Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Community Foundation Seeking Volunteers

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin is seeking community volunteers to serve on its Board of Directors and on its Administration, Finance, Grants, Marketing, and Scholarship Committees beginning July 1, 2013.  Interested persons should send a brief resume and cover letter indicating on which committee(s) they are interested in serving before March 15, 2013 to:
 
            Terry Rothmann, Executive Director
            P.O. Box 968
            Stevens Point, WI  54481
            Email to:  Terry@cfcwi.org

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 www.cfcwi.org to learn more about what the Foundation does in the communities it serves.

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Those Unexpected Gifts...


Each gift made to Laura’s Fund touches our hearts in a special way.  Even after 16 years, our friends and family continue to remember and support her wishes and dreams.  It is those unexpected gifts that bring tears to our eyes.   Here is one that we have been asked to share…
 
Recently, we were notified by the Foundation staff of a $1,000 gift made by a gentleman from Upper Michigan.  It came from a special person whom our family got to know just this past year.  How our paths crossed is truly a miracle.

At the site of the Laura’s accident near Tomahawk are 4 crosses.  Over the past year, someone has been mowing a heart around these crosses.  You can easily see it in the bank along the highway.  We asked family and friends…but could not find out who was doing this.  Finally, with the help of the newspaper editor in Tomahawk, a photo story was published and the newspaper was contacted by a local resident. Shortly thereafter, we met the man who has a special connection to these crosses and our family.

Sixteen years ago, Erick was an EMT with Tomahawk Fire Rescue.  It was his very first day on the job and his first call found him responding to Laura’s accident.  The impact of this tragedy has followed him all these years.  Caring for the crosses was his way of expressing his sorrow and reaching out to us.   Meeting Erick in the fall of 2011, was the first time we actually talked to someone who was there that day.  In that meeting, I knew our daughter and her friends got the best possible care and were treated with respect and dignity. Someone was there holding each of them for us.

It has been a year since that meeting ….This most generous gift to Laura’s Fund came from Erick.   We don’t know how he knew about Laura’s Fund at the Community Foundation … but I think Laura may be working some of her magic, again!   Erick will always have a very special place in our hearts.

 
The Davies Family

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