Month: September 2017

Jim Pinter Receives Leadership Award at the ECCF Autumn Social

Jim Pinter (bottom center), shown here with his family, received a Leadership Award at ECCF's 2017 Autumn Social. Jim Pinter's many achievements and lasting impact on the Eau Claire Community Foundation (ECCF) were recognized when he received a Leadership Award at ECCF's Autumn Social on September 18, 2017.  As members of the Society of Founders (SOF), Jim and his wife Kathy were instrumental in creating ECCF; without the dollars they and the other SOF members so generously contributed , ECCF couldn't have opened its doors. But…

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Ida B. Fischer Scholarship Fund Featured in the Leader-Telegram

Ida B. Fischer The Leader-Telegram recently featured this beautiful love story of Ida and Larry Fischer. Larry established a new fund at the Foundation in memory of his wife. The Ida B. Fischer Scholarship Fund will support scholarships for School District of Altoona alumni planning to attend the Chippewa Valley Technical College in the fields of business or accounting. CLICK HERE TO READ IDA AND LARRY'S STORY CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO THE IDA B. FISCHER SCHOLARSHIP FUND

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Draper Hills Financial Literacy Endowment Creates a Model for Philanthropic Support of Public Education

Dr. Carter Hill presents a $25,000 grant to the School District of Loyal so it can launch a new Financial Literacy program. On Friday, September 8, 2017, School District of Loyal Superintendent Cale Jackson officially accepted a $25,000 grant from the Draper Hills Financial Literacy Endowment, which was established by Dr. Eldon Hill. This grant will not only fund a new Financial Literacy program for Loyal students, but could inspire similar collaboration between philanthropists and public schools in the future. The Draper Hills Financial Literacy Endowment is…

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