Tag: Education

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 […]

Lasting Legacy

Elizabeth Rasmussen loved her community. “She was always involved,” recalls her cousin Janet Mead. “She just loved this area and wanted to give back where she could.” A former primary school teacher, Elizabeth led a modest life on Oshkosh’s south side. She lived comfortably, but not lavishly – unless you count her rich giving spirit. […]

Basic Needs Grants Top $1 Million

School-based mental health services and self-sufficiency coaching were among six new grants awarded to more than 17 nonprofits in the Oshkosh area to fight poverty. The grants total $1,037,400 – almost twice the highest amount awarded in any year during the Basic Needs Giving Partnership grantmaking program’s 9-year history at the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. […]

Catalyst – July 2017

New Funds – June Helping Hands Scholarship Fund Rod and Jean Farmer YMCA Fund Nordon-Vanden Heuvel Charitable Giving Fund Larry Camber Memorial Scholarship Fund Grant Impact Story At the end of June, $43,000 was granted in community arts grants for our service region. Contributions went to youth creativity programs, live music, artist residencies, and much […]

Wisconsin Bookworms

Planting the Seed of Excitement for Reading at an Early Age We’ve been hearing it for years: parents aren’t reading to their children enough.  One 2013 study from the School Library Journal sites that two-thirds of parents don’t read to their children every night.  Another 2016 survey from group Read Aloud 15 Minutes found that half of all parents […]

Catalyst – June 2017

Wisconsin Bookworms Planting the Seed of Excitement for Reading at an Early Age We’ve been hearing it for years: parents aren’t reading to their children enough. One 2013 study from the School Library Journal sites that two-thirds of parents don’t read to their children every night. Another 2016 survey from group Read Aloud 15 Minutes […]

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 […]