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Donor Stories

Fund Spotlight: Borton Construction Scholarship Funds

Supporting the trades through scholarships The Borton Construction Scholarship Fund was established by the founders of Borton Construction, Paul and Melissa Borsheim, in 2008 to support continued education in construction-related fields such as engineering, drafting, design, or other trade areas. The fund awards a scholarship to a high school senior from each Holmen, Logan, and […]

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Forever Society Member Spotlight: Wayne and Joan Wojciechowski

Wayne and Joan Spieker Wojciechowski Memorial Fund Wayne Wojciechowski established the Wayne and Joan Spieker Wojciechowski Memorial Fund in 2021 to honor the passing of his beloved wife, Joan. The fund is designated to provide financial support for the needs of St. Clare Health Mission of La Crosse upon Wayne’s passing. Where their stories begin […]

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Scott Henke Memorial Fund for the Care and Shelter of Animals

Honoring a life that loved his furry friends The Scott Henke Memorial Fund for the Care and Shelter of Animals was established by his father Paul and sister Nicole following Scott’s passing in 2016. The fund is designated to support the care of animals in shelters as a meaningful way to honor the memory of […]

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Marian Mieden Early Childhood Education Scholarship

The Marian Mieden Early Childhood Education Scholarship was established as a memorial to her. Her passion in life was to educate young children. This scholarship was established in 2009, in order to continue her work in preparing and developing early childhood educators.  Marian worked teaching kindergarten in the Onalaska School District and at the UW-L […]

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Donor Spotlight: Magerus-McKinney Fund

All about the Magerus-McKinney donor advised fund John Magerus and Everett McKinney are the type of people you love to have in your community. They care deeply about the welfare of others, and are not shy about their desire to make an impact. And with homes in both La Crosse and Racine, you might not […]

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Agency Fund Spotlight: La Crosse County Historical Society Endowments

La Crosse County Historical Society Endowments La Crosse County Historical Society discovers, collects, preserves, and shares the history of La Crosse County. While the work of the organization today looks very different from when it first started in 1870 as the La Crosse County Pioneer Association, its commitment to enriching lives through engagement with the […]

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St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of La Crosse Legacy Fund

After serving the La Crosse community for nearly 150 years, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church had to make the difficult decision to dissolve in August 2019. The St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of La Crosse Legacy Fund was established later that year with the proceeds from the sale of the church’s building at 420 West Avenue in […]

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Tina Schwier Memorial Scholarship Fund

Tina (Garves) Schwier passed away in May 2018 after a long battle with breast cancer. This fund was established as a tribute to her by Dale Walter, a friend and colleague with whom she worked for more than 15 years. Others have given to the fund in Tina’s memory, including a generous gift from Bremer […]

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Forever Society Member Spotlight: Jean Gitz Bassett

When Jean Gitz Bassett passed away in 2018, she left part of her estate to La Crosse Community Foundation with directions to support her Jean Gitz Bassett Fund and create the new Jean Gitz Bassett First Presbyterian Church of La Crosse Fund. The first is a field of interest fund used in LCF’s competitive grantmaking […]

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