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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

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 […]

67 more approaches to improving the community

2016 brought 67 new approaches to donors improving their community through the Community Foundation. That’s how many new charitable funds were created during the calendar year, bringing the total to 1,430. Each fund is an expression of the charitable passion of the individual, family, business or other group that has established it. Here are a […]

A million and two reasons why applying for scholarships is easier

Kylie Sweere has a million-dollar smile. The 2015 Hilbert High School graduate went on to the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh to study English and marketing, with help from a $3,000 scholarship from the Violet and Ruben Laack Memorial Scholarship Fund. The scholarship is a memorial to the late Violet and Ruben Laack. They both knew […]

298 students receive $1 million+ in scholarships

See full graphic The total scholarships awarded by the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region surpassed $1 million this year for the first time in the nonprofit organization’s 30-year history, helping 298 students pursue further education. The assistance came from 142 scholarship funds established by individuals, businesses and other organizations with the Community Foundation. Most […]

Donors top giving record again

Posted on Nov 13, 2015, by

During this National Community Foundation Week, I’m happy to say that philanthropy is thriving in the Fox Valley area. That’s certainly the message in our annual Report to the Community for fiscal year 2014-15. Our donors set a record for the second consecutive year by awarding $16.3 million in grants to 986 nonprofits for the year […]