Enriching Our Communities Forever

Designated Endowment Funds

Ek Fund for Musical Arts

In 2020, Karen Ek established this Fund to support the piano program at the School District of Ladysmith. Karen’s story shows how one person can play a vital role in creating a vibrant art community in Rusk County.   Karen is a leader for the arts, music, and

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Anita & George Lawrence Covenant Fund

In 2018, the Anita and George Lawrence Covenant Fund was established with the Rusk County Community Foundation as a Designated Endowment Fund (LEEF). When George was asked why they established this fund, he shared the following: “We all want our children to make good choices but

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Flambeau Forever Foundation

OVER 500 STUDENTS, OVER 500 REASONS TO CARE! Established 2016 Why we need the Flambeau Forever Foundation Provide student educational opportunities. Create a financial bridge between the community and students. Provide educational equipment. Elevate student achievement. What the Foundation can provide Sports clinics Painting lessons Books

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Dennis R. Van Wey Legacy Fund

Dennis was born and raised in Ladysmith with his brothers Mel, Mark, Timothy, sister Audrey and parents Cecil and Betty Van Wey. After his high school graduation he attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania. His career was in academics, primarily at Mount Senario College. He began his

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