Menasha Corporation Foundation Announces $100,000 Gift To YMCA Capital Campaign


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Children of Menasha Corporation employees (front, left to right: Hannah Plach, Hailey Stengl, Mary Holschuh and Max Treu) present a check to the YMCA of the Fox Cities. Also pictured (rear, left to right) are Fred Hauser, President and CEO of the YMCA of the Fox Cities, Ralph L. Evans, Vice President Human Resources for Menasha Corporation and President of its Foundation, and Bill Breider, Executive Director of the Neenah/Menasha YMCA.

The Menasha Corporation Foundation today announced a gift of $100,000 to the YMCA of the Fox Cities’ 2006-2007 Capital Campaign.

In making the announcement, Menasha Corporation Foundation President Ralph L. Evans said, “We are proud to be able to support the YMCA in its efforts to strengthen communities.  The YMCA brings countless health and wellness benefits to our employees and their families, as well as thousands of others in the area, and we want to be a part of the delivery of programs and services that contribute to a better quality of life for everyone in our community.”

The donation was made from the Foundation’s “Field of Interest Award” fund, which focuses on awards that will make a significant impact on the community at large.

“The Menasha Corporation Foundation gift will help the YMCA fulfill its campaign goal of remodeling current facilities, building additions and introducing innovative new programs,” said Bill Breider, executive director of the Neenah/Menasha YMCA and incoming president/CEO of the YMCA of the Fox Cities. “The continuing support of corporations, foundations and individuals will enable the YMCA to serve the growing number of individuals and families who seek our services.”

The gift brings the YMCA’s capital campaign donations to $8,156,000, having surpassed the $8 million campaign that runs through the end of 2007.

About Menasha Corporation Foundation
The Menasha Corporation Foundation is an independent grant-making organization serving the philanthropic interests of Menasha Corporation, Neenah, WI.  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, WI.  In 1953, Menasha Corporation’s philanthropic efforts were organized into a Foundation.

About YMCA of the Fox Cities

The YMCA builds strong kids, strong families, strong communities. The YMCA of the Fox Cities serves more than 47,000 community members through vital services such as membership and programs. Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice by promoting youth, adult and family activities that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. For more information, contact the YMCA of the Fox Cities at 920-886-2124 or visit us on the internet at