Aging in Door County


DISCUSS DOOR COUNTY FINAL REPORT REVIEW AND RECEPTION 
The community is invited to a reception to release the Final Report of Discuss Door County:Growing Older in Door County. The reception will be held on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at Hope United Church of Christ in Sturgeon Bay from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Discuss Door County is the banner under which the Door County Community Foundation listens to the community. Throughout 2016, the community gathered together to share their aspirations and visions for us as we grow older together as part of Discuss Door County: Growing Older in Door County. The Final Report is an outgrowth of that work.

Rather than releasing a dry report, the Community Foundation wanted to add the flavor that is so indicative of Door County and enhance the report with artwork and creativity. All artwork that was submitted for consideration to be included in the Final Report will be on display at the May 9th reception. We are honored to be displaying the works of Nalani Bicoy, Faith Blackley, Martha Coventry, Diane Evenson, Laurie Haig, Beverly Hart Branson, Bonnie Hartmann, Susan Hoffman, Sherry Mutchler, Rafael Phillips, Brian Pier, Susan Reyonlds-Smith, Gerald Richter, Judy Roy, Nancy Sargent, Jamaica Schroedl, Julie Stratton, Paula Wendland, and Buttons Wolst.

If you are able to join us, please email rsvp@GiveDoorCounty.org, or call 920.746.1786 to register.

Learn more about Discuss Door County...



DISCUSS DOOR COUNTY FINAL REPORT ON AGING PROJECT
The Door County Community Foundation will soon be issuing its Final Report on the Aging Project.  Below is an excerpt from their website and newsletter blurb:

Discuss Door County: A Conversation about Growing Older in Door County
In 2016, nearly 500 people attended more than 3 dozen neighborhood conversations about aging in Door County. We then convened 45 volunteers at a County-Wide Assembly to review all that we’ve heard and help shape our common aspirations and shared vision for growing older in Door County.

The participants were selected to reflect the demographics of our community. From seasonal residents to year ’round folks, from young people to senior citizens, from the wealthiest citizens to those who are struggling to get by – we worked to ensure that voices from every segment of Door County were heard in this work.

We will publicly unveil the Final Report at a reception at Hope United Church of Christ in Sturgeon Bay on Tuesday, May 9th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Submit Your Artwork and Earn Money for Your Favorite Local Charity!
The Community Foundation invites artists to submit their original artwork for inclusion in the Final Report of the Discuss Door County: Growing Older Initiative. The Community Foundation will donate $250 to each Door County charity or school selected by the artists whose work is included in the published Final Report. We expect to select 10 original paintings, sketches, sculptures, and/or poems.

Discuss Door County is the banner under which the Door County Community Foundation listens to the community. Throughout 2016, the community gathered together to share their aspirations and visions for us as we grow older together as part of Discuss Door County: Growing Older in Door County. The Final Report is an outgrowth of that work. Rather than releasing a dry report, the Community Foundation wants to add the flavor that is so indicative of Door County and enhance the report with artwork and creativity.

A public reception to release the Final Report and unveil the artwork will be held on Tuesday, May 9th, 2016 at Hope United Church of Christ in Sturgeon Bay from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Community Foundation will accept original works of art that highlight any one of three important themes of this work. Namely, an intergenerational community, the beauty of Door County, and/or connecting people.

Paintings and sketches should be on canvas, framed, or otherwise ready for public display. Sculptures should be display-ready as well. Pieces should be delivered to the Community Foundation at 342 Louisiana St., Sturgeon Bay by Wednesday, March 15th. Original poetry should be in an electronic form to kacie@givedoorcounty.org.

While the artist will retain ownership of the artwork, the Community Foundation will be assuming the unlimited right to reproduce the artwork in furtherance of its charitable mission. Artists and/or poets who submit their original work are asked to download and complete this Copyright Release.



Inspiring People to Give Back to Sustain and Advance the Community We Love

Door County Community Foundation
April 2017
Dear Sara,   

Is it a telephone or a television? That was the fundamental question I heard Harvard Professor Robert Putnam ask nearly 20 years ago when pondering this new thing called the "internet." He had come to speak with a gathering of community foundation executives to ask for assistance (and funding) for his largest-ever study of civic engagement. Putnam would eventually write the landmark book on social capital, Bowling Alone. It began with the simple observation that while Americans might be bowling as much as ever, we no longer bowl in leagues. Instead, we tend to go bowling alone.

During that meeting of several decades ago, Putnam noted that the telephone had proven to be an invaluable tool for building community. Before the advent of texting and smartphones, a telephone had only one use, namely, to enable us to talk with another human being. As such, an old-fashioned telephone is a tremendous technology that enables greater two-way communication between people. That fosters stronger human relationships and thus builds community.

Learn more by reading the rest of the column "How We Say I'm Sorry..."

Spring is in the air! I hope you're enjoying Door County!
Bret N. Bicoy
President & CEO
Door County Community Foundation
Discuss Door County: Growing Older Final Rport

Discuss Door County is the banner under which the Door County Community Foundation listens to the community. Throughout 2016, the community gathered together to share their aspirations and visions for us as we grow older together as part of Discuss Door County: Growing Older in Door County. The Final Report is an outgrowth of that work. Rather than releasing a dry report, the Community Foundation wanted to add the flavor that is so indicative of Door County and enhance the report with artwork and creativity.

A public reception to release the Final Report and unveil the artwork will be held on Tuesday, May 9th, 2016 at Hope United Church of Christ in Sturgeon Bay from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

If you are able to join us, please email rsvp@givedoorcounty.org, or call 920.746.1786 to register. 

