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Basic Needs Giving Partnership releases an additional $5 million to regional nonprofits

$5 million in additional funding has been released to regional nonprofits for emergency relief from the Basic Needs Giving Partnership within the Community Foundation, supported by the U.S. Venture Fund for Basic Needs, the J.J. Keller Foundation, Inc., and other community partners. Leaders from the U.S. Venture Open and the Basic Needs Giving Partnership are […]

FVTC Promise expands to GED students

Posted on Nov 2, 2017, by

Shasi Pierotti says she wouldn’t have continued in school after graduating from Waupaca High School in 2017 if not for the Promise scholarship that’s paying for her tuition and books to study nursing at Fox Valley Technical College. Instead, she is the first person in her family to attend college and plans to become a registered […]

Poverty’s roots reach unexpected places

Posted on Aug 11, 2017, by

As the big tent comes down after U.S. Venture’s 32nd annual golf outing and dinner, we marvel at the power of the event to raise money to fight the root causes of poverty and consider the complex ways those roots are entwined throughout society. Wednesday’s U.S. Venture Open raised an incredible $3.96 million and attracted […]

Nonprofit Leadership Institute graduates its first class

Posted on Jun 7, 2017, by

The first class from a pilot program designed to improve the management skills of nonprofit professionals has graduated and is ready to put what they learned to work. Eleven senior leaders from nonprofits graduated from the Leadership Institute April 28. The collaboration between Fox Valley Technical College and the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative, based at the […]

Panel explores nature of board service

Posted on Apr 28, 2017, by

A panel of six representatives of nonprofits dedicated to enjoying the outdoors Thursday evening told a crowd of about 40 mostly younger people about the benefits they can get from serving on a board of directors. “I’ve been richly paid for my volunteer work,” Dave Peck, president of Friends of the Fox said. Whether working […]

Help veterans Connect to Courage

Posted on Mar 15, 2017, by

A coalition of veteran support groups that is mobilizing friends, family and comrades of veterans considering suicide will display the many available community tools at the Connect to Courage: Keeping Our Veterans Alive awareness- building event 1 p.m.-8:30 p.m. March 28 at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. The event, supported by a Community Education […]

67 more approaches to improving the community

Posted on Jan 24, 2017, by

2016 brought 67 new approaches to donors improving their community through the Community Foundation. That’s how many new charitable funds were created during the calendar year, bringing the total to 1,430. Each fund is an expression of the charitable passion of the individual, family, business or other group that has established it. Here are a […]

837 students take FVTC up on its promise

Posted on Dec 27, 2016, by

Fox Valley Technical College had 837 students sign on for its promise of a free education by the Dec. 15 deadline, putting it well on its way to the 3,000 Promise Scholars the school hopes to have by 2023. Under the FVTC Promise scholarship program, every eligible incoming high school student in the Fox Valley Technical […]

FVTC’s Promise Scholars Program is a ‘triple-win’

Posted on Dec 15, 2016, by

By Mary Downs Executive Director, FVTC Foundation Thank you, Community Foundation, for investing in our community! The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region recently made a generous investment in our community’s future by granting $50,000 to the Fox Valley Technical College Promise Scholars Program.  It’s designed to remove financial barriers that prevent talented students […]