Author: Oshkosh Community Foundation

Write Your Life Workshop

In February of 2018, 16 residents of Park View Health Center in Oshkosh were paired with 16 students from the Rotary Interact Clubs of West and North High Schools, Communities at North High School, Rotaract of Oshkosh and students from Valley Christian, Oshkosh West, and Oshkosh North high schools for a four day memoir workshop.   […]

Match for Mack Campaign aims to raise $20,000 for Oshkosh schools

Oshkosh, WI – The Oshkosh Area School District (OASD) Education Foundation is pleased to announce the Match for Mack fundraising challenge. Starting now through the end of June, Oshkosh community members and supporters of public education have the opportunity to double their donations by participating in this special fundraising opportunity. A generous donor will match […]

3D printer inspires future designers and technicians

William Davis, a teacher at Perry Tipler Middle School, was awarded a Celebrate Education grant last year by the Oshkosh Area School District Education Foundation for his “Design Your Own 3D Printed Cell Phone Case” project. This exciting project teaches students to play the role of a technician, designer, and manufacturer. Thanks to the grant, […]

Celebrate Education Grant Sparks Philanthropic Idea

Celebrate Education, an annual event that honors the educators, administrators and volunteers in our schools, will take place on March 19 at 4:30 p.m. at the Oshkosh Convention Center. One of last year’s grant recipients was Valley Christian School to purchase equipment for their Home Economics class. The new equipment has allowed students to create […]

Endowments Support the Organizations We Love

“Fundraising is a three-legged stool between annual campaigns, capital campaigns, and endowment building,” remarked Tom Blaze, President & CEO of the Oshkosh YMCA, as he pondered the importance of endowments.  “Of those three, the endowment building gets the least attention, almost as an afterthought, but just like the other two legs it’s vital to keeping […]

Honoring the Spirit Within

Oshkosh Nursing home a leader in dementia care. Mary Lou Kriz remembers having conversations with her late husband, George, who would not recognize certain words that she would say. “We’d be talking and he would say, ‘Oh, there’s no such word,’ ” says Kriz. “It was usually just an ordinary word. I thought he was […]

Student’s mental health top priority in Winneconne

School district among six nonprofits to receive Foundation support WINNECONNE, Wis. – For the first time this spring, the Winneconne Community School District will implement wellness screening for ninth graders to help identify mental health issues and provide support for families. The district has partnered with the Samaritan Counseling Center to provide wellness screening, which […]