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We are listening and learning as we address diversity, equity and inclusion in 2021

The diversity, equity, and inclusion journey begins with each one of us listening and learning from one another to strengthen and enrich our communities together. By Jon Stellmacher, Community Foundation Board Chair Our nation has certainly experienced historical events unlike our nation has seen in over 50 years: a once-in-a-century pandemic and social justice issues […]

What is the Community Foundation’s Investment Approach?

By Kathryn Mawer, CFA, CAIA Vice President / OCIO Advisor, FEG Investment Advisors The Community Foundation supports donors, families and nonprofit agencies in their endeavor to make a permanent impact on the community through the use of a long-term approach called an endowment. The endowment accepts, holds and invests donations from charitable contributors for distribution […]

In memory of Nicole

The Bangart family photo shoot. Nicole and Brady are on the right. Brady Kees is doing something special to memorialize his late girlfriend Nicole Bangart, a 2010 Chilton High School graduate and straight-A co-salutatorian. Five years after her tragic death, Brady and Nicole’s mother Cindy have created a scholarship fund as well as a donor […]

Generous donors help foundation impact the Chilton community

The Chilton Area Community Foundation Fund awarded LEAVEN a $5,000 grant to help our Chilton neighbors who are most in-need during these difficult times. Funds like this have helped LEAVEN provide uninterrupted service. By  Derek McDermott, Chilton Area Community Foundation board chair Greetings from the Chilton Area Community Foundation! Our mission is to preserve and […]

How Are We Doing?

The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) conducted a survey for us in June to learn from our donors what we’re doing well and what we could improve. We received 316 surveys and a 35% response rate. Thanks to all who took the time to respond! The survey results show our impact on the community and […]

Kiwanis Club benefits from charitable giving plan

Members of Kiwanis provide cookies at “Light Up the Night” (pre-COVID), in conjunction with last year’s annual Appleton Christmas Parade in Appleton. By Jeffrey Walters treasurer, Appleton-Fox Cities Kiwanis Club As a donor and treasurer of Appleton-Fox Cities Kiwanis Club’s two endowment funds, I’m grateful for the administrative help and investment base provided by the […]