Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Hungry for More - Growing Fruitful Communities

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the Hungry for More – Growing Fruitful Communities to its family of funds.

“Distributions from the fund will be used to meet the nutritional needs of individuals and families in communities served by Community Care of Central Wisconsin.” Said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.

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Myron & Francis Soik Memorial Catholic Assistance Fund

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the Myron & Frances Soik Memorial Catholic Assistance Fund to its family of funds.

“Distributions from the fund will support the St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Church in Custer, WI.” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.

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Bill and Harriet Fulton Memorial Fund

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the Bill and Harriet Fulton Memorial Fund to its family of funds.

“Allocations from the fund will be used to meet the mission of the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin.” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.

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Golden Sands Home Builders Association Charitable Fund

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the Golden Sands Home Builders Association Charitable Fund to its family of funds.

“The fund will support the charitable activities of the Golden Sands Home Builders Association.” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Friends of Sherwood Lake Fund

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the Friends of Sherwood Lake Fund to its family of funds.

“Distributions from the fund will be used to remove sediment from Sherwood Lake, a public access only lake owned by Clark County in Wisconsin, or make improvements to Sherwood Lake, Park and Campground.” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.
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Here is a PRESS RELEASE written by Kay Scholtz

FUND RAISING BEGINS FOR SHERWOOD LAKE DREDGING PROJECT
 
The next meeting of the newly formed group, Friends of Sherwood Lake, will be held on Wednesday, December 3rd, at the Sherwood Town Hall, located in Sherwood Township, Clark County, Wisc.  The group’s goal is to fund raise for the dredging of Sherwood Lake to improve the lake's fishing habitat.
Sherwood Lake, a 117 acre lake in a remote area of southeastern Clark County, county owned, is entirely surrounded by public land that makes it a unique treasure in our area.  In February, 2014, the lake's auxiliary spillway failed which led to emptying of the entire lake bed.  Clark County will hopefully be repairing the dam in the near future. With the lake bed currently empty, we have a unique opportunity to remove sediment created by the decomposing of vegetation over many years that has left the lake with a poor environment for fish.
Sherwood Lake is fed by Hay Creek, a small tributary of the East Fork of the Black River that runs through the main lake bed.  In the late 1800’s a logging dam was built on Hay Creek and maintained by Island Mill Logging Company of La Crosse.  In the 1930’s the W.P.A. worked hard at improving the old dam and creating the lake as we know it today with it's beautiful park and campground.  Many of our ancestors found employment working on the project which was completed in 1938.
Although Clark County plans to do dam repairs, the County encourages, but does not have funds available for dredging.  Friends of Sherwood Lake has created a short term, pass through fund, with the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin, a non-profit foundation, to begin fund raising.  Those wishing to contribute to the project can send donations to: Friends of Sherwood Lake ℅ Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin, PO Box 968, Stevens Point, WI,  54481.  Checks can be made out to Friends of Sherwood Lake.  Donations with credit cards can be made online at the Foundation's website at http://www.cfcwi.org/ by clicking on the donate button next to Friends of Sherwood Lake Fund.  All donations are tax deductible.  Although our primary focus is dredging, if dredging plans can’t be completed, the Friends of Sherwood Lake Fund will be earmarked for Sherwood Lake, Park, and Campground improvements.
If you have questions feel free to call Rosie Repinski, PH: 715-238-7600; Tom or Kay Scholtz, PH: 715-238-7603; or Vickie Dux, PH: 715-884-2961 or email: wedigsherwoodlake@gmail.com
More information and updates can be found on the “Friends of Sherwood Lake” Facebook page and the group's website: wedigsherwoodlake.wix.com/-sherwood-lake.
Let’s work together to restore Sherwood Lake, our local gem.  It is said that one who plants a tree is not selfish.  Perhaps we can obtain a similar status by improving Sherwood Lake, not just for ourselves, but for future generations.

(Carin Schalla photo – 2012/13)


(Scholtz photo - 2014)

 
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

hOur Community TimeBank Fund

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the hOur Community TimeBank Fund to its family of funds.

