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Dugal fund will help needy as Doug is being remembered

Friends and family of Hardev “Doug” Dugal will be gathering Friday in Appleton at the Paper Discovery Center he co-founded to celebrate his life, which ended Dec. 13 after a battle with Multiple Myeloma, but his charitable nature will still be at work throughout the day in the Fox Cities.

Doug Dugal

The Mona and Hardev (Doug) Dugal Family Fund is one of 21 charitable funds within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region contributing to a dollar-for-dollar match up to $40,000 for contributions made to the Salvation Army — Fox Valley’s Red Kettle Campaign also Friday. The match day gift was arranged well before his death. The family’s charitable fund can continue to support his and Mona’s favorite causes under her direction or that of children or other successor advisors. The fund’s principal will continue to generate grants in perpetuity.

Doug, a member of the Community Foundation Board of Directors before illness forced him to resign, would be pleased friends said.

Born in India, Doug came to Appleton in 1964 as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Paper Chemistry. He worked there until it relocated to Atlanta and was one of three co-founders of Integrated Paper Services, retiring as its CEO in 2002.

“There was probably no more generous of a person than Doug, whether it was time, money or service,” said Maria Costello, executive director of Paper Discovery Center. “Really and truly, everybody should aspire to be a Doug Dugal.”

Doug always spoke of how lucky he was in life, she said, “so he would want everybody to open their spirits and their wallets” for the match day.

The Community Foundation Match Day is the largest matching offer for the Salvation Army this year, and the fifth consecutive year of our donors making a match available.

“It is a perfect statement about Doug’s generous nature that his actions will be encouraging people to help those who are most in need in the community even as people are showing their respect and celebrating his accomplishments,” said Curt Detjen, President and CEO of the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region.

Rob Waugus, Salvation Army Director of Communications, said the Foundation match day will provide a needed boost for the end of the fund drive.

Other Community Foundation charitable funds contributing to the $40,000 match are:

  • DeKeyser Family Fund
  • Fred & Theo Grupe Charitable Fund
  • Col. Harold L. and Esther Graef Hamilton Fund
  • Joseph and Phyllis Linder Family Fund
  • Mel W. and Dal C. Rausch Fund
  • Alexander and Lucille Rudolf Family Fund*
  • George and Jessie Rushton Charitable Fund
  • Salmon Foundation Fund for Salvation Army of the Fox Cities
  • Winton A. and Ruth M. Schumaker Fund**
  • Helen and John Streur Fund
  • Hugo F. and Vera M. Wimmer Family Fund
  • Phyllis I. Wormwood Fund
  • Elaine A. Ven Rooy and Donald Ristau Fund
  • Frances A. Bachman and Joseph F. Bachman Charitable Fund
  • Mowry Smith Charitable Fund
  • Schmerein Family Fund
  • Don and Betty Jabas Fund
  • Phil & Marilyn Brockish Family Charitable Fund
  • Helen Hardt Family Fund
  • Estelle Ray Reid Fund

The Salvation Army has set a goal of $1.1 million for its red kettle collections, mail appeals and year-end contributions this year. The kettle collections account for up to 60 percent of the local Salvation Army’s operating budget. These gifts provide assistance to thousands of individuals in need this Christmas and throughout the year.

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2 Responses to Dugal fund will help needy as Doug is being remembered

  • Randy Holton says:

    Dr. Dugal was a gently and good soul. This life will miss you, and I will miss you. You put me on the road to peace, balance, and success.

    1. Amy Spreeman says:

      Thank you Randy. We are so sorry for your loss.

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