List of Funds

List of Funds

Name of Fund Date Established
12 Apostles Musky Club

Distributions from the fund will be used to improve fishing opportunities through angler education, conservation, habitat improvement, stocking programs, scholarships, and by sponsoring fisheries research projects.

07/14/11

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Achievement Center Huettig Memorial

This donor advised fund was opened in 2008 and offers a scholarship to a Portage County resident pursuing a degree in the field of special education.

06/26/08

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Adam Okray Memorial

The fund will award an annual scholarship to a Portage County graduating high school senior or non traditional student pursuing a degree in a health care related field.

12/31/13

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Administration / Operating

Contributions support the ongoing operation of the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin.

11/15/99

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AIR Project

The Artist in Residence (AIR) Project produces collaborative and innovative performing arts programming utilizing the combined efforts of established professional and emerging performing artists. AIR Project fosters the creation of works that inspire creativity and imagination, celebrate diversity and change, while educating and engaging the community to make art accessible in all lifestyles.

12/13/12

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Aldo Leopold Audubon Society

Started in 2004, the mission of ALAS is to foster appreciation and concern for all living things, as well as protect and preserve their eco systems. The mission of the National Audubon Society is to conserve and restore natural eco systems, focusing on wildlife and wildlife habitat. To learn more… Click Here

11/29/04

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Alton & Barbara McDonald Scholarship

An annual scholarship, with emphasis on a strong record of community service, will be awarded to assist a SPASH or Pacelli graduating senior, a Portage County non-traditional student, or a Portage County resident who is a college graduate entering the UW School of Veterinary Science.

10/10/12

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Amvets Post 151 Fund

This fund will be used to assist veterans as needed, or the community.

04/28/16

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Andrew and Nancy Lucas Family Fund

Distributions from the fund will support the charitable wishes of the Lucas family.

01/06/16

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Angie Sheldon Memorial Scholarship

The fund will award a scholarship for up to four years to a graduation senior from the Almond-Bancroft High School seeking a degree from a four year college or university.

07/09/15

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Annette & Dale Schuh Riverfront Arts Center

Maintain the programs, operation and facility known as the Annette and Dale Schuh Riverfront Arts Center. For more information please visit their website

04/21/14

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Arthur E. Heinz Charitable

Created in 2011 with the proceeds of Art's estate, allocations from the fund will be used to help the Community Foundation meet its mission of helping people, enhancing education, enriching arts and culture, contributing to wellness and improving the environment.

12/27/11

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Arts & Culture (Mission)

The fund was created in 2004 to develop, promote and enhance the arts and culture in Portage County, and to specifically support the operation of CREATE Portage County.

09/01/04

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Avis M. Wysocki Memorial Scholarship

Started in 2017, the fund will provide scholarships to students from Central Wisconsin pursuing a degree in Nursing or Physician Assistant.

05/02/17

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Barlow Enterprises Inc., Charitable and Educational

This designated fund, which began in 2003, provides scholarships to employees of Bill's Pizza and such other charitable works benefiting Portage County.

05/29/03

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Bennett C. Katz Scholarship

The fund will offer an annual scholarship to a graduating SPASH senior with financial need who plans to attend UWSP.

07/13/99

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Berens-Scribner American Legion Post 6

This fund will support the charitable wishes of the Berens-Scribner American Legion Post 6 in Stevens Point, WI.

03/02/17

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Bev Laska Scholarship Fund

This scholarship will award a scholarship to a Portage County resident who is a non-traditional student who has been out of school for at least two years.

01/06/16

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Wisconsin Inc.

Gifts to this fund have helped support the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program in Portage County since 1998.

12/11/98

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Big Red Club

Distributions from the fund will be used to maintain enthusiastic interest and support in all aspects of the football program in the Stevens Point Catholic Schools.

04/04/13

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Bill & Harriet Fulton Memorial

Distributions from the fund will be used to meet the mission of the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin.

11/25/14

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Boston School Forest

Since 2001, this fund has helped to develop, maintain and support the activities of the Boston School Forest for the benefit of the Stevens Point Area Public Schools.

02/19/01

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Boys & Girls Club of Portage County Endowment

This fund has supported youth development activities within Portage County since 2006.

10/11/06

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Brian Kranski Memorial

Allocations from the fund will be used to meet the charitable wishes of the family.

07/10/14

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Bring a Buddy

Bring a Buddy campaign promotes student safety by encouraging students to never walk alone whether they are walking home from the library at night or walking home from the bars.

12/26/13

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Cameroon Educational Computer

The fund supports educational and humanitarian work in Mambu, Bafut, Cameroon, West Africa through the Tertiary Sisters of St. Francis in their middle and high schools and at their rehabilitation center. The project consists of: -Increasing technology access and availability by setting up computer labs with used laptops that have been donated and refurbished; -Conducting training sessions on how to use technology in teaching and learning; -Providing additional teaching and learning materials and mentoring at St. Joseph Comprehensive High School; -Establishing a technology center for visually-impaired students at St. Joseph Children and Adult Home (Sajocah) -Supporting food production and distribution.

09/27/12

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Camp Hope Endowment

This fund, established in 2005, provides support for Camp Hope. Camp Hope provides a camp experience for children and teens after the death of a loved one.

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09/08/05

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CAP Services Endowment

Started in 2000, this fund supports the programs of CAP Services, Inc.

05/03/00

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Central Wisconsin Autism Support Group

Distributions from the fund will be used to increase autism awareness.

12/13/12

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Charles "Chuck" Konopacky Memorial

Distributions from the fund will be used to reimburse students 16 years and younger who have successfully completed the Hunter Education Safety Program sponsored by the Portage County Sheriff's Office.

03/28/13

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Cheri Smith Scholarship

Established in 2007, this donor advised fund provides scholarships to UWSP juniors or seniors in the School of Business or Economics.

