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Glass Museum humbled by generosity during pandemic

Posted on Jun 8, 2021, by

In addition to its many exhibits and events, the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah will soon be able to hold in-person classes like this one again. The museum is supported by many generous donors in the community. By Amy G. Moorefield, Executive Director, Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass “Flexible pivots” has been our mantra over […]

What does Asian Pacific American Heritage Month mean to me?

Posted on May 27, 2021, by

Irene Strohbeen (highlighted) and her 5th grade class. By Irene Strohbeen, Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region volunteer Growing up in the 1960s and 70s in Urbana, Ill., without an Asian American community, I struggled to grasp what the Chinese American part of my identity meant to me. We were children of Chinese Filipino […]

New book shares caregivers’ stories

Posted on Mar 16, 2021, by

A Not So Lonely Journey is a new resource for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s, thanks to the Aline Zerrenner Dementia-Friendly Fund within the Community Foundation. After Aline Zerrenner was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2009, her husband Walt began caring for her on a nearly full-time basis. But finding resources for help, or even insight, […]

Foundation’s affiliates assist private foundation to speed up grantmaking

Waupaca Area Food Pantry received a $3,000 grant from The Rhoades Sanford Foundation for equipment. The Community Foundation’s five regional affiliates were established to tap into local expertise about community needs in the Brillion, Chilton, Clintonville, Waupaca and Shawano areas. As it turns out, that knowledge is valuable to other grantmakers as well. The most […]

“That’s the ticket!” Shawano man makes an impact

Posted on Mar 1, 2021, by

“Give me two inches.” If you’ve sold raffle tickets at a community event in Shawano County, there’s a good chance you’ve heard Charlie Harvey’s no-fuss manner of purchasing his preferred quantity of tickets as a way to give back to his community. Charlie learned early that when people are in need, you help each other. […]

Generous donors help foundation impact the Chilton community

Posted on Dec 22, 2020, by

The Chilton Area Community Foundation Fund awarded LEAVEN a $5,000 grant to help our Chilton neighbors who are most in-need during these difficult times. Funds like this have helped LEAVEN provide uninterrupted service. By  Derek McDermott, Chilton Area Community Foundation board chair Greetings from the Chilton Area Community Foundation! Our mission is to preserve and […]