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‘The more you give, the more you have’

Posted on Mar 30, 2017, by

Before Bob and Mary Karisny’s five grandchildren could start tearing apart their presents this past Christmas Day, they had some charitable business to attend to. This has been the routine at grandma and grandpa’s house for their two children, their spouses and the grandkids for the past 10 or so years. The Menasha couple’s Bob […]

Stellmachers include ‘extra child’ in estate

Posted on Mar 28, 2017, by

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 […]

6 donors whose giving made a difference in 2016

Posted on Dec 20, 2016, by

The joyfully decorated presents soon will surround your tree, to be followed by wall-to-wall scraps of torn giftwrap and smiling faces of children, young and old. Here at the Community Foundation, we have been able to give and receive many great gifts. But our presents are delivered throughout the year as our donors show their […]

Leaving a legacy doesn’t require wealth

Posted on Dec 13, 2016, by

Pat and Jerry Rickman have a list of reasons for having a charitable fund with the Community Foundation. They want to use some of their retirement savings to support their favorite causes – including education for the very young and for young adults, as well as parks and green spaces in the Neenah area. Both have […]

Four tips for the giving season

Posted on Dec 9, 2016, by

By Bob Ellis – VP Development and Donor Services With run of moderate temperatures we experienced last month, the year-end giving season has come on us even quicker than usual. Having cleaned out the garden, raked the leaves and prepared the snow blower, we need to turn our attention to that last flurry of charitable giving […]