Higbee Family Fund

Purpose: The purpose of the Higbee Family Fund is to protect, preserve, and restore the water quality of Lac Courte Oreilles.

The Higbee Family refers to the descendants of Edward Cady Higbee and Ella May (Bacon) Higbee. Edward was a lawyer and circuit judge in La Crosse, WI, and he was captivated by the beauty and serenity of Lac Courte Oreilles when visiting the area in the early 1900s. Edward and his second wife, Grace Fassett Higbee, rented a cottage in 1917 then purchased the land now referred to as the “Camp at Reserve” on the eastern shore of Lac Courte Oreilles in 1919. As of 2017, six generations of Higbee descendants have enjoyed the same property.

The Higbee Family Fund is a Designated Fund under the management of ECCF. To achieve its purpose, income from the Higbee Family Fund will provide grants to the Courte Oreilles Lakes Association (COLA) in its work to protect the water quality of the lake.

To support this Fund, you can donate online using the button below or mail a check to:

ECCF/Higbee Family Fund
306 S. Barstow St. Suite 104
Eau Claire, WI  54701