Monday, December 7, 2009

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.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Geraldine Hartford Estate Fund - Waushara County

This fund is to be used for educational, charitable and environmental purposes for the benefit of residents in Waushara County. The fund was started by the Estate of Geraldine Hartford, a long-time resident of Waushara County.

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Are you 70-1/2 years young? If so, this article is for you...

The IRS has extended the "IRA Charitable Rollover" until 12/31/2009 which allows individuals 70-1/2 years old or older to make a charitable distribution directly to a charity up to $100,000 and qualify for a tax-free distribution

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

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.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

2009 Annual Appreciation Reception Being Held

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin will be hosting its annual donor appreciation reception on Thursday, November 12th, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Stevens Point Country Club. Following a networking reception, a program will take place starting at 5:45 pm.

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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.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

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.

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Emeritus Directors Named

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin recently named Marg Coker-Nelson and Dr. Helen Godfrey as Emeritus Directors. Emeritus status is bestowed upon directors whose contribution to the Foundation is deemed commendable.

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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.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Charitable Remainder Trust - Another Way to Donate

Donating appreciated assets outright allows you to obtain a charitable deduction and avoid capital gains tax. If you’re charitably inclined, another strategy worth considering is a charitable remainder trust (CRT). A CRT can benefit your favorite charity while providing you with tax benefits and lifetime income.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Newsletter SUMMER 2009

Newsletter for SUMMER 2009

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

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.

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John R. Jones Scholarship Fund

July 1, 2009 - Stevens Point - The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the John R. Jones Scholarship fund to its family of funds.

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Community Foundation Seeking Volunteers

July 1, 2009 - Stevens Point - The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin is seeking community volunteers to serve on its Administration, Marketing, Finance and Community Grants committees.

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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.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Community Foundation Gifts Exceed $2 Million

June 18, 2009 - Stevens Point - The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin exceeds over $2 million in gifts.

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Community Foundation to Host Scholarship Awards Night

Stevens Point – May 21st, 2009 - The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin will host a Scholarship Recognition Night on Wednesday evening, June 10, at the Stevens Point Country Club. The event begins at 6:30 pm.

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Friday, May 1, 2009

Community Foundation Dollars Making a Difference

Family Crisis Center Supported by Community Foundation Grants.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wautoma Education Endowment Fund

April 22, 2009 - Stevens Point - The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the Wautoma Education Endowment Fund to its family of funds.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Moses Creek portion of Green Circle nears completion

The newest segment of the Green Circle trail around the Stevens Point area is nearly ready. It will be completed as the spring thaw allows. When finished, the approximate 31.5-mile trail will again become a complete circle for hiking, biking and enjoying nature.

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Sunday, March 1, 2009

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.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Wisconsin Woodlands Owners Association Fund

February 17, 2009 - Stevens Point - The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the Wisconsin Woodlands Owners Association Fund to its family of funds. A charter agreement was recently signed to establish this new fund at the Community Foundation.

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