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Say ‘Terve!’ to our new team member

Posted on Aug 20, 2018, by

Hi everyone! My name is Iida (pronounced Eee-da) Berg and am thrilled to be a part of the Community Foundation team as an administrative associate, supporting multiple areas of the Foundation. I have a diverse professional background from working with international visa processes to managing lifeguards at a waterpark in Wisconsin Dells, to my previous position […]

Make a meal, make a connection

Community members broke ground today on a new kitchen that will benefit the Ascend Initiative, a program of Housing Partnership of the Fox Cities and NAMI Fox Valley. Ascend serves young adults with mental health challenges in semi-independent housing in Neenah. Last fall, the J. J. Keller Foundation invited local nonprofits to participate in Kickstart, an […]

Theater games offer art, but more

Posted on Aug 13, 2018, by

By Kathy Fehl of  Wega Arts The workshop “Jump Up & Shout,” scheduled for Aug. 13-18, will include theater games, skit development and creating a new song. There will be a live performance on Aug. 18  at 2 p.m., at Wautopia!, part of Waupaca Arts on the Square. The project will also include making a […]

History Museum working at “Bridging the GAP”

Posted on Aug 7, 2018, by

By Dustin J. Mack Chief Curator, History Museum at the Castle The History Museum at the Castle has designed a three-month exhibit to explore growing divisions in our society and we’ve called it, Bridging the GAP Years, 1969-2019. Over the past 50 years, political polarization, wealth inequality and feelings of social isolation have increased while […]

Welcome, Megan!

Posted on Aug 3, 2018, by

Hi! I am Megan Mulholland, and I am thrilled to be the new Director of Marketing and Communications for the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. While growing up in Marshfield, Wisconsin — the youngest child of four and only girl — I learned about perseverance, compassion, athletics, nature and creativity from my family, […]

Mile of Music has room for learning

Posted on Aug 1, 2018, by

In the midst of the Mile of Music you will find at least several blocks of learning. A $7,500 grant from the Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation will support more than 60 free, interactive music education activities during the music festival in downtown Appleton Aug. 2-5. This is the sixth Mile and sixth […]