Letter to Donors

Dear friends,

Last year, the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation received a few rewards. There wasn't a prize or party with a champagne toast to go along with them, at least not publicly. But for each occasion, there was a sense of gratification and accomplishment, and a renewed hope for the future. (Read More)

  McDonald family teaches philanthropy by example

Along family lines: Donald H. and Patricia McDonald were certain to teach their six children many valuable traits. Among their top priorities were the importance of faith and education, the value of hard work, and the discipline and enjoyment of athletics. (Read More)

  Women’s Fund transitions from grassroots to power house

Growing with it: Five women nervously awaited their turn to speak before a crowd of more than 800 in Oshkosh. (Read More)

  Persistence pays off to turn tide on future of landmark hotel

Diamond in the rough: A transformation is starting to take place at the former City Center Hotel in the heart of Oshkosh. (Read More)

  Mobile clinic helps bridge gap to free dental care

An ounce of prevention: Appleton and Oshkosh are just a 35 minute car ride apart. But for Oshkosh residents who are in need of the free dental care provided by the Tri-County Community Dental Clinic in Appleton, the two cities might as well be a world apart. (Read More)

  NeighborWorks aims to turn tide on neighborhoods in decline

Building pride, community: If home ownership is the cornerstone for a strong community, Oshkosh has begun a fitness regimen that includes pumping some iron. (Read More)

  Neenah schools look to Foundation as a partner

On the books: As Superintendent of Neenah schools, Dr. Mary Pfeiffer is humbled each day by the commitment and generosity shown by teachers, staff and the community toward educating children. (Read More)

  Focus on funding basic needs in Green Lake County

Driving it home: Tom and Carol Joseph are the type of people who could define what it means to be driven. (Read More)

  New law strengthens partnerships to benefit schools, libraries

Bridging the divide: It was a chilly December day in 2011 when Eileen Connolly-Keesler made the 90-minute drive to the state capital to testify before the State Legislature's Education Committee. (Read More)


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