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 […]
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 […]
You might expect that Stanley Cottrill would receive a lot of attention when he recently gave gifts totaling $2.3 million to nine charities, but he wouldn’t. He is the classic quiet giver that we see in the greater Fox Valley.
An interview with Insight Magazine recently gave me a reason to reflect back on my first 10 years as president/CEO of the Community Foundation. I found that what has been most important to our success was not what happened in those 10 years, but in what has defined our community from the beginning.