“Distributions from the fund will support the operation of an area wide TimeBank.  hOur Community TimeBank is an organized exchange system through which members earn TimeHours for time spent helping other members.” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Irene E. Kubisiak Scholarship Fund

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the Irene E. Kubisiak Scholarship Fund to its family of funds.

“An annual scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from a Portage County high school pursuing a degree in music performance or music education.” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.

Scholarship Opportunity

College is expensive!  Not that this is a revelation to any parent, but once you start looking at the cost of tuition and books, living expenses, and extra-curricular activities, the numbers can feel overwhelming.  I can attest to this firsthand, as I just delivered my son to UW-Madison for his freshman year.  His high school junior year was filled with college visits, online research and a serious look at the financials for each institution.  Scholarship opportunities are one way to help relieve the financial burdens of higher education.

Everyone always asks “when and where do I begin to look?”  The answer to when is easy – begin as soon as possible.  Beginning includes having a student resume that lists personal awards, club membership and community involvement, copies of the most current transcript, letters of referral from teachers, coaches, employers and volunteer organizations, and your FAFSA application completed.  Having these items prepared beforehand will help you streamline the application process.



Where to look is a little more difficult to answer.  College scholarships come in many forms from many different places.  While there are many opportunities to look at online websites, one of the best places to look is around your local area.  Places like the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin offer a variety of scholarship opportunities – one unique example is the C.O.L.L.E.G.E Scholarship.  Four of these $1000 scholarships are given out annually. 

The C.O.L.L.E.G.E. Scholarship is available to:  1) traditional graduating high school seniors as well as non-traditional students who may be returning to school year(s) after high school graduation; and 2) it is open to all Portage County residents, not just SPASH graduates. The requirements for this scholarship are as follows:
  1. Must be a resident of Portage County
  2. Must be accepted into a post-secondary educational institution
  3. Demonstrate community involvement / volunteerism
  4. In lieu of a general essay, submit a 1-page essay specific on how local community involvement changed you and your community.
You can visit the Community Foundation website at www.cfcwi.org to filter through all of their available scholarships.  Applications for each will be available online after December 1st 2014.  Reading the details on each scholarship will help you determine if you qualify for the scholarship money and what you need to do to apply.  Pay special attention to the details, instructions and the deadlines on each scholarship to ensure that you will not be disqualified.

Do not get discouraged and do not be afraid to apply for as many opportunities as you can.  I am confident that many of you will be successful in getting one or more scholarships if you begin the search early, take your time on your applications, and follow the instructions provided. 
Julie Pope is a community member of the Foundation Marketing Committee.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Giving Back to Our Community: A.R.T.S. Night and Toast to the Arts

We are fortunate to live here where people care, whether it’s helping women and children in need, or valuing performances and artistic expressions -- all play a vital role in connecting our community. The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin works with these many different aspects of our community life, with member funds such as the Women’s Fund and the Arts and Culture Mission Fund.

Joan North, President of the Women’s Fund, says: “I have a deep commitment to the quality of life for women and children.  As a woman, I can relate – this organization focuses on helping women and children in need. We have one of the most generous communities I have ever lived in.”

One way the Women’s Fund raises money to provide grants to area non-profits that help women and children is their annual A.R.T.S. Night.  This year’s event, A Reason to Shop, Share and Socialize, will be held Tuesday, October 7, 2014, from 5-9 p.m. at the Stevens Point Holiday Inn at 1001 Amber Avenue. Event attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy a light buffet, desserts, coffee and a cash bar while exploring unique artwork created by local artists that will be for sale. A raffle and silent auction will also be held.  All artists donate back 25% of their sales.  Sponsors include elite donor Delta Dental and premier donors CliftonLarsonAllen, Regnier Consulting, Okray Family Farms, BMO Harris Bank and Mark Toyota.  Last year, A.R.T.S Night had over 300 people in attendance and raised over $21,000. Tickets are available at the door or online in advance at www.womensfundpc.org.

