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How Thompson Center on Lourdes loves our seniors well

By Ann Engelhard, Vice President, Donor Services & Gift Planning, Community Foundation The Thompson Center on Lourdes is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the mental, physical and emotional well being of older adults in the community.  Recently, I had the pleasure of attending a breakfast at the center highlighting its growth and programming. The center […]

State History Museum project gets enormous boost

The next chapter of our state’s history is being written, and the Wisconsin Historical Society has a rare opportunity to deliver an unforgettable modern history museum to celebrate and honor Wisconsin. Photo courtesy: John Hart The Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison has been working towards building a new $120 million, 100,000 square-foot museum for more […]

Rethinking charitable giving in the Fox Valley

Posted on Aug 8, 2019, by

Mark Germano shares giving statistics August 7 at the at the Fox Valley Technical College D.J. Bordini Center. The event, Charitable Giving: Glass Half Full or Half Empty, was hosted by the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region and United Way Fox Cities When it comes to people investing in their communities, what drives […]

Grants to launch Junior Achievement’s Career Exploration and Financial Literacy Center

Posted on Aug 5, 2019, by

Grants from within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region will support the Community First Career Exploration and Financial Literacy Center, a partnership of Junior Achievement of Wisconsin and Fox Valley Technical College Junior Achievement of Wisconsin has received $733,000 in grants from funds and foundations within the Community Foundation to support the Community […]

Strengthening Menasha neighborhoods from the inside out

Posted on Aug 1, 2019, by

Olsen and Evanson entertain their neighbors in Menasha’s “PorchaPalooza.” It’s part of Goodwill NCW’s Neighborhood Partners program, supported by a $20,000 grant from the Bright Idea Fund , as well as grants from the Jeweler’s Mutual Charitable Giving Fund and Heid Music Family Charitable Fund, all within the Community Foundation. By Julie Filapek, Neighborhood Partners […]

Leaving a lasting legacy

Awarding annual scholarships for non-traditional students at Fox Valley Technical College pursuing careers in the culinary arts is just one way Donita Gross is honoring her late husband. Donita Gross’ membership in our Himebaugh Legacy Circle has turned out to be a great way to honor her late husband, Roy. “Roy was a very gentle, […]