Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation Announces New Scholarships

The Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation (a supporting organization of ECCF) is excited to announce two new scholarships available as of March 2018. The Caravan Scholarship was established by two donors in celebration of the music programs at Memorial High School and throughout the Eau Claire Area School District. They pay tribute to the exceptional experience that their children, and countless others, have had with the music programs in Eau Claire. The $500 scholarship is available to graduating seniors from Memorial High School who participated in band all four years…

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The Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation’s 2017 Annual Report

The Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation is pleased to share its beautiful new Annual Report. This report had previously been part of ECCF's Annual Report, but now ECPSF has its own publication. You can click the link below to learn about ECPSF's great work in supporting Eau Claire area students. Want to learn more about ECPSF or donate to a fund? Click here to visit their website!

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Women’s Giving Circle Announces 2018 Circle Advisory Team

The Women’s Giving Circle, a fund of the Eau Claire Community Foundation, has announced its Circle Advisory Team for 2018. In order to join the Women’s Giving Circle, members contribute at least $250.00 a year. Part of their contribution supports grants to local nonprofit organizations that run programs benefiting women and/or children. The other portion of the contribution is used to build an endowment at the Eau Claire Community Foundation for future grants. Anyone—male or female—can join the Women’s Giving Circle. People ages 39 and under are encouraged to take…

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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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New Additions to the ECCF Family of Funds

New funds have been added to ECCF's family of funds. Each will increase our region's quality of life in its own unique way. They are: Higbee Family Fund: To protect and preserve the water quality of Lac Courte Oreilles Ida B. Fischer Scholarship Fund: To support scholarships for Altoona alumni planning to attend Chippewa Valley Technical College in the fields of business or accounting Robert J. Falkner Fund: To support a variety of local nonprofits as they work to meet the community's most pressing needs You can donate to any…

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Exciting New Funds at ECCF

  Since the beginning of 2017, nine new Funds have joined ECCF's family of over 200 Funds. It's a diverse group that's improving Wisconsin's quality of life in a variety of ways. They are:   Babbette's Seeds of Hope Fund: To support cancer research and patients undergoing treatment Beckermann Family Fund: To promote family literacy, address homelessness, and support arts and culture Carson Park Baseball Stadium Renovation Fund: To support much-needed updates to the baseball stadium Draper Hills Financial Literacy Fund: To promote financial literacy in the Loyal community Eau…

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2017 ECCF Competitive Grant Awards Announced

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Grants Committee Chair Karl Murch speaks at the 2017 ECCF Annual Meeting. The Eau Claire Community Foundation is proud to announce that it awarded $118,441 in grants through its 2017 competitive grant cycle. Most grant recipients received their checks at the Foundation’s Annual Meeting on June 7. In this grant cycle, the Foundation received 65 grant applications and was able to fully or partially fund 51 of them. These awards bring the Foundation’s current 2017 disbursements through competitive and Donor-Advised granting to more than $2.1 million, including…

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A Night for the Record Books

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The Women’s Giving Circle Celebrates By Sarah Stokes The room buzzed with excitement as people walked through the doors. More than 150 members and dozens of guests turned out to the Women’s Giving Circle annual Spring Gathering at the Eau Claire Golf and Country Club. Warm greetings, laughter, and a true sense of pride could be felt amid all the tables filled with smiling faces. Jill Prushiek, Chair of the Women’s Giving Circle, welcomed the members and guests to a wonderful night of socializing and a lovely dinner before turning…

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