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Catalpa and partners bring healing to Waupaca’s youth

Posted on Dec 20, 2017, by

Lindsay Fenlon of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Maren Peterson of NAMI and Lisa Kogan-Praska of Catalpa celebrate the ribbon-cutting. Watch it on the Waupaca Information Network. A boost to the mental health of Waupaca’s youth announced its arrival Tuesday with the grand opening of offices in the Waupaca Woods shopping center for the Appleton-based counseling […]

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 […]