Celebrating 15 Years of Enriching Our Community

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Ladysmith Educational Enrichment Fund Receives Grant

Ladysmith Educational Enrichment Fund student board members Khloe Keach and Jaelin Waeltz receive grants from Rusk County Community Foundation treasurer Kevin Smith.  The combined grants, exceeding  $20,000 from the LEEF Fund and Anita and George Lawrence Covenant Fund, will fund a variety of Enrichment projects awarded

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Foundation reports ongoing growth

    Ladysmith News – Luke Klinke The Rusk County Community Foundation made its annual Report to the Community last Thursday with leaders noting the organization’s assets it manages grew 32.61 percent to $3.48 million in 2021 compared with about $2.62 million the prior year. The

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Fundraiser ensures Glaze scholarship endures

Luke Klink – Ladysmith News A Rusk County Sheriff’s Deputy was shot and killed while on-duty 5 years ago, and his name endures through a scholarship fund named in his honor. The Dan Glaze Memorial Scholarship provides financial assistance to high school graduates interested in pursuing a

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Lemke family establishes new Hawkins Forever grant

Ladysmith News 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

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RCCF Establishes Women With Courage Fund

The Rusk County Community Foundation (RCCF) is proud to announce the receipt of $10,000 for the establishment of an agency fund for the Women With Courage organization. The establishment of this agency fund provides donors with another option when giving to the local community through the

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Rusk Community Foundation Selects CFCC for Partnership

After interviewing several organizations, the Rusk County Community Foundation (RCCF) is proud to announce that it has partnered with the Community Foundation of Chippewa County (CFCC). “In eight years the Chippewa Foundation has grown their endowments to over three and a half million dollars and has

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Foundation Members Attend Donor’s Forum Conference

Members of the Rusk County Community Foundation Board of Directors attended a two day Conference in Eau Claire sponsored by the Wisconsin Donor’s Forum. Pictured are board members Sandy Roth, Kevin Smith, Gloria McGahey, Dinah Hahn, Kathy Pakes, Andy Albarado, Bev Dukerschein, and Eleanor Anderson. For

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Foundation Receives Wells Fargo Contribution

In support of an anonymous donor’s $50,000 challenge grant to the Rusk County Community Foundation, Eric Rogness, on behalf of Wells Fargo, donates $500 to the RCCF. The anonymous donor is matching fifty cents for every dollar raised, and will contribute an additional $25,000 for immediate

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$7,500 Gift to Rusk County Community Foundation

The recently established Rusk County Community Foundation (RCCF) has received a $7,500 donation to seed a general endowment fund. Per a matching challenge grant, an additional $3,750 will also be added to the Foundation’s permanent funds. “We are happy to kick off our inaugural year campaign

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RCCF Announces IDC Donation

On behalf of the IDC, Don Rubrow awards $3,000 to the Rusk County Community Foundation. Accepting the gift is Lori Stushek, RCCF board member. A community foundation is a public charity which administers endowed funds and grants to eligible organizations and non-profit purposes within a geographic

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