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Southwest Wisconsin Funds 2012-2013

Ways to Give

Donors to new or existing funds held by the Community Foundation have many choices in how they give.

Gifts of cash are the most popular and can be made by check or credit card. Checks to any existing fund may always be sent to the Community Foundation’s Janesville office, 26 S. Jackson St., Janesville, WI 53548. Indicate which fund you are supporting. To make a safe and easy credit card donation, go to, and click on the Give Now button.

We also accept many other forms of gifts such as stocks, bonds, real estate, and personal property. Donors also may transfer assets accumulated in a qualified retirement plan or IRA account.

Another way to give to the Community Foundation is to make a bequest in your will. You may wish to designate a set amount or a percentage of your estate to one or more charitable funds of your choosing. Giving from an estate may include options of additional resources such as life insurance.

We are always happy to discuss gift options and potential tax benefits with you and your professional advisor. Contact Barb Daus at 608.778.3344.

From the Cover…

At the Night on the Square event in July 2012, the Lancaster Community Fund granted nearly $13,500 for ten community projects. Since its founding in 1999, the Lancaster Community Fund has distributed nearly $90,000 to the community.

Front Row, left to right: Greta Jensen and Erin Jensen representing St. Clement School, Sarah Williams representing Lancaster Community Schools Fit-4-Life helmet program, and Steve Braun representing the Lancaster Fire Department.

Middle Row, left to right: Ken Klaas, chairman of the Lancaster Community Fund, Sandy Leibfried representing the Grant Regional Health Center, Sally Harper representing the City of Lancaster “Kids Courtyard”, Nancy Burchett representing the Lancaster Rescue Squad, Judi Bembenek representing the Lancaster Association of Churches Food Pantry, and Sarah Landon representing the Lancaster United Methodist Church Preschool.

Back Row left to right: Mayor Jerry Wehrle, the City of Lancaster, and Kate Neises also representing the Lancaster United Methodist Church Preschool.

8 Giving Back . . . Giving Forward

Southwest Wisconsin Funds Advised by Local Leaders

Crawford County Community Fund

Hillsboro Excellence in Education Fund Hillsboro Scholarship Fund

Iowa-Grant Educational Foundation Lancaster Community Fund Platteville Community Fund PHS Scholarship Fund

Barb Daus, above, is the donor services representative for Southwest Wisconsin. Contact her at 608.778.3344

Crawford Markets Care Begins 5th Year

Eric Frydenlund (center left), chair of the Crawford County Community Fund, receives the Hungry Jar donation from Luanne Neumann and Pastor Nick Barootian of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church.

County Community Fund has led Crawford Markets Care since 2009. During its first four years, more than 1,700 coupons were redeemed, the equivalent of more than $8,500 worth of fresh produce purchased from local vendors by coupon users.


n June, Crawford Markets Care began its fifth year of helping low income families in Crawford County. The program provides qualified families with $5 coupons that can be redeemed at farmers markets for locally grown fresh produce. The Crawford

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