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Appleton family’s lasting legacy to dentistry

Posted on Dec 3, 2018, by

Elaine Fetting was known and loved for her homemade candy, her brilliant photography, her classically trained singing voice and for her strong faith. After her death in 2016 at 89, she become known for something else: her unending generosity. Born in Sheboygan in 1927, Elaine Goldmann met and married the love of her life, Earl […]

A legacy that lasts for centuries

At age 99, Cody Splitt of Appleton doesn’t have to wonder what she will be remembered for. Even after she celebrates her last birthday, the retired attorney and active community volunteer will continue to support favorite community causes for centuries to come through gifts to her charitable funds at the Community Foundation. Cody and her […]

Make a meal, make a connection

Community members broke ground today on a new kitchen that will benefit the Ascend Initiative, a program of Housing Partnership of the Fox Cities and NAMI Fox Valley. Ascend serves young adults with mental health challenges in semi-independent housing in Neenah. Last fall, the J. J. Keller Foundation invited local nonprofits to participate in Kickstart, an […]

Fund helps area children pursue the arts

Area children and the community are two important things to Les and Dar Stumpf of Kaukauna. Together, they have created a youth arts grant program in support of young people in the Fox Cities area who are interested in music, drama, dance and visual arts. “We wanted to give young people the chance to use […]

Schneiders have planned their charitable legacy

After a career as a wealth management advisor, Warren Schneider doesn’t leave financial matters to chance. That goes for the financial decisions to be implemented after his and his wife Linda’s lifetime. Warren and Linda have everything well planned to meet their objectives in life even after their deaths. Part of that plan is making […]

Teen’s nonprofit helps would-be musicians

A Community Foundation grant helped the Kurt Stein School of Music in Neenah get started in a partnership with YouthGo to give disadvantaged youth the chance to learn a musical instrument, but more instruments were needed. That was until a nonprofit run by a 19-year-old came to play. The nonprofit music school offered to give lessons in guitar, […]