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Grassy Island Range Lights on the move!

They look like lighthouses, but they’re actually called range lights, used to point the way for ship navigators to enter a harbor or other narrow pathway. And now these two two historic Grassy Island Range Lights in Green Bay are being saved from sinking into the shifting ground, thanks to one of the first grants […]

Nelson Fund grant will complete range light restoration

Posted on May 3, 2018, by

Of the eight grants awarded from the new David L. and Rita E. Nelson Family Fund within the Community Foundation, the largest was most clearly something David would have supported. The Community Foundation announced Tuesday that it had received an estate gift of more than $100 million to create a donor advised fund that will benefit causes important […]

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 […]