• The Door County Community Foundation’s comprehensive list of more than 325 charities and tax-exempt organizations based in Door County is being made publicly available at the Community Foundation’s Web site: http://www.doorcountycommunityfoundation.org.
“In an effort to help connect people who care with the causes that matter,” says Bret Bicoy, President & CEO of the Door County Community Foundation, “we are sharing with the community our list of Door County based tax-exempt organizations.”
This list of charities, associations, service clubs, and other citizen groups serving the Door community was compiled through a good faith search of tax returns filed with the Internal Revenue Service and a review of other publicly available documents. Given the difficulty of maintaining such a comprehensive database, there may be the occasional error or oversight. If one is discovered, submit corrections to [email protected].
• U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) wildlife biologist Sadie O’Dell and visitor services manager Erin Railsback led a group of eight Girl Scouts from Milwaukee and Chicago on a three-night Door County islands adventure earlier this month. The purpose of the trip was to teach the girls about island ecosystems and to provide them with an authentic learning opportunity involving the development of proposed management plans for future visitors to Plum and Pilot Islands, part of the Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge. For more information on how to become involved in the Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge, please contact Tim Sweet at [email protected], or visit http://www.plumandpilot.org.
• Taylor Schultz, 2009 Gibraltar Graduate and son of Kathy and Scott Schultz, has enrolled for fall 2009 admission at Rochester (N.Y.) Institute of Technology. Schultz, recipient of a $9,000 per year RIT Merit Scholarship and a Shepherd of the Bay Church Scholarship, will major in visual media in RIT’s School of Photographic Arts and Sciences. Rochester Institute of Technology is internationally recognized for academic leadership in computing, engineering, imaging technology, and fine and applied arts, in addition to unparalleled support services for students with hearing loss. Nearly 16,500 full- and part-time students are enrolled in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs at RIT, and its cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation.
• The Egg Harbor location of Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group is a proud supporter of United Way of Door County. A check in the amount of $500 was recently presented by Jamie Sanger and Barbara Bentley of Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group. Receiving the donation are Christine Salmon of United Way of Door County and of Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group, and Amy Kohnle of United Way of Door County. This donation will specifically help to cover the costs of printing the brochure that United Way distributes during their annual fundraising campaign. United Way staff members work diligently to reduce overhead costs in the office to ensure that donor dollars are put to good use in the Door County community.
Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group is owned by Joyce and Otto Bytof of Appleton and the Egg Harbor location is managed by Door County resident Jamie Sanger. For more information, contact United Way of Door County at 920.746.9645 or [email protected].
• United Way of Door County is proud to announce that, after the resounding success of last year’s “Royal Dish” event, they will be hosting their 2nd Annual Celebrity Chef luncheon. This year’s event “La Cucina Italiana con Cathy & Tony Mantuano” will feature the incredible husband and wife known internationally for his critically acclaimed cooking and for her wine expertise.
The event will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2009 in the Clubhouse at The Orchards Golf Course in Egg Harbor. Tickets are $150 each and are available by calling the United Way at 920.746.9645.
Mantuano will also be preparing a multicourse gourmet dinner, the evening of September 19, with specially selected wines for 10 couples at a private residence in Door County.
• Lt. Governor Lawton has confirmed she will be actively participating in the Speak Out event held Wednesday, August 26 at Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center. Women, who are often the arrangers for health care for entire families, are invited to the event sponsored by the Wellness Center of Door County and the Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health.
This non-partisan gathering of women is intended to provide community members with an opportunity to have their stories heard and access community/regional resources in one location. Women will share their personal stories about how America’s health care system is failing them and their families, and health policy experts will engage with participants to link these stories to needed policy reforms and compile an action agenda for change.
Another feature available at the event will the opportunity to enroll on site for the Badger Care CORE Plus plan, which provides basic health care coverage for single adults without dependent children who meet eligibility criteria.
Information tabling and sign-in begins at 5:15 pm with the Speak Out from 6:15 – 8:00 pm. Pre-registration is required at http://www.northeastwomenspeak.eventbrite.com or by calling 920.746.9444.