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LEAVEN opens Community Resource Center

LEAVEN is celebrating its newly expanded Community Resource Center after nearly a year of construction. A ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday launched the way for LEAVEN (Limited Emergency Assistance Valley Ecumenical Network) to better provide comprehensive, integrated services and programs under one roof. The building has now doubled in size and has space for more than 20 […]

LEAVEN staff training POINTed to expansion

Posted on Feb 20, 2018, by

Mary Parsons had a gut feeling about why clients at LEAVEN weren’t getting services they were being referred to, but she needed someone to POINT the way toward testing her theory. LEAVEN’s experience with POINT (Poverty Outcomes and Improvement Network Team) allowed Parsons and her staff to compile a compelling case for an expansion to […]

Advocate will help LEAVEN clients to degree

Posted on Jan 15, 2018, by

Two years ago, Fox Valley Technical College worked with nonprofit organizations, grant funders and employers to address an employment problem in the Fox Valley. The problem is that there are 10,000 unfilled jobs in the region for which employers are seeking technical school graduates, and a significant population of people with potential who are unemployed […]

Foundation elves deliver grant checks

Posted on Dec 22, 2017, by

United Way staff members accepted the grant checks en masse. From left are Josh Kilgas, Peter Feldkamp, the Foundation’s Shelly Leadley, Sarah Wright, Tony Gonzalez, Andrew Konkel, Mary Wisnet, the Foundation’s Kathy Rechner, Lisa Smith and Rhonda Hannemann. Usually it’s the mail carrier that brings Community Foundation grant checks to nonprofit organizations, but this Friday […]

LEAVEN breaks ground on Community Resource Center

Posted on Nov 30, 2017, by

LEAVEN Fox Cities broke ground Wednesday on its new Community Resource Center, an expansion expected to bring numerous nonprofits together to offer a wider range of services to the needy at the Opportunity Way nonprofit campus in Menasha. Executive Director Mary Parsons thanked the donors for helping them meet their $1 million goal, McMahon for donating […]

Good-bye to a great philanthropist

Posted on Nov 17, 2017, by

During this week designated to celebrating philanthropy, the Fox Valley is saying good-bye to one of its most remarkable philanthropists. Doug Salmon and his wife, Carla, have invested heavily in scholarships for students with financial need — particularly single parents, first-generation college students and others with significant barriers to completing their education. Their Doug and Carla […]

Nonprofit Leadership Initiative has experienced new leader

Posted on Nov 7, 2016, by

By Kim O’Brien Executive Director Nonprofit Leadership Initiative I came to work here in September of 2015 as a part-time, three-month project leader for an effort to strengthen the leadership of nonprofits, led by the Community Foundation and supported by many other Fox Valley-area nonprofits, funders, educational institutions and businesses. Workgroups had been meeting since […]