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Clintonville Goodfellows to make spirits bright for 600

Today many people will come through the doors of Memory Lanes Bowling and Banquet Hall in Clintonville, and leave with their arms laden with much-needed groceries and Christmas gifts they would not otherwise be able to afford. It’s distribution day for a unique charitable organization called the Clintonville Goodfellows Association, whose volunteers have been busy […]

Year-end giving: 5 tips to finish 2018 well

By Shelly Leadley, Director of Donor Services It’s a privilege to witness the generosity of our donors each day, and it’s especially exciting this month when energy and activity levels are at their highest. Anyone can help make the holidays brighter by giving online to the Community Foundation or many of our funds anytime. Complete […]

Tax reform offers some advantages for charitable giving

Posted on Dec 6, 2018, by

While there are many predictions of dire consequences for charitable giving with the higher standard deduction implemented with tax reform, giving expert Bryan Clontz says there are two particularly favorable opportunities for donors. Clontz, President of Florida-based Charitable Solutions, frequently speaks to professional advisors in the Fox Valley at gatherings arranged by the Community Foundation. […]

Community Foundation welcomes Jennifer Osborn

Posted on Dec 3, 2018, by

Hi! My name is Jen Osborn. As the administrative associate supporting Community Engagement, I feel very blessed to be a part of The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. I’m especially passionate about helping others and love watching growth happen. I have oodles of administrative experience at local companies like Bassett Mechanical, Builders FirstSource […]

Appleton family’s lasting legacy to dentistry

Posted on Dec 3, 2018, by

Elaine Fetting was known and loved for her homemade candy, her brilliant photography, her classically trained singing voice and for her strong faith. After her death in 2016 at 89, she become known for something else: her unending generosity. Born in Sheboygan in 1927, Elaine Goldmann met and married the love of her life, Earl […]

Head Start vision screening a huge success

By Lynn Peters, Community Engagement Manager Ever wonder what happens after a grant ends? As part of the Basic Needs Giving Partnership within the Community Foundation, we follow up two years after each grant to find out what’s happened. A three-year, $15,750 grant in 2015 to Prevent Blindness Wisconsin  supported preschool vision screening for low-income […]

Lyle’s Final Wish

Posted on Nov 27, 2018, by

“Since you’re reading this, my life is obviously over and I want to thank you for the joy you have brought to me here on earth.” With that greeting after his own passing, Lyle Reigel launched an exercise that taught dozens of friends and family about the hard work and satisfaction involved in giving. Lyle […]