08/29/07

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Chester & Viola Biga Memorial

A donor advised fund that was opened in 2004.

12/14/04

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Ciclovia WI

Distributions from the fund will be used to support Ciclovia WI, a free and fun bicycle/pedestrian event in Stevens Point.

07/03/14

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C.O.L.L.E.G.E. Scholarship

(Creating Opportunity for Local Learners to Explore Greater Education)

This fund was created by the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin in 2010 to provide $1,000 scholarships to Portage County residents seeking a degree from a post-secondary educational institution.
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11/04/10

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Community First Bank Scholarship

Since 2002, this fund has provided scholarships to graduating high school seniors from SPASH, Pacelli, and Rosholt High School.

04/23/02

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Community Industries Corporation, Inc.

Since 2005, this fund has helped Community Industries meet its mission of helping people with disabilities. To learn more... Click Here

09/08/05

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Community Fund (Mission)

Allows the Foundation's Grants Committee to meet the most compelling needs in Portage County in any given year.

07/09/98

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Community Stadium

Established in 2008, this fund will develop and maintain the Community Stadium at Goerke Park.

09/11/08

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Conservation of the Little Plover River

Distributions from the fund will be used to promote the preservation and conservation of the Little Plover River Area within Portage County for the benefit of the general public.

06/11/15

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Conversations About Care: A Central Wisconsin Community Initative

This fund supports the community initiative to raise awareness about serious illness, end of life issues and the needs of caregivers.

02/22/17

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Cook Family Scholarship

This fund has offered a scholarship to a graduating senior from SPASH since 2006.

03/17/06

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Croft Family

This donor advised fund has provided ongoing support for the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra, the Women's Fund of Portage County, the Riverfront Arts Center, and the Green Circle since 2007.

12/31/07

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Cultural Commons

The Cultural Commons will create a garden and education space within Pfiffner Park to serve as an interactive and dynamic educational experience for all people. This space will establish a natural "Point of Beginning" along the Wisconsin River, leading to a greater understanding of and connection to our community's past, present and future multicultural heritage.

10/08/15

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Culver's Cares Giving

This fund was created in 2012 to provide funding for charitable and educational programs by the Trzebiatowski family.

10/31/12

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Dale "Doc" Brown Memorial

This donor advised fund has supported veterans activities since 2002.

09/12/02

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Dan Zurawski Memorial Scholarship

Started in 2010, the fund will award an annual scholarship to a graduating senior from a Portage County high school planning to enroll in the College of Natural Resources at UWSP or anyone enrolling in UWSP if there are no applicants.

05/13/10

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Dave Marie Family Dominica Educational

Since 2002, this donor advised fund has provided general support for Saint Mary's Academy in Dominica, scholarships for students attending the school, and other charitable and educational interests of the donors.

07/10/02

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David (Skip) & Karen (Przekurat) Karl Fund

Started in 2003, this donor advised fund gifts to various charitable projects and organizations.

12/29/03

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Debbie Callahan Arts

This fund will provide an annual scholarship to a student attending an arts school, or to a student pursuing an arts major.

09/11/14

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Dennis & Linda Brown Family Fund

This fund will be used to meet the charitable wishes of Dennis & Linda Brown.

04/28/16

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Dirk Sorenson Scholarship

Since 2001, this fund has provided a scholarship to a member of the SPASH wrestling team.

02/01/01

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Don Hamerski Memorial Scholarship Fund

For graduating high school seniors from Portage, Wood, Waushara and Marathon counties who are pursuing higher education in agriculture or farming.

Special emphasis for students from Portage County.

11/10/16

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Donn Behnke Scholarship

Started by former students and their families along with friends, relatives and colleagues to honor Donn's induction into the Cross Country Hall of Fame in 2000, this fund awards a scholarship to a member of the Boys Cross Country team at SPASH.

02/05/01

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Downtown Mural

Established in 2004, this fund supports the development of historic murals in downtown Stevens Point.

02/12/04

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Dr. Richard B. & Mary Lou Judy Family

Established in 2007, this donor advised fund supports various charitable programs.

01/08/07

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Edith D. Kraus Charitable

Distributions from the fund will benefit St. Michael's Hospital of Stevens Point, Wisconsin

10/14/13

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Education (Mission)

Started in 2007, this fund helps meet K-12 educational needs in the public schools of Portage County.

02/14/07

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Eichmann Family

This fund has supported the camp and camp programs of the Stevens Point Area YMCA since 2004.

11/03/04

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Elaine Ginsbach Memorial

Since 2005, this donor advised fund provides scholarships to graduates of SPASH, Plum City, WI or Elmwood, WI. Fund may also be used to support gifts to Stevens Point Parks and Meade Wildlife Area, as well as the Elmwood and Plum City Libraries.

06/20/06

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Elmer Fournier Memorial Scholarship

The fund will offer an annual scholarship to a SPASH graduate pursuing a business or public service degree from UWSP. Former recipients may reapply for the scholarship.

03/15/12

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Emergency

Distributions from the fund will be used to meet one-time, non-recurring needs that arise in the community outside the Foundation's normal grant cycle.

10/14/13

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Emerson Park Project Fund

Distributions from the fund will be used to construct Emerson Park.

12/09/02

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Engine 2713

Distributions from the fund will be used to maintain the Engine 2713 site development located in the southeast corner of Church and Monroe Streets in Stevens Point.

03/12/13

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Environment (Mission)

Started in 1997, the fund promotes and supports environmental projects in Portage County and adjacent counties when those projects impact the quality of life of Portage County residents.

10/12/97

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Ethiopian Sustainable Food Project

Gifts support the stabilization of the food supply in Ethiopia. Distributions are directed by the ESFP Board Chair through the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture, Amhara Regional Research Institute. Funds may also be allocated for supplies or travel expenses or other project expenses as approved by the Board Chair of the ESFP Advisory Committee. (A copy of the Bylaws are maintained in the Community Foundation files)

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01/19/10

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Fat Boy Golf Scholarship

Since 2006, this fund has provided scholarships to SPASH/Pacelli golf team members.

