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Shattuck gift served as the model for the Nelson gift

Being selected to give away millions of dollars every year on behalf of the late David and Rita Nelson presents the Community Foundation with both a tremendous opportunity and a compelling challenge. Their estate gift of more than $100 million – the largest in the Foundation’s 32-year history and among the largest charitable gifts ever […]

Good-bye to a great philanthropist

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 […]

Annuity gift will help favorite causes

Barbara Mendyke’s foresight in saving for her retirement is going to benefit 10 of her favorite charities forever. The former Barbara Russell was an Appleton kindergarten teacher. She invested in a tax-sheltered annuity through WEAC, a statewide organization of teachers’ unions, to secure her retirement. But she decided that instead of spending the annuity money […]

Stellmachers include ‘extra child’ in estate

Jon and Becky Stellmacher say making their favorite charitable causes part of their estate planning through the Community Foundation has always been their intention, so that’s what they did as they updated the necessary documents over the past year. Describing the provisions they have made for their charitable family endowment fund – the Becky and […]