Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Community Foundation Seeks New Executive Director

Notice of Job Opening

Executive Director – Stevens Point, WI

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin is a leading voice and catalyst for connecting donors, nonprofit organizations, professional advisors, community leaders and other partners to inspire charitable giving and improve the quality of life in our communities.  We are a tax-exempt, public charity managing over 250 funds.

We are seeking a part-time Executive Director to provide professional leadership and direction to the Foundation by assisting the Officers and Directors in maintaining an effective and viable organization.  The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the administration of Board policies and plans for the day to day operation of the Foundation.

Specific responsibilities include:
·         Public relations and Foundation development, grants and program management
·         Board and committee support
·         Fiscal and staff operations management

A Bachelor’s Degree majoring in business, marketing, communications or a related field is preferred. A minimum of three years experience in some aspect of marketing, public relations, sales and/or fundraising is required.  Key competencies being sought include:
·         Strong public relations skills
·         Familiarity and connections with Central Wisconsin community
·         Demonstrated leadership abilities in management of staff and volunteers
·         General knowledge of investments and financial matters
·         Ability to cultivate fund development opportunities

The Executive Director will be compensated commensurate with experience and include paid time off benefits.  Position works weekday hours averaging 20 hours per week and works out of our Stevens Point office. Occasional night and weekend work may be required.

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter that outlines your ability to provide a strong leadership role with a growing and passionate nonprofit organization.  Applications should be sent to Rick Flugaur at and be received before 4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 1, 2016.

PASSION…to serve our community
APPRECIATION…for the time, energy, talent and resources that donors and volunteers invest in our community
COMMITMENT…to make our community a better place to live, work, play and retire

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Scholarships Available For Area Students

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin is accepting scholarship applications from area students who will be furthering their post-secondary education next fall.   The Community Foundation currently has over 178 scholarship funds to support educational endeavors.  Each scholarship follows a set of criteria established by the fund representative.  Scholarships are available for students 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.  Funds are available to support graduates from all area high schools as well as college students furthering their education.

The Community Foundation annually distributes approximately $170,000 through its family of scholarship funds.  Scholarship awards are announced each June.  An application is required.  The deadline for all 2016 scholarship applications is March 1, 2016.

Scholarship applications can be downloaded from the Foundation’s website at  Parents and students are encouraged to contact the Foundation or your school’s guidance counselors for more information on the various scholarships available to graduating seniors.


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