06/19/06

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Fern M. Johnson Nursing Scholarship

Since 2005, this fund has supported non-traditional residents in their sophomore, junior or senior years of nursing school.

06/01/05

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Frank's Fund

A donor advised fund established in 1997.

08/15/07

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Frederick & Patrice Boehm Family

This donor advised fund has been making charitable distributions since 2004.

12/14/04

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Friends of 2713

Since 1998 this fund has supported the restoration and maintenance of Steam Engine 2713, the tender and caboose.

12/21/98

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Friends of 90FM

Established in 2002, this fund supports the operation of the UWSP radio station and provides an annual scholarship to a student employee of the radio station.

04/01/02

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Friends of Standing Rocks Park

Distributions will be used to fund improvements at Standing Rocks Park.

05/20/13

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Friends of Stevens Point Area Athletics

Distributions from the fund will support the promotion and furtherance of amateur athletics and fostering amateur athletic competition in the area surrounding Stevens Point, Wisconsin through educational, charitable, and other means of support.

06/01/10

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General Federation of Woman's Club, Stevens Point

Established in 2007, this donor advised fund will support various non-profit and charitable projects in Portage County.

10/11/07

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George Rogers Memorial Tomorrow River

The fund supports river protection, education, or conservation projects run by area organizations, school districts, and others dedicated to protecting the Tomorrow River in Portage County. Water quality, shoreline stability, and ecological integrity are key goals.

07/10/14

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George Roman Baseball Scholarship

Since 2005, this fund has provided a scholarship to a graduating senior of the SPASH baseball team.

02/24/05

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Gepetto

This donor advised fund was established in 1998 to support community and human development needs in Portage County.

11/16/98

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Geraldine E. Hartford Estate

This donor's will designated in 2002 that these monies be used for educational, charitable and environmental purposes for the benefit of residents of Waushara County.

04/30/07

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Golden Sands Home Builders Scholarship Fund

Distributions from the fund will offer a number of scholarships to Portage, Waushara and Waupaca residents who are pursuing a post-secondary degree in building/construction trades, health care or finance/banking.

01/06/16

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Golf in Schools Central Wisconsin

To introduce students in Portage County schools to the game of golf, its core values and life lessons, through programs during Physical Education class time.

Funds supports the purchase of equipment, training of PE teachers and onsite golf instruction by local PGA professionals.

PGA Professional Brian Dumler will lead this program with assistance from area Golf Pros.

12/7/16

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Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin

Established in 1997, this fund supports local goodwill services which create opportunities for people with special needs to achieve full participation in the community.

12/11/97

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Green Circle Endowment

Since 1998, this fund has supported the development and maintenance of the Green Circle Trail. To learn more... Click Here

01/20/98

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Gus Macker of Stevens Point Fund

Net procees from the Gus Macker tournaments will be donated to award two $500 scholarships annually and to build an indoor sports complex for community use.

05/25/16

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Hansen Family Waushara County Fund

To support projects that help the environment, youth, the arts and public safety.

Special attention will be given to Central Wisconsin, with a priority on the good people of Waushara County, especially the town of Mt. Morris.

09/08/16

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Happy Trails Bike Tour

Established in 2002, this fund supports the maintenance and programming needs of Portage County's off road trail systems.

05/09/02

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Hearing Loops for Public Places

Distributions from the fund will be used for improving the quality of life for hearing impaired people through the installation of telecoil loop technology in Portage County venues.

01/25/12

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Heartland Leadership Initiative

To support the mission of the Heartland Leadership Initiative:

Support the mission and activities of the Heartland Leadership Initiative, which provides leadership instruction through events and round table discussion groups to support individuals in fulfilling the purposes they were created for.

09/08/16

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Heidi Evenson Memorial Scholarship

Since 1982, this fund has awarded a scholarship to a graduating senior who participated in the SPASH gymnastics program.

03/12/82

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Helping People (Mission)

This fund has been helping the needy, hungry and underprivileged in Portage County since 1988.

07/12/88

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hOur Community TimeBank Fund

Distributions from the fund will support the operation of an area wide TimeBank. hOur Community TimeBank is an organized exchange system through which members earn TimeHours for time spent helping other members.

09/24/14

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Humane Society of Portage County Endowment

Created in 2010, the fund supports the mission and ongoing needs of the Humane Society of Portage County, Inc.

03/18/10

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Hungry For More -
Growing Fruitful Communities

Distributions from the fund will be used to meet the nutritional needs of individuals and families in communities served by Community Care of Central Wisconsin.

11/26/14

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Iber Health Education Scholarship

Honoring the memory of area physician, Dr. Frank Iber, this fund has provided scholarships to students pursuing degrees in health-related areas since the 1980's.

01/01/83

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Ilten Family

Created in 2006, this fund supports the Stevens Point City Band Endowment and Valparaiso University's unrestricted fund.

09/11/06

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Iola Winter Sports Club Endowment Fund

This fund was created to support the future activities of the Iola Winter Sports Club.

11/09/16
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Iola Winter Sports Club Groomer Fund

To support the purchase of a groomer for the Iola Winter Sports Club.

11/15/16

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Irene E. Kubisiak Scholarship

The fund will offer an annual scholarship to a graduating senior from a Portage County high school pursuing a degree in music performance or music education.

08/08/14

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James R. Cherney Scholarship

The fund will award an annual scholarship to a Portage County graduating high school senior who was also a varsity athlete. Recipients may reapply for the scholarship for up to four years.

11/20/12

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Jill & John Norton Scholarship

Established in 2005, this fund provides a scholarship to a graduating SPASH senior attending University of Wisconsin - Madison.

