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Donors’ Stories of Giving

Appleton cemetery hires goats as weed-eaters

12 hungry goats are keeping things tidy at an Appleton cemetery, thanks to an anonymous donor’s fund within the Community Foundation. Cemeteries are usually quiet places, where one can reflect. But visitors to St. Mary’s Cemetery in Appleton may hear an occasional munching sound, or even a bleat. The cemetery hired an unusual landscaping crew […]

How Thompson Center on Lourdes loves our seniors well

By Ann Engelhard, Vice President, Donor Services & Gift Planning, Community Foundation The Thompson Center on Lourdes is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the mental, physical and emotional well being of older adults in the community.  Recently, I had the pleasure of attending a breakfast at the center highlighting its growth and programming. The center […]

Four ways Gold Cross Ambulance gives back

Gold Cross Ambulance Service, Inc. is the primary provider of emergency 911 response to a population of 280,000 within the Fox Valley. The nonprofit organization is owned equally by the four area hospitals; Ascension NE Wisconsin – St. Elizabeth Campus – Appleton, ThedaCare Regional Medical Center–Appleton, ThedaCare Regional Medical Center–Neenah and Ascension NE Wisconsin – […]