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Board Members Take a Tour of Rock River Free Clinic

Whitewater Community Foundation board members visited Rock River Free Clinic (RRFC) this morning to meet another recipient of our inaugural Community Action Grants. Danielle Frawley, Dawn Hunter and David Yochum presented a check to Executive Director Kristin Wallace for $2,500 to help defray drug costs for RRFC clients. The RRFC is a nonprofit 501(3)c clinic led by a volunteer board of directors. It provides health care and education to community members in Whitewater, Jefferson County and Cambridge. The clinic became …

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Partnering with Kettle Moraine Land Trust

The Whitewater Community Foundation presented a check for $3275 on Saturday, July 17 to KMLT Executive Director Maggie Zoellner of the Kettle Moraine Land Trust. KMLT manages several preserves though out Walworth County and partners with land owners who create Conservation Easements to preserve a portion of their property. The Whitewater Community Foundation’s Community Action Grant funds went toward a series of educational programs targeted toward learning about edibles in the prairies and woodlands near Whitewater, growing mushrooms, and creating …

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Whitewater Community Foundation Visits the Site of Camp Invention!

This morning was so inspiring! We visited the site of Camp Invention, a week-long STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) workshop for area kids. The Foundation granted Camp Invention and the Whitewater School District scholarship monies through our Community Action Grant so that children who couldn’t afford to attend would have a chance to tear apart computers, make robots, play with drones, learn physics through the use of catapults and slingshots, study anatomy, play with squid ink, etc. Camp …

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The Foundation Gives out the First of Eight Community Action Grants

Things are getting exciting this week! We met with Deb Weberpal and Matt Amundson from Whitewater Parks and Recreation on July 7 for their ribbon-cutting ceremony. We presented them with a check for $2332 to assist in paying for the purchase of new adult fitness equipment that Deb spearheaded. And, of course, we took a short stroll over to Treyton’s Field of Dreams to support the ribbon-cutting on their new concession building. Deb, Director of Seniors in the Park, and …

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Danielle Frawley Joins the WCF Board of Directors

The Whitewater Community Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of our newest board member: Danielle Frawley. Danielle Frawley is a lifelong resident of Whitewater. She attended UW-Whitewater and graduated with her BBA in International Business with a minor in Spanish in 2007. She is currently the Chief Retail Officer at Fort Community Credit Union. Danielle is passionate about our local community and volunteers with many local organizations including Whitewater Rotary International. She currently holds board positions with the Whitewater …

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First Round of 2016 Action Grants Awarded!

The Whitewater Community Foundation has concluded its search for worthy community projects and is proud to announce $16,307 in grants made through our inaugural round of Community Action Grants. The Foundation Grants Committee chose eight grantees to receive monetary support for projects that best advanced education, arts and environmentalism in the greater Whitewater Community. · Camp Invention – scholarships for children to attend Science Technology Education Arts and Math (STEAM) camp in order to prevent the “Summer Slide” in education …

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Congratulations Scholarship Recipients!

The Seniors have graduated from Whitewater High School, and some of Whitewater’s hardest working, community-oriented students are commencing the next stage of their educations with college, university or technical college. Congratulations to: Cheyenne Minton – Whitewater Community Foundation Madalee Gregoire – Whitewater Community Foundation Founder’s Scholarship Sydney Zimdars – James Crummey Memorial Emma Stutzman – Rosemary Roe Goeglein Memorial Derek Holik – Burton H. Heldt Memorial Caleigh Judd – Burton H. Heldt Memorial Andrea Markham – Burton H. Heldt Memorial …

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Whitewater High School Scholarships

It’s scholarship season in Whitewater! We are so excited to see the amazing applications that will be coming to us in the next week. On May 25, we’re going to meet exceptional young adults in our school district who have made a difference academically, socially, and personally. Following is a list of scholarships for which local students have applied. Good luck to all! Whitewater Community Foundation Founders’ Scholarship Anne & Lane Kuske Drama Scholarship The Raymond O. Storck Family Scholarship …

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Community Action Grant Program

The Whitewater Community Foundation is pleased to announce a new Community Action Grant program. The Foundation has created an avenue that individuals and organizations may use to further their dreams. Our goal is to fund community projects that create a more vibrant and culturally diverse atmosphere in education, community development, artistic, and social activities, as well as community beautification, environmental projects and recreation. Projects should be creative, innovative and address community needs. We will be offering two grant cycles during …

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New Position Added

The Whitewater Community Foundation is seeking an additional board member, preferably one who has experience with investing and finances. As the Foundation grows and adds to its investments in the community, we have recognized the need to add an additional board member position. The Foundation is on track to create more endowed scholarships and pass through project funds, and we would like to add a financial expert and treasurer to the mix. If you are interested in representing your community, …

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