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Bright Idea Fund grants meet changing needs in the Fox Valley

Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra remains committed to making music, including their virtual “Stay at Home Concert Series” and socially distant versions of their educational programs, such as “In Harmony” pictured here. By Carolyn Desrosiers, Community Engagement Manager, 
Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region During this difficult and uncertain time, it’s important to find things […]

Fund helps area children pursue the arts

Area children and the community are two important things to Les and Dar Stumpf of Kaukauna. Together, they have created a youth arts grant program in support of young people in the Fox Cities area who are interested in music, drama, dance and visual arts. “We wanted to give young people the chance to use […]

Thank you Mr. Felker, one last time

Posted on Sep 30, 2016, by

John Felker, who made it his mission to make sure area elementary students could experience a live performance, received one last thank you from the kids he helped. A display at his funeral today included a variety of awards he received and a banner from grade schoolers that said, “Thank you Mr. Felker for all […]

LIFE Study shows support for arts could be stronger

Posted on Sep 29, 2016, by

With a performing arts center dominating downtown Appleton and restored opera houses and high school theaters scattered across its counties, Fox Cities residents may view the area as being fairly strong in the arts. The numbers say otherwise. There were 6.85 creative jobs per 1,000 in the Fox Cites region in 2014, compared to 10.80 in Wisconsin […]

10 Things Heard at Celebrating Our Volunteers

Posted on Apr 20, 2016, by

Nearly 600 people gathered in the grand ballroom of the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel April 19 to honor volunteers in eight award categories at the Celebrating Our Volunteers gala. Here are some of the highlights of the things they heard. Leah Witthuhn, Youth Volunteer honoree, on her nonprofit Music Mission: “To be able to have […]