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Family Safety Day honors firefighter

Posted on Aug 29, 2017, by

The Grand Chute Fire Department is inviting the public to “Jesse Pickett Family Safety Day” Thursday, Sept. 9, at Fire Station One off County A. The event showcases the services of more than 25 partnering safety- and health-related organizations and agencies from throughout the Fox Valley. Jesse Pickett was a Grand Chute firefighter and fire […]

Poverty’s roots reach unexpected places

Posted on Aug 11, 2017, by

As the big tent comes down after U.S. Venture’s 32nd annual golf outing and dinner, we marvel at the power of the event to raise money to fight the root causes of poverty and consider the complex ways those roots are entwined throughout society. Wednesday’s U.S. Venture Open raised an incredible $3.96 million and attracted […]

Legacy grants keep youth on the go

Posted on Jul 31, 2017, by

The Neenah youth drop-in center YouthGo has done what a lot of families do when they run out of household storage space – they’ve taken over the garage. In YouthGo’s case, first they had to build the garage. They accomplished that with help from the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Leadership Fox Cities […]

Hearthstone gets cool gift

Posted on Jul 11, 2017, by

When Greta Hammond took a charitable interest in the Hearthstone house it was largely familiarity. Greta grew up on River Drive in Appleton and went past the historic house on Prospect Avenue and Memorial Drive — the world’s first home powered by a central hydroelectric plant — at least twice a day. “I’ve always had a […]

Fund honors Mielkes’ years of service

Posted on Jun 27, 2017, by

A new charitable fund dedicated to improving supporting early childhood needs in the Fox Valley has been established within the Community Foundation to mark the end of Dr. John Mielke’s 26 years on the Appleton Area School District’s Board of Education and to honor his service and that of Sally Mielke, his wife, to many causes […]

Larry Kath ‘shaped the dream’

Posted on Apr 27, 2017, by

When Walter S. Rugland’s father, Walter L, Rugland, formed the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region in 1986, working behind the scenes to position this new force for charitable giving was Larry Kath. Walt reflects on the contribution made by Larry Kath, who died Sunday at age 76. (Larry Kath is at the far […]

‘The more you give, the more you have’

Posted on Mar 30, 2017, by

Before Bob and Mary Karisny’s five grandchildren could start tearing apart their presents this past Christmas Day, they had some charitable business to attend to. This has been the routine at grandma and grandpa’s house for their two children, their spouses and the grandkids for the past 10 or so years. The Menasha couple’s Bob […]