In 2001, Rob and Kathy Webster established the Webster Foundation as a testament to their commitment to making a lasting impact on their community in Ripon and the surrounding areas. Motivated by a deep sense of gratitude for their community’s support of their locally owned grocery store since 1987, the Websters desired to give back […]
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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 […]
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 […]
Maci Wallace was a senior at Oshkosh North High School when she learned about scholarship opportunities through the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. Hundreds of scholarships. Thousands of dollars up for grabs. With a goal to not only attend a four-year college but also to earn a master’s degree in counseling, there was no doubt she […]
Schools play a critical role in getting kids the help they need. Many have hired mental health professionals to provide counseling during the school day, launched programs to reduce the stigma attached to mental health conditions, and introduced mental wellness screening. The School District of Omro has done all of this and gone one step further by providing education and self-care supports for teachers.
Sister Mary and Sister Mary Jo have been living on Patriot Lane in Oshkosh for 20 years. After more than six decades spent helping others, they realized that they could use a little help themselves. They needed to make a few updates to their home like the installation of a grab bar in the bathroom […]
Wallpaper is part of the story of a house and the people who lived in it. The historic Anaglypta and Lincrusta wallcoverings in the Morgan House are part of the story of the late 19th century Morgan family. The Morgan House near downtown Oshkosh at 234 Church Avenue was built in 1884 by John R. […]
Help Me Grow-Fox Valley is a centralized access point for families and providers to connect, which was launched in 2022 with support from your Community Foundation. Families are connected to family resource navigators via phone, text, chat, or email who will link them with appropriate resources.
To help rescue more food and get it into the homes of families facing hunger, nine area pantries including the Oshkosh Area Community Pantry are partnering with local retailers through Feeding America of Eastern Wisconsin’s Direct Connect Program.
Richard and Margaret Osborn were educators, both born in states other than Wisconsin. Richard was a professor at UW Oshkosh for many years, teaching art classes. Margaret worked in the Oshkosh public school system. When they passed away, unbeknownst to many of the charities which received gifts, they left a sizable estate. With no children […]