Category: In the News

Make a Meaningful Impact in Your Community

At the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, we see our donors as part of our extended family. We’re here to support you in your philanthropic journey, offering a seamless and effective way to contribute to the causes you care about most. Our team is dedicated to providing personalized and attentive service, ensuring that your giving experience […]

Agency Fund Holder Spotlight – Butte des Morts Conservation Club

Winneconne Area Community Foundation   Agency Fund Holder Spotlight: Butte des Morts Conservation Club   Mission Statement In striving to Conserve, Preserve, and Restore the upper Winnebago pool lakes and their tributaries, wetlands, and natural resources, and specifically Terrell’s Island, the Butte des Morts Conservation Club (BDMCC) takes an active approach to environmental issues through […]

Winneconne Area Community Foundation Supports Ruth’s Pantry

At Ruth’s Pantry, Mondays are marked by a flurry of activity with at least six to seven volunteers diligently gather food and supplies for families in need. The pantry, a ministry of Grace Lutheran Church of Winchester, is accessible to the community on Mondays from 9-11 a.m. and 4-5 p.m. During these distribution hours, there is a continuous flow of visitors, with individuals from the Winneconne School District and nearby counties who are seeking assistance.

Govani Pays It Forward

Posted on Dec 13, 2023 by

Family dentist Dr. Shaheda Govani is paying it forward again with her Twelve Days of Giving Program. It’s 12 days, benefiting 12 charities, with grants totaling $12 thousand from the Govani Gives Fund at your Community Foundation. The Govani Gives holiday program was started in 2017 with the goal of shifting the holiday focus from […]

Empowering Minds – A Journey Against Dementia: The Dementia Awareness Fund

After losing his father, brother, and sister-in-law all to dementia, Don Hansen found himself on a mission he never anticipated: becoming a passionate philanthropist and a devoted advocate for increasing dementia awareness throughout Winnebago County and surrounding areas. His passion started with researching and educating himself about the disease—the various types, their symptoms, and the […]

Illuminating A Legacy with Education in the Spotlight: Francis, Jean, and Bill Wingren Fund

In the world of education, there are individuals whose impact extends far beyond the confines of the classroom. William “Bill” Wingren, who was a dedicated teacher and musical theater enthusiast, is a shining example of how one person can leave a lasting imprint. Born and raised in Oshkosh, Bill attended St Mary’s Grade School, Oshkosh […]

What is Wave Robotics?

2023 Annual Report Cover Feature: Wave Robotics Team 2826, based in Oshkosh, was established in 2008 with the objective of providing students with valuable science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) opportunities through the FIRST® Robotics program. Each year, students participate in the international high school robotics competition known as the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). Wave […]