Category: Publications & Reports

If the Walls Could Talk

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. […]

Rescuing Food to Tackle Hunger

Posted on Jun 21, 2023 by

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.

Planning 101

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 101

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.”

Building Lauree’s Trail

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.

Teachers’ Closet Ensures Teachers Get Needed Supplies

Posted on Sep 29, 2022 by

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.

Using Music as a Teaching Tool

Posted on Sep 22, 2022 by

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.