Menasha Corporation Foundation Announces Funding For Fox Cities-Area Organizations



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

  • $5,000 to Best Friends of Neenah-Menasha for its lunch-time mentoring program
  • $5,000 to LEAVEN for 2009 operations
  • $5,000 to Step Industries for program support
  • $2,500 to the Boys and Girls Club of the Fox Valley for its “Goals for Graduation” program
  • $2,500 to Future Neenah
  • $2,500 to ARC of the Fox Cities for its community education program
  • $2,000 to the Northeast Wisconsin Land trust for land preservation
“We are proud to continue our support of organizations that provide a variety of programs that meet needs across a broad spectrum of our society,” said Ralph L. Evans, Foundation president.  “So many of our area residents have been affected by the downturn in the economy and we are pleased to be able to continuing funding so that these organizations can deliver on their missions and help 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.