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Wisconsin’s Niagara Escarpment: It’s “Ledge-ndary”

By Eric W. Fowle, AICP, Founding Co-Chair, Niagara Escarpment Resource Network You’ve seen the scenic rock formations that make High Cliff State Park and other natural areas in Wisconsin special. But did you know that these rock ledges belong to a more than 1,000-mile-long international geologic feature that connects Eastern Wisconsin with the grandly iconic […]

Fox Cities LIFE Study finds graduation rates increasing across the region

Four-year high school graduation rates increased between 2013 and 2019 across all regions, according to data in the Fox Cities Leading Indicators for Excellence (LIFE) Study. Calumet, Outagamie, and Winnebago counties all ranked above the state average in 2019, and Wisconsin ranked eleventh best in statewide graduation rates across the United States. The Fox Cities […]

Local credit union offers $50,000 match to COVID-19 relief efforts

Verve, a Credit Union is committed to serving the community by providing financial support to programs and organizations that help keep our communities strong. That commitment led Verve to earmark $50,000 to match donations (where available) through June 30, 2020. “Community foundations and COVID-19 relief funds provide much-needed financial resources to individuals, families and businesses […]

Marsha’s house before and after

Posted on Sep 23, 2015, by

September 23, 2015 I can’t thank all the volunteers enough for the hard work that they did for me during Rock the Block. My property was the second-biggest project in the program. As I watched all the weeds disappear and the new paint appear on my fence, the rust become a beautiful white railing. My […]

Latino simulation opens eyes

Posted on Oct 17, 2014, by

This week I participated in a Latino Simulation during a Community Health Action Team (CHAT) meeting. CHAT is a group of community leaders from several sectors who come together regularly and conduct “plunges” about specific issues that arise in our community. From the in-depth learning come some specific action plans. The Latino Simulation arose from […]

Meet our intern, Claire

Posted on Jun 30, 2014, by

Hi everyone! My name is Claire Baker and I am spending this summer as an intern here at the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. I grew up in Appleton and graduated from Appleton East High School in 2013.  I have just completed my freshman year at UW Madison and I love being a […]

4 tips for scholarship applicants

Posted on Feb 13, 2014, by

Personally, I’m not a procrastinator, but in my role at the Community Foundation I interact with many people who are. I’m talking about college-bound high school seniors. They’re so busy that applying for scholarships often falls to the bottom of their “to-do” list until they feel the pressure of a deadline … or their parents.