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Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin Receives $4 Million Gift

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin has received a nearly $4 million gift, the largest single donation the nonprofit has received in its 30-year history.

Stevens Point resident Arthur Heinz gave the foundation the gift as part of his estate. Heinz died in May at age 83.

The foundation also received a nearly $60,000 gift from the late Helen Godfrey, who died in September.

Godfrey's gift will be split among three foundation funds: the Community Fund, Green Circle and The Women's Fund.

Godfrey was a former administrator at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and a community philanthropist. She was a member of the foundation's board for 15 years.

"She was a special person to our community and to us," said Terry Rothmann, foundation executive director.

Heinz, who retired to Stevens Point in 1995, stipulated that the foundation cannot use the $4 million directly, but can use the interest, dividends and investment income to award grants.

Rothmann estim…