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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Good-bye to a great philanthropist

Posted on Nov 17, 2017, by

During this week designated to celebrating philanthropy, the Fox Valley is saying good-bye to one of its most remarkable philanthropists. Doug Salmon and his wife, Carla, have invested heavily in scholarships for students with financial need — particularly single parents, first-generation college students and others with significant barriers to completing their education. Their Doug and Carla […]