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New funds approved in first quarter 2021

March 3, 2021

Jamie Schloegel, Executive DirectorBy Jamie Schloegel, Executive Director

Announcing seven new funds in first quarter

We’ve had a busy start to the year, and are thrilled to report that our board of directors recently approved seven new La Crosse Community Foundation funds.

One of my absolute favorite things is helping people establish funds that best reflect their charitable goals. It’s so much fun learning about what drives folks to choose the most sustainable way of supporting the communities we love. And because we can flexibly adapt to the needs of new fund holders, it makes starting a fund so simple and exciting.

Check out the newest members of the LCF fund family!

Fund NameFund TypeFund Description
Kim & Kyle Donskey Charitable FundDonor advisedTBD
Lynn & Kirk Donskey Family FundDonor advisedThe Lynn & Kirk Donskey Family Fund was established by members of the family in December of 2020. The fund was designed to support organizations, programs and services that will help celebrate, educate and improve our everyday way of life.
Gerald & Marcella (Meyer) Horman ScholarschipScholarshipGerald and Marcella were lifelong residents of the greater La Crosse area - Gerald from Onalaska and Marcella from Bangor. They established this scholarship fund to give back to their home community, and to help people who don't have the finances to pursue higher education on their own. This fund awards one annual scholarship to a student at Onalaska High School. They also have scholarship funds for Luther High School and Bangor High School.
Charles & Cheryl Hanson Riverside International Friendship Gardens FundDesignatedThis fund was established by Charles and Cheryl Hanson to promote and sustain the vision of the Riverside International Friendship Gardens, which is to celebrate the beauty in the diverse cultures of the world while also recognizing that we are all part of the same good Earth and are responsible for protecting it for ourselves and our posterity.
Graw Fund for River Studies DesignatedThe Graw Fund for River Studies supports research within the River Studies program at UW-L, namely to benefit the health of Pool 7 of the Upper Mississippi River to help sustain, restore, and increase awareness of this valuable ecosystem.
Riverside International Friendship Gardens FundAgencyThis fund was established to help ensure the Riverside International Friendship Gardens remain a place of beauty reflecting our appreciation for the diverse cultures that share the earth. The gardens are the result of a unique public-private partnership, and currently include gardens celebrating and recognizing La Crosse's sister-city relationships with communities in China, Germany, France, Russia, Norway, Ireland, and new in 2020, Cameroon.
Jenny & Tom Walter FundDesignatedTBD

Donor opportunities at LCF

La Crosse Community Foundation has a wide variety of giving options. Any person, family, business, or qualified charity can start a fund that we will manage in perpetuity.

The options are vast, and here are our most common fund types:

Ready to start a fund?

If you’re ready to start a fund, please reach out! I can’t wait to get to know you and help your vision for community impact become a reality.