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Community Foundation Seeks Volunteers

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin is seeking community volunteers to serve on its Board of Directors and on its Administration, Marketing, Finance, Grant and Scholarship Committees beginning July 1, 2012. Interested persons should send a brief resume and cover letter indicating on which committee(s) they are interested in serving before February 29, 2012 to:

Terry Rothmann, Executive Director
P.O. Box 968
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Email to:

Questions regarding committee responsibilities and meeting dates should be directed to the Foundation office at (715) 342-4454. Interested persons should visit the Foundation’s website at to learn more about what the Foundation does in the communities it serves.


Living Legacy Circle Renamed

The Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin at its December meeting voted unanimously to rename the Living Legacy Circle to the Heinz Living Legacy Circle, in memory of the late Arthur E. Heinz who left his estate of nearly $4 million to the Foundation.

“The Foundation has been the recipient of many memorial and estate gifts, both large and small, since its inception in 1982. But Art’s gift is different. The size of the gift significantly increases the Foundation’s ability to meet its mission and give back to the community, the effect of which will be felt for many, many years. The Board felt it appropriate that the impact of Art’s gift be memorialized by adding his name to the Living Legacy Circle.” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.


Arthur E. Heinz Charitable Fund

The fund was created from the estate of the late Art Heinz, and distributions from the fund will be used by the Foundation to meet its mission of helping people, enhancing education, enriching arts & culture, contributing to wellness and improving the environment. “Art’s gift will significantly increase the Foundation’s capacity to meet our mission. We are humbled by Art’s gift and his love for our community. ” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.


Women's Fund of Portage County Announces Grant Applications

Women’s Fund of Portage County Now Accepting 2012 Grant Applications
On February 1, the Women’s Fund of Portage County will begin accepting 2012 grant applications. Grants are awarded to qualified organizations and projects that foster opportunities for Portage County women and children. Applications are due to the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin by March 1, 2012. Grant materials may be downloaded from the Foundation’s website at Applicants may also request materials or direct any questions to the Community Foundation office at 715-342-4454 or email

Grant recipients will be announced at the Women’s Fund annual spring luncheon, being held on May 11, 2012, at the Stevens Point Country Club.

In 2011, a total of $19,200 was awarded to the following agencies: Portage County Dressed to Work Association, CAP Services Skills Enhancement Program, Central Wisconsin Children’s Museum, Portage County…