Celebrating 14 Years of Enriching Our Community

Category: Funds

Hawkins Forever Fund

What started as a conversation between Stewart and Doris Lemke and their children has resulted in a wonderful gift for the Hawkins area, $100,000 to establish the Hawkins Forever Fund. The Lemke children, Tina Lemke, Linde Vacho, Dinah Hahn, and Todd Lemke had this to say

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Dennis B. Kovacevich Fund

Dennis Kovac was born in Ladysmith and grew up in the Bruce and Blue Hills area. He graduated from Bruce High School in 1961 and later joined the U.S. Navy, retiring in 1987. After completing his graduate degree in 1989, he began his second career as

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Gordon and Beverly Dukerschein Donor Advised Fund

Gordon and Beverly (Peterson) Dukerschein were born and raised on dairy farms in Glen Flora and have spent their lifetime in Rusk County. We were fortunate to have parents who valued community and were very involved in church, 4-H, the Glen Flora Community Club, school board

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Ladysmith First Church of Christ Endowment Fund

The First Church of Christ in Ladysmith was the beneficiary of an estate.  The donor gave us some suggestions for future use of the funds.  We used the Rusk County Community Foundation as a place to invest and hold the funds for future use.  The First

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Lorkowski Scholarship Fund

Bob Lorkowski, an old Boy Scout, lives the part of the “Oath” which is to “help other people at all times.” Barb was an educator for 40 years, starting in Chicago’s inner city, to Weyerhaeuser K-3, Principal and District Administrator, and is someone who knows that

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Smith-Allen Donor Advised Fund

Kevin Smith and Rebecca Allen have been a part of our community for over 35 years. Rebecca was a pediatrician with the Marshfield Clinic. Kevin was a stay-at-home dad with a work history in corporate accounting and as an investment advisor/Certified Financial Planner. They raised their

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Dennis R. Van Wey Legacy Fund

Dennis was born and raised in Ladysmith with his brothers Mel, Mark, Timothy, sister Audrey and parents Cecil and Betty Van Wey. After his high school graduation he attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania. His career was in academics, primarily at Mount Senario College. He began his

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Women With Courage Endowment Fund

The Women with Courage Foundation was organized in 2004 by a group of individuals who were interested in offering financial support to cancer patients within Rusk County. Through their dedication and the generosity of many individuals and businesses, they have distributed yearly stipends to people of

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Partners of Rusk County Memorial Fund

The Partners of Rusk County Memorial Fund is a volunteer organization whose mission is to provide support for the health community of Rusk County and the Marshfield Medical Center-Ladysmith and its patients and to the residents of Rusk County.  The Partners have assisted with the purchase of the following items:

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