We’re humbled by the outpouring of compassion and support we’ve witnessed – financial and otherwise – to sustain the Fox Valley region. Our community’s collaborative spirit of giving, driven forward by partners like you, has never been stronger and is reflected in a record year of philanthropy in our community. For over 35 years, the Community Foundation has […]
When Helen and William Burger passed away, they left a legacy gift they hoped would make a difference in the Town and City of Neenah. Their field of interest endowment fund has recently supported the Voting for a Change exhibit, bringing the history of the 19th Amendment to life at the Neenah Historical Society; Neenah […]
When it comes to planning your legacy, have you had “the talk” yet? For Rick and Sue Detienne, it’s been about 15 years, and they’re still talking. The Appleton couple met while attending Lawrence University. Rick worked for Laminations and retired 11 years ago. The two began considering ways they could bless their community today […]
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 […]
Establishing a charitable fund is a great way to make a community a better place for all. Your Community Foundation offers many ways to give. Explore some options this holiday season for your charitable gifts. By Michelle Lippart Hardwick, director of gift planning Leaves are changing, temperatures are getting colder and your mailbox is full […]
Mary Lamers Grist passed away in August. She was part of the Community Foundation’s Himebaugh Legacy Circle, recognizing those who have made future plans for their favorite charitable causes through a bequest or similar deferred gift to the Foundation. For 91 years, Mary Lamers Grist poured her love for making an impact into the Fox […]
It seems like season-ending cliffhangers have become as much a part of legislating charitable IRA distributions as they are for bad TV dramas. Once again this year, Congress waited for the final reel to save charitable distributions from IRAs from certain death. If you are at least age 70 1/2 and have a traditional (not Roth) IRA, you […]
Wow. Has there ever been a week in the Fox Cities like the one we just experienced?