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Legacy gift helps Neenah nonprofits

Posted on Jul 29, 2021, by

When Helen and William Burger passed away, they left a legacy gift they hoped would make a difference in the Town and City of Neenah. Their field of interest endowment fund has recently supported the Voting for a Change exhibit, bringing the history of the 19th Amendment to life at the Neenah Historical Society; Neenah […]

“A wonderful place to put your time and treasure”

Posted on Mar 4, 2021, by

Mame Heaney of Neenah at the Community Foundation with our receptionist, Betty Van Den Broek. Mame is a fourth-generation member of a family who has been philanthropic in the Fox Cities for many years. By Mame Heaney, Neenah As a past board member, volunteer and one of the Members of the Community Foundation for the […]

A Legacy and Life Well Lived

Posted on Oct 19, 2020, by

Mary Lamers Grist passed away in August. She was part of the Community Foundation’s Himebaugh Legacy Circle, recognizing those who have made future plans for their favorite charitable causes through a bequest or similar deferred gift to the Foundation. For 91 years, Mary Lamers Grist poured her love for making an impact into the Fox […]

The Gift of Lightbulbs and Literacy

Lori K. Dehlinger Van Alstine sees lightbulbs. Not the physical kind, but the lightbulbs of realization she enjoys seeing in children and grownups who discover something new for the first time. “Literacy along with mentoring and tutoring programs have always been important to me,” says Lori. That’s one reason she has decided to set up […]

Leaving a lasting legacy

Awarding annual scholarships for non-traditional students at Fox Valley Technical College pursuing careers in the culinary arts is just one way Donita Gross is honoring her late husband. Donita Gross’ membership in our Himebaugh Legacy Circle has turned out to be a great way to honor her late husband, Roy. “Roy was a very gentle, […]