• Patricia Contreras named director of Global Community Relations and Contributions

    A message from Carolyn Rose, vice president, Talent Effectiveness, Human Resources, Rockwell Automation   I am pleased to announce that Patricia Contreras is named, director, Global Community Relations and Contributions. As director, Patricia is our philanthropic thought leader charged with aligning corporate philanthropy with the company’s business and workforce strategies. She http://wiphilanthropy.org/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=projectdevelops and guides a […]

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  • Community Foundation sees record grant-making in its 30th year

    APPLETON, Wis. – In its 30th anniversary year, the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region awarded a record $19 million in grants to more than 1,000 charitable organizations, taking the total grants awarded in its history to $240 million. The fiscal year 2015-16 grant total includes scholarship awards that topped the $1 million mark […]

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  • Neenah High School students awarded $39,750 in scholarships

    The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation manages 40 funds for the Neenah Joint School District, including scholarship, designated and special project funds. The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization created by and for the people of Winnebago County, Waushara County, Green Lake County and Ripon. Through charitable giving, the Community Foundation strives to […]

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  • Siebert Lutheran Foundation Announces Four New Board Members

    February 3, 2016 (Brookfield, Wis.) – Siebert Lutheran Foundation announces the appointment of four new members to its 2016 Board of Directors. Joining the Siebert Board of Directors are Thomas J. Kammerait, Timothy J. Larson, Dr. Joan M. Prince, and David J. Rodgers. “These four new members typify the spirit of Siebert’s mission and bring […]

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  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation to focus on promoting racial equity and inclusion across the area

    Armed with the results of ambitious data-gathering, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation plans to focus on promoting racial equity and inclusion across the area. The foundation, which last year made $35 million in grants, isn’t yet ready to speak in detail about its plans. But with its second set of a broad array of statistical indicators […]

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  • For Incourage Community Foundation, progress continues for their Tribune Building Project

    The Tribune Building Project began in December 2012 when Incourage Community Foundation purchased a historic property along the Wisconsin River with the intent that residents would decide its future use. From the beginning, this was about more than the building. It is a demonstration of a resident-centered process toward realizing Incourage’s vision of a community that works […]

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  • Great Lakes Introduces Newly Expanded Program to Increase Community College Graduation

    Madison, Wis.—National graduation rates at community colleges are discouragingly low, with just 21 percent of students earning a degree within three years. While there are many reasons why students leave college, often it is due to unforeseen financial emergencies. The good news is that many students in difficult financial situations have modest needs to keep […]

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  • Madison Community Foundation is now accepting Community Impact LOIs

    The Madison Community Foundation is now accepting letters of inquiry through Wednesday, July 15, for the Community Impact grantmaking program’s fall cycle. Letter of inquiry forms are available at www.madisoncommunityfoundation.org. If an organization is subsequently invited to apply with a full proposal, applications are due September 1, 2015. Community Impact grants are chosen for their […]

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  • Numerous members transform a Milwaukee inner-city park that once fostered crime

    In the 1960s and 1970s, an estimated 14,000 housing units were demolished on the North Side to pave the way for additional freeway construction. But the freeway plan ultimately failed, leaving large tracts of empty land. One such area was what became Johnsons Park, located in a triangle formed by W. Fond du Lac Ave., […]

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  • Northwestern Mutual Foundation’s signature program with Alex’s Lemonade Stand goes up alongside their new tower

    Amid a backdrop of cranes, hard hats and noise that are seen and heard daily at the construction site for Northwestern Mutual’s 32-story skyscraper project in downtown Milwaukee, a much smaller structure appeared Friday morning — a lemonade stand. While a neighborhood-style lemonade stand might seem a little out of place at a fence gate […]

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