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Rethinking charitable giving in the Fox Valley

Posted on Aug 8, 2019, by

Mark Germano shares giving statistics August 7 at the at the Fox Valley Technical College D.J. Bordini Center. The event, Charitable Giving: Glass Half Full or Half Empty, was hosted by the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region and United Way Fox Cities When it comes to people investing in their communities, what drives […]

Three questions can make philanthropy happen

Posted on May 9, 2019, by

Local professional financial advisors glean expert philanthropic advice for their clients Tuesday at the Fox Cities Environmental Learning Campus at Bubolz Nature Preserve, presented by the Community Foundation. Philanthropy consultant and national speaker Kathryn Miree offers three questions that, asked more frequently by estate accountants and lawyers, would improve the community. The questions concern charitable […]

We want to help you share in 2018

Posted on Dec 28, 2017, by

By Curt Detjen President and CEO When we measure the quality of life in any region, one key factor is the degree to which people give. Our region being home to the 61st largest community foundation in the U.S., and second in Wisconsin only to Milwaukee, suggests a strong quality of life today and for future […]

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 […]

Help us celebrate Community Foundation Week

Posted on Nov 13, 2017, by

You may have driven to work this morning unaware that you have entered Community Foundation Week. There’s no parade. No tree-lighting ceremony in Rockefeller Plaza. You won’t get any days off. In fact, for us it is a week to work harder at raising awareness of the important role community foundations play in helping people […]

Together, we can spark change

Posted on Dec 19, 2016, by

By Curt Detjen, President/CEO, Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region As I reflect back on the year that’s almost gone, there is much to make us hopeful. Your Foundation is serving a record number of donors, who have generated an unprecedented $19 million in grants from charitable funds to more than 1,000 nonprofit organizations. […]

Northeast Wisconsin celebrates philanthropy

Posted on Nov 18, 2016, by

The Northeast Wisconsin Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is celebrating philanthropy with an awards banquet and daylong educational event at Liberty Hall and Conference Center in Kimberly. The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region is a sponsor, along with the community foundations on Green Bay and Oshkosh. These individuals are being recognized […]

Foundation ranks high in national survey

Posted on Jun 30, 2016, by

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region’s resources to do good in the region we serve ranks in the middle of the top 100 list of the more than 750 community foundations nationally. The annual list, published by the New York-based Foundation Center, shows us at No. 59 […]

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 […]