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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