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We need to move beyond discussion to action

Yesterday, Derek Chauvin, a former Minnesota police officer, was found guilty of all three counts against him in the murder of George Floyd, a Black man. Floyd’s death last May, the protests and rallies that followed, and the ensuing trial inspired discussion about anti-Black racism and criminal justice reform in our country. Through our Diversity, […]

Investing and 2020: Three things we learned

By Kathryn Mawer, CFA, CAIA Vice President / OCIO Advisor, FEG Investment Advisors What was your impression of 2020? I don’t know about you, but it seemed to me like “rolling with the punches” was the tagline for the entire year! Amid several critical macro-related events—hostile oil negotiations, the impact of COVID-19 on the global […]

COVID-19 Fund Grants $1.6 Million to 106 Nonprofits in One Year!

Thanks to gifts generously donated to the COVID-19 Community Response Fund established one year ago by the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region and United Way Fox Cities, 106 local nonprofit organizations have been awarded $1.6 million in grants to assist their efforts with providing immediate basic needs relief, short-term response and longer-term recovery […]

Support our Asian Communities

By Curt Detjen, president and CEO Last week, eight people were killed, including six women of Asian descent, in Atlanta. This tragic incident again brings the issue of racism to a broader light, and highlights how important it is we create a welcoming and accepting community for ALL. Much of the recent public conversations around […]

Curating diversity at the Trout Museum of Art

The Trout Museum of Art in Appleton spring exhibition, Unraveled. Restructured. Revealed. Where Contemporary Art and Diverse Perspectives Intersect, is open now through May 23. Sixty-one artists explore personal narrative, social justice, pop culture, socio-political commentary, and identity politics through art. By Ashley Acker, Marketing Manager, Trout Museum of Art Trout Museum of Art and […]

10 Myths about the Racial Wealth Gap

By Chuck Self, Community Foundation Board Director You have probably heard many explanations about why we have a racial wealth gap. Duke University published a paper, “What We Get Wrong About Closing the Racial Wealth Gap.” They systematically review ten of the most prevalent “excuses” for keeping Blacks poorer than Whites. And disproves all of […]