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LIFE Study shows support for arts could be stronger

With a performing arts center dominating downtown Appleton and restored opera houses and high school theaters scattered across its counties, Fox Cities residents may view the area as being fairly strong in the arts. The numbers say otherwise. There were 6.85 creative jobs per 1,000 in the Fox Cites region in 2014, compared to 10.80 in Wisconsin […]

Partners+Service=Student Success

A nationally recognized program in its second year in Appleton appears to have found the right formula to help at-risk teenagers feel more empowered to make a difference in school and in their lives. The month-long Summer of Service Program, which is coordinated by the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley and Appleton […]

Giving from IRAs is back to stay

Posted on Dec 21, 2015, by

It comes down to the wire every year, but in 2015 the result was a little different. Congress has again reauthorized direct charitable gifts from IRAs. For someone at least age 70 ½ who doesn’t need a required distribution to meet his or her personal needs, giving to a favorite charity directly from an IRA […]

Giving not just nice, it’s vital

Posted on Dec 15, 2015, by

The holiday season brings such warm feelings that people’s thoughts often turn to charity. For the more practical among us, maybe it’s the Dec. 31 tax deadline that leads some to think of getting their deductions in order. Whatever motivates you, your year-end giving is vital to support the good work done by nonprofits all […]

Charity helps family and business

Posted on Nov 30, 2015, by

Seven generations ago, Elisha D. Smith bought a wooden bucket factory that grew into the international packaging company Menasha Corp. Now a handful of his descendants are working to hand down a legacy of philanthropy and are finding it’s also good for business. Starting with $50,000, the group dreams of having a major impact on charities in the […]

Marsha’s house before and after

Posted on Sep 23, 2015, by

September 23, 2015 I can’t thank all the volunteers enough for the hard work that they did for me during Rock the Block. My property was the second-biggest project in the program. As I watched all the weeds disappear and the new paint appear on my fence, the rust become a beautiful white railing. My […]

Last Day at Marsha’s House

Posted on Sep 22, 2015, by

September 19, 2015, was the big, and final “project day” at many homes during Habitat’s Rock the Block blitz, including Marsha Jenks’ house. The volunteers, including our President/CEO, Curt Detjen, had a great time working side-by-side with Marsha. Here are photos from the day. Watch for Marsha’s final journal entry tomorrow!   Homeowner Marsha Jenks shared […]