In 2008, Lauree Renaud dreamed of developing a network of safe walking and biking trails in Green Lake County that would connect area communities and the people in them. She soon founded a non-profit organization called Green Lake Greenways. Your Community Foundation helped the organization establish a fund for donors to support the project and develop what is now know as Lauree’s Trail.
To illustrate the power of education and the incredible impact one teacher can have, Dr. Peter Muehrer established the Oshkosh North High School Class of 1978 Gladys Veidemanis Scholarship Fund and invited his fellow 1978 Oshkosh North classmates to join him in helping the fund grow.
The Teachers’ Closet Fund at the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation was established in order to ensure The Closet continues to receive funding, and carries on in perpetuity. As budgets have continued to tighten in schools, this is one way to alleviate some of the burden for teachers, who otherwise pay for classroom supplies themselves.
How do you honor a person, who played such a critical role in a community, and was taken too soon from it? Jerry Specht answered that question when he, Ken Bates, Boni Jensen, and the community of Green Lake, established the Charlie Marks Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation to honor Charlie […]
Marc Dosogne (pictured center) has been involved with the Boys & Girls Club organization for over 30 years, most recently as the Chief Executive Officer of the Oshkosh Club. This year, the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and Marc is preparing for retirement in December. He hopes that the […]
Leadership, vision, persistence, and optimism. Many Oshkosh residents have used these words to describe Tom Blaze (pictured far left). Tom was the President and CEO of the Oshkosh Community YMCA, recently retiring after serving 17 years. “Tom was responsible for getting the Oshkosh YMCA sustainable and profitable in the long run. Tom knew that he […]
The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation has established a relief fund to help nonprofit organizations in the Green Lake area impacted by the coronavirus. Initial funding for the COVID-19 Green Lake Area Relief Fund was generously donated by The McConnell Family Foundation. “The effects of COVID-19 are widespread. Our family of businesses has been greatly affected,” […]
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 […]
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 […]
On Thursday, September 27, 2018 the Foundation hosted its annual Donor Appreciation event at the newly renovated venue, The Howard. The historic building was the perfect setting for the Foundation’s 90th anniversary celebration with over 300 guests in attendance. Bill Wyman, President and CEO of the Foundation, took guests on a journey of Oshkosh 90 […]