Mark your calendars for another exciting event taking place this fall. Team Schierl Companies Charitable Giving Fund and Sentry Insurance, in partnership with UW-Stevens Point and community volunteers, will raise money for the Community Foundation’s Arts and Culture Mission Fund by hosting the annual “Toast to the Arts.”  The event is Saturday, November 15, 2014, from 7-10 p.m. at Theatre@1800 in Stevens Point. At 7 p.m. there will be a reception with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar along with art available for adoption. Performances, dancing, singing, acting, painting and poetry will be featured at 8 p.m.

“This fundraiser raises awareness of the value of the arts and culture in our community like no other. It combines creativity, performance, food and fun all in the same evening,” said Bill Schierl, Co-CEO of Team Schierl Companies.  This year’s goal is to raise $12,000 to support grants provided by the fund to arts and culture organizations throughout Portage County.

Tickets are available by calling 715-498-2339. Individuals interested in donating slightly used art (posters, mirrors, mosaics, decorative pieces) for adoption, please contact Kathy at 715 345-5060 Ext. 333.


Brittany Rossman is a community member of the Foundation Marketing Committee.


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Debbie Callahan Arts Fund

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the Debbie Callahan Arts Fund to its family of funds.

“The fund is named after Milwaukee artist Debbie Callahan and will offer an annual scholarship to a student attending an arts school or to a student pursuing an arts major.” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.
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Steffen Family Scholarship Fund

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the Steffen Family Scholarship Fund to its family of funds.

“The fund will award an annual scholarship to a graduating senior of Wild Rose High School, or a person who has graduated within 2 years of making application for this scholarship. Applicant must plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college or technical school for police or fire service, or library science” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Bennett C. Katz Scholarship Fund

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the Bennett C. Katz Scholarship Fund to its family of funds.

“The Katz Family Memorial Fund was recently renamed to honor the late Ben Katz.  The fund will offer an annual scholarship to a graduating SPASH senior with financial need who plans to attend UWSP.” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

New Foundation Leadership

As a director of the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin (CFCWI), I am pleased to introduce the newest members of our board, Jerry King and Linda Steffen, and incoming board president, Rob Manzke.  All three embody the spirit of the communities the Foundation represents, and bring talent, expertise and energy to the table.


Linda Steffen lives in Wild Rose with her husband and has two grown children.  She recently retired after 32 years as Patterson Memorial Library Director in Wild Rose.  She is a member of the Kiwanis Club, teaches Sunday school, and was recently honored as the 2013 Waushara Area Chamber Citizen of the Year.


Linda has witnessed the impact of the Foundation on Waushara County first hand and is happy to join the board as a representative and advocate for Waushara County.


Jerry is the Executive Vice President of Administration at Skyward, a world-wide K-12 administrative software company founded by Jerry’s parents, Jim and Jean King.  Jerry enjoys spending time with his two daughters, boating, recreational vehicles, and technology.  Jerry serves on the board of directors for Centergy, the economic development corporation representing central Wisconsin.


Jerry joined the CFCWI Board because he takes pride in helping others and he has seen the impact the Foundation has on community citizens because of his connection to several funds housed at the Foundation.


Rob Manzke is starting his sixth year on the CFCWI board and will serve as board president until July, 2015.  He is honored to be president and says he accepted the responsibility because he wants to play a larger role in this successful organization and build upon the excellent work of those that have come before him.  He says the most rewarding part of being on the board is working with incredibly caring and dedicated board members and staff.


Aside from Rob’s involvement with the Community Foundation, he is the Chancellor’s Chief of Staff at UW-Stevens Point as well as a member of the Rotary Club of Greater Portage County.  Rob is also the proud father of two young and talented boys, Ethan and Seth.


Rob says his primary goal this year is to engage the Foundation’s current network of supporters to help tell our story to others who may not know about what we do, saying “we live in a wonderful community of caring individuals who want to help others or may be in need of help themselves. The more people who know about the Foundation, the larger our impact will be.”


We are very fortunate to have these individuals by our side as we continue to be the leading voice and catalyst to inspire charitable giving and improved quality of life in Portage and Waushara Counties.

