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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