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 […]
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Trust, wills, and beneficiaries. If these words and concepts seem daunting, they needn’t be. In fact, quite the contrary is true. They should help ease your mind. To explore these options and establish a solid estate plan is one way to ensure that whatever you leave behind is what you want. Two local attorneys were […]
Philanthropy, Estate Plans, and Planned Giving. These concepts hold great meaning for us here at the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. “Imagine if everyone simply gave 1% of their total estate to charity? It is conceivable that we could fund everything that needed funding after,” states Karlene Grabner, Director of Donor Services. “Our primary responsibility in working with donors is to always honor their wishes and help them achieve their goal of doing good.”
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 known 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.
This school year, the fourth-grade curriculum within the Oshkosh Area School District featured a new unit called Full STEAM Ahead. STEAM is an acronym that stands for science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.
Each month during the school year, a large truck from the Community Clothes Closet in Menasha is filled with clothing, bedding, winter wear, and personal care items for its visit to the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh. Students referred by OASD school social workers shop at the Traveling Closet, and everything is free of charge.
With multiple certifications and a construction job under his belt, Leon is achieving his dreams while doing what he loves three years into his court-ordered probation period. His path may sound like a simple success story, but he’d be the first to tell you that he didn’t reach this point easily and he didn’t do it alone.
The Neenah Animal Shelter, a little shelter that has been doing big things for almost 60 years, has launched a capital campaign to build a new facility for the more than 500 animals it takes in each year. A $25,000 grant from the Community Impact Fund within the Community Foundation is supporting this campaign.