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Small acts can save little ones

Posted on Apr 12, 2016, by

Small acts can fight evil. Small acts can succeed where overwhelming force can’t, or isn’t present. Each of these more than 400 pinwheels displayed at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Commercial Street building in Neenah, represents a child in our community who was the victim of domestic violence, neglect, sexual assault or severe trauma. The Child […]

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 […]

Partnership: The new normal

Posted on Sep 16, 2015, by

The Fox Valley was recently recognized by the Wisconsin Economic Development Association for a public-private partnership that created the first-ever bus service specifically for manufacturing workers to get to their jobs in Neenah. The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region is pleased to have been one of the funding partners. Public-Private partnership has become […]

Volunteers make area special

Posted on May 4, 2015, by

The recent Celebrating Our Volunteers event reminded me once again why some communities thrive and prosper while others stagnate and decline. The answer is simple: It’s the people. People who act beyond their own self-interests to be kind to a neighbor, volunteer their time and talents to a non-profit organization or take their passion for […]

Wide-eyed giving

Posted on Dec 23, 2014, by

I was so proud of the generosity of my co-workers at the Community Foundation when I recently helped to deliver Christmas gifts for our adopted family to Santa’s shop at the Boys and Girls Brigade in Neenah. When we pulled up in front of the Brigade and opened the back end of my overflowing Jeep, the […]

Glass artist more than half fulfilled

Posted on Jan 31, 2014, by

Look at the paperweight-shaped glass buttons that Portland, Ore., artist Greg Hanson creates and it’s not hard to trace his inspiration. The Appleton native was highly influenced by the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah. “The people of the Fox Valley don’t know what a gem they have,” Hanson said. He was in town for […]