Donor Spotlight

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Corporate Donor Advised Funds

2022-04-13T14:44:48+00:00

Donor Advised Funds provide a way for your business to show it cares about its local community and raise awareness about community needs. More than ever, companies of all sizes are turning to a cost-effective and meaningful solution to help their employees give back to their communities through Corporate Donor Advised Funds, administered within your local community foundation. WHAT IS A CORPORATE DONOR ADVISED FUND? A Corporate Donor Advised Fund is a simple, flexible, and tax-efficient way to streamline your corporate giving. Your company makes a gift to establish the fund and then remains actively involved in suggesting grants from [...]

Corporate Donor Advised Funds 2022-04-13T14:44:48+00:00

The Power of Endowment

2022-02-23T21:05:11+00:00

At the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin, the power of an endowment is in its permanency. Your gift—and all future earnings from your gift—are a perpetual source of charitable community capital, and your legacy is preserved for generations to come. WHAT IS AN ENDOWMENT? Most endowments are invested for long-term growth. They are designed to keep the principal amount intact while using a portion of the investment income for charitable purposes. In the case of the Community Foundation, earnings from the endowment are used to make grants to honor donors' wishes and address community needs. When you give to [...]

The Power of Endowment 2022-02-23T21:05:11+00:00

The Jessica Clay Social Justice & Equality Fund

2021-11-03T20:28:07+00:00

Jessica Clay was an advocate, attorney, artist, and overall amazing human who believed in each individual making a difference in the world. By: Jenna Weix Director of Marketing 4 November 2021 The Jessica Clay Social Justice & Equality Fund Jessica Clay was an advocate, attorney, artist, and overall amazing human who believed in each individual making a difference in the world. “She was an independent person that envisioned herself as a leader and felt a personal responsibility for creating change wherever it was needed,” reflected her parents, Butch and Cindy Clay. On July 12, 2021, Jessica passed [...]

The Jessica Clay Social Justice & Equality Fund 2021-11-03T20:28:07+00:00

New Scholarship Celebrates Women Trailblazers

2021-08-03T16:27:09+00:00

The Elizabeth S. Peters Scholarship for the Advancement of Women Fund is a first-of-its-kind scholarship to help women launch a career in accounting while also having the potential to help bring women back into the community. By: Jenna Weix Director of Marketing 29 July 2021 New Scholarship Celebrates Women Trailblazers When Mollie Peters talks about her mom, you can hear the pride in her voice. “My mom was a trailblazer, especially for women in accounting,” she said. Rewind to the 1960s, and you will understand why someone like Elizabeth Peters is such a torchbearer for women [...]

New Scholarship Celebrates Women Trailblazers 2021-08-03T16:27:09+00:00

Honoring the Memory of Longtime Partners

2021-06-24T14:09:11+00:00

D.J. and Mary Clare Freeman were married for over 70 years, the epitome of life partners. Here at the Community Foundation, we were fortunate enough to have them both as passionate philanthropical partners since the Foundation’s earliest days with Mary Clare being part of our board of directors. By: Jenna Weix Director of Marketing 24 June 2021 Honoring the Memory of Longtime Partners D.J. and Mary Clare Freeman were married for over 70 years, the epitome of life partners. Here at the Community Foundation, we were fortunate enough to have them both as passionate philanthropical partners [...]

Honoring the Memory of Longtime Partners 2021-06-24T14:09:11+00:00

Leaving A Lasting Legacy: Caroline S. Mark

2021-05-12T13:39:01+00:00

It is hard to turn in any direction in the greater Wausau area and not see something Caroline S. Mark’s charitable hand touched before her death in 2002. Whether it be essential programs, necessary facilities, or laser medical research – the Caroline S. Mark Foundation was likely involved. 11 May 2021 Leaving a Lasting Legacy: Caroline S. Mark It is hard to turn in any direction in the greater Wausau area and not see something Caroline S. Mark’s charitable hand touched before her death in 2002. Whether it be essential programs, necessary facilities, or laser medical research – [...]

Leaving A Lasting Legacy: Caroline S. Mark 2021-05-12T13:39:01+00:00

The Thomas Allen David Memorial Fund

2021-04-16T14:50:08+00:00

In 2002, Paul and Patty David were searching for a way to create a memorial for their son, Thomas. Seeking a local trusted organization, the family turned to the Community Foundation to make their hopes a reality. By: Jenna Weix Director of Marketing 8 April 2021 The Thomas Allen David Memorial Fund In 2002, Paul and Patty David were searching for a way to create a memorial for their son, Thomas. Seeking a local trusted organization, the family turned to the Community Foundation to make their hopes a reality. Creating the Thomas Allen David Memorial Fund [...]

The Thomas Allen David Memorial Fund 2021-04-16T14:50:08+00:00

The Robbie Maahs Memorial Fund: Continuing the Memory of a Beloved Son

2021-04-07T17:02:24+00:00

In a devastating season, Christopher and Lisa Maahs came to the Community Foundation with the hopes of creating a memorial for their beloved son. By: Jenna Weix Director of Marketing 22 February 2021 The Robbie Maahs Memorial Fund: Continuing the Memory of a Beloved Son In 2005, after unexpectedly losing their son at the age of 2, the community of Wausau surrounded the Christopher and Lisa Maahs family with love and generosity. Needing to find a place to house the generous donations from their family, friends, and community, the Maahs family turned to the Community Foundation [...]

The Robbie Maahs Memorial Fund: Continuing the Memory of a Beloved Son 2021-04-07T17:02:24+00:00