How does foundation benefit community?
It’s remarkable that 20 years have passed since a small group of civic-minded Janesville residents pooled their knowledge and dollars and launched what today is known as the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin.
It’s even more impressive to realize what a big deal the foundation has become.
The organization started as the United Community Foundation and changed its name in 1995. Perhaps you’ll recognize some of the names of the organization’s founding board members—Alan Dunwiddie, Jim Cripe, Alfred Diotte, Martin Kennedy, Phil Reuter, Gary Smith and John Steil.
Columnist Anna Marie Lux reflected on the foundation in her column in last Thursday’s Gazette.
How has the foundation helped our community, and why should we all celebrate the foundation’s 20th anniversary?
This will be the subject of The Gazette’s editorial Wednesday.