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How to help an orchestra sing

Most symphony attendees sit quietly in their seats during orchestral performances. That did not happen yesterday. Hundreds of local third, fourth and fifth-graders used their voices and recorders to help an orchestra make beautiful music in Appleton, thanks in part to the generosity of a Fox Valley family. A grant to the Fox Cities Performing […]

Community Foundation awards 5 new Bright Idea Fund grants

By Carolyn Desrosiers, Community Engagement Manager The Community Foundation’s Bright Idea Fund has awarded five new grants to nonprofit organizations striving to improve the quality of life in the Fox Valley region. This fund combines dollars from endowments established by generous donors to address ever-changing community needs in Outagamie, Calumet, Waupaca and Shawano counties and […]

Honorees selected for Celebrating Volunteers

The award recipients have been chosen and registration is open for the 21st annual Celebrating Volunteers Community Gala on April 26 to honor outstanding volunteers in our community. The honorees for the seven awards being presented that evening are: Rachel Miserlian – Youth Scholarship Award, sponsored by Community First Credit Union. Nancy Heykes – Walter L. Rugland […]

Neighborhood Partners nears big prize

A Community Foundation grant helped to get Neighborhood Partners established in 2013, and additional grants have sustained it through the years. So, with that history, we are highly interested in a competition that could win the nonprofit neighborhood-building group one of two $50,000 Encore prizes for ideas that engage older people in helping young people […]