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Portage County Transition Advisory Council

June 24, 2010 - Stevens Point - The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the Portage County Transition Advisory Council to its family of funds.A charter agreement was recently signed to establish this new fund at the Community Foundation
Portage County Transition Advisory Council Distributions from the fund support activities and programs that help students with disabilities transition into the community after high school. “We are pleased to be able to help the Council in their work transitioning students with disabilities into the community and workplace.” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.
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Community Foundation Announces Scholarship Awards

June 15th, 2010 - Stevens Point - The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin is proud to be able to once again help students as they pursue their dreams. This year, we are awarding more than $104,000 by providing 127 scholarships to students pursuing higher education.
Here is this year's list of scholarship recipients:
Mark Acaley Memorial Scholarship - $500 Zachary Prebeck
Bill’s Pizza Scholarship - $600 Lindsey Flugaur
Donn Behnke Scholarship - $500 Paul Przybelski
William Cherek Scholarship - $1000 Shelby Lemke
Community First Bank Scholarship - $12,000 Susan Kawleski - $4000 Kasandra Krueger - $4000 Benjamin Laska - $4000
Cook Family Scholarship - $500 Samantha Hodgson
Laura Davies Memorial Scholarship - $1,500 Joshua Barnes -$750 Emma Shulfer - $750
Heidi Evenson Memorial Scholarship - $1000 Megan Courtney - $500 Olivia Czaikowski - $500
Fat Boy Golf Scholarship -$2000 Connor Donlan - $1000 Michael Shannon - $1000
Peter Friedrich Scholarship - $1200 Olivia Czaikowski - $1000 Cortney Piotrowski - $20…

Dan Zurawski Memorial Scholarship Fund

June 10, 2010 - Stevens Point - The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the Dan Zurawski Memorial Scholarship Fund to its family of funds.A charter agreement was recently signed to establish this new fund at the Community Foundation
Dan Zurawski Memorial Scholarship Fund The fund will award an annual scholarship to a graduating senior from Pacelli or SPASH planning to enroll in the College of Natural Resources at UWSP.“We are honored to help the family memorialize Dan, a sophomore at UWSP, who drowned tragically in 2009” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.
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Community Foundation Announces Grant Awards

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin has awarded nearly $300,000 in grants to non-profit organizations and causes since July 1, 2009.“This has been an amazing year for the foundation,” said Executive Director Terry Rothmann, “with 122 grants going to many worthy projects and agencies.”
The foundation’s mission funds, which support arts and culture, education, the environment, wellness, and projects that help people, granted $13,825 to 16 agencies:Camp Hope, American Red Cross for CPR training equipment, Portage County Cribs, Healthy Smiles, the Arts Alliance, Central Wisconsin Children’s Museum, the Karner Blue Butterfly Project, Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra’s 4th Grade Concert, Central Wisconsin Children’s Theater, Friend of the Little Plover River, Operation Bootstrap’s Crisis Meds, YMCA’s Community Garden Project, Portage County Cultural Festival, Point Dance Ensemble’s Swing Time Social, Financial Wellness of Portage County, and Very Special Arts Choir and Artist R…

Portage County Wildlife Fund

June 10, 2010 - Stevens Point - The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin, the Portage County Wildlife Fund and the Portage County Land Preservation Fund Committee have worked together to acquire 124 acres in the western portion of Portage County.The land was donated to the Community Foundation by its previous owner, the Portage County Wildlife Club.Mill Creek meanders through the property which is on County “O” south of Junction City.“The property will be maintained in its natural state, and will be open to the public for hunting, fishing, trapping, hiking and cross country skiing” said Gary Speckmann, Portage County Parks Director.
Funding for the project was made available by grants from the Warren Knowles-Gaylord Nelson Stewardship Program through the Department of Natural Resources and the Portage County Land Preservation Fund and funding from the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin.“This is a great example of a public/private partnership that allowed us preserve this en…

Friends of Stevens Point Area Athletics Fund

June 10, 2010 - Stevens Point - The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the Friends of Stevens Point Area Athletics Fund to its family of funds.A charter agreement was recently signed to establish this new fund at the Community Foundation
Friends of Stevens Point Area Athletics Fund Distributions from the fund will support the promotion and furtherance of amateur athletics and further amateur athletic competition in the area surrounding Stevens Point through educational, charitable and other means of support.“With school districts throughout the state facing budget issues, we are pleased to help the local community support the amateur athletic component of our school district” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.
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Community Foundation has a "MISSION" for the Arts

In 2004 the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin (CFCW) created individual endowment funds to specifically support its mission statement dedicated to helping people, enhancing education, enriching arts and culture, contributing to wellness and improving the environment.These endowment funds are simply called our “Mission Funds”.

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