12/21/05

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Jim Kocha Memorial Scholarship

Started in 2010 in memory of longtime teacher Jim Kocha, the fund offers scholarships to graduating seniors from the Stevens Point Area Public School District.

04/28/10

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JK Lee Black Belt Academy Charitable

The fund supports the fundraising activities for charities supported by JK Lee Black Belt Academies and their students.

12/29/14

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Joey Trzebiatowski Scholarship

An annual scholarship will be awarded to a Central Wisconsin graduating high school senior, current UWSP or UW-Madison student planning to study business at UWSP, UW-Madison or MSTC.

11/20/12

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John Anderson & Judy Cable Anderson

Since 1994, this donor advised fund has allowed others to contribute to the quality of life in Portage County by preserving local history, enhancing the lives of elderly residents, healing & encouraging children, enlarging cultural diversity in Portage County and assisting victims of domestic abuse.

01/01/94

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John R. Jones Scholarship

Established in 2008, this fund awards a scholarship to a Wild Rose High School graduate who is continuing their education in an agricultural related field.

12/31/08

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John Wandrey Memorial Scholarship

Since 2006, this fund provides a scholarship to a Portage County High School senior planning to attend an institution of higher education.

06/22/06

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Judge Robert Jenkins Memorial

Honoring the late Judge Robert Jenkins, this fund provides scholarships to Portage County graduating high school students seeking post-secondary degrees in law, law enforcement, or natural resources. Funds available for distribution may also be recommended for charitable, educational, scientific, or literary purposes benefiting qualifying individuals or organizations.

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01/24/08

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Jury Family

This donor advised fund supports various charities and programs that are important to the family.

01/02/07

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Justice Works Endowment

Started in 2005, this fund provides for the human needs of those involved with the justice system to assist them with the restoration of productive and purposeful lives.

11/08/05

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Kenneth & Linda Schmidt Family

This donor advised fund was established in 2000.

07/28/00

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Keystone

Established in 1999, this fund supports the ongoing operation of the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin. When distributions are not needed to support the Community Foundation, they are allocated to the unrestricted Community Fund.

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Kids Are Special Here Playground Endowment

Established in 2005, this fund provides funds for the maintenance of the KASH playground in Meade Park in Stevens Point.

12/08/05

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Kiwanis Club of Wild Rose, Inc.

Established in 2007, this fund supports the youth and families in the Wild Rose area, as well as cultural and artistic events to enrich the Wild Rose community as a whole.

12/10/07

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Kiwanis Concert

Distributions from the fund will support the fundraising activities of the Kiwanis Club of Wild Rose, Inc.

10/12/15

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Klismith Family

Started in 2012, this fund will award an annual scholarship to a Portage County graduating high school senior or current UWSP student interested in accounting or paper science at UWSP.

12/19/12

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Koutre Family Fund

This fund will be used to meet the charitable giving wishes of the Koutre Family.

05/05/16

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Koziol Family

This donor advised fund has supported various charitable projects and organizations since 2002.

01/08/02

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Laabs Family

Started in 2012, distributions from this fund will be used to meet the charitable wishes of the Laabs family.

12/13/12

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Lake Association Buckhorn Emerald Fund

Distributions from the fund will be used to protect and preserve the shoreline, environment, water quality, depth and integrity of Buckhorn and Emerald lakes.

02/11/16

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Laura Davies Memorial Scholarship

Started in 1997, this fund honors the memory of Laura and offers scholarships to students who spent their elementary years at McDill School.

05/05/97

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Leek Family

Distributions from the fund will be used to meet the charitable wishes of the Leek family.

12/31/12

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LeRoy & Phyllis Heiser Basketball Scholarship

Started in 2002, this fund provides an annual scholarship to a graduating senior and varsity basketball player from SPASH.

03/04/02

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Lettie Jensen Community Center

Established in 2008, the fund supports the operation of the Lettie Jensen Community Center in Amherst.

04/02/08

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Lillian Stone Weisberg Native American

Established in 2005, this fund promotes and enhances charitable and educational opportunities in Native American arts, history and culture.

04/13/05

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Living Trees Memorial

Since 1988, this fund provides opportunities for honoring/memorializing others with trees planted in Stevens Point parks. For more information please visit the website of the City of Stevens Point.
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01/01/88

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MADA Custom Apparel

The fund will award two $1,000 scholarships annually, one each to a male and female graduating SPASH senior who participated in at least two varsity sports.

11/14/12

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Mae

Since 2002, this donor advised fund has supported the Community Fund and the Women's Fund of Portage County. To support groups and projects that support women and children in Portage County.

10/01/02

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Main Street Historical Enhancement

Established in 2004, this fund enhances and expands the historical, cultural and human interactive opportunities in downtown Stevens Point.

10/07/04

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Ma-kah Water For All

Established in 2010, this fund builds pump wells to provide clean drinking water for organizations and villages in Cameroon, West Africa.

01/12/10

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Malcolm & Margaret Rosholt Scholarship

Established in 1994, this fund provides a scholarship to a graduating senior from Rosholt High School.

11/02/94

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Marcus & Constance Fang

This donor advised fund will support the Portage County Cultural Festival, and will help needy minority and foreign students residing in Portage County achieve their educational pursuits.

10/19/10

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Mark Acaley Memorial Scholarship Designated

Fund began in 2001 to honor the memory of Mark Acaley and awards a scholarship to a graduating senior at Hibbing, MN High School who has strong math skills.

12/20/01

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Marvin Wimmer Memorial

Established in 1991, this fund supports the charitable wishes of the Wimmer Family.

01/21/91

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Mary J Podoll SPASH Band

Started in 2006 in memory of Mary Podoll, a SPASH Band enthusiast. Distributions from the fund are used to support the programs, needs and initiatives of the Stevens Point Area Senior High School Band program.

*06/20/06

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Mary Rose & Lawrence Joseph Kedrowski

This donor advised fund has been supporting various charitable organizations and projects since 2005.

