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Donors’ Stories of Giving

Charitable seeds growing in New London

A good deed often leads to another. And another. In New London, the spirit of volunteering and charitable giving has been steadily growing. The community is benefiting from the generosity of Joe Van Alstine and his wife, Lori Dehlinger Van Alstine. Their passion for the community runs deep, and they’ve provided for legacy gifts in […]

Small Donnellan Family Fund is big on annual Native American event

Most philanthropists don’t make news headlines with their generosity, but they do make a huge difference in their communities. Jim and Anne Donnellan established their Donnellan Family Fund at the Community Foundation 15 years ago when he was an elementary school principal and she was teaching high school science. The money came from an inheritance […]

New dental clinic on wheels brightens our community – one smile at a time!

The new Tri-County Community Dental Clinic mobile bus is an amazing example of community need being supported by many generous donors in the community including two donor funds within the Community Foundation. The entire cost of the $650,000 mobile clinic was completely covered before the bus was even delivered two days before last Christmas! Just […]

A generous match boosts a great future for ALL local young people

One generous individual’s matching gift along with community support can help carry the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley across the finish line to provide even more youth with great futures. A $250,000 matching gift is being provided by a longtime community supporter and philanthropist, Mary Beth Nienhaus. This match will help fund the remainder of the Great Futures Campaign, the organization’s multi-faceted push to meet the developmental […]