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Books start conversation on autism

Posted on Oct 24, 2017, by

WisconSibs and its partners teach lessons about not judging a book by its cover. When the nonprofit set out to help parents of children on the autism spectrum open the conversation about the challenges of the disorder with siblings, they accomplished that with, what else … books. A $1,000 grant awarded a year ago from […]

Stock the Shelves shoots for $200,000

Posted on Oct 23, 2017, by

Fox Cities residents have moved from the garden harvest to a harvest of generosity as The Post-Crescent and its sister newspapers statewide launched their annual Stock the Shelves donation drive Sunday. The Community Foundation assist the campaign by taking online donations at www.cffoxvalley.org/stocktheshelves and distributing grants to the participating food pantries from the Post-Crescent Community […]

Cash isn’t the only way to give

Posted on Oct 18, 2017, by

By Michelle Lippart Hardwick Director of Gift Planning With the holidays and the end of 2017 just around the corner, it’s not too early to start thinking about year-end giving. We’re approaching a busy season and the Community Foundation is here to help you easily fulfill your charitable goals and learn more about your favored […]

Neighbor-teachers share their talents

Posted on Oct 16, 2017, by

Julie Filapek is convinced that, on any block, behind the closed doors there is a huge pool of strange and wonderful talents just waiting to be set free to improve the entire neighborhood. She put that belief to the test with the help of a grant of $68,500 over three years from the Basic Needs […]

Annuity gift will help favorite causes

Posted on Oct 11, 2017, by

Barbara Mendyke’s foresight in saving for her retirement is going to benefit 10 of her favorite charities forever. The former Barbara Russell was an Appleton kindergarten teacher. She invested in a tax-sheltered annuity through WEAC, a statewide organization of teachers’ unions, to secure her retirement. But she decided that instead of spending the annuity money […]

Clintonville adds a hero

Posted on Oct 5, 2017, by

Sue Aschliman became a Clintonville resident in 1998 and decided to get involved in the community to familiarize herself with the city and meet new people. It all started by getting involved at her church. From there, she added work with the Chamber of Commerce, serving on the chamber board and as acting president, and working with […]

Community cranes foster togetherness

Posted on Oct 4, 2017, by

By Nicole Van Hout, Event Manager The Trout Museum of Art Open the doors to The Trout Museum of Art and you’ll be greeted by an unusual, but beautiful sight. A flock of birds hangs from the ceiling, frozen mid-flight in shades of many colors. Each one was carefully created by the hands of Fox Valley […]

Special kids get their own workout

Posted on Oct 2, 2017, by

With private gyms and workout facilities seemingly everywhere you turn, it suggests access to a physical fitness routine is an option for everyone in the Fox Valley region. One group not fitting that description got the opportunity to take part in regular weekly workouts through the Friday Night Fun Club, a program on the YMCA […]