Weekly Wrap » Stronger Together - Support Pours in for COVID-19 Community Response Fund The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin in partnership with United Way of Marathon County opened the COVID-19 Community Response Fund to address the local needs of nonprofits in our area this past week. Since the opening of the fund, both organizations have been met with a tremendous amount of support, raising over $160,000 within the first week. The Fund, designed to provide flexible funding for organizations working in our community who are disproportionately impacted during this time, gave out its first grants totaling $51,000 as of March [...]
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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin has teamed up with United Way of Marathon County to create the COVID-19 Community Response Fund. This fund will bring essential resources and aid to our neighbor’s in need. This fund will provide flexible funding for organizations working in our community who are disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus and the economic consequences of the outbreak. Working in partnership, this Fund is designed to expand local capacity to address the effects on individuals and families as a result of the outbreak as efficiently as possible. We know there [...]
The Win Brockmeyer Memorial Committee* listed below, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 24th annual Win Brockmeyer Memorial Scholarships, a program administered by the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin. The 2019 student-athletes nominated by their school’s respective coaching staffs include: Benjamin Bates of Newman Catholic High School Donovan Leverette of Wausau East High School Marc Sippel of Wausau West High School Delton Zuleger of D.C. Everest High School From these nominees, a Selection Committee, composed of members of the press, area school athletic directors, and a representative of the Community Foundation, named Marc Sippel, Wausau West High [...]
Thursday, September 12th we held a beautiful event at the Wausau Country Club where we celebrated philanthropy “Building Tomorrow, Today”. We would like to express our sincere thanks for the generosity and trust that our donors have placed in the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin. Their investment of time, energy and financial resources allows us to support projects and organizations making this a wonderful place to call home. Envisioning the future invokes a sense of hope, newness and a wealth of possibilities. To reach our goals we must reflect on yesterday to gain insight and step forward into the future. Stepping forward, [...]
The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin distributed $94,800 through the Community Arts Grant Fund, providing funding for 25 visual and performing arts programs for local organizations, including summer drama camps, local festivals, painting workshops, artist residencies, and community performances. Funding for the Community Arts Grant program has been provided through the Wisconsin Arts Board, a state agency, the B.A. & Esther Greenheck Foundation, and the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin’s Wausau Marathon County Fund. The Wisconsin Arts Board awarded an $18,600 grant to the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts and the [...]
The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin is governed by a 15-member volunteer board, elected to strategically invest the gifts of our donors, direct disbursements of the Foundation’s assets, and plan for the community’s long-term good. Serving as chairman of the board is Amy Plier, Wausau Container. She is joined on the Foundation’s executive committee by Chris Pfender, Intercity State Bank, vice chairman; Mary Jo Johnson, EO Johnson, secretary; and Peter Gaffaney, Baird, treasurer. Newly elected board members include Katie Rosenberg, Footlocker.com/Eastbay; Ryan Gallagher, Rocket Industrial; Benjamin Reif, Wausau Coated Products; and Emily Voss, Voss Studios. These individuals will serve a [...]
The Community Foundation Welcomes Karla Lodholz! The community foundation is pleased to announce that we have a new addition to our team – Karla Lodholz. As our new Director of Donor Services, Karla will be integrally involved in the Foundation’s new donor development efforts, helping us to accomplish our mission of enhancing the quality of north central Wisconsin. Karla has over 20 years’ experience in the nonprofit sector, having served most recently as the Regional Vice President of the American Heart Association. She is committed to people, business and community in order to have the greatest impact on people’s lives [...]
The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin Participates in National Effort to Highlight Local Impact of Philanthropy During the week of November 12-18, 2018, the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin will join nearly 800 community foundations across America celebrating Community Foundation Week. Community Foundation Week, created in 1989 by former president George H.W. Bush, recognizes the work of community foundations throughout America and their collaborative approach to working with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to address community opportunities. For 29 years, the effort has raised awareness about the increasingly important role of these philanthropic organizations in fostering local [...]