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67 more approaches to improving the community

Posted on Jan 24, 2017, by

2016 brought 67 new approaches to donors improving their community through the Community Foundation. That’s how many new charitable funds were created during the calendar year, bringing the total to 1,430.

Each fund is an expression of the charitable passion of the individual, family, business or other group that has established it. Here are a few examples from among the 67.

The Cody and Harley Splitt Fund for FVTC: Retired Appleton attorney and political activist Esther “Cody” Splitt created a fund in her name and that of her late husband to help Fox Valley Technical College students studying for work in the skilled trades — such as plumbers, carpenters and electricians.

Hannah Fitton Living Your Dreams Scholarship Fund: Appleton North 2010 graduate and competitive swimmer Hannah Fitton wanted to give back for the Margaret Ferris Scholarship for Hard of Hearing Students scholarship she received to go to Colgate University. She became our first scholarship recipient to start a scholarship. Read Hannah’s story.

New Holstein Community Scholarship Fund: Actually just one of 11 New Holstein scholarship funds moved to the Community Foundation. The New Holstein school district had been managing the scholarships on its own and found a better answer at the Community Foundation.

The new funds list includes 25 new scholarships, most named for the individuals or businesses that established them or in whose memory they were established. Others direct support at a particular nonprofit, such as a church, local police department or a historical society.

The truth is, we don’t know the range of causes that will benefit in the future because the possibilities are as limitless as the interests and imaginations of our donors. Nearly half of the new funds are named for the individuals or businesses who established them and will use their charitable funds to support a variety of nonprofits. The choice is theirs and we have fund options to fit every charitable passion. What’s your passion and what will be your charitable legacy?

New Funds in 2016

  • James and Mary Ann Affeldt Charitable Fund
  • Paul and Carol Anderson Designated Fund
  • Brillion Iron Works Fund
  • City of Brillion Police Department Fund
  • Chilton Public Library Endowment Fund
  • Detienne Charitable Fund II
  • Family Farm Heritage Fund
  • Robert and Christine Faulks Charitable Fund
  • Earl A. and Elaine M. Fetting Scholarship Fund
  • Fox Connection Fund
  • Friendship Place Endowment Fund
  • Dr. J.S. Garman Nature Preserve Fund
  • Paul and Elaine Greene Family Fund
  • Guy and Brenda Gruett Charitable Fund
  • Rick Hartzheim Family Fund
  • Ruth and Richard Haviland Family Fund
  • Mary and Richard Hofman Charitable Fund
  • Home Builders Association of the Fox Cities Charitable
  • Hortonville Historical Society Fund
  • Mary Beth and Barry James Family Fund
  • Zoltan and Kathryn Kadar Charitable Fund
  • Selma and Gerald Knoepfel Memorial Fund
  • John J. Kosmer and Victoria E-S Skye Legacy Fund
  • Mari’s Fund
  • Nancy’s Angels – Wings of Hope Fund
  • Peace United Church of Christ Endowment Fund
  • Lula Peach Fund
  • William John Planner & Bonne Planner Fund
  • Thomas A. Plein Endowment Fund for Park View Health Center
  • Village of Reedsville Police Department Fund
  • Eugene and Jane Romenesko Charitable Fund
  • St. Mary Catholic Schools Fine Arts Fund
  • St. Mary Catholic School Athletic Fund
  • Jerald and Julia Schoenike Charitable Fund
  • Steiner Family Charitable Fund
  • Sue and Roland Stephenson Family Fund 2
  • KL Verhagen Family Fund
  • Sri Vidya Fund
  • Harry G. Welch Charitable Fund
  • Mike and Peggy Weller Charitable Fund
  • Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Fund

Scholarship Funds

  • John Adema Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Ronald and Yvette Dunlap Scholarship Fund
  • Hannah Fitton Living Your Dreams Scholarship Fund
  • IASM Scholarship Fund
  • Philip Jeske Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • KaNisha Flemming Smile Beautiful Scholarship Fund
  • Clarence and Elnor Loehning Scholarship Fund
  • Ruth and John Mattke Scholarship Fund
  • Merizon Family Scholarship Fund
  • New Holstein Scholarship Funds
    • Anonymous Donor, Iverson & Langenfeld Scholarship Fund
    • Adam Buechel and Bob Randl Memorial Scholarship Fund
    • Feider – Timm – Roegner Memorial Scholarship Fund
    • Judith Krueger & Else Vollstedt Memorial Scholarship Fund
    • Orin and Gertrude Lindemuth Scholarship Fund
    • Donald and Mary Muenster Memorial Scholarship Fund
    • New Holstein High School Alumni Scholarship Fund
    • New Holstein Community Scholarship Fund
    • Henry Reineck Family Scholarship Fund I
    • Henry Reineck Family Scholarship Fund II
    • Lorraine Stemper Scholarship Fund
  • John and Lynn Pfefferle Scholarship Fund
  • David and Gladys Ruhsam Scholarship Fund
  • Cody and Harley Splitt Fund for FVTC
  • Brian and Catherine Wallace Family Scholarship Fund
  • Bobbie Wendt-Machek Memorial Scholarship Fund

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