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September 2013


An e-Newsletter with our members in the news!

Please share with us your stories of success, and see it here next month.

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Featured Announcement

Members Spotlight

Philanthropy in the News

Corporate Philanthropy

Community Foundations

Member Announcements


Members Spotlight
Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation
Great Lakes has grown their community investment portfolio considerably in the past year. Four principles help further the impact of every dollar we commit which helped them refocus, and then link to Annual Report. Through the partnerships they forge and the initiatives they lead, they strive to make it easier for traditionally underserved students to succeed in college, so that they can reach their full potential in life. Read more>> 

Join Us for Networking!
We are excited to announce that the October engagement event will be hosted by Joy Global at the Urban Ecology Center's new Menomonee Valley campus! 

Date:  October 3, 2013

Time:  4:00PM to 5:30PM
Menomonee Valley Campus
3700 W. Pierce St.
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Our popular engagement events provide an opportunity to network with peers in philanthropy while connecting in a casual atmosphere. Each event is hosted and facilitated by a member that also enjoys an option to briefly discuss their philanthropic efforts. With an emphasis on networking, the agenda is simple—hear and learn from your peers, exchange ideas with colleagues, share your successes and challenges, and enjoy the DFW membership experience.
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Click here to register today!
Featured Announcements from DFW

DFW Announces Interim Director: Bob Unkel
On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff, we are very pleased to share with you some developments with regard to our leadership transition.
Please review the full announcement here.
To learn more about Bob's background, please click here.

2013 DFW Annual Conference VIEWPOINTS

Attend to…
- Inspire and energize your work
                - Examine philanthropic trends in Wisconsin
- Learn about nonprofit capacity building
     - Share your ideas and past achievements
- Discuss local K-12 education initiatives
      - Explore innovative practices in philanthropy
- Connect and network with peers

2013 DFW Annual Conference Nov 14
Early Bird Member registration rates
available until Friday, October 11

Register Today!

View all of our upcoming programs by visiting the programming page of our website>>
Wisconsin's Corporate Citizens

  • Northwestern Mutual Foundation Fights Pediatric Cancer with NCAA® Championship Floor more>>
Communities in Action: Wisconsin's Community Foundations

Kelly Ryan, President & CEO of Incourage Community Foundation was part of the Cultivating Community Engagement Project panel, who developed the Framework for Community Leadership by a Community Foundation publication more >>

Oshkosh Area Community Foundation celebrates 85th year with 85-cent pool admission more>>

Marshfield Area Community Foundation celebrates 20 years of helping community more>>

Through the Basic Needs Giving Partnership, the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Greater Green Bay Area Community Foundation and Oshkosh Area Community Foundation have awarded $45,000 in grants to participants in a local Social Innovation Leadership Experience more>>


Member Announcements

Helen Bader Foundation announces promotion of Lopez Vento more>>

Robin Mayrl (Helen Bader Foundation) retires July 1 more>>

The Burke Foundation has moved and now has a permanent location at the P.H. Dye Building in Milwaukee’s Third Ward

United Way of Greater Milwaukee receives grant to help test-takers finish GEDs before deadline more >>

Greater Milwaukee Business Foundation on Health Inc., finds area health care costs move closer to costs in other cities more>>

Please welcome the newest members to our network!

  • Daniel Hoan Foundation (Family)
  • R.A. Stevens Foundation (Family)


Philanthropy in the News

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