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Junior Achievement means business: Building Tomorrow’s Leaders

Many young people lack basic financial literacy skills, such as budgeting, saving, investing, and the importance of making informed financial decisions. Junior Achievement of Wisconsin teaches these life skills and so much more: The 100-year-old organization prepares students for the workforce by teaching them essential employability skills, such as teamwork, communication, problem-solving, and critical thinking, […]

Project underway to improve portages

A $150,000 grant from the David L. and Rita E. Nelson Family Fund within the Community Foundation will help build improved portages along the Fox River locks system. The locks open May 17. Since reopening the locks in 2015, non-motorized boaters have been portaging around the lock and dam system through temporary or makeshift portages […]

What a difference one year makes!

2023 was a good year for investors, and the fourth quarter was especially kind, with nearly all major asset classes having a positive year. In fact, 2023 appeared the opposite of 2022. The traditional 60/40 portfolio of stocks and bonds declined double digits in 2022; however, the same mix increased double digits in 2023. In […]

Voices from the Valley: Preserving the Voices of Rural History

How does one preserve the stories and history of a rural town like Chilton? Today we’re visiting the Chilton Public Library, where staff members are unveiling the untold tales that shape the community’s identity, through modern technology. A $4,947 grant from the Chilton Area Community Foundation, one of our geographic affiliate foundations, allowed the library […]