The Ripon Education Foundation (REF) has awarded a total of $43,000 in scholarships to 27 Ripon High School graduates. Photo by Ric Damn A community-based volunteer committee chose the following recipients based on outstanding work in the classroom, extra-curricular activities, and community involvement: Ripon High School Ariana Arnetveit: $500 — Ripon Education Foundation Lottery Scholarship, […]
The Winneconne Area Community Foundation has awarded a total of $44,800 in scholarships to 38 Winneconne High School graduates. Students received scholarships on May 10 during the presentation ceremony. A community-based volunteer committee chose the following recipients based on outstanding work in the classroom, extra-curricular activities, and community involvement: Dana Berger: $500 – Judith Gruszynske […]
The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation has awarded over 200 scholarships totaling $217,050 to graduating high school seniors. The scholarship awards were presented to students during individual school ceremonies in May. A grand total of $417,750 was awarded to over 380 students, including the scholarships from the Omro Area Scholarship and Education Foundation ($55,100), Neenah Joint […]
The Omro Area Scholarship and Education Foundation has awarded a total of $55,100 in scholarships to 30 Omro High School graduates. A community-based volunteer committee chose the following recipients based on outstanding work in the classroom, extra-curricular activities, and community involvement: Kalei Allison: $750 — Maurice J. Schoenbechler Scholarship Zulema Belnap: $2,500 – Peggy Wagner […]
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 […]
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 honor of the Winneconne Area Community Foundation’s 10th anniversary this year, we are highlighting 10 different investments made in our community. One of those was a grant for Water City Jazz Orchestra to work directly with students. Winneconne Middle School and High School jazz band and choir students had the opportunity to work with […]
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.