plans for their favorite charitable causes through a bequest or similar deferred gift to the Community Foundation. You can make an […]

How the growth of our Hispanic population impacts the Fox Valley

This summer’s Fox Cities LIFE Study finds our population is growing, while racial diversity of the area is increasing — although slowly. The study breaks down the U.S. Census Bureau report showing the largest shifts is in the Hispanic population. In fact, Hispanics make up the largest minority group in Northeast Wisconsin. Hispanic and Latino residents of […]