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Welcome new intern, Alyssa

Hi there! My name is Alyssa Sachs and I am excited to be a part of the Community Foundation’s team as a summer intern. I am a senior at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse where I am majoring in Organizational and Professional Communication and double minoring in Spanish and Photography. This past school year […]

Staff matters: August will bring changes

Posted on May 8, 2018, by

By Curt Detjen President and CEO I have some important Community Foundation staff and strategic direction updates to share with you. Marti Hemwall, Vice President Community Engagement, has announced her retirement date of July 31, 2018, after working more than 10 years at the Community Foundation. We greatly appreciate Marti’s years of dedicated leadership and her […]

Welcome new team member, Lisa

Posted on Apr 26, 2018, by

Hello. My name is Lisa Lanphear and I am thrilled to have joined the Community Foundation as an administrative associate. My background in development crosses the country with experience with the United Way in Oak Ridge, Tenn., the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce in Alaska, a therapeutic riding academy in Loudon, Tenn., and CHAPS Academy in […]

Great ideas fueled by a cup of coffee

Posted on Feb 15, 2018, by

When Lynn Peters calls and asks someone from a nonprofit to have a cup of coffee with her, they should quickly say yes. The result could be sweeter than a peppermint mocha latte. Lynn, the Community Foundation staff member who works with U.S. Venture’s Basic Needs Giving Partnership, calls them her “coffee and conversation” sessions. […]

Meet our new database manager, Diane

Posted on Dec 7, 2017, by

Hello, I’m Diane Zempel, the new database manager here at the Community Foundation. The best way for me to tell you about the talent I bring to the Community Foundation is to describe my kitchen pantry. In it, you will find canned vegetables grouped together by type with their labels facing forward. Likewise, in my […]

Welcome Intern Amy!

Hi everyone! I’m Amy Niemuth, and I am interning at the Community Foundation for Fox Valley Region for my fall semester. I grew up and attended school in New London. Currently, I am finishing my fourth and final year at UW-Green Bay with a major in Public Administration, minor in Political Science, and certificate in […]

Becoming Dementia Aware

When you come to our office, you will now see a purple angel sticker on our front door. This means our employees have been trained to warmly welcome and offer extra help to visitors experiencing memory loss, confusion or other symptoms associated with dementia. This week, 16 Community Foundation employees participated in the the Purple Angel […]