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Foundation cooks up a tribute for Mary Harp-Jirschele’s career of service

The next time Mary Harp-Jirschele takes up her usual volunteer position behind the big griddle at the Homeless Connections shelter’s kitchen, she may be looking at gleaming, new metal. As a tribute to her career, most recently as executive director of the J. J. Keller Foundation, the Robert Dohr and Lilas Dohr Charitable Fund within the […]

(In)visible reveals homelessness

Posted on Apr 29, 2016, by

Walk into the new exhibit on homelessness at the History Museum at the Castle in downtown Appleton and the large photo you see is by a man named Del. Turn the corner, and Del stares back at you in a larger-than-life portrait, his face painted and topped by a fuzzy red and black hat that […]

Better understanding to solve homelessness

Posted on Oct 22, 2015, by

While sitting in the audience of about 340 people, including several Community Foundation staff, board members and donors, during Fox Cities Housing Coalition’s release of data from its Project RUSH (Research to Understand and Solve Homelessness) yesterday, a few things made an impression. The FCHC’s research partner, the Amherst Wilder Foundation in Minneapolis, doubted that […]