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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 […]

Northeast Wisconsin celebrates philanthropy

The Association of Fundraising Professionals – Northeast Wisconsin Chapter is taking time out this morning to recognize the incredible contributions of philanthropy and the people who remain diligent in the philanthropic community. This year’s celebration is virtual! The 2020 National Philanthropy Day Awards Celebration honors outstanding philanthropists who shape our communities and give with a […]

‘Visionaries, Progressive Big Thinkers and Investors’ Help Advance Health Equity

Us 2 Behavioral Health Care, Inc. is an Appleton nonprofit whose mission is to advance health equity by removing barriers and creating an inclusive community where people can reach their full potential. Pictured: Sheng Lee Yang, MSW, LCSW, executive director, and Kou Yang, director of operations and finance By Kou Yang, director of operations and […]

Appleton’s Octoberfest is Reimagined for 2020

Reimagined for 2020: Octoberfest will look a little different this year, due to COVID-19. By Nikki Voelzke, Octoberfest marketing committee member From the very first Octoberfest in 1981 to today, the Octoberfest mission remains the same – to set a stage for nonprofit organizations to showcase the good work they do in our community and […]

Three questions can make philanthropy happen

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 […]