12/29/05

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Mary Thurmaier Foreign Language Scholarship

Established in 2007, this fund provides a scholarship to a SPASH senior with a background and interest in foreign languages.

11/16/07

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May Family

This donor advised fund was started in 2006.

01/18/06

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Meals on Wheels of Stevens Point

Established in 2011, distributions from the fund will help Meals on Wheels meet its mission of providing meals to the elderly and disabled in the Stevens Point area.

09/29/11

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Mike Biadasz Farm Safety and Education Memorial Fund

This memorial fund will be used to support and assist in educating people in farm safety.

10/13/16

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Mike Olson Cross Country Scholarship

Since 2006, this fund has provided a scholarship to a SPASH senior member of the Girls Cross Country team.

11/14/06

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Millennium

Started in 2000 to celebrate the turn of the century, principal and earnings from the fund will be held until 2100, and then distributed in its entirety to support charitable activities in Portage County.

02/25/00

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Moerke-Butcher Sense of Place

A donor advised fund started in 2006.

02/01/06

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Myron and Frances Soik Memorial Catholic Assistance

Allocations from the fund will support the St. Mary's Immaculate Conception Church in Custer, WI.

11/25/14

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National Wellness Institute

Started in 2011, this fund supports the ongoing operations and programs of the National Wellness Institute, Inc.

04/25/11

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Newman Campus Ministry Endowment

Started in 2008, this fund supports ministry opportunities for Catholic students attending the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

07/17/08

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North New Hope Lutheran Church

Since 2001, this fund supports the ongoing operation of the church, and provides scholarships to members seeking higher education.

06/18/01

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Operation Bootstrap Endowment

Started in 2007, this fund provides for the ongoing needs of Operation Bootstrap in Portage County.

12/10/07

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Peter C. Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship

An annual scholarship will be awarded to a Portage County resident pursuing a degree in education from UWSP.

05/19/14

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Peter Friedrich Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Peter in 2007, this fund provides scholarships for students with learning/physical disabilities.

06/20/07

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Peters Family

A donor advised fund established in 1999.

07/28/99

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P.J. Jacobs Washington D.C. Trip Scholarship

Distributions from the fund will be used to fund a portion of the cost of the Washington D.C. trip for students who might otherwise not be able to participate.

08/26/13

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Playhouse Theatre Group of Central Wisconsin

The Playhouse Theatre Group of Central Wisconsin is a non-profit organization committed to fostering a love of theater by engaging young people and our greater community in high-quality performance and educational opportunities… because every kid deserves a standing ovation. To learn more about the Playhouse Theater Group... Click Here

04/24/14

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Plover Police Youth and Safety Fund

Distributions from the fund will support the administration and operation of youth based safety programs implemented by the Plover Police Department.

02/03/16

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Point Bock Run Scholarship

To provide annual scholarships to Portage County graduating seniors (1 male / 1 female) who participated in cross country and are pursuing a post-secondary degree.

12/16/15

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Point in Common

Distributions from the fund will be used to promote and deliver programming to the Stevens Point area community on expanding individual's potential through innovative teaching techniques and technology.

07/11/13

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Point of Discovery School

Distributions from the fund will be used to support the ongoing operations of the Point of Discovery School, an Expeditionary Learning school, that are not provided for in the Stevens Point Area Public School District budget. Such items include, but are not limited to, programming for students and staff, equipment and software needs.

06/04/15

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Portage County Can

The mission of the fund is to improve the well-being of the Portage County community through the development of partnerships that encourage the community to eat smart, move more and feel better.

12/05/13

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Portage County Curling Center

Distributions from the fund will bring a state of the art facility to Central Wisconsin to promote the Olympic sport of curling to people for all ages.

03/31/15

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Portage County Historical Society-Beth Israel Synagogue

Started in 2008, this fund supports the maintenance of the Beth Israel Synagogue.

06/18/08

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Portage County Historical Society Firehouse #2

Started in 2017, this fund supports the management and activities of Firehouse #2 in Stevens Point.

02/08/17

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Portage County Historical Society

Since 2006, this fund has supported the activities and management of the Portage County Historical Society.

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02/01/06

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Portage County Historical Society Heritage Park

Distributions from the fund will be used to support the operation and maintenance of Heritage Park.

02/02/12

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Portage County Historical Society Rising Star Mill

Since 2007, this fund supports the management and activities of the Rising Star Mill facility in Nelsonville, WI.

06/19/07

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Portage County Historical Society-Winn Rothman

Distributions from the fund shall be used to encourage research in the local history of Portage County and of Stevens Point, Wisconsin. The award shall be made to any indiviual, student, organization or group who fulfills the research standards.

09/22/11

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Portage County Literacy Council Endowment

Started in 2006, this fund provides program support for the Portage County Literacy Council

12/29/06

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Portage County Public Library Board of Trustees, Inc.

The fund supports the operation of the Portage County Public Library.

05/21/14

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Portage County Public Library Foundation, Inc.

Established in 2001, this fund supports the operation and mission of the Portage County Public Library. The fund was started with generous gifts from the Boyer, Burke, Houlihan, Kokkeler, Sheehy/Adamczak, Schultz, Schroeder and Walther families.

01/23/01

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Portage County Transition Advisory Council

Begun in 2010, the fund supports activities and programs that help students with disabilities transition into the community after high school.

06/14/10

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Portage County Wildlife

The fund supports projects which promote hunting, fishing and wildlife conservation in Portage County, and offers scholarships to College of Natural Resources students at UWSP.

10/20/09

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Portesi Fund for Catholic Education

Since 1999, this fund provides support for the Stevens Point Area Catholic School System.

08/19/99

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Prime Water Anglers

Prime Water Anglers promotes the sport of fishing through educational, competitive and social events. The goal is to bring fisherpersons together to share in the enjoyment of angling. The fund supports the charitable activities of the group, including kids fishing day.

