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ECCF Welcomes Guest Presenter Bryan Clontz

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The community foundations of Chippewa, Dunn, and Eau Claire are honored to welcome Bryan Clontz, CFP, CLU, ChFC, CAP, AEP, president and co-founder of Charitable Solutions, LLC, as our guest presenter.

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Bryan will be presenting Creative Charitable Planning with Non-Cash Assets on Tuesday, October 7, from 7:00 to 11:30 am at the Avalon Hotel and Conference Center in Chippewa Falls, WI. 

Please contact the Eau Claire Community Foundation via this website or call (715) 552-3801 if you would like more information about this event.




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2015 Outstanding Achievement Award Nominations

DoCLL Black Hands Logo you know someone who has made a positive and long-lasting contribution to the lives of children in the Chippewa Valley through innovative work, leadership, or philanthropy? 

The Children's Legacy Luncheon Nomination Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Awards. Tell us about someone who works directly on behalf of children or youth in the Chippewa Valley, making it a better place for our youngest community members. 

Please click the link below if you would like to download a nomination form. If you would like more information about the nomination process, volunteer opportunities, or sponsorship opportunities, please e-mail the Eau Claire Community Foundation at or call us at (715) 552-3801.


Click here to nominate a possible honoree for the 2015 Children's Legacy Luncheon!

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The Women's Giving Circle Fall Educational Event is Coming Soon!

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 Are you a woman or do you know one? Are you excited about changing the world? Are you free on the evening of Monday, September 29, 2014?

If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, you might want to check out the Women's Giving Circle Fall Educational Event. It will take place in the L.E. Phillips Senior Center Dining and Social Room (located at 1616 Bellinger Street in Eau Claire); there will be social time beginning at 4:30 p.m., and a program featuring four fabulous guest speakers will begin at 5:00 p.m.

To find out more about the Women's Giving Circle and the Fall Educational Event, please click here.

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"When my parents passed away, I decided on the Eau Claire Community Foundation as a memorial because I like the concept of a gift that truly does keep on giving"

~Katy Mattice
In remembrance of her parents
John and Nellie Kaiser






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