Author: Oshkosh Community Foundation

It Takes Families To Advance a Community

On September 19 the annual Donor Appreciation event was held at the Grand Oshkosh to honor our gracious donors and the impact they made over the past year. Over 200 donors and community members joined the Foundation in celebration. The perfect venue captured the elegant theme of celebrating families and their contributions to our community. […]

Creating Inclusion for All

Navigating the school playground as a young child can be an intimidating journey. For some children, making new friends at recess can feel overwhelming and excluding. With a grant from the Ripon Education Foundation, the Barlow Park and Journey Charter K-2 schools within the Ripon Area School District have installed a “Buddy Bench” to teach […]

Showing Your Appreciation

Leaving a legacy is an important piece for many families establishing a fund with the Foundation. Having been instilled with the importance of community service and giving from their grandfather, Brad and Susan Daggett wanted a way to make an impact now, and for generations to come. The Daggett-Morrissey Scholarship Fund was established at the […]

Investing in Education

With the continued strain on school budgets, additional funding is essential to continue to provide the type of excellence in education that the Oshkosh community has grown to expect. Through their Education Foundation, the Oshkosh Area School District (OASD) is committed to growing their endowment fund and providing a permanent source of support for the […]

Growing a Legacy

Supporting the organizations and programs you care about most doesn’t have to end after you’re gone. In fact, your giving can increase and make an even greater impact. In 2008, John and Valois Williams could have never imagined what their impact on education at Lourdes Academy would be after establishing the John E. and Valois […]

Honoring a Loved One

After the passing of their son Patrick in 2012, Dan and Sue Began established the PBnJ Mental Health Fund to honor and remember their son’s kind and warm spirit. It also allowed the Began’s an opportunity to help others struggling with mental health issues. The PBnJ Mental Health Fund, or Patrick Began Neenah Joint Schools […]

Looking Towards the Future

Setting up students for future success includes teaching them relevant and in-demand skills to better prepare them for higher education and the 21st century. One approach that many schools have taken, including the Winneconne Community School District, is incorporating STEAM into their curriculum. STEAM is the educational approach of using science, technology, engineering, arts and […]

Foundation Awards Ripon Students $14,500 in Scholarships

The Ripon Education Foundation awarded a total of $14,500 in scholarships to 14 Ripon High School graduates. Students received scholarship May 15 during a ceremony at the high school. A community-based volunteer committee chose the following recipients based on outstanding work in the classroom, extra-curricular activities and community involvement. Emma Azinger: $1,000 – Ripon Education […]

Foundation Awards Omro Students $68,870 in Scholarships

The Omro Area Scholarship and Education Foundation has awarded a total of $68,870 in scholarships to 18 Omro High School graduates. Students received scholarship May 22 during a ceremony at the high school. A community-based volunteer committee chose the following recipients based on outstanding work in the classroom, extra-curricular activities and community involvement: Taylor Gumz: […]

Winneconne Seniors Awarded Over $35,000 in Scholarships

The Winneconne Area Community Foundation awarded $35,775 in scholarship to the following students from Winneconne High School. Caleb Boutin: $300 – Allenville Grange Schlp; $1,000 – Bill & Bernice DiVall Schlp; $500 – Emil & Doris Lenz   Schlp.;$300 – Edna Palecek Schlp. Jaid Perry: $250 – Big Bucks Bass, Cali Boucher for Juvenile Diabetes Schlp.; […]