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New Foundation Leadership

As a director of the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin (CFCWI), I am pleased to introduce the newest members of our board, Jerry King and Linda Steffen, and incoming board president, Rob Manzke.All three embody the spirit of the communities the Foundation represents, and bring talent, expertise and energy to the table.

Linda Steffen lives in Wild Rose with her husband and has two grown children. She recently retired after 32 years as Patterson Memorial Library Director in Wild Rose. She is a member of the Kiwanis Club, teaches Sunday school, and was recently honored as the 2013 Waushara Area Chamber Citizen of the Year.

Linda has witnessed the impact of the Foundation on Waushara County first hand and is happy to join the board as a representative and advocate for Waushara County.

Jerry is the Executive Vice President of Administration at Skyward, a world-wide K-12 administrative software company founded by Jerry’s parents, Jim and Jean King. Jerry enjoys spending time with his t…

George Rogers Tomorrow River Fund

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the George Rogers Memorial Tomorrow River Fund to its family of funds. The fund currently has over $10,000 on hand with plenty of room to grow.
“Distributions from the fund will support river protection, education, or conservation projects run by area organizations, school districts, and others dedicated to that purpose.Water quality, shore stability and ecological integrity are key goals.” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.
“The fund honors the late George Rogers, a renowned journalist and noted river conservationist.Whether as a journalist or conservationist, throughout his life’s journey Rogers paid special attention to the region’s rivers’ overall health, including the Wisconsin, Plover, and Tomorrow Rivers.” said Thomas Miller fund representative. Interested people, businesses, or organizations wishing to donate or learn more can reach Tom Miller at 715/498-7509 or It is hoped and anticipated that …

Guns & Hoses Fundraiser Event

Paula Schlice and Jeff and Jolene Brown, representing the Dale “Doc” Brown Memorial Fund at the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin, along with Terry Rothmann, Executive Director, present a $1,000 check to Police Chief Ruder and Interim Fire Chief Finn for the upcoming Guns and Hoses event.The event will take place on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 1 PM at Bukolt Park.Activities include a display of police, fire and military vehicles, the honoring of Portage County veterans, and a baseball game between the police and fire departments.Proceeds from the event will go to the Never Forgotten Honor Flight allowing Portage County veterans to tour memorials in Washington, DC.The public is encouraged to attend.