George Rogers Tomorrow River Fund


The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the George Rogers Memorial Tomorrow River Fund to its family of funds. The fund currently has over $10,000 on hand with plenty of room to grow.

“Distributions from the fund will support river protection, education, or conservation projects run by area organizations, school districts, and others dedicated to that purpose.  Water quality, shore stability and ecological integrity are key goals.” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.

“The fund honors the late George Rogers, a renowned journalist and noted river conservationist.  Whether as a journalist or conservationist, throughout his life’s journey Rogers paid special attention to the region’s rivers’ overall health, including the Wisconsin, Plover, and Tomorrow Rivers.” said Thomas Miller fund representative.
 
Interested people, businesses, or organizations wishing to donate or learn more can reach Tom Miller at 715/498-7509 or tom.millski@gmail.com. It is hoped and anticipated that other individuals and/or area businesses will make contributions toward this fund and its stated purpose. Grant applications will be available soon with first grants awarded no later than fall 2015.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Guns & Hoses Fundraiser Event


Paula Schlice and Jeff and Jolene Brown, representing the Dale “Doc” Brown Memorial Fund at the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin, along with Terry Rothmann, Executive Director, present a $1,000 check to Police Chief Ruder and Interim Fire Chief Finn for the upcoming Guns and Hoses event.  The event will take place on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 1 PM at Bukolt Park.  Activities include a display of police, fire and military vehicles, the honoring of Portage County veterans, and a baseball game between the police and fire departments.  Proceeds from the event will go to the Never Forgotten Honor Flight allowing Portage County veterans to tour memorials in Washington, DC.  The public is encouraged to attend.


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Monday, July 28, 2014

Stevens Point Dance Team Booster Club


The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the Stevens Point Dance Team Booster Club Fund to its family of funds.


“The fund supports the activities and operation of the Stevens Point Dance Team Booster Club.” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Brian Kranski Memorial Fund


The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the Brian Kranski Memorial Fund to its family of funds.

“The fund has been started in memory of the late Brian Kranski and allocations will used to meet the charitable wished of the family.” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Ciclovia WI


The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the Ciclovia WI Fund to its family of funds.

“The fund will support Ciclovia WI, a free and fun bicycle/pedestrian event in Stevens Point.” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Grant Applications 2014


The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin is accepting grant applications for its 2014 Community Grants Program.   Applications will be considered for funding through Foundation family funds, mission funds and donor-advised funds. 

Grant applications are limited to non-profit agencies and organizations exempt from federal taxation under Section 501(C) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and/or established citizen committees wishing to complete a community project for area enhancement.  

The Foundation operates without discrimination as to age, religion, sex, or national origin in considering applications and awards grants only to agencies and organizations that likewise do not discriminate.

 
Preference will be given to projects and programs that:

·         Support the Foundation’s goals of helping people, enhancing education, enriching arts and culture, contributing to wellness, and improving the environment.

·         Respond to current and emerging needs or gaps of services in Central Wisconsin.

·         Demonstrate an ongoing and/or increasing need in the community; provide a new program or project that is needed and not replicated in the community; strengthen volunteer participation and citizen involvement in community concerns.


Grant awards are announced each October.  An application is required.  The deadline for all grant applications is August 15, 2014.

Complete information and grant applications can be found on the Foundation’s website at www.cfcwi.org.  Questions can be directed to the Community Foundation office at 715.342.4454.
 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Community Foundation Scholarships Make Dreams Come True



