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Support pours in for new COVID-19 Community Response Fund!

Kimberly-Clark employees help strengthen the community (file photo). Generous businesses, organizations are quickly rallying support for the new COVID-19 Community Response Fund, raising more than $260,000 in two days! Within minutes of the Community Foundation and United Way Fox Cities announcing the creation of the COVID-19 Community Response Fund within the Community Foundation, Kimberly-Clark contributed […]

Harbor House and McMAHON make great partners

Posted on Apr 18, 2018, by

It is said that volunteerism leads to philanthropy. Learning about all Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs does to help its clients as a volunteer led Jan Lamers to see the need. Her volunteer work led her husband, McMAHON CEO Denny Lamers, to take up the cause. McMAHON donated all of the architectural and engineering services […]

Nominations open for 2018 volunteer awards

Posted on Jan 8, 2018, by

2017 Award Recipients Carolyn Ragusett, 2017 Arts Award. Above, Jane Dwyre Garton, 2017 Rugland Community Service Award. Kaylie Bittner, 2017 Youth Award Sally Podoski, 2017 Groth Mentoring Award Mary Downs, 2017 Janet Berry Award Kimberly-Clark and the Diaper bank, 2017 Business Partnership Award Lee Hillstrom, 2017 Health Care Award Photos courtesy of The Post-Crescent There is […]

10 things heard at Celebrating Volunteers

Posted on May 4, 2017, by

Nearly 500 people gathered in the grand ballroom of the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton May 2 for the community’s 20th year of celebrating volunteerism. Celebrating Volunteers captures what’s special about living in the Fox Cities by honoring the recipients of eight volunteer awards. Go to CelebrateVolunteers.org to see the award recipients, the nonprofit […]

Foundation backs harsh lessons for teens of Party at the PAC

Posted on Oct 13, 2016, by

More than 5,600 students from 39 area high schools will witness the harsh realities of drinking and driving at the 18th annual PARTY at the PAC today and Friday, with support from a Community Foundation Community Education grant and grants from several other funds. Students attending the Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma in Youth presentation hosted by ThedaCare and […]

Challenge grants offer 2-for-1 deal

Posted on Oct 3, 2016, by

There’s nothing like a two-for-one deal to make you feel good about a shopping trip. Charitable giving has its own version of a two-for-one deal with challenge grants. For a challenge grant, a lead donor offers a given amount to support, but only if others contribute an equal amount. Contributors are motivated by knowing their […]

Donors relate to Homeless Connections

Posted on Dec 15, 2014, by

One of the best parts of my job is being able to connect our donors with a community need that matches their interests, values, beliefs and convictions. The Emergency Shelter of the Fox Valley had changed its name to Homeless Connections and needed to use this time of rebranding to draw attention to the growing needs of […]

An insider’s perspective

Posted on Jun 19, 2013, by

As I come to the end of my term chairing the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors, I can say confidently that the volunteers and staff work very hard to strengthen our community for the present and the future. They clearly are helping people make a difference in the lives of others.