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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 […]

Executive assistant learned charity from ‘Gram’

Posted on May 8, 2017, by

Meet Debra McIntire, our new executive assistant, who is supporting our President and CEO Curt Detjen and supervising our team of administrative professionals. Debra previously worked for more than five years as an executive assistant to Becky Tuchscherer-Group President of Commercial Welding at Miller Electric. Prior to that she spent 10 years in the financial […]

Larry Kath ‘shaped the dream’

Posted on Apr 27, 2017, by

When Walter S. Rugland’s father, Walter L, Rugland, formed the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region in 1986, working behind the scenes to position this new force for charitable giving was Larry Kath. Walt reflects on the contribution made by Larry Kath, who died Sunday at age 76. (Larry Kath is at the far […]

Asylum exhibit tour stirs emotions

Posted on Feb 21, 2017, by

The Community Foundation staff and some of its donors had the opportunity to tour what went on at the Asylum, out of the public view. The History Museum at the Castle invited us to tour the exhibit “Asylum: Out of the Shadows” on Monday, a day when the museum is closed to the public. The exhibit […]

Our staff volunteers at Feeding America

Posted on Dec 2, 2016, by

Staff members from the Community Foundation went from grant-makers to front-line volunteers for part of the morning today, helping to sort and repackage donations from a retail chain to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. This particular task involved non-food items — household goods, personal care items and toys — to be distributed along with the food […]