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We are listening and learning as we address diversity, equity and inclusion in 2021

The diversity, equity, and inclusion journey begins with each one of us listening and learning from one another to strengthen and enrich our communities together. By Jon Stellmacher, Community Foundation Board Chair Our nation has certainly experienced historical events unlike our nation has seen in over 50 years: a once-in-a-century pandemic and social justice issues […]

What is the Community Foundation’s Investment Approach?

By Kathryn Mawer, CFA, CAIA Vice President / OCIO Advisor, FEG Investment Advisors The Community Foundation supports donors, families and nonprofit agencies in their endeavor to make a permanent impact on the community through the use of a long-term approach called an endowment. The endowment accepts, holds and invests donations from charitable contributors for distribution […]

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 […]

In memory of Nicole

The Bangart family photo shoot. Nicole and Brady are on the right. Brady Kees is doing something special to memorialize his late girlfriend Nicole Bangart, a 2010 Chilton High School graduate and straight-A co-salutatorian. Five years after her tragic death, Brady and Nicole’s mother Cindy have created a scholarship fund as well as a donor […]