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Music program is breaking down barriers

Music is for everyone! Thanks to three-year, $30,000 Bright Idea Fund grant from the Community Foundation, Fox Valley Symphony has been able to expand its music outreach program, In Harmony, to eight different sites throughout the Fox Valley. In Harmony partners a Fox Valley Symphony orchestra string quartet with a licensed music therapist, volunteers and […]

Science nights offer learning and more

By: Carol Couillard Development Director, Paper Discovery Center An education filled with science, technology, engineering, art and math (STE(A)M) is crucial in today’s schools, and, more importantly, in our community. However, keeping up is hard for kids recovering from domestic abuse, who often test lower than their peers, and are less likely to finish school. Thanks […]

Creative Kids Returns to Downtown Appleton

Posted on Jun 6, 2018, by

By Brian Leone Tracy Resource Development Director, Appleton Downtown, Inc The fun and educational children’s program Creative Kids is returning to downtown Appleton this summer for its second installment. Creative Kids was created by Creative Downtown Appleton in partnership with The Building for Kids and is tied to the popular interactive art walk, Art on […]

Education stats say our kids are above average

Posted on Aug 22, 2016, by

Most Fox Cities residents can say truthfully that their children are above average. Graduation rates are higher here than the averages statewide, and are improving. Wisconsin ranks third nationally in graduations. Competencies in math, reading and science, also exceed state averages in the Fox Valley, all according to the 2016 Fox Cities Leading Indicators for […]

298 students receive $1 million+ in scholarships

Posted on Jun 28, 2016, by

See full graphic The total scholarships awarded by the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region surpassed $1 million this year for the first time in the nonprofit organization’s 30-year history, helping 298 students pursue further education. The assistance came from 142 scholarship funds established by individuals, businesses and other organizations with the Community Foundation. Most […]

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 […]

April 16, take time to celebrate volunteers

Posted on Apr 8, 2015, by

When the 2015 Celebrating Our Volunteers awards are given out on Thursday, April 16, the recipients’ families will be there, perhaps their bosses and some co-workers, certainly the people who nominated them, and the sponsors of the awards. But why should you be there? Maybe you’ve been at one or two of these community galas […]

Music for all in a Mile

Posted on Aug 6, 2014, by

With Mile of Music kicking off tomorrow, I have to say I am getting pretty excited.  I have always loved all types of music. Playing percussion in band as well as leading as a drum major were passions of mine in high school, and I am not one to turn down a free concert on […]

4 tips for scholarship applicants

Posted on Feb 13, 2014, by

Personally, I’m not a procrastinator, but in my role at the Community Foundation I interact with many people who are. I’m talking about college-bound high school seniors. They’re so busy that applying for scholarships often falls to the bottom of their “to-do” list until they feel the pressure of a deadline … or their parents.