04/06/14

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Reading First

Established in 2001, this fund supports community efforts that promote the value of reading to children, families and adults in Portage County.

09/13/01

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REF-Barbara J. Gagas Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2011, this fund will offer an annual scholarship to a current or past graduate of Rosholt High School attending a four year college or university and pursuing a degree in a health care related field. Graduates may apply for the scholarship for up to four years.

08/09/11

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REF-Bunczak Family Scholarship

Established in 2015, this fund provides a scholarship to a graduating Rosholt HS graduate enrolling in a two or four year program at a collage, university or technical college.

01/13/15

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REF-Charles A. Anderson Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1998, this fund provides a scholarship to a current or past Rosholt HS graduate attending at least a two-year program at a college, university or technical college.

*10/16/07

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REF-Friends of Education Scholarship

Established in 2003, this fund provides a scholarship to a Rosholt HS senior attending an institution of higher education.

*10/16/07

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REF-General Fund/Scholarship/Grant

Since 1998, this fund has provided a scholarship to a Rosholt High School senior planning to attend at least a two-year program at a college, university or technical college; to provide educational grants; or provide administrative support to the REF.

*10/16/07

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REF-Helen M. Scheidt Memorial Scholarship

Since 1996, this fund has provided a scholarship to a Rosholt HS senior enrolling in a four-year education related program at a college or university.

*10/16/07

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REF-Henry Flees-Scott Eiden Memorial Scholarship

Since 2002, this fund has provided a scholarship to a Rosholt HS senior attending at least a two-year program in the agricultural field.

*10/16/07

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REF-Marie Colrud Gunther Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2002, this fund provides a scholarship to the graduating valedictorian of the Rosholt HS planning to attend at least a two-year program in higher education.

*10/16/07

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REF-Rosholt Lions & Sandy Becker Memorial Scholarship

Since 2005, this fund has provided a scholarship to a current or past graduate of Rosholt HS pursuing a four-year degree in elementary education.

*10/16/07

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REF-Ruth Nelson Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2002, this fund provides a scholarship to a Rosholt HS senior or alumnus enrolling in a university or a technical school pursuing a degree with an emphasis in business related field including but not limited to business administration, management, marketing, accounting, finance, economics, or business agriculture. Preference for graduating seniors but may be awarded to Rosholt alumnus currently enrolled in a university or technical school.

*10/16/07

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REF-Sammy Jo Kurdydyk Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2007, this fund provides a scholarship to a Rosholt HS graduating senior planning to attend a college, university or technical college.

*10/16/07

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REF-Shantytown Snowmobile Club Technical School Scholarship

This fund will offer an annual scholarship to a graduating senior from Rosholt High School who is planning to attend a technical school/college and whose family has been a member of a snowmobile club for at least two years and the applicant is an active member in the snowmobile club.

*10/16/07

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REF-Track & Field

Since 2007, this fund provides support for the maintenance of the track and field and stadium at Rosholt HS.

*10/16/07

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REF-Vernon & Frieda Rosholt Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2000, this fund provides a scholarship to a Rosholt HS senior or alumnus enrolling in a university or a technical school pursuing a degree with an emphasis in business related field including but not limited to business administration, management, marketing, accounting, finance, economics, or business agriculture. Preference for graduating seniors but may be awarded to Rosholt alumnus currently enrolled in a university or technical school.

*10/16/07

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Richard & Myrna Schneider Family

Established in 2004, this donor advised fund provides scholarships to UWSP students, funds speakers in public affairs, arts and sciences, purchases art work for public places, and provides professional development scholarships/grants to UWSP Art and History faculty.

12/05/04

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Robert & Ann Shannon Family

Started in 1998, this donor advised fund encourages community development and supports charitable and educational activities in communities of interest.

11/17/98

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Rusek Family

Established in 2003, this donor advised fund has funded projects and organizations in Portage County which most closely meet the mission of the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin.

05/01/03

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Russell Phillips Scholarship Fund

This fund will provide scholarships to residents of Portage County pursuing degrees in agriculture, forestry or conservation at colleges or universities in Wisconsin.

09/08/16

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Ryan Wanta Memorial

Established in 2001, this fund provides an annual scholarship to a Portage County resident pursuing a degree in child care or early childhood education.

05/15/01

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Salvation Army Milk

Distributions from the fund will provide for the weekly deliveries of milk to the Salvation Army of Stevens Point, WI.

05/07/15

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Schmeeckle Reserve Community Fund

This fund is to support the mission, goals and growth of the Schmeeckle Reserve as determined by the staff and/or the Friends of Schmeeckle Reserve Board.

11/12/15

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Scott Schultz Memorial

Since 2001, this fund provides a scholarship to a Portage County student who serves his/her community through volunteer work, organizational leadership or other service related activities.

07/23/01

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Sisters of St. Joseph -
Third Order of St. Francis

Distributions from the fund will support the mission and ministry of the religious organization of the Sisters of St. Joseph – Third Order of St. Francis.

10/14/13

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Skyward, Inc.

Established in 2003, this fund provides charitable gifts back to Portage County through the Grants Committee of the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin.

12/29/03

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SPAEA-Dave Amdahl -
PANTHER Wrestling Scholarship Fund

Established in 2000, this donor advised fund provides a scholarship to a member of the SPASH wrestling team.

*06/20/06

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SPAEA-Family & Consumer Education/TLS Scholarship

Since 1999, this donor advised fund provides scholarships to worthy students in consumer education and teen living skills.

*06/20/06

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SPAEA-Greg Chelcun Memorial Scholarship

The Stevens Point Area Education Association has established this scholarship in memory of Greg Chelcun, an educator who passed away in 2009. The scholarship is awarded to either a SPASH senior pursuing a Theatre Arts degree, or in alternate years, an outstanding math student.

