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New idea at Heckrodt was born in the treetops

Posted on Oct 30, 2019, by

Heckrodt’s director of fund development Chris Langenfeld (left), gives donors a peek at how the Children’s Canopy Walk will look. A new activity area planned for Heckrodt Wetland Reserve owes its origin to a vacation taken by staff member Luke Schiller and an observation expressed by his wife, Kylie Luke recounted to a group of […]

Photo perfect: Brats, Beer and Beethoven!

What a fantastic night to tailgate and take in a symphony under the stars! A $10,000 Bright Idea Fund grant from within the Community Foundation supported Friday’s “Brats, Beer & Beethoven” event at Fox Cities Stadium’s Neuroscience Group Field. The annual free, family-friendly evening features a concert by the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra and guest […]

Nonprofits learn donor conversations are magic

More than 115 nonprofit leaders gather for a forum at Fox Valley Technical College to increase their knowledge on how to steward their donors and strengthen their organizations’ financial future. By Annette Look, Program Manager, Nonprofit Leadership Initiative (NPLI) On May 8, the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative and the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region […]

Three questions can make philanthropy happen

Local professional financial advisors glean expert philanthropic advice for their clients Tuesday at the Fox Cities Environmental Learning Campus at Bubolz Nature Preserve, presented by the Community Foundation. Philanthropy consultant and national speaker Kathryn Miree offers three questions that, asked more frequently by estate accountants and lawyers, would improve the community. The questions concern charitable […]

Volunteer of the Year: Cindy Reffke’s tireless work to prevent suicide

Photo of Cindy Reffke courtesy of The Post-Crescent. Cindy Reffke has used her family’s painful loss to make others aware of suicide in our community. Reffke is the Celebrating Volunteers winner of the 2019 Janet Berry Volunteer of the Year award, sponsored by The Post-Crescent. Our Celebrating Volunteers community partner NBC 26 is profiling several […]