Community Foundation's New Website 

The Door County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the lauch of our new website, www.GiveDoorCounty.org.

Visit www.GiveDoorCounty.org to find out about the projects and 
initiatives the Community Foundation supports and for more information on ways to give through the Community Foundation such as Donor Advised Funds, Discretionary Funds or creating a philanthropic legacy though your Estate Plans. You can also find a complete comprehensive list of the charities in Door County. www.GiveDoorCounty.org is the place to go for charities in Door County who wish to apply for a grant from the Community Foundation. 

Celebrate Civility 

In appreciation of your commitment to civility, you are warmly invited to Civility Matters hosted by the Door County Civility Project commemorating its 4th anniversary. Join others who are committed to civility at Civility Matters.

The program will feature Milton Thompson, author of The Only One in the Room. Throughout his life, especially while working as a high-profile professional in the Midwest, Thompson was often the only African American in his circles. A minister and educator, he uses the backdrop of his personal journey to skillfully and knowledgeably assess where we've been as a nation, where we are now, and what we can do to help our nation heal. 

Civility Matters
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
at Stone Harbor Conference Center
Hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available

Please register if you are able to join us. A voluntary contribution of $20 is greatly appreciated. Contributions are voluntary, and all guests will be welcomed whether a donation is made.

RSVP here or by calling 920.746.1786. 

Sustainability Grants Awarded to Björklunden and Peninsula Players

The Door County Community Foundation recently awarded Peninsula Players a Sustainability Grant from the Arts Fund to support the program, The Play's the Thing.  Components of the program involve offering free, off-season play readings to the public and also provides opportunities for students to receive play writing instruction that culminates in a play writing contest.

"These readings provided the community with the enriching opportunity to hear plays read aloud that would not normally be produced at the Players due to their size, nature or complexity," said Grace Rossman, Board Member of the Door County Community Foundation.


The Door County Community Foundation recently awarded Lawrence University and Björklunden vid Sjön a Sustainability Grant from the Education Fund. This grant will help Björklunden provide numerous arts, culture, historical and educational opportunities to Door County residents year-round. 

"Björklunden's numerous offerings fill a gap in available year-round, lifelong education opportunities in the liberal arts by providing plentiful, diverse learning opportunities to Door County residents and visitors," said Bret Bicoy, President and CEO of the Door County Community Foundation.


These are just a few of the grants awarded by the Family of Funds at the Door County Community Foundation. The Community Foundation has several granting programs that offer financial awards to charity from funds such as the Arts Fund, Children & Youth Fund, Green Fund, Health & Human Needs Fund, Education Fund, Historic Preservation Fund, Healthy Water Fund, and the Women's Fund. 

For more information about the Community Foundation's services and various grant programs, please visit us online or contact us
Upcoming Grant Application Deadlines

 
Endowments in Action: Sunshine House

The Community Foundation is honored to administer theSunshine House, Inc. Fund.

Sunshine House Inc. is a diverse community service, non-profit organization whose purpose is to support a meaningful day through person centered care. Since 1971 Sunshine House has helped create options for people with physical and/or developmental disabilities in Door County and is currently expanding their services to include seniors and those with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, early stage memory loss and the medically frail.

Each year over 20,000 individual passenger rides are provided traveling over 80,000 miles for clients at Sunshine House. Other programs and services include Day Services and an expansion into Adult Day Care with activities such as reading, music, community outings, recreation and arts & crafts. Production services include assembly. packaging, bulk mailing and custodial work with an emphasis on providing paid positions that offer pre-vocational training, supported employment and community job placement.

Please consider incorporating a gift to this endowment in your estate plans. Speak with your attorney, accountant or other estate planning professional. Or contact the Community Foundation and we'd be glad to help facilitate your generosity.
Give Door County Publications Available for Download
Guide to                                                           Endowments

The Community Foundation produces several publications and information sheets to help you craft a strategy to give back in the most effective - and tax efficient - way possible. There are also wonderful ideas of where you might choose to give.
Download them from the Community Foundation.

Our Guide to Endowments highlights different charities so families have options to consider when giving back - either today or through their estate plans. You can download an Introductory Brochure that explains the most popular charitable Funds at the Community Foundation - along with information sheets for Donor Advised Funds, Discretionary Funds, Scholarship Funds and more.

Download any these documents and more, or contact us and and we'd be glad to send them to you. And if you're an attorney, accountant, investment adviser, or trust officer, we'll send a supply of Guides, Introductory Brochures, or other materials (and display holders) for use in your office. Just contact us at the Community Foundation.

This is just another way the Community Foundation is encouraging people to give back to sustain and advance the community we love!
The Community Foundation's Board of Directors

Polly Alberts, Chair  ~  Marcia Smith, Vice Chair  ~  Dick Egan, Secretary  ~  
Richard Hauser, Treasurer  ~  Dave Eliot, Past Chair

Bill Boettcher  ~  Jacinda Duffin  ~  Mike Felhofer  ~  John Herlache  ~  Mark Jinkins  ~  
Frank Maxwell    ~  Kaaren Northrop  ~  Sally O'Brien  ~  Jeff Ottum  ~  Grace Rossman ~ Nancy Sargent  ~  Marcia Smith  ~  Jane Stevenson  ~  Glenn Timmerman
 
Door County Community Foundation, Inc.
Mail: P.O. Box 802 Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Office: 342 Louisiana St. in Downtown Sturgeon Bay
(920) 746-1786    www.GiveDoorCounty.org







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