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Donors leave legacies in Shawano area

By Jon Meyers, Shawano Area Community Foundation Board Chair Legacy means many different things to different people. The one continuous thread is passion. Most people want to be remembered in a way that aligns with their own passions. As the chairman of the Shawano Area Community Foundation (SACF), it has been my privilege to bear […]

Shawano Area Community Foundation recognizes volunteers

Posted on May 7, 2019, by

 Teacher Lynn Schaal spends her weekends helping Boy Scouts earn their merit badges in Bonduel. She is one of four Volunteer Award winners we’re featuring from the Shawano Area Community Foundation, our affiliate. By Lee Pulaski, Shawano Leader Lynn Schaal spends all day in a classroom setting, teaching and shaping young minds. That teaching instinct doesn’t […]

Estate gift will repay what Shawano has given

Posted on Jan 19, 2018, by

Todd and Mary Raether want to encourage people to support their community through a fund at the Community Foundation, but they realize giving now is not a possibility for everyone. But for some, giving a gift through their estate may be achievable. The Raethers have arranged for a gift from their estate to support the […]

Shawano family of funds helps bridge the autism gap

Posted on Mar 27, 2017, by

The all-volunteer group Bridge the Gap was awarded a $2,500 grant by the Shawano Area Community Foundation to purchase equipment that will help parents and therapists communicate better with autistic children. The Shawano-based nonprofit helps families who are awaiting state support or are in immediate crisis related to a family member who has an autism […]

6 donors whose giving made a difference in 2016

Posted on Dec 20, 2016, by

The joyfully decorated presents soon will surround your tree, to be followed by wall-to-wall scraps of torn giftwrap and smiling faces of children, young and old. Here at the Community Foundation, we have been able to give and receive many great gifts. But our presents are delivered throughout the year as our donors show their […]

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 […]