Category: Donor Stories

Donors + Passion = Accomplishment

Directly across the street from Webster Stanley Elementary School on Miller’s Bay is one of the best natural ice skating rinks you can find during the winter months. As Steve Eliasen and Dr. Eric Smiltneek were gliding across the glass-like surface a few years ago, they wondered why more people didn’t take advantage of the […]

The re-green-ing of Oshkosh

Your Community Foundation would like to take an opportunity on this – Earth Day – to say THANK YOU to those dedicated individuals and organizations who work to nurture, preserve and sustain our beautiful surroundings for generations to come. Back in 2010, we launched a communitywide fund-raising campaign called Taking Root. Nearly 200 people, organizations and businesses supported this effort […]

Dedicated to education: Rudoy family continues legacy

Celebrate Education doled out more than $49,000 in grants to our communities’ excellent educators and schools on Monday (3/12/16) during an event attended by nearly 200 people at the Oshkosh Convention Center. A good portion of these dollars are thanks to the Rudoy family — four generations of which have supported education in Oshkosh for 20-plus […]

Funding the Future

Gail Schwab is willing to drop a hint for a good cause. In 2004, she told a Coldwell Banker Schwab Realty staff member that she and Dennis would love to have an Acorn Fund at the Community Foundation and that it would make the perfect holiday gift. When staff presented it to them at the […]

Learning from technology

Technology grant provides results for children with autism. OSHKOSH, WI – Many people think of an iPad as way to entertain for their own personal benefit. What most people don’t realize is that devices like this are becoming a critical way to communicate for children with autism. Children at Carl Traeger Elementary School are experiencing […]