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Mentors enrich the Fox Valley for future generations

Mentors give us wings! January is National Mentoring Month, celebrating the positive effect it can have while encouraging individuals to mentor. Several members of the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors shared how mentoring has impacted them, including Michelle Schuler, pictured above. David Gross, SECURA “Mentoring has been so important to me throughout my life. From […]

A Message From Curt: Reflection, Visioning and Assessment

During 2021, your Community Foundation’s board and staff members have been deeply involved in two consultant-led planning efforts including the creation of a new strategic direction that will guide our work into the future and a diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism assessment. Here are some insights into what we learned, what we envision, and actions […]

10 Myths about the Racial Wealth Gap

By Chuck Self, Community Foundation Board Director You have probably heard many explanations about why we have a racial wealth gap. Duke University published a paper, “What We Get Wrong About Closing the Racial Wealth Gap.” They systematically review ten of the most prevalent “excuses” for keeping Blacks poorer than Whites. And disproves all of […]