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Podcast: Our Diverse Workforce

Today we discuss the Fox Valley’s changing workforce and some new initiatives in the works to make sure we’re building and retaining a thriving and diverse workforce. There are lots of job openings, but we’re learning that not everyone who wants to work is able to access the jobs we know are open right now. […]

Jack Rhodes changed Waupaca 

By Tim Neuville, Waupaca Area Community Foundation     Every now and then your community may be fortunate enough to welcome a person who changes the face of your town. Waupaca had exactly that happen to it when, about 20 years ago, Jack Rhodes and his wonderful wife Glenda chose Waupaca.   He was retiring as Dean […]

Hispanic Heritage Month a perfect time to inspire future generations

The Kudaka Family Hispanic Scholarship Fund was established in 2012 at the Community Foundation to support Casa Hispana’s Scholarship Program, which provides scholarships to Hispanic/ Latino students in our communities pursuing a post-secondary education.    Originally established by UMOS (United Migrant Opportunity Services), and now a core program of Casa Hispana, this quiet scholarship program […]

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 […]