Rock the Block volunteers make a huge impact in New London. By Eric Cernjar, Director of Communications and Marketing, Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity The Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity kicked off our Rock the Block event in New London September 16-18. Rock the Block is a neighborhood revitalization project helping […]
By Cathie Tierney, president and CEO, Community First Credit Union One of the most exciting things that happened to me as chairman of the board for the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region was when David and Rita Nelson’s estate gift was made totaling more than $100 million. That gift is pretty spectacular—as is […]
For the first time in three decades the locks system in Kaukauna is now open to boat traffic, thanks to generous time and support from the community. By Jeremy Cords, CEO of the Fox River Navigational System Authority One of the final legs of the Fox River locks system is open for navigation! In addition […]
Do you know local volunteers who put their hearts and souls into serving others in the Fox Valley? Nominate them for a well-deserved award! The Celebrating Volunteers nominations are now open. Check out last year’s 2020 awardees here. Nominations are being accepted until Feb. 5 for an annual recognition of the Fox Valley’s outstanding volunteers, […]
The Association of Fundraising Professionals – Northeast Wisconsin Chapter is taking time out this morning to recognize the incredible contributions of philanthropy and the people who remain diligent in the philanthropic community. This year’s celebration is virtual! The 2020 National Philanthropy Day Awards Celebration honors outstanding philanthropists who shape our communities and give with a […]
Our hearts are heavy as we warmly remember Larry Kath, president and CEO of the Community Foundation from 1997-2003, who died peacefully at age 76 Sunday after a short illness. While working at Aid Association for Lutherans (now Thrivent Financial), Larry helped its President and CEO, Walter L. Rugland, establish the Community Foundation in 1986. […]
I discovered several more reasons to feel confident about the future. What I found were some well-grounded, caring young men sharing their thoughts and convictions about what they can do to change society’s often stereotyped views about women and girls. The voices were those of young men ages 14 and 15.
Curt Detjen has been the Community Foundation’s President and CEO since 2003. A product of Combined Locks, Curt went on to earn degrees at St. Norbert College and Notre Dame University. After working in business consulting and as Appleton’s Community Development Director, he found in the Community Foundation the most effective way for him to […]