Tag: Oshkosh

Match grant to support addiction recovery

Over the past five years, the heroin epidemic has had a sweeping and impactful effect on many communities in Wisconsin. Recently, Winnebago County has been identified as having one of the higher overdose rates in the state. Support is growing for many organizations throughout the Fox Valley, and opportunities for treatment and continued sobriety support […]

Write Your Life Workshop

In February of 2018, 16 residents of Park View Health Center in Oshkosh were paired with 16 students from the Rotary Interact Clubs of West and North High Schools, Communities at North High School, Rotaract of Oshkosh and students from Valley Christian, Oshkosh West, and Oshkosh North high schools for a four day memoir workshop.   […]

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 […]

Strength in Numbers

Their purpose is simple: do good and give back. Inspired by other giving circles of the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, the Oshkosh Angels started their Acorn Fund to make an impact in our community. Each member contributes a small amount every year, growing the fund until it’s large enough to support charitable projects of interest […]

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. […]

Board Spotlight: Dave Elbing

To those who have been given much, much is expected. The role that a community foundation plays is shaped and molded by the vision and expertise of its board of directors.  In honor of the role that each member of the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation (OACF) board plays, it is a pleasure to feature a board spotlight every month. […]