GiGi’s Playhouse is a new nonprofit organization serving our area to fill the unmet needs of families in north central Wisconsin who have a loved one with Down syndrome. By: Sue Nelson Program Officer 19 NOVEMBER, 2020 GiGi’s Playhouse – Believe in Our Build GiGi’s Playhouse is a new nonprofit organization serving our area to fill the unmet needs of families in north central Wisconsin who have a loved one with Down syndrome. Based on a national model, they are bringing a Playhouse to our area – a place where individuals, from pre-natal diagnoses to career-age [...]
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11 NOVEMBER 2020 The Scott Stasney Freedom Fund Scott Stasney was born in 1982 and grew up in Wausau where he enjoyed an active childhood. As a lanky six-foot teen, his frame was ideally suited for activities such as snowboarding, rollerblading, soccer, and biking. A music lover, his quick wit and sense of humor entertained audiences as a DJ at various functions. Scott had a personality that drew people to him – he had many friends and was well-liked by his peers. After graduation from Wausau East High School in 2000, Scott enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. The [...]
9 NOVEMBER 2020 Year-End Giving Tips & Deadlines At the Community Foundation, we help you to be strategic and intentional in your charitable giving. We work to ensure that your donations make the greatest impact on the causes you care about while maximizing your tax advantages. Now is the perfect time to give. When you make a donation to the Community Foundation before or on December 31, you are making a significant impact in the community we live in. Here are 4 tips to consider in making a year-end gift. Consider a gift of cash or securities A gift [...]
3 NOVEMBER 2020 Gov. Evers Invests $10 Million in Wisconsin Nonprofits Gov. Tony Evers today announced a $10-million investment aimed at providing economic stabilization for nonprofit organizations providing critical services to Wisconsinites during COVID-19, which continues to surge across Wisconsin. “The COVID-19 pandemic has affected folks and families across our state in nearly every aspect of their lives,” said Gov. Evers. “Our nonprofit organizations have been there every step of the way, answering the call to serve by providing critical and diverse services to Wisconsinites who are facing significant challenges. The economic stability of our nonprofits is key to [...]
29 OCTOBER 2020 Get to Know Tim Parker, President/CEO Friends of the Community Foundation, I could not be more grateful to accept the position as President/CEO of this well-established and well-loved organization that consists of an extremely talented team and long history of dedicated donors and nonprofit partners. My goal for leading this organization is to build on the achievements of the past 33 years. The Community Foundation will not only maintain its high level of standards in philanthropy but will continue to expand upon our impact in north central Wisconsin. I come to the Wausau area from Grand [...]
22, SEPTEMBER 2020 Announcing Our New President/CEO, Tim Parker The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin’s board of directors is pleased to announce that it has named Tim Parker as its new President/CEO effective October 2020. Parker, being an energetic entrepreneur and global business leader, brings a wealth of leadership experience and a passion for positive change within local communities. He succeeds Jean Tehan who retired on August 31. “Our board of directors is thrilled to introduce a leader of Tim’s caliber into our community to guide the Community Foundation,” said board chair, Chris Pfender. “Tim possesses the qualifications and [...]
The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin is hosting its first-ever “Month of Giving” by introducing the COVID-19 Impact Catalog to support local nonprofit agencies. By: Sue Nelson Program Officer 21, SEPTEMBER 2020 Month of Giving Starts October 1 Through COVID-19 Impact Catalog The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin is hosting its first-ever “Month of Giving” by introducing the COVID-19 Impact Catalog to support local nonprofit agencies. With the impact of COVID-19 on our community, nonprofit organizations have been forced to be creative in their programming and fundraising efforts. With loss of revenue, canceled [...]
The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin is providing up to $25,000 in Beyond Pencils & Crayons Grants for Innovative and Creative Ideas. By: Sue Nelson Program Officer 2, SEPTEMBER 2020 $25,000 in Beyond Pencils & Crayons Grants Available for Local Teachers [WAUSAU, WI, September 2020] — As local schools are resuming class in various forms – from in-class to virtual – many teachers have returned this fall with energy, excitement, and innovative ideas to make learning fun and exciting for their students. However, they may have one thing that stands in their way – the [...]
By: Pat Wallschlaeger Managing Partner MPPL Financial mpplfinancial.com 18 AUGUST 2020 Leaving a Legacy: Estate Planning During a Pandemic Any time a new risk of life such as this pandemic presents itself, people pay attention. The amount of negative news that has been shouted from the rooftops has everybody talking. Unfortunately, most people do not have wills and that can create panic in the form of anxiety surrounding the proverbial comment, "We should have done a will or reviewed our estate plan!" or "What if that is me on one of those respirators?". The many thoughts that run through [...]
The COVID-19 Community Response Fund continues to connect the donations of generous donors with local nonprofits in need. By: Jenna Weix Marketing Associate 27 July 2020 The COVID-19 Community Response Fund Raises Nearly $500,000 to Support Local Nonprofits WAUSAU, WI- The COVID-19 Community Response Fund initiated by the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin and United Way of Marathon County has experienced an outpouring of support since its inception in late March and is proud to announce an additional gift received of $23,000 from the Spring Fever Group of Wausau. Formed in the 1980’s, the 25 [...]