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Bright Idea Fund

Hmong exhibit explores what it means to belong

Posted on Jan 9, 2019, by

The Fox Valley is home to roughly 4,700 Hmong-Americans, yet few people know much about this ethnic group’s history, traditions, or even why they settled in Wisconsin. Now you can learn about Hmong culture through art, at no cost, thanks to grants from the Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley […]

Community Foundation awards 5 new Bright Idea Fund grants

By Carolyn Desrosiers, Community Engagement Manager The Community Foundation’s Bright Idea Fund has awarded five new grants to nonprofit organizations striving to improve the quality of life in the Fox Valley region. This fund combines dollars from endowments established by generous donors to address ever-changing community needs in Outagamie, Calumet, Waupaca and Shawano counties and […]

Fox Valley Chorus to honor veterans

Posted on Nov 5, 2018, by

By Shirley Mercier, Fox Valley Chorus   Our Fox Valley Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will present a Veterans Salute performance on Nov. 10 at St. Mary Catholic High School’s Jane Bergstrom Fine Arts Center in Neenah.  We hope to see many veterans represented at our 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. shows. The color guard from […]

LEAVEN opens Community Resource Center

LEAVEN is celebrating its newly expanded Community Resource Center after nearly a year of construction. A ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday launched the way for LEAVEN (Limited Emergency Assistance Valley Ecumenical Network) to better provide comprehensive, integrated services and programs under one roof. The building has now doubled in size and has space for more than 20 […]

Neenah’s historical Hometown exhibit earns award

Posted on Oct 9, 2018, by

If you enjoy seeing stories and images from the past come to life, check out the Neenah Historical Society‘s award-winning exhibit, “Making a Hometown – Life in Neenah’s Progressive Era.” The exhibit has been awarded the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Museum Exhibit Award for 2018, and tells the story of life in Neenah in the early […]