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St. Martin's Church Maintenance Fund

This fund was established with contributions from two anonymous donors. Funds will be used to maintain the building and grounds of the St. Martin’s Church property in Ellis. “The church was constructed in 1866, and was the site of family based activities for many years” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director of the Community Foundation.


Appreciation Reception 2009

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin is holding it's annual Appreciation Reception Thursday, November 12th at the Stevens Point Country Club. This event is held to recognize those that continue to help support our organization so we can continue to give back to the community.

Please visit our website to view the latest news at the Foundation.
Also check out the release of the 2009 Annual Report that is being released today to the public.

Steve Smith Fund

This scholarship fund offers help to UWSP students with physical disabilities, and was started by Steve Smith, a resident and UWSP student who was paralyzed in a cycling accident in 2008. “Friends and cyclists came to Steve’s aid after his accident and it speaks volumes about Steve’s strength of character that he now wants to help students in similar situation” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director of the Community Foundation.


Community Foundation Dollars Making a Difference

Domestic abuse continues to be a significant issue in Portage County, and throughout the world. Over the last six years, CAP Services’ Family Crisis Center has been consistently occupied more than 99% of the time. Women and their children come to the Center, seeking a safe place to stay as well as information and support. Stays at the Center have ranged from an overnight to several weeks in length. While there, Center staff provides safety planning, support, education on the dynamics of domestic abuse and its impact on children, referrals and links to community resources, and assistance with completing applications for restraining orders, and for a variety of community resources and services.


Greg Chelcun Memorial Scholarship

The Stevens Point Area Education Association Foundation has established this scholarship in memory of Greg Chelcun, an educator who passed away earlier this year. The scholarship will be awarded to a SPASH senior pursuing a Theatre Arts degree, or in alternate years, an outstanding math student. “This is a wonderful way to honor Greg’s memory in two of the areas where he had such an impact on SPASH students,” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director of the Community Foundation.


Giving While You're Living

Instead of just leaving bequests to loved ones after you’re gone, consider making gifts while you’re still alive. Giving gifts while you’re still living can help reduce the size of your estate and minimize potential estate taxes. And, with careful planning, you can also limit federal gift taxes.


2009 Rotary Scholarships Awarded

Rotary Club of Stevens Point Awards Scholarships

July 1, 2009 - Stevens Point - The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin recently has recently been notified by the Rotary Club of Stevens Point of their selection of 3 area students to receive scholarships this year through funds they support through the Foundation.


Part for Charity - Part for You

Individuals who wish to make substantial charitable gifts sometimes choose to make their gifts through charitable remainder trusts or other planned giving vehicles. A planned gift allows you to make your donation during life but retain an income stream from (or the use of) the gifted property until death or until a certain amount of time has passed. When properly structured, a planned gift can offer significant tax advantages.