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5 Year-End Giving Tips

By Ann Engelhard Vice President Donor Services and Gift Planning Each December the Community Foundation office is a flurry of activity as donors make grants from their charitable funds to support their favorite charities before year-end. The giving season is an exciting time. During the past two weeks alone, we have mailed 377 grant checks […]

Donations doubled at Red Kettles Dec. 22

Posted on Dec 11, 2017, by

If you drop a donation in red kettles in the Fox Cities on Friday, Dec. 22, the Salvation Army – Fox Valley will receive twice the dollar amount (up to $40,000) toward meeting holiday needs, thanks to 21 donor funds within the Community Foundation. The Community Foundation Match Day will be the largest matching offer […]

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 […]

5 years of Memory Project has made life here better

Posted on Dec 5, 2017, by

Five years after its establishment, the Fox Valley Memory Project has made a difference in the options available for people suffering memory loss and their caretakers, and also in how the community accepts them. That’s the short version of how concern about people experiencing memory loss has heightened, as outlined by Beth Belmore, who chairs […]

LEAVEN breaks ground on Community Resource Center

Posted on Nov 30, 2017, by

LEAVEN Fox Cities broke ground Wednesday on its new Community Resource Center, an expansion expected to bring numerous nonprofits together to offer a wider range of services to the needy at the Opportunity Way nonprofit campus in Menasha. Executive Director Mary Parsons thanked the donors for helping them meet their $1 million goal, McMahon for donating […]

Advice for giving on any day

Posted on Nov 29, 2017, by

Giving Tuesday is just the beginning. First appearing on the scene in 2012, this international day of giving to charity amid the shopping hype has become the kickoff to the year-end giving season for many nonprofits. In a discussion on WHBY’s Fresh Take with host Josh Ducklow Tuesday, Community Foundation President/CEO Curt Detjen said Giving Tuesday […]

It’s Giving Tuesday-Get Involved!

Eat turkey leftovers. Check. Score Black Friday deals. Check. Shop Cyber Monday bargains. Check. On today’s to-do list: Join a global day of giving to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity. #Giving Tuesday has been happening on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving since 2012 to begin the holiday giving season and inspire people to take action to […]

Plenty of reasons for thanks

Posted on Nov 22, 2017, by

Two simple words can motivate and satisfy the people we work, live or do business with. Thank you. They are at the heart of the holiday we celebrate this week. True, the origins of Thanksgiving are religious and involved more of a divine appreciation, but the holiday makes plenty of room for more earthly giving […]

Rock the Block’s non-numbers even more impressive

Posted on Nov 20, 2017, by

Guest post from Ryan Roth Community Development Manager  Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity Two years ago, 500 hundred volunteers worked together in one neighborhood out of a desire to spend their efforts in a worthy cause — to improve a neighborhood for residents who were unable physically and/or financially to make the necessary repairs […]