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GGBCF 20th Anniversary Slideshow

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Greater Green Bay Community FoundationLeadership, Philanthropy, Community : 

Greater Green Bay Community FoundationLeadership, Philanthropy, Community www.ggbcf.org

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“Twenty years ago, the voices of the community were heard loud and clear, and our Community Foundation was created. While the voices of community needs and donors have evolved and grown over the years, the strength of the Community Foundation has remained steadfast and true to its mission of connecting people who care with solutions that strengthen our community.” - Michael Meeuwsen Celebrating 20 Years

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First Annual Report: Year End 1992 Community Foundation established in June 1991 to support causes and issues in Brown, Door, Kewaunee, and Oconto counties Cindy Johnson hired as Executive Director December 1991: the first grants distributed in the community Celebrating 20 Years

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1992/1993 Annual Report First not-for-profit agency fund established - Lac Baie Girl Scouts Two Field of Interest Funds created: U.S. Oil (now U.S. Venture) Fund supporting needy children, diabetes and Alzheimer's Educating for Excellence Fund established Celebrating 20 Years

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Celebrating 20 Years “It is very rewarding to be directly involved with the creation of an entity that you know will be extremely valuable to the community, to work with people with the same common goals and foresight, and then watch the entity grow, develop, and become successful. This is what has occurred with the Community Foundation and with the same efforts it will continue to grow in the future and provide a significant benefit to the community.” - Cort Condon

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Building the Community Foundation & Trust 1991 - 1997 45 community volunteers elected to first Board of Directors in fall 1991 Community Foundation raises $1.0 million in assets in 1991 Foundation launches effort to build a Legacy endowment to support operating expenses so donor fees can be low Community Foundation grants $575,000 into the community in 1993 First Agency Endowment Funds established in 1992: United Way, Family Services, Green Bay Symphony, and Girl Scouts Funds for Greater Green Bay granting program begins in 1992 Goal set in 1995 to reach an endowment size of $25.0 million by 2000 and be able to consistently grant $1.0 million per year GGBCF set out to be one of the most efficient philanthropic organizations, limiting overhead to one percent of assets Celebrating 20 Years

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1994 Annual Report Community Foundation grants more than $1.0 million into the community for the first time Celebrating 20 Years

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“The Community Foundation does a lot of vetting in the community, and donors can trust the work they do, trust that money is properly invested, and that grants are going to good initiatives. The Community Foundation makes donating money to organizations an easy process for donors.” - Richard Resch Celebrating 20 Years

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1995 Annual Report Community Foundation assets grow to $10.5 million Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay is established Celebrating 20 Years

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1995/1996 Annual Report Community Foundation participates in the first quality of life study in Brown County in 1995 This annual report receives an Addy Award in 1996 Celebrating 20 Years

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A few of the Community Campaigns assisted by GGBCF. The Foundation provides back office support and fundraising advice. All God’s Children Baird Creek Preservation Foundation The Gathering Place Green Bay Botanical Garden Green Bay Montessori Schoo Oneida Tourism Southwest High School Troyettes Unity Hospice Westside Wolverines Celebrating 20 Years

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Celebrating 20 Years

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1996/1997 Annual Report Celebrating 20 Years

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1997/1998 Annual Report Ken Strmiska hired as Executive Director in 1998 Community Foundation assets grow to more than $22.4 million Celebrating 20 Years

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Bridging for the Community 1998 – 2007 Annual grants distribution exceeds $1.0 million in 1998 In 2000, assets reach $34.0 million and more than $2.0 million in grants are distributed Community Field of Interest Funds established as local causes for people to contribute to, such as the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay, the Crime Prevention Fund, the Green Bay Public School - School Spirit Endowment Fund, and the Children’s Fund for Greater Green Bay Website created at www.ggbcf.org in 2000 Non-Profit Resource Group, an effort to band together members of the not-for-profit sector, created in 2002 First Philanthropist’s Almanac published in 2004. The almanac helps donors understand local causes Foundation meets national community foundation standards and is one of the first foundations in Wisconsin to receive National Certification Celebrating 20 Years

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1998/1999 Annual Report Great Expectations Scholarship Fund created. Donor provides scholarships up to $10,000 per year for outstanding students to attend the country’s best universities Door County Community Foundation, a supporting organization of GGBCF, was established to advance the mission of GGBCF and support philanthropy in Door County Celebrating 20 Years

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1999/2000 Annual Report First Community Foundation website at www.ggbcf.org is developed Green Bay Area Public Schools Educational Endowment is established Celebrating 20 Years

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More Community Campaigns assisted by GGBCF: Altrusa Brown County Jail Ministries Cornerstone Ice Center Habitat for Humanity Mayor’s Neighborhood Leadership Council Miracle League of Green Bay The N.E.W. Zoo Celebrating 20 Years

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2000/2001 Annual Report Community Foundation assets grow to more than $34.6 million Celebrating 20 Years

