About the Cover

About our cover photo: The Foundation understands the importance of having strong, healthy neighborhoods. We also believe in the power and potential of individuals and organizations to change communities, and that's why we are proud to support numerous neighborhood revitalization efforts throughout our community. (Read More)

  Welcome Letter from Our CEO, Board Chair

The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation is here to help create meaningful change in our community and to be sure our donors' legacies live on. (Read More)

  Our Financial Report

We are pleased to report the Foundation's financial position is strong. An independent audit has confirmed the fair presentation of our financial results and the quality of our financial controls for the 2016 fiscal year. (Read More)

  Investing in our Communities: Progress

Thanks to many gifts of time and financial resources, we are making progress to address unmet needs and improve the quality of life in our communities. (Read More)

  Donation of farm land gives opportunity to grow family's charitable legacy

As a child, Marianne Ivey remembers wading in a small stream and admiring the webs of garden spiders under willow trees on her family's farm land along County Road E in Omro. Her father, Bert Formiller, taught her to love this land, where she and generations of her mother's family were raised. The stream and willows were such a special memory, Marianne had an Oshkosh artist create a painting of them. "I always will find a place for it, wherever we live," says Marianne. (Read More)

  Youngwirths build legacy of community support now, for the future

Back in the day when Wayne and Suzanne Youngwirth were youngsters in Oshkosh, a strong work ethic was something people celebrated. The upbringing they experienced has instilled in them a drive to do well for themselves and for their community. It's something that just comes naturally. (Read More)

  Oshkosh woman’s legacy of support inspires sister’s philanthropy

A portrait of a lovely woman from the 1920s hangs in a spare bedroom at Janice Pennau's home. The original painting titled "Miss Julia Due," by local artist Merton Grenhagen, is stored at the Oshkosh Public Museum, where it was displayed for 40 years. (Read More)

  Heaney’s philanthropy recognizes family, friends who shaped his upbringing

Bill Heaney could be described as a conversationalist and a thoughtful academic, whose mind is an encyclopedic treasure of historical nuggets. (Read More)


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