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Board bids farewell to retiring director, Phil Niemeyer

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in Latest News

Board bids farewell to retiring director, Phil Niemeyer

At their final meeting in 2016, the Board of Directors of the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation said goodbye to retiring director, W. Phil Niemeyer.  Niemeyer was appointed to the Foundation board in 2011 and served a five-year term culminating with his service as chairman in 2015. Throughout 2016, he has continued to attend and contribute to Foundation meetings in an advisory role as past chairman. Pictured here, current Foundation Chairman, Dean Brown, left, presents a plaque to Niemeyer, right, acknowledging his six years of outstanding service to the Foundation.

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2017 Scholarship Season Now Open!

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Latest News

2017 Scholarship Season Now Open!

Fort Scholarships – the local, online scholarship application website sponsored by the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation – is now open and accepting applications for the 2017 scholarship season. Local students will find Fort Scholarships to be a very convenient one-stop shop where they can review the eligibility requirements for a whole host of local scholarships and then apply for those for which they qualify. Housed on the site are all the scholarship offerings of the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation, plus many of those offered through Fort Atkinson High School. To access the Fort...

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Foundation publishes 2015-16 Annual Report

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Latest News, Uncategorized

Foundation publishes 2015-16 Annual Report

The Community Foundation’s 2015-16 Annual Report is hot off the presses!  Highlights include grant and scholarship distributions totaling $681,691 and the creation of two new scholarship funds – the Make A Difference Scholarship and the Jim and Lee Vance Scholarship funds.  Read the full report here

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Foundation awards Karrels AP Computer Science Scholarships

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Latest News

Foundation awards Karrels AP Computer Science Scholarships

At the August 2016 school board meeting, teachers Aaron Chamberlain and Dean Johnson presented 15 students with the Foundation’s $1,000 Ed Karrels AP Computer Science Scholarship.  These stellar students earned this award by successfully completing the computer science AP class at Fort Atkinson High School and also by passing the computer science AP test with a score of 3 or higher. This unique scholarship, established in October 2011, is funded by a gift to the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation by Edward Karrels, a former graduate of Fort Atkinson High School who parlayed his computer...

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Early Literacy Stations for Public Library

Posted by on Aug 22, 2016 in Latest News

Early Literacy Stations for Public Library

Thanks to matching grants from the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation and the Friends of the Dwight Foster Public Library, our local library is now offering two new, award-winning Early Literacy Stations to help young learners get ready for the educational world ahead them.   We’d like to thank youth services librarian Minetta Lippert and library director Kelly TerKeurst for bringing this grant opportunity to us.  And thanks also to the Friends of the Library for all you do to make our library such a special place.

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Haukom gift directed to Beautification Fund

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in Latest News

Haukom gift directed to Beautification Fund

The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation is pleased to announce it has received a gift of $10,000 from the estate of Allan and Wilma Haukom. “A meaningful and most welcome gift,” noted Foundation chairman Dean Brown, “that has been directed to our Beautification Fund where it will continue to support projects to improve the community that the Haukoms loved so much.” Wilma Highland and Allan Haukom met as undergraduates at Iowa State University and married on September 3, 1939. They spent most their married life in Wisconsin, moving to Fort Atkinson in 1956. Here they raised five children and...

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