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Southwest Wisconsin Annual Report 2011-2012


Honoring the Best of Crawford County


They make their communities strong. The Crawford County Community Fund makes their efforts known.


This spring, the CCCF hosted the second annual Crawford County Leadership Awards recognizing seven residents and three organizations for their outstanding volunteer efforts.


The awards were made in five categories:


Community Leadership and Service Award ●Karen Sjoberg, an educator in the Wauzeka-Steuben School District, was cited for her leadership of Crawford County Reality Check, a financial simulation activity for high school seniors in several school districts. For the past seven years, Sjoberg has done everything required to produce the event from coordinating leaders to fundraising to teaching.


2012 Crawford County Leadership Award Recipients left to right: Monty Ames representing the Eagles Club, Bob Moses and Jesse Aspenson representing the Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce, Karen Sjoberg, Brandi Kochera, Cheryl Mader and Lara Czajkowski- Higgins, members of the Rotary Club, and Ron Leys.


●Eagles Club of Prairie du Chien was recognized for its many fundraising and volunteer efforts including the Heart and Cancer Telethon, which raises about $35,000 for research initiatives in La Crosse and Madison.


contact


In Southwest Wisconsin, your Community Foundation donor services representative is Barb Daus. Please contact Barb if you are interested in creating a fund, donating to an existing fund or have any questions about Community Foundation grant activities. She can be reached in Platteville at 608-778-3344 or via e-mail at barb@cfsw.org.


Tourism Award ●Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce. When severe budget cuts caused the state Department of Tourism to close most of the Tourist Information Centers across the state, the Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce took immediate action to keep their site open and continue providing services for visitors. (continued on page 2)


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