Call the Doctor, We have Scholarship Fever

Little known to the rest of the community, May means scholarship season for the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. Our staff, especially Education Coordinator Cheryl Fowler, work at a feverish pace this time of year to coordinate the selection process and the awarding of hundreds of scholarships to students in the Oshkosh area.

This year, the Foundation will award more than 200 scholarships totaling $287,020. Our volunteer committee members have a tough job narrowing down more than 600 applications, all from worthy students with plans to pursue further education. Continue reading Call the Doctor, We have Scholarship Fever

The re-green-ing of Oshkosh

Your Community Foundation would like to take an opportunity on this – Earth Day – to say THANK YOU to those dedicated individuals and organizations who work to nurture, preserve and sustain our beautiful surroundings for generations to come.

Back in 2010, we launched a communitywide fund-raising campaign called Taking Root.

Nearly 200 people, organizations and businesses supported this effort to beautify Oshkosh. Continue reading The re-green-ing of Oshkosh

A Community in Search of Affordable Housing

In Oshkosh, there are at least 110 homeless people, including men, women and children.

In addition, 5,800 households in Oshkosh are paying more than 30 percent of their income on housing, meaning those residents do not have enough for important expenses like health care, transportation and food. Continue reading A Community in Search of Affordable Housing

New CEO is a familiar face at Foundation

Leadership changes at any organization are often exciting times filled with a unique blend of anticipation, optimism and fear.

For those who have been aware that the Foundation was searching for a new leader, the BIG question of who that person will be was answered this week.

Bill Wyman, lifelong resident of Oshkosh, has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. Continue reading New CEO is a familiar face at Foundation