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A Way to Change the World

By Cathie Tierney, president and CEO, Community First Credit Union One of the most exciting things that happened to me as chairman of the board for the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region was when David and Rita Nelson’s estate gift was made totaling more than $100 million. That gift is pretty spectacular—as is […]

A Legacy and Life Well Lived

Mary Lamers Grist passed away in August. She was part of the Community Foundation’s Himebaugh Legacy Circle, recognizing those who have made future plans for their favorite charitable causes through a bequest or similar deferred gift to the Foundation. For 91 years, Mary Lamers Grist poured her love for making an impact into the Fox […]

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 […]