09/24/09

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SPAEA-Jon Vollendorf Girls Basketball Scholarship

Since 2003, this donor advised fund provides scholarships to SPASH Girls Basketball players for outstanding talent, leadership and character.

*06/20/06

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SPAEA-LauraLee and Brian K. Johnson Fine Arts Award

Established in 1998, this donor advised fund awards scholarships to SPASH students excelling in the areas of vocal music, instrumental music, theater and drama, visual arts and creative writing.

*06/20/06

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SPAEA-Music Department

Since 1999, this donor advised fund provides scholarships for outstanding achievements in music.

*06/20/06

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SPAEA-Richard Lee Biga II Memorial

Since 2003, this donor advised fund provides scholarships for outstanding student achievement in technical education/building construction.

*06/20/06

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SPAEA-Sadie C.Uihlein Scholarship

Established in 1999, this donor advised fund provides scholarships to worthy family and consumer education students.

*06/20/06

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SPAEA-Schwartz Family Scholarship

Established in 2002, this donor advised fund provides scholarships to SPASH graduates planning to attend a technical college.

*06/20/06

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SPAEA-Science Department Award

Since 1996, this donor advised fund recognizes outstanding achievement in science by SPASH students.

*06/20/06

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SPAEA-Sheila Kokkeler Scholarship

Since 2002, this donor advised fund awards scholarships to SPASH students who excel in music or science.

*06/20/06

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SPASH Debate Alumni

This fund supports the SPASH Debate Team. In the event that the SPASH Debate Alumni form their own non-profit entity, funds shall go to support that entity.

12/23/15

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SPASH Girls Cross-Country Panther Prints

This fund was established in 2010 to support the activities of the SPASH Girls Cross-Country team.

08-25-10

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SPASH Girls Soccer Club

The fund will award scholarships to SPASH graduating seniors who participated on the SPASH Girls Soccer Team.

02/06/14

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SPASH Gridiron Club (SPASH Football Booster Club)

The SPASH Gridiron Club is a charitable organization of parents whose mission is to provide and encourage enthusiastic support in the SPASH Football program. The SPASH Gridiron Club through the support of the community, coaches, administrators, and additional parents provides financial and volunteer support for the SPASH Football program. It is our goal through the active participation of as many parents as possible and additional supporters to help build strong moral character, sportsmanship, and fraternal spirits, academic and athletic excellences, along with community and team unity. The funds raised by the SPASH Gridiron Club are designated only to support the SPASH football program.

10/13/16

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SPASH POMS

The fund supports the activities and operation of the SPASH Poms Fund.

07/24/14

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Spoerl Family Memorial

Established in 2008, this donor advised fund directs annual allocations to Portage County projects that most closely mirror the mission of the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin.

12/31/08

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Steffen Family Scholarship

The fund will award an annual scholarship to a graduating senior of Wild Rose High School, or a person who has graduated within 2 years of making application for this scholarship. Applicant must plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college or technical school for police or fire service, or library science.

09/11/14

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Stevens Point Air Show

Established in 2009, the fund sponsors the Stevens Point Air Show which promotes aviation activities, education and camaraderie for aviation enthusiasts.

12/22/09

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Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Since 2008, this fund helps support the operation and programs of the Bureau.

07/10/08

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Stevens Point Area Education Association

Established in 1988, this donor advised fund provides scholarships and promotes educational community programs in the Stevens Point Area Public School District.

*06/20/06

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Stevens Point Area Gymnastics Booster Club

Distributions from the fund will support the operations of the Stevens Point Area gymnastics programs.

08/26/13

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Stevens Point Area Public Schools Education Enrichment Fund

Started in 2003, this donor advised fund provides funding for special initiatives that could not be funded through the regular school budget.

11/10/03

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Stevens Point Area Retired Teachers Association

This fund is to provide scholarships to Portage County residents who plan to attend a College, University or Technical College in the field of education.

*06/20/06

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Stevens Point City Band

Established in 1998, this fund provides operational support for the City Band.

09/16/98

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Stevens Point Festival of the Arts

Distributions from the fund will be used to promote the Arts by encouraging Art Awareness, supporting working Artists and contribution to local Art Education. To learn more... Click Here

04/04/13

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Stevens Point Junior Woman’s Club

This fund has supported various organizations or projects that improve and enrich the lives of women and children in Portage County since 2006.

04/19/06

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Stevens Point Rotary Club

Established in 2002, this fund provides scholarships and other charitable and educational endeavors of the club.

01/04/02

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Stevens Point Sculpture Park

Opened in 2010, the fund will develop and preserve the Sculpture Park on the north side of Stevens Point for future generations. To learn more... Click Here

02/02/10

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Stevens Point Skate Park

Started in 2006, this fund provides for the development of a skate park in Stevens Point.

12/29/06

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Stevens Point Wrestling Booster Club

Established in 2008, this fund originally supported the operations of the Panther (SPASH) wrestling program. Then in 2009 they changed the name to Stevens Point Wrestling Booster Club to expand the club to include other Stevens Point area students.

09/11/08

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St. Martin's Church Maintenance

Established in 2009, this fund is to be used for the repair, maintenance and upkeep of the former St. Martin's Church, grounds and appurtenances.

11/19/09

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Stock the Shelves

Starting in 2010, the Stevens Point Journal will conduct fund raising campaigns to help stock shelves at local food pantries.

10/06/10

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St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church

Established in 2008, this fund provides support for the church in Stevens Point.

08/11/08

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St. Paul's Lutheran Church and School - Community Outreach

Distributions from the fund will be used to meet the mission of the church and school, as well as community outreach events such as the Thanksgiving Basket program that provides families of need all the food that is needed to prepare a Thanksgiving meal in their home.

10/23/13

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St. Paul's United Methodist Church Angel Endowment

Started in 2008 to provide Legacy support for the church.