Every year the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin has the rewarding job of distributing scholarships to area students pursuing post-secondary educations.  This year was no different.  Nearly $130,000 in awards is being given to 154 scholars.
Some of our scholarships recognize students who were active in high school sports, others acknowledge community involvement or above average grades or strong work ethic.   All of these deserving students will move forward with their career plans, knowing that all or part of their college tuition is being paid.  Funding for these scholarships comes from members of our community who want to ensure that our students have a bright and prosperous future.
In talking with some of this year’s recipients about how they will “pay it forward” after college graduation, here are some of their thoughts.  Isaac Dopp, attending UW-Madison this fall with a Major in Music Performance, said once he is in his career he would donate to the Community Foundation.  Katelyn McEachen said she will definitely reach out to younger children to encourage them to do more and to get involved.  She wants to help them build their confidence so each child feels special and can succeed in life.  She will be a freshman at UWSP this fall and is not sure of her major yet.  Jonathan Barnes who is enrolled at UW-LaCrosse with an undecided major hopes to “pursue my goals so I can turn around and help others.”
In accepting these scholarships, the students were eager to tell how the Community Foundation is helping further their education.  Dopp said “the number of scholarships I am receiving helps me focus on coursework rather than having to work a lot to pay for college.”  Barnes concurred, saying “this financial assistance allows me access to more opportunities and makes my goals more achievable.”  McEachen is able to stay in the dorm because of receiving Foundation scholarships, and acknowledges “there are a lot of people wanting to help me succeed in life….I now see our community in a different light.”
Students who will be high school seniors this fall will want to visit the Community Foundation website to learn about the many scholarship opportunities.  The scholarship application period runs from December 1 to March 1, with awards announced in mid-May.  Visit www.cfcwi.org to learn more.
Written by Cheri Smith, member of the staff of the Community Foundation and handles Donor & Administrative Services.

Portage County Public Library Board of Trustees, Inc


The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the Portage County Public Library Board of Trustees, Inc. fund to its family of funds. 

“The fund accepts donations that support the operation of the Portage County Public Library.” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.

Contributions to the Community Foundation are always welcome and can be made online at www.cfcwi.org or mailed to the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin, PO Box 968, Stevens Point, WI  54481.
 

Peter C. Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship


The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the Peter C. Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship Fund to its family of funds. 
 
“The fund will award an annual scholarship to a Portage County resident pursuing a degree in education from UWSP.” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.

Contributions to the Community Foundation are always welcome and can be made online at www.cfcwi.org or mailed to the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin, PO Box 968, Stevens Point, WI  54481.
 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Playhouse Theatre Group of Central Wisconsin Fund


The organization is committed to fostering a love of theater by engaging young people and the greater community in high-quality performance and educational opportunities. “As their mission statement says…because every kid deserves a standing ovation.” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.


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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Community Foundation Annual Appreciation Event


Through my association with the Community Foundation for many years, I have gotten to know its various annual highpoints.  For me, the best part of the year for this organization is the annual appreciation event, held to honor donors, grant and scholarship recipients, and fund representatives.
Who are the attendees?   It’s the person who donated money for a good cause, it’s the local agency who is making our community a better place through grants from the Community Foundation, it is the student receiving the necessary funding to complete a post-secondary education, and, it is all those wonderful community members who care enough about our community to open a fund with their personal investment.


For many of the donors and recipients, it is the first time they get to meet one another and they do it while breaking bread.



Through the various funds at the Community Foundation, the total amount put to work in Portage and Waushara Counties last year was nearly $1 million dollars.  That fact alone is something to celebrate!
At the June 2013 Appreciation Event we were honored to hear several speakers, but the Destination Imagination competition team from Pacelli High School really stood out.  They had successfully raised money through a fund at the Community Foundation to purchase a “distracted driver” simulator machine.  Their message, the dangers of distracted driving, was compelling, entertaining and most importantly educational.


This year we will hear from Joan and Daren Duffey who lost their son Eric Duffey to drowning on his 21st birthday.  They will speak about their "Bring A Buddy" fund and how they are helping college students to ensure no other student dies in a drinking-related accident.


The annual appreciation dinner is truly my favorite day of the year in the Community Foundation’s calendar, as it celebrates the very essence of the Foundation’s mission – to make Central Wisconsin a better place by bringing generations of people together, all with the single goal of improving our community.  It embodies the popular term “pay it forward”.

Written by Trish Baker, a member of the Community Foundation Marketing Committee.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Annette & Dale Schuh Riverfront Arts Center Fund


The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the Annette & Dale Schuh Riverfront Arts Center Fund to its family of funds. “Allocations from the fund will be used to maintain the programs, operation and facility now known as the Annette & Dale Schuh Riverfront Arts Center.”, said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.


