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How to help an orchestra sing

Posted on Mar 8, 2019, by

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 […]

FRESH food shares the bounty in Shawano

Posted on Jul 24, 2018, by

Reprinted with permission from the Shawano Leader The FRESH Project’s goal is to educate people to eat healthy, and many people in Shawano County are working to get healthy food to everyone through “Share the Bounty” tables. “We ask all gardeners to plant an extra row and donate it, along with extra produce,” said Barbara […]

Arts advocacy goes on past work day

Posted on Mar 16, 2018, by

As if working a full-time job coordinating the arts needs of all of the students in the Appleton Area School District wasn’t enough t0 test the limits of anybody’s energy, Renee Ulman spends her free time volunteering with numerous nonprofit arts groups. Renee’s official title is Fine Arts Coordinator for the Appleton Area School District. […]

Honorees selected for Celebrating Volunteers

Posted on Mar 6, 2018, by

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 […]

Plenty of reasons for thanks

Posted on Nov 22, 2017, by

Two simple words can motivate and satisfy the people we work, live or do business with. Thank you. They are at the heart of the holiday we celebrate this week. True, the origins of Thanksgiving are religious and involved more of a divine appreciation, but the holiday makes plenty of room for more earthly giving […]

Neighborhood Partners nears big prize

Posted on Aug 15, 2017, by

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 […]

Fund honors Mielkes’ years of service

Posted on Jun 27, 2017, by

A new charitable fund dedicated to improving supporting early childhood needs in the Fox Valley has been established within the Community Foundation to mark the end of Dr. John Mielke’s 26 years on the Appleton Area School District’s Board of Education and to honor his service and that of Sally Mielke, his wife, to many causes […]