01/02/08

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Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness Coalition of Portage County

The mission of the coalition is to prevent suicide in Portage County by providing hope, creating awareness and facilitating change in the community to support mental health.

02/18/14

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Susan M. Zywicki Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1999, this fund provides scholarships to graduating seniors from SPASH.

10/13/99

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Team Schierl Companies Charitable Giving

Established in 2010, distributions from the fund support the charitable giving initiatives of the Team Schierl Companies.

05/04/10

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Terri Witt Memorial

Established in 2005, this fund provides materials and for the general needs of the underprivileged students at McDill School in Stevens Point.

01/18/05

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The Fox on Main, LLC Endowment

Distributions from the fund will support the long-term activities and operations of the Fox Theatre LLC.

02/07/13

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The Fox on Main, LLC

Distributions from the fund support the current activities and operation of the Fox Theatre LLC.

02/07/13

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The Women's Fund of Portage County

Established in 1997, this fund supports programs that develop the full potential of women and children. To learn more... Click Here

02/20/97

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Tim Turner Scholarship

Established in 2002, this fund provides a scholarship for a graduating senior of a Portage County high school who is a person of strong character.

10/10/02

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Tooth Fairy

Established in 2002, this fund supports extenuating or emergency dental needs of children, 18 years and younger, who live in low-income households.

06/27/02

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Trzebiatowski Endowment Fund

This fund will be used to fulfill the charitable wishes of the Trzebiatowski family.

01/04/17

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Twin Lakes Public Access Road

Distributions from the fund will be used to maintain the 13,732 acre Twin Lakes property in Iron County, WI.

01/12/15

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UWSP Diving Team Fund

This fund supports the operation and activities of the UWSP Diving Team

12/26/15

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Vernon & Frieda Rosholt Family

Established in 1999, this fund supports charitable activities in the Village of Rosholt.

12/29/99

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Veteran's Memorial Restoration

Established in 2007, this fund will rebuild the memorial in Veteran's Park in Stevens Point.

11/06/07

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Vince & Mary Fonti Sr. Family

A donor advised fund established in 1999.

12/09/99

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Virgin Spur

Stared in 2009, this donor advised fund will support environmental projects and issues in Portage County.

12/28/09

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Ward & Ethel Cable Family

This donor advised fund was started in 1998 by the children of Ethel to honor their mother on her 93rd birthday. Funds support organizations, projects and activities in Portage County.

06/12/98

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WEF-Ann G. Haley Scholarship

Established in 2009, this donor advised fund offers scholarships to graduates of Wautoma High School pursuing a degree in the medical field.

*04/09/09

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WEF-Edna B. Collins Scholarship

Since 2003, this donor advised fund provides scholarships to graduates of Wautoma High School pursuing a degree in business.

*04/09/09

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WEF-Inwald & Anna Songe Scholarship

Established in 1987, this donor advised fund has awarded scholarships to graduates of Wautoma High School.

*04/09/09

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WEF-Jeffrey Badura Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1999, this donor advised fund provides scholarships to graduates of Wautoma High School.

*04/09/09

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WEF-Vernon Grosenick Scholarship

Established in 2003, this donor advised fund provides scholarships to graduates of Wautoma High School pursuing a degree from a technical college.

*04/09/09

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Wellness (Mission)

Established in 2005, this fund supports wellness educational efforts and programming in Portage County.

10/01/05

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Wesley Foundation

Established in 2007, this fund supports the mission of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Stevens Point.

05/22/07

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Wild Rose Patterson Memorial Library

Established in 2007, this fund supports and enhances the Patterson Memorial Library in Wild Rose, WI.

12/10/07

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William Cherek Charitable

Distributions from this donor advised fund will meet Mr. Cherek's charitable wishes

03/12/13

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William Cherek Scholarship

This fund has been providing scholarships to eligible students at Rosholt High School since 2003.

01/22/03

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William G. Schierl & Sarena L. Melotte (Charitable Giving)

This fund will be used broaden human experience and understanding through environmental design, travel, health enhancement initiatives, creativity and the arts. 25% of the allocations from this fund (up to $25,000) annually will be made in the names of Butch Schierl and Anne Gilfrey Schierl.

12/29/06

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Win & Nora Jensen Scholarship

Established in 2002, this fund provides scholarships to students attending church affiliated schools of higher education.

05/03/02

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Wisconsin League of Musky Anglers (WiLMA)

Started in 2011, the fund supports fish stocking and/or maintenance for muskellunge on the Wisconsin River.
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03/07/11

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Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of the Americas

Started in 2008, this fund supports the activities and administration of Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of the Americas, Inc.

07/10/08

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Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association

Started in 2009, this fund supports the ongoing operation and activities of the Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association.

02/12/09

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WR-Elizabeth C. Davies Scholarship

Opened in 2011, the fund awards scholarships to graduates of Wild Rose High School
(post secondary) who are enrolled in a trade school, technical college or four year college or university.

09/26/11

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WR-Jerry Apps Scholarship

Established in 2008, this fund provides scholarships to Wild Rose High School students who have made positive contributions to publishing endeavors.

*07/10/08

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WR-Lois and Margaret Walters Scholarship

An annual scholarship will be given to a graduate of Wild Rose High School who is currently enrolled in a college, university or trade school.

10/23/13

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WR-Martha Jones Scholarship

Opened in 2011, the fund awards scholarships to graduating seniors of the Wild Rose High School.

09/26/11

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WR-Mary Humphrey Scholarship

Established in 2008, this fund provides scholarships to graduates of Wild Rose High School.

*07/10/08

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WR-Murty Trust Scholarship

Established in 2008, this fund provides scholarships to graduates of Wild Rose High School.

*07/10/08

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WW I Veteran's Memorial

Distributions from the fund will be used to maintain and/or restore the recently renovated World War I Veteran's Memorial in Stevens Point.

06/07/11

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Leah Lueck
Community Foundation of Central WI
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