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FRAWLEY COMPLETES TERM AS PRESIDENT

(WHITEWATER- April 8, 2022)  Danielle Frawley has completed her term as President of the Whitewater Community Foundation as of April 1, 2022.  Danielle has served as President of the Foundation since 2018 and will remain  on the Board as an at At-Large Member.  Under Danielle’s leadership, the Foundation has continued to grow and expand its outreach in the greater Whitewater area.   We are grateful for Danielle’s leadership and appreciate her continued commitment and dedication to the Whitewater Community.  Roni …

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Whitewater Community Foundation Accepting Applications for Community Action Grants

(WHITEWATER- March 1, 2022)  The Whitewater Community Foundation is now accepting applications for Spring Community Action Grants.  Grants will be awarded to local non-profit organizations actively working to support the greater Whitewater community.  Please spread the word to groups working to effect positive change in the Whitewater area. Qualified projects should be intended for educational, cultural, charitable or benevolent purposes that will benefit and improve the greater Whitewater community.  Projects are expected to be accomplished within a specific period of …

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WHITEWATER COMMUNITY FOUNDATION RECOGNIZES THE LIFE AND LOSS OF CO-FOUNDER, JOHN J. NEWHOUSE

John Newhouse, a Co-Founder of the Whitewater Community Foundation, passed away on February 2, 2022.  John was born on December 4, 1931 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin and graduated from Rhinelander High School in 1949.  John earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education at UW-Oshkosh in 1954 and a Master’s Degree in Secondary School Administration at UW-Madison in 1960. John joined the Whitewater community in 1968 serving as Principal of Whitewater High School until his retirement in 1987.  John continued to serve …

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City Receives DNR Urban Forestry Grant for Arboretum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact: Kristin MickelsonPhone: (262) 473-1387Cell: (262) 903-9508Email: KMickelson@whitewater-wi.gov Efforts to increase the number of native tree species in Whitewater’s Starin Parkand identify them with information about their value and natural interrelationship will be getting a financial jumpstartwith the recent award of a $25,000 Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Urban Forestry Grant to the Cityof Whitewater. Whitewater is one of 47 Wisconsin communities to qualify for the funds and awarded a grant as part of an effort …

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Whitewater Community Foundation Recognizes the Life and Loss of Jim Stewart, Founder of the Whitewater Banner

Among the many positive things Jim Stewart did in the WhitewaterCommunity was his creation of a site for local news because he knew thegreat value of an informed community. He had the vision, set up the mechanism for such a site, ran it for many years, and set theexpectations for it to continue. And when it became difficult to keep itgoing, the Whitewater Community Foundation took over the financialsponsorship and stewardship so that this valuable community assetcould be maintained. Thank …

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City Continues Partnership with Whitewater Foundation for Community Projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact: Kristin MickelsonPhone: (262) 473-1387Email: kmickelson@whitewater-wi.gov Whitewater, Wis. August 16, 2021- The City of Whitewater is proud to partner with the Whitewater CommunityFoundation to give people an outlet to donate money to community projects. Over the past several years, the Whitewater Community Foundation (WCF) has assisted in completing projectsincluding Treyton’s Field of Dreams, the adult playground/workout area in Starin Park, the Frawley FamilyAmphitheater and most recently a storybook walk for children. The Foundation is able to assist …

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2020 Annual appeal

The Whitewater Community Foundation (WCF) invites you to join us by investing in Whitewater. Our mission is “to enhance the quality of life in the Whitewater area through educational, cultural, charitable or benevolent expenditures” depends on the generosity of people like you. A gift from you by December 31st, 2020 can provide necessary funding for scholarships and for Community Action Grants given twice a year. Your donation to WCF supports programs such as the Cravath Lake Amphitheater, the Whitewater Dog …

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Accepting Applications For Fall Community Action Grants

The Whitewater Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the Fall Community Action Grant Cycle. Grants will be awarded to local non-profits actively working to support the citizens of the Whitewater area. The deadline for submitting applications is October 31, 2020. Interested organizations can find more information at www.whitewatercommunityfoundation.org/grants. In the Spring of 2020, with the onset of COVID-19 and the resulting loss of jobs, the community foundation awarded community action grants totaling $21,175 to the following organizations to reimburse …

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2020 Spring Community Action Grants

Seven local organizations received grants of $3,025 each totaling $21,175 from the Whitewater Community Foundation (WCF) from their Community Action Grant Fund.  The Board of Directors would like to congratulate the good works happening in Whitewater through the efforts of volunteers of the following organizations:  The Community Space, the Whitewater Food Pantry, Bethel House, First United Methodist Church, St. Patricks Catholic Church, New Beginnings APFV and the Whitewater Rescue Squad.  All of these worthy organizations contribute to the safety and …

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COVID-19 Community Recovery Fund

WHITEWATER, WI – The Whitewater Community Foundation was approached by ananonymous donor wishing to raise more funds for the COVID-19 Community RecoverFund. This fund supports non-profits and government agencies that have been affectedby COVID-19. The Foundation has already given a round of grants to non-profits inWhitewater, but we know that more is needed. The anonymous donor is willing to match all donations to the COVID-19 CommunityRecovery Fund up to $5,000.00 for donations made between now and July 6th. Please help …

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