Menasha Corporation Foundation Announces Funding For Fox-Cities Area Organizations



The Menasha Corporation Foundation has announced that it granted $77,525 to non-profit organizations in the Fox Valley in December.  The donations bring the Foundation's total level of giving in the Fox Valley to $820,000 during 2010.

Among the donations in December were $50,000 to United Way Fox Cities, $10,000 to The Building for Kids, $5,000 to the Fox Valley Warming Shelter, $4,800 to the Return to Recovery Program, $3,225 to the Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade, $2,500 to the Fox Valley Symphony, and $2,000 to Loaves and Fishes of the Fox Valley.
In making the announcement, Foundation President, Michael K. Waite, said, “We are proud to continue our support of a wide range of organizations that provide services that are needed by so many residents in our local communities as well as help bring cultural activities to the Valley.  We believe our contributions can have a lasting impact and help these organizations deliver on their missions and improve the lives of others.”

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.