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Consider these charitable giving tips

Establishing a charitable fund is a great way to make a community a better place for all. Your Community Foundation offers many ways to give. Explore some options this holiday season for your charitable gifts. By Michelle Lippart Hardwick, director of gift planning Leaves are changing, temperatures are getting colder and your mailbox is full […]

A Legacy and Life Well Lived

Mary Lamers Grist passed away in August. She was part of the Community Foundation’s Himebaugh Legacy Circle, recognizing those who have made future plans for their favorite charitable causes through a bequest or similar deferred gift to the Foundation. For 91 years, Mary Lamers Grist poured her love for making an impact into the Fox […]

Difficult commercial lot becomes triple win

Posted on Oct 13, 2020, by

Theodora Vander Maazen was a client Jeff Billings really liked. An attorney with Godfrey and Kahn who relocated from the Fox Cities to Milwaukee, he has worked with the family for years. “She was a wonderful, salt-of-the-earth kind of person. She was all about her family and was definitely a light that brought them all […]

Virtual Walks Raise Money, Spirits

These (pink) feet were made for walking. Walking for a great cause! The Community Foundation team is cheering on participants of local virtual fundraising walks/runs or participating in them. This year’s re-imagined American Heart Association Heart Walk was Sept. 26-Oct. 3, raising funds for lifesaving science that can teach us all how to live longer […]

COVID-19 Fund Grants $100,732 to 11 Nonprofits

From homelessness to coming home, Pillars provides shelter, support and solutions to address the housing needs in our community. Thanks to gifts generously donated to the COVID-19 Community Response Fund established by the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region and United Way Fox Cities, 11 nonprofits were recently awarded $100,732 in grants to assist […]

COVID-19 Fund Grant Assists Shawano Autism Resource

Bridge the Gap is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization created for those whose lives have been touched by autism. It is a resource for families waiting for state funding, implementing uncovered treatment protocols or in immediate crisis directly related to an autism spectrum disorder. Bridge the Gap’s purpose is to decrease financially related stress, increase understanding […]