Good Samaritan match campaign promotes future of community - December 7 2016

OSHKOSH, WI - The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation is sharpening its vision for the future of our communities and asking for support of the Good Samaritan Match campaign.

The Good Samaritan Fund was created with a generous $150,000 gift from the John E. Kuenzl Foundation. The fund is unrestricted in its purpose which allows for maximum community impact.

The match campaign, launched Dec. 7 at the Foundation's Donor Appreciation event, seeks to raise at least $150,000 for the Good Samaritan Fund by Dec. 31.

Maximize the community impact of your gift to the Good Samaritan Fund! Help us reach our $150,000 goal by Dec. 31.


"If you look at all that the Foundation has done over the years, so many of the visions for Oshkosh have become a reality thanks to good people who want to do good for their community," says Bill Wyman, president and CEO.

"We enjoy a fantastic quality of life in Oshkosh today, but there's so much more we can do. And, what about 20 or 50 years from now? We have to plan for future needs, and the Good Samaritan Fund can help."

Gifts to the Good Samaritan Fund can address a broad range of local needs, including those not anticipated in the future. Projects like the renovated downtown Oshkosh storefronts and streetscape, neighborhood improvements and the recent $1 million grant to support the downtown Oshkosh Community YMCA renovation are thanks to unrestricted funds like the Good Samaritan Fund.


  • Or by phone at 920-426-3993

  • Or by writing a check to the Good Samaritan Fund and mailing it to:
      Oshkosh Area Community Foundation
      230 Ohio St., Suite 100
      Oshkosh, WI 54902-5894
    The Good Samaritan match campaign was launched in conjunction with the presentation of the first Good Samaritan Award to the family of Jim Williamson. Williamson was an Oshkosh attorney and longtime trustee of Kuenzl Foundation who passed away on April 14, 2016.

    "Jim was a respected attorney and a true community advocate," Wyman says. "He never sought the spotlight but made so much good happen behind the scenes. We hope this award will inspire people to make a difference in the future."

    The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization created by and for the people of Winnebago County, Waushara County, Green Lake County and Ripon. Through charitable giving, the Community Foundation strives to make our communities thrive. For more information, please call 920-426-3993.


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