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Dave Horst

Scholarship helps to tell Kodye’s story

Posted on Oct 4, 2018, by

Kodye Fassbender was the kid his friends would go to seeking help with relationship problems or other difficulties that surface in the lives of high schoolers. The extent of his role as his classmates’ counselor surprised his family. Finding out he was so unable to do the same for himself that he took his own […]

Community foundations braced for storm relief

Posted on Sep 14, 2018, by

Hurricane Florence’s only effect on the Fox Valley is going to be a week of warm weather, but warm wishes undoubtedly will flow back from our donors to storm victims in the Carolinas and surrounding states. You can use reliable relief agencies like the American Red Cross or Salvation Army or work through a community […]

Four-legged officer fights drug use in Clintonville

Posted on Sep 6, 2018, by

By Emily Pappin Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region The Clintonville Police Department has welcomed a furry new member to the force. A $3,000 grant from the Clintonville Area Foundation has assisted in the training of a new narcotics detection and patrol K-9 named Charr, after the untimely loss of K-9 Chero last September. “The […]

Say ‘Terve!’ to our new team member

Posted on Aug 20, 2018, by

Hi everyone! My name is Iida (pronounced Eee-da) Berg and am thrilled to be a part of the Community Foundation team as an administrative associate, supporting multiple areas of the Foundation. I have a diverse professional background from working with international visa processes to managing lifeguards at a waterpark in Wisconsin Dells, to my previous position […]

Theater games offer art, but more

Posted on Aug 13, 2018, by

By Kathy Fehl of  Wega Arts The workshop “Jump Up & Shout,” scheduled for Aug. 13-18, will include theater games, skit development and creating a new song. There will be a live performance on Aug. 18  at 2 p.m., at Wautopia!, part of Waupaca Arts on the Square. The project will also include making a […]

Welcome, Megan!

Posted on Aug 3, 2018, by

Hi! I am Megan Mulholland, and I am thrilled to be the new Director of Marketing and Communications for the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. While growing up in Marshfield, Wisconsin — the youngest child of four and only girl — I learned about perseverance, compassion, athletics, nature and creativity from my family, […]

Mile of Music has room for learning

Posted on Aug 1, 2018, by

In the midst of the Mile of Music you will find at least several blocks of learning. A $7,500 grant from the Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation will support more than 60 free, interactive music education activities during the music festival in downtown Appleton Aug. 2-5. This is the sixth Mile and sixth […]