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Scholarship Deadline is February 15

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 in Latest News

All applications for the Community Foundation’s 34 competitive scholarship programs for the 2017-18 academic year are due by 10 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.  Current graduating seniors at Fort Atkinson High school, former graduates, and residents of Fort Atkinson may all be eligible, depending upon the criteria attached to each scholarship. To view all the scholarships offered by the Community Foundation and to see the criteria for each one, visit the foundation’s website at www.fortfoundation.org.  After determining their eligibility here, students can then apply by following...

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Dr. Michael Bender joins Foundation Board

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in Latest News

Dr. Michael Bender joins Foundation Board

The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Bender has been appointed to serve a five-year term on the organization’s Board of Directors.  He was nominated by the Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce and will be replacing Dean Brown who has completed his term and who will spend 2017 serving the board as past chairman. “We are thrilled to have Mike join the Foundation board” declared Foundation Chairman Chris Rogers.  “His extensive involvement with our community, both through his work and his volunteer experience, will make him an extremely valuable board...

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Feb. 15th Scholarship Deadline Approaches

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Latest News

The Community Foundation reminds the public that all applications for its 34 competitive scholarship programs for the 2017-18 academic year are due by 10 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.  Current graduating seniors at Fort Atkinson High school, former graduates, and residents of Fort Atkinson may all be eligible, depending upon the criteria attached to each scholarship. To view all the scholarships offered by the Community Foundation and to see the criteria for each one, visit the foundation’s website at www.fortfoundation.org. After determining their eligibility here, students can then...

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Foundation receives Deets Memorial Gift

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in Latest News

The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation gratefully announces receipt of a gift made by the family of Corliss Deets in memory of the former Barrie School principal.  The memorial gift of $1,500 was directed by the family to the Foundation’s Barrie School Scholarship Fund where it will help provide matching funds to allow three Barrie School graduates to receive $1,000 Fred and Helen Rose Inspire-a-Dream scholarships. Deets, who passed away this past November at the age of 86, spent 33 years working in the Fort Atkinson School District, finishing his career as principal at Barrie School, where...

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Hannah Church Scholarship established at Foundation

Posted by on Jan 2, 2017 in Latest News

Hannah Church Scholarship established at Foundation

A scholarship in memory of Hannah Church will be offered to this year’s graduating class at Fort Atkinson High School. Established at the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation from many memorial gifts made by family and friends, this new scholarship fund will offer financial assistance to a graduating senior at Fort Atkinson High School who has been involved in the school’s show choir program. Hannah was a 16-year-old junior at Fort Atkinson High School in October 2016 when her life was cut short by a tragic car accident. At Fort High, Hannah was well-known for her love of show choir where her...

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