Category: News Stories

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 […]

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 […]

Symphony plugs into Trans-Siberian Orchestra talent

School residency program will culminate in community concert OSHKOSH, WI – Sometimes you need a big name to electrify a community. Or a generation of musicians. That’s what the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra is hoping will happen when recording artist and electric violinist Mark Wood visits the city for a weeklong school residency program that culminates […]

Board Spotlight: Dave Elbing

To those who have been given much, much is expected. The role that a community foundation plays is shaped and molded by the vision and expertise of its board of directors.  In honor of the role that each member of the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation (OACF) board plays, it is a pleasure to feature a board spotlight every month. […]

Foundation awards $156,900 in Scholarships to High School Graduates

The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation has awarded 147 scholarships totaling $156,900 to graduating high school seniors. The scholarship awards were presented to students during individual school ceremonies in May and June. A grand total of $260,670 was awarded to students, including the scholarships from the Omro Area Scholarship and Education Foundation ($41,170), Neenah Joint School […]