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Fund helps area children pursue the arts

Area children and the community are two important things to Les and Dar Stumpf of Kaukauna. Together, they have created a youth arts grant program in support of young people in the Fox Cities area who are interested in music, drama, dance and visual arts. “We wanted to give young people the chance to use […]

Farm couple honored by grandchildren

Posted on Apr 6, 2018, by

For the Wittmann clan, a dairy farm near Brillion was the place childhood memories took shape. That also was where grandma and grandpa – Alfred and Anna Wittmann – lived and taught subtle life lessons. One of the important ones concerned giving back. To honor those lessons, the couple’s 16 grandchildren established the Alfred and […]

Neenah student volunteers and recruits others

Posted on Mar 21, 2018, by

Rachel Miserlian has a dizzying number of volunteer involvements, but she doesn’t stop there. She also is a dedicated recruiter of volunteers at Neenah High School, encouraging her classmates to join volunteer groups that address social needs, or creating new organizations where none exist. That double dose of volunteer drive earned her the 2018 Youth […]

Letters make the numbers worthwhile

Posted on Jul 13, 2017, by

The Community Foundation has topped $1 million in scholarships awarded for the second year in a row. But it is letters, not numbers, that tell the real story here. The letters are from many of the 330 students that were awarded $1.06 million in scholarships supported by our donors. The assistance came from 156 charitable funds established […]

Scholarship helps others fulfill life cut short

Posted on May 24, 2017, by

Ethan Zwiers has a life full of potential to fulfill. Luckily, he’s not alone in that assignment. Ethan, a Stockbridge High School graduate from Hilbert, is this year’s recipient of the Katie Hemauer Memorial Scholarship, with our Chilton Area Community Foundation partner. The scholarship fund was set up by Katie’s family in honor of the […]

One grad’s scholarship success story

Posted on Jul 6, 2016, by

Despite hearing loss and impaired vision caused by a rare genetic disorder called Usher Syndrome, 2010 Appleton North High School graduate Hannah Fitton played cello in her high school and college orchestras and swam competitively in NCAA Division I at Colgate University. Now she works as a market research analyst in Chicago. She received a Margaret Ferris […]

April 16, take time to celebrate volunteers

Posted on Apr 8, 2015, by

When the 2015 Celebrating Our Volunteers awards are given out on Thursday, April 16, the recipients’ families will be there, perhaps their bosses and some co-workers, certainly the people who nominated them, and the sponsors of the awards. But why should you be there? Maybe you’ve been at one or two of these community galas […]

Charitable use of IRA is a nailbiter

Posted on Dec 18, 2014, by

It seems like season-ending cliffhangers have become as much a part of legislating charitable IRA distributions as they are for bad TV dramas. Once again this year, Congress waited for the final reel to save charitable distributions from IRAs from certain death. If you are at least age 70 1/2 and have a traditional (not Roth) IRA, you […]