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Parents: It’s scholarship time!

Winter is here, and while high school seniors may not be filling out college applications quite yet, you can bet their parents are already pondering the “T” word – tuition – and wondering how to afford those fees. We can help! This is the perfect time to start getting a jump on available scholarships, and […]

Scholarship helps to tell Kodye’s story

Posted on Oct 4, 2018, by

Kodye Fassbender was the kid his friends would go to seeking help with relationship problems or other difficulties that surface in the lives of high schoolers. The extent of his role as his classmates’ counselor surprised his family. Finding out he was so unable to do the same for himself that he took his own […]

Scholarships top $1 million again

Posted on Jun 27, 2018, by

Generous donors and qualified graduates combined to allow the Community Foundation to award more than $1 million in scholarships for the third year in a row for students attending college in fall. Our 409 scholarship recipients for 2018 received a total of $1.01 million in scholarships offered from among 189 charitable funds with the Foundation. […]

UWFV funds move to Foundation

Posted on Jun 26, 2018, by

When the University of Wisconsin – Fox Valley Foundation board learned it was losing both of its paid employees, members used the misfortune as an opportunity to do business in a more efficient way. The board voted to move all its charitable funds to be managed by the Community Foundation. That included 29 scholarships and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Five scholarships that need the right students

Posted on Feb 17, 2017, by

When you have more than $1 million in scholarships available, with the qualifications determined largely by the donors who establish the endowment funds that are the source of the money, the result is a diverse list of opportunities. That can mean good things for students who fit the very specific guidelines requiring that the money go […]