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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

Posted on Jun 19, 2018, by

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

Posted on May 31, 2018, by

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, […]

Foundation receives $100 million estate gift

Posted on May 1, 2018, by

The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region has received an estate gift of more than $100 million, the largest single gift in its 32-year history and among the largest ever in Wisconsin. The gift, arranged by former media executive David L. Nelson and his wife, Rita, has established the David L. and Rita E. Nelson […]

Farm couple honored by grandchildren

Posted on Apr 6, 2018, by

For the Wittmann clan, a dairy farm near Brillion was the place childhood memories took shape. That also was where grandma and grandpa – Alfred and Anna Wittmann – lived and taught subtle life lessons. One of the important ones concerned giving back. To honor those lessons, the couple’s 16 grandchildren established the Alfred and […]

K9 fund gift honors Appleton police lieutenant

Posted on Feb 26, 2018, by

The Community Foundation could definitely be described as dog-friendly, at least in the charitable funds it manages. The police departments in the cities of Appleton and Kaukauna and the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Department have established charitable funds to help pay the costs of having dogs on duty. Appleton’s fund received a special gift last Friday. […]