Waukesha County Community Foundation Reveals 25th Anniversary Plans: A year-long celebration planned for 2024
The Waukesha County Community Foundation announced plans to celebrate 25 years of serving Waukesha County at their Annual Giving Forward Breakfast on Wednesday, October 25.
“We are grateful for the vision, planning, and generosity of the small group of community leaders who launched the foundation in 1999,” said Melissa Baxter, Foundation president.
The Waukesha County Community Foundation (WCCF) was founded in 1999 by Bryce Styza, Peter Lettenberger, Donald Fundingsland, Beverly Chappie and the late LaVern Herman. Their goal was simple: to pool together funds to support nonprofit organizations throughout Waukesha County. Now, a quarter century later, the WCCF has grown to nearly $60 million in endowed assets. Through the years, the WCCF has distributed more than $73 million in grants to nonprofits in Waukesha County and beyond.
To celebrate this milestone, the WCCF is partnering with local organizations to host community conversations on housing, corporate philanthropy, and its history. They are also giving back to the community with free days at Waukesha County Parks and the Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum.
The WCCF has enlisted the support of local writer, Malcolm McDowell Woods, to capture the history of the organization and its impact for their 25th Anniversary. Click here to learn more about the Foundation’s anniversary plans and get involved in the celebration!