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Donors’ Stories of Giving

Donor advised fund offers flexibility

Posted on Jan 12, 2021, by

The same skills that allow Roger and Lynn Van Vreede to increase the return on their own investments have helped a long list of nonprofits. Central to their strategy is their donor advised fund at the Community Foundation. The Roger and Lynn Van Vreede Charitable Fund has given gifts as large as six figures to […]

Kiwanis Club benefits from charitable giving plan

Members of Kiwanis provide cookies at “Light Up the Night” (pre-COVID), in conjunction with last year’s annual Appleton Christmas Parade in Appleton. By Jeffrey Walters treasurer, Appleton-Fox Cities Kiwanis Club As a donor and treasurer of Appleton-Fox Cities Kiwanis Club’s two endowment funds, I’m grateful for the administrative help and investment base provided by the […]

Creating Impact by Guiding Nonprofits to Excellence

By Peter Mariahazy, Community Foundation Board of Directors As a donor and volunteer of the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, I’m proud of the organization’s impact that goes well beyond financial support. The Community Foundation adheres to the highest standards in supporting agencies that improve and strengthen the community as a whole. With […]

Rhoades Sanford extends WACF grantmaking

Posted on Oct 27, 2020, by

Tomorrow’s Children of Waupaca recently received a grant from the Waupaca Area Community Foundation, one of our affiliate partners, toward the purchase and training of a therapy dog to work with children with traumatic or difficult pasts. The Waupaca Area Community Foundation’s grantmaking this year was extended by an extra $20,000 thanks to a new […]