The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation inspires and encourages charitable giving in Northeastern Wisconsin by connecting caring people with solutions that strengthen our community.

Fall Newsletter
2016
President's Message
Board Leadership  
Every two years the Community Foundation elects a chair to lead the Board of Directors.  We had a changing of the gavel in September when Mark McMullen stepped down after two years of serving as chair.  

Mark has been a great leader of our Board.  He combined wit with a collegial leadership style and led Foundation governance efforts to increase impact during his tenure.  Mark is first and foremost all about community.  

During his tenure, grantmaking grew substantially.  The Board formulated a new strategic grantmaking initiative focused on four community-wide issues that our field of interest and unrestricted funds support.  Education and workforce development were two of the special issues, along with root causes of poverty and wellbeing initiatives focused on supporting young girls. 

The Board of Directors elected Chris Woleske, Senior Vice President and COO of Bellin Heath, as the new Foundation Chair.  Chris has served on the Board since 2010 and been a member of most standing committees.  Chris will lead the Foundation Board of Directors for the next two years.
 
I feel fortunate to be able to work side by side with such quality and community-minded leaders.   
  David Pamperin, President & CEO
Spotlight on Grants
Crime Prevention Grants Awarded

Our 2016 Crime Prevention Foundation Fund Grants cycle awarded $15,210 to nine Brown County programs aimed at reducing or eliminating the desire, ability, or opportunity to commit a crime.

Several donor advisors co-invested with our discretionary funds to support four of those programs.  These donor advised contributions are an opportunity to create greater impact through co-investment in causes in our community. 

The crime prevention programs include a collaboration between the Boys & Girls Club and police officers to engage with youth and their families and establish positive connections and a sense of trust with law enforcement as well as a program to provide a voluntary and confidential negotiation between offenders and victims.  The mediation process helps the involved parties find a common ground, interpret concerns, frame the issues, define the problem, and arrive at a mutually agreed upon solution to their dispute. 

The Foundation offers co-investment opportunities year-round, including local giving opportunities shared quarterly with donor advisors.  
What Gives 
IRA Rollover Contribution Options
 
As the end of the year approaches, people 70 ½ or older may want to consider the tax benefit of gifting their IRA distributions to charity.  The Pension Protection Act of 2006 allowed individuals to make charitable distributions of up to $100,000 from their individual IRAs each year. On December 18, 2015, Congress passed the PATH Act, making this unique charitable giving opportunity permanent and allowing individuals to give IRA assets to charity, free from federal tax, every year.  Individuals may exclude the amount distributed directly to an eligible charity from their gross income.

Gifting such assets to the Community Foundation allows donors to establish a number of different types of named funds.  Scholarship, field of interest, designated or unrestricted funds all qualify for this distribution.  Distributions from IRA accounts to donor advised funds are not considered qualified charitable distributions under this charitable rollover provision.

To learn more about our types of funds, please click here.  For a more in-depth look at the IRA charitable rollover, click here.  

Hurricane Matthew Relief Giving

Hurricane Matthew killed more than 500 people when it hit Haiti last month, leaving more than 175,000 without homes, and more than a million more struggling to survive. The UN estimates at least 1.4 million Haitians are now in need of urgent assistance. We've pulled together a list of resources for donors to review when considering the best way to help.
Community Agenda
Upcoming Grant Workshops 

Each year, the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation invites nonprofits to attend workshops on the Foundation's grants process, grant opportunities, and available resources. The events provide an opportunity to update organizations on the options available to them, talk through any questions or concerns they may have and discuss issues surrounding the work.

This year, those workshops will be held:
8-9 a.m. Tuesday, November 29
3-4 p.m. Thursday, December 1

Register Now

Our Community Engagement Team will introduce the new website, review Foundation grant programs and the online application process, and answer any questions.

Nonprofits are welcome to join us at either of the two workshops at the Community Foundation, 320 N. Broadway St., Suite 260, in Green Bay. 
  
Community Foundation News 
 
Rashad Cobb Joins Our Team 
Rashad Cobb joined the Community Foundation on Oct. 26 as the Community Engagement Program Officer.  Rashad will lead the Foundation's scholarships program and manage several community grant making programs as part of the Foundation's community engagement efforts.

Rashad brings extensive experience to the community engagement team, most recently serving as the Education and Career Development Coordinator for the Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay.  We are excited to have him on our team!
Newly Elected Board Members
In September, we welcomed four new members to our Board of Directors. They are Kate Burgess, CEO Elevate97; Evan Lin, Attorney/ Managing Member, Lin.Liebmann LLC; Hector Rodriguez, Realtor, Keller Williams; and Jeanne Wolf, Owner, Wolf Financial Services, LLC. We look forward to their unique insights as they help advance the mission of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation.
2016 Celebration of Giving
Our Celebration of Giving was held Wednesday, October 26.  This annual celebration brings our donors, fundholders and volunteers together to celebrate the successes of the fiscal year.  The Automobile Gallery was a great venue for the celebration of our 25th anniversary.  Thank you to all who were able to join us!






Upcoming Grant Application Deadlines
 
Funds for Greater Green Bay - January 11, 2017 
Women's Fund  - January 11, 2017
Basic Needs Giving Partnership
- February 1, 2017
Schreiber Charity Golf Classic Beneficiary Program - February 1, 2017
 
Board of Directors
Officers:
Chris Woleske, Chair
Mark Radtke, Vice Chair
Tom Hedge, Secretary
Gary Lofquist, Treasurer

Directors:
Kate Burgess, Craig Dickman, Gary Fairchild, Terry Fulwiler, Tim Kneeland,
Tom Konop, Charles Lieb, Evan Lin, Wayne Lubner, Mark McMullen, David Pamperin,
Ed Policy, Rob Riordan, Hector Rodriguez, Thomas Schumacher, Nancy Thompson
Brenda Warren, Tracy Weyers, Terry Wickman, Jeanne Wolf, Matt Zuengler

Staff:
David L. PamperinPresident & CEO
  Jonathan J. Kubick, CPA,  Chief Financial Officer
Amber Paluch, Vice President of Community Engagement
Annie Dart, Donor Engagement Program Officer
Rashad Cobb, Community Engagement Program Officer 
Bonnie StaffenAccountant
Carla HeintzAdministrative Specialist

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