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Staff matters: August will bring changes

Posted on May 8, 2018, by

By Curt Detjen President and CEO I have some important Community Foundation staff and strategic direction updates to share with you. Marti Hemwall, Vice President Community Engagement, has announced her retirement date of July 31, 2018, after working more than 10 years at the Community Foundation. We greatly appreciate Marti’s years of dedicated leadership and her […]

Foundation receives $100 million estate gift

Posted on May 1, 2018, by

The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region has received an estate gift of more than $100 million, the largest single gift in its 32-year history and among the largest ever in Wisconsin. The gift, arranged by former media executive David L. Nelson and his wife, Rita, has established the David L. and Rita E. Nelson […]

Higher standard deduction need not reduce giving

Posted on Apr 5, 2018, by

By Curt Detjen President/CEO While much attention has been focused on how the larger standard deduction for tax filers in 2018 will remove an important incentive for charitable giving, there are still some good tax-advantageous options available. Talk with your financial or legal advisor before proceeding with any of these, and consider: Donor advised fund: […]

We want to help you share in 2018

Posted on Dec 28, 2017, by

By Curt Detjen President and CEO When we measure the quality of life in any region, one key factor is the degree to which people give. Our region being home to the 61st largest community foundation in the U.S., and second in Wisconsin only to Milwaukee, suggests a strong quality of life today and for future […]

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 […]

Advice for giving on any day

Posted on Nov 29, 2017, by

Giving Tuesday is just the beginning. First appearing on the scene in 2012, this international day of giving to charity amid the shopping hype has become the kickoff to the year-end giving season for many nonprofits. In a discussion on WHBY’s Fresh Take with host Josh Ducklow Tuesday, Community Foundation President/CEO Curt Detjen said Giving Tuesday […]

$26.8 million in grants sets new record

Posted on Oct 30, 2017, by

It has been a generous time for charitable giving in the area, with the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region awarding a record $26.8 million in grants to charitable organizations in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2017. The grants – which come from 1,490 permanent endowments and other charitable funds the Community […]

Donors put us in larger company

Posted on Jul 17, 2017, by

By Curt Detjen, President and CEO How do you measure the giving spirit of a community? One very good barometer is looking at how they give through their community foundation. The recently released 2016 Columbus Survey is the most authoritative measure we have for comparing giving to our Community Foundation with others across the country. […]