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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 […]

Cindy Wyngaard’s gift of nature for all ages

Posted on Oct 9, 2019, by

Cindy Wyngaard loves the outdoors so much, she can’t imagine sitting idle! “I’m not a knitter, a quilter or a reader. I can’t sit still that long! I’d rather be outside doing anything, especially in, on or near water,” says Cindy, who lives in Kaukauna. A few years ago, the Kimberly-Clark retiree shared with friends […]

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, […]

Meet our newest Himebaugh Legacy Circle members!

Many people don’t like to think about what happens after they’re gone. Earl Kinjerski and Patricia Schoenborn-Kinjerski aren’t only thinking about it, the De Pere couple has made extensive preparations. Locked away in their safe are the obituaries they wrote a few years back and a special plaque for their cemetery marker commemorating Earl’s service […]

Werner family leaves a legacy to the Fox Valley

Posted on Jan 7, 2019, by

Jeff Werner and his wife Beth have been involved in many charitable endeavors over the years, and as lifetime Appleton residents, the two wanted to do something special to benefit their community long after they’re gone. “We both felt it is important to continue to provide for the Fox Cities, a community that’s been really […]

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 […]

Estate gift will repay what Shawano has given

Posted on Jan 19, 2018, by

Todd and Mary Raether want to encourage people to support their community through a fund at the Community Foundation, but they realize giving now is not a possibility for everyone. But for some, giving a gift through their estate may be achievable. The Raethers have arranged for a gift from their estate to support the […]