Menasha Corporation Foundation Announces Funding For Fox Cities-Area Organizations

3/31/2008

NEENAH, WI...

The Menasha Corporation Foundation today announced donations to several Fox Cities-area organizations:

  • $15,000 to Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Fox Cities Area for its 2008 Women Build home
  • $15,000 to the Northeast Wisconsin Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in support of its Walk to Cure Diabetes
  • $10,000 to the University of Wisconsin -- Fox Valley Foundation for the school’s new Communication Arts Center
  • $2,500 to Junior Achievement of the Fox Cities for implementation of programs in area high schools
  • $2,500 to the Fox Valley Symphony for its All Star Extravaganza! Concert
  • Smaller grants to the Theda Clark Medical Center Foundation for its annual “P.A.R.T.Y. @ the PAC,” the Outagamie County Historical Society, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

“We are proud to continue our support of Habitat for Humanity and its work to provide housing for many deserving families in our area.  By becoming a sponsor of this year’s Women Build project, we are also providing an opportunity for our employees to become involved in a community service project by providing their skills in the building of a home that will provide safety and security to a family for many years to come,” said Ralph L. Evans, Foundation president.  “We are also pleased to continue our sponsorship of the local Walk to Cure Diabetes.  Several of our employees’ families have been impacted by the disease and it’s important that we continue to fund research that will provide a cure.”

About the Menasha Corporation Foundation

The Menasha Corporation Foundation is an independent grant-making organization serving the philanthropic interests of Menasha Corporation, Neenah, Wisc.  Menasha Corporation’s founder, Elisha D. Smith, was a visionary and philanthropist who supported benevolent endeavors and educational institutions that reached far beyond the company’s hometown in Menasha, Wisc.  In 1953, Menasha Corporation’s philanthropic efforts were organized into a Foundation.