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Celebrating 20 Years

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2002 Annual Report Celebrating 20 Years “The $50 donations are just as significant as the $50,000 donations because both are long-term investments in this area and a signal that people are really buying into its future.” - Paul Schierl

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2003 Annual Report Celebrating 20 Years

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2004 Annual Report First Philanthropist’s Almanac published Community Foundation offices move to 301 W. Walnut Street Celebrating 20 Years

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2005 Annual Report Celebrating 20 Years

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Special Achievement: 2005 & 2011 2005: GGBCF received its first Confirmation from the Council on Foundations, which demonstrates that the Community Foundation meets the nation’s highest philanthropic standards for operational quality, integrity, and accountability 2011: Reconfirmed in Compliance with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations Celebrating 20 Years

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2006 Annual Report Celebrating 20 Years

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More Community Campaigns assisted by GGBCF: Angel Fund Festival Foods Turkey Trot Fisk Pool Green Bay – De Pere Antiquarian Society – Save our Treasures Oneida Tourism Shop With A Cop Stock the Shelves Celebrating 20 Years

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Visioning & Collaborative Leadership 2008 Through Present and Beyond Assets grow to more than $70.0 million in summer of 2008 Basic Needs Giving Partnership grant program is created in 2008 to fight root causes of poverty by funding collaborative projects Foundation responds to recession and publishes Non-Profits & the Economy Survey Report in 2009, 2010, and 2011 Bridging Communities Field of Interest Fund established in 2009 to support quality of life issues related to the elderly Foundation creates online Giving Opportunities & Community Snapshots: Profiles of Causes that Matter in 2010 on GGBCF website for general public to research profiles of causes that matter and to make direct donation directly to endowment funds Foundation partners with Brown County United Way and the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce to conduct the 2011 Brown County LIFE Study, which is published in October 2011 As of January 2012, the Funds for Greater Green Bay grant program has granted out more than $1.4 million into the community Celebrating 20 Years

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“When we were all young, we were taught to give. In our family, we feel that we have a moral obligation to share and give back to the community. Basic needs are a big issue here and it’s great to see that the Basic Needs Giving Partnership Fund distributes so much to the community.” - Jack Meng Celebrating 20 Years

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2007 Annual Report David Pamperin hired as CEO/President Basic Needs Giving Partnership formed with U.S. Venture, the J.J. Keller Foundation, and community donors Celebrating 20 Years

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2008 Annual Report Assets grow to more than $70.0 million and more than $9.0 million in grants given to community in this fiscal year Non-Profits & the Economy in Northeast Wisconsin Survey established due to the major national recession The Door County Community Foundation, through GGBCF’s development efforts, grew to $4.5 million in assets. The Door County Community Foundation was voted to be an independent foundation from GGBCF Celebrating 20 Years

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Donors Connecting with Causes that Matter

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2009 Annual Report Bridging Communities Field of Interest Fund, which supports quality of life issues related to the elderly established Community Foundation sets new strategic direction focused on leadership, collaboration, and asset building Celebrating 20 Years

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2010 Annual Report Ashwaubenon Educational Foundation established Foundation creates online Giving Opportunities & Community Snapshots: Profiles of Causes that Matter on GGBCF website to research profiles of causes that matter and to make direct donation directly to endowment funds Celebrating 20 Years

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2011 Annual Report Arts & Culture Field of Interest Fund established 2011 Brown County and Regional LIFE Studies published Celebrating 20 Years “It has been a 20-year process getting here and now the Community Foundation is granting out major dollars into the community. It is a huge step in the right direction.” - Paul Schierl

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20 Years of Impact: Positioned for the Evolving Community Seven discretionary Field of Interest funds with grant programs serving the community. Funds for Greater Green Bay; Basic Needs Giving Partnership; Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay; Crime Prevention Foundation; School Spirit Educational Endowment for Green Bay Area Public Schools; Ashwaubenon Educational Foundation; R. Bruce & Alyce S. Kopseker Trust Fund 461 distinct funds serving causes that benefit our Quality of Life 245 funds with assets greater than $25,000 Efficient Philanthropy: Foundation Operating Overhead at 89 basis points (consistently less than one percent of total assets) Every Year Community Impacts: 1,344 grants made in FY2011 Foundation has earned National Certification of Standards Website and Online Giving for donors and grant makers Celebrating 20 Years

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Special Project Community Foundation sponsors LIFE Study with the Brown County United Way and Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce The purpose of the study is to spark leaders and members to take action based on an accurate understanding of the community’s strengths and shortcomings across a variety of sectors Celebrating 20 Years

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“My hope for the next twenty years is not only for the Community Foundation to grant out more than the $66.0 million like in the first twenty years, but to be the leader in listening to our community’s voices to better leverage our granting dollars for solutions that make a lasting difference. I believe the community is working together better than ever and non-profits are forming beneficial collaborations that will deal with community issues and grow the community into a prosperous future.” - Michael Meeuwsen Celebrating 20 Years

The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation:Your Partner in Philanthropy!www.ggbcf.org : 

The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation:Your Partner in Philanthropy!www.ggbcf.org

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