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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

What is the Role of the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin


What is the role of the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin?             April 2014
By Laura Rowe
Terry Rothmann is the Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin. We sat down with him recently to discuss the Foundation's ever-increasing positive financial impact on the local community.

What is the role of the Community Foundation?  
Our mission is to make Portage and Waushara Counties better places to live by awarding grants and scholarships that help people, enhance education, enrich arts and culture, contribute to wellness, and improve the environment.

How many organizations benefit from their association with the Foundation? What about individuals?
Through our family of 240 member funds, we allocate nearly $1 million to our community annually which impacts many organizations and individuals.

How is the Foundation staffed? How can I contact you for more information?
The team at the Foundation is made up of four half-time individuals who are in the office from 9 AM to 3 PM Monday through Thursday.  We can also be reached by phone at 715-342-4454 or via email at terry@cfcwi.org.  Interested individuals can also learn more about us by visiting our website at www.cfcwi.org.

Terry, tell us a little about your background and community involvement.
I moved back to Stevens Point in 1986 to raise my family.  I’m a retired banker and have been privileged to serve as the Foundation’s Executive Director for the last six years.  Over the years, I have served on numerous private and public boards.

What do you see as the biggest challenge facing the Foundation's growth?
Community foundations are only as strong as their communities.  We are blessed to have a caring and generous community.  In spite of economic downturns, giving to the Foundation has not suffered.

What are some of your favorite events that the public is involved with?
Every June we hold an appreciation reception for donors, fund sponsors, volunteers, grant and scholarship recipients and their families. It is a great evening of fellowship and saying thank you, and is totally sponsored by local companies.

What's the best part of your work?
I have the best job in our community.  I get to work with wonderful, caring people every day who want to make our community a better place to grow, to work, to play and to retire.  It doesn’t get any better than that.
Laura Rowe is the newest member of the CFCWI Marketing Committee.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness Coalition of Portage County


The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness Coalition of Portage County to its family of funds. 

“The mission of the Coalition is to prevent suicide in Portage County by providing hope, creating awareness and facilitating change in the community to support mental health.” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.
 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Stevens Point Festival of the Arts


The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the Stevens Point Festival of the Arts Fund to its family of funds. 

“Distributions from the fund will be used to promote the Arts by encouraging Art awareness, supporting working Artists and contributing to local Art Education.

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Monday, February 10, 2014

SPASH Girls Soccer Club Fund


The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the SPASH Girls Soccer Club Fund to its family of funds.
 
“The fund will award a $500 scholarship annually to a SPASH graduating senior who participated on the SPASH Girls Soccer Team.” said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.


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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR AREA STUDENTS


Community Foundation’s Scholarship Applications due March 1, 2014


January 15, 2014 - Stevens Point, WI - The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin is accepting scholarship applications from area students and individuals who will be furthering their post-secondary education next fall.   The Community Foundation currently has over 120 scholarship funds to support educational endeavors.  Each scholarship follows a set of criteria established by the fund representative.  Scholarships are available for students and individuals who excel academically, artistically, athletically and simply who have a desire to further their education.  As each fund is different, the Foundation encourages applications from all interested students and individuals.  Funds are available to support graduates from all area high schools as well as college students and members of the community looking furthering their education.
 
The Community Foundation annually distributes approximately over $140,000 through its family of scholarship funds.  Scholarship awards are announced each June.  An application is required.  The deadline for all 2014 scholarship applications is March 1, 2014.
 

Adam Okray Memorial Fund


The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the Adam Okray Memorial Fund to its family of funds.

“The fund will award an annual scholarship to a Portage County graduating high school senior or nontraditional student pursuing a degree in a health care related field.” Said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.
 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Bring A Buddy Fund


The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin welcomes the Bring A Buddy Fund to its family of funds.  “The Bring A Buddy campaign promotes student safety by encouraging students to never walk alone whether they are walking home from the library at night or walking home from the bars”, said Terry Rothmann, Executive Director.

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