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Fond du Lac Area Foundation Presents Grant Award to Family Resource Center

The Fond du Lac Area Foundation recently presented a grant award to the Family Resource Center in support of their Hispanic Outreach Program. On hand to accept the grant award from Joe Braun, of the Foundation, was Katie Rose, Executive Director of the FRC, along with Melissa Schepp, Programs Director, and Maria Mendoza, Hispanic Outreach Specialist.

The Fond du Lac Area Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life in our community. The Foundation makes grants in the areas of education, health and human services, youth services, arts and culture, and the environment. The Fond du Lac Area Foundation receives its contributions from individuals, businesses, and private foundations. Current gifts and bequests make up the permanent endowment of the Foundation. It is the income from these gifts that are used to make grants. Through the years, the Foundation has granted back over $10,000,000 to the community.

The Family Resource Center (FRC) has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Foundation to carry out its Hispanic Outreach Program. This is a free, voluntary, in-home early learning program for parents or caregivers with children age’s birth to five offered to families who reside in Fond du Lac County or the surrounding areas.  The program also offers playgroups, support groups, parenting classes, workshops, and parent/child events throughout the year to families in addition to the in-home visitation.

In 2011, the FRC served more than 5,000 children and families in the Fond du Lac community. “It is with the support and generosity of Fond du Lac Area Foundation that the Family Resource Center is able to continue to provide Hispanic Outreach in our community,” stated, Katie Rose, FRC Executive Director. “As we enter into National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we are reminded of our mission to be dedicated to the healthy development of children and families in Fond du Lac County – working to create a strong community, to support families and to keep children safe. It is through our Hispanic Outreach Program and the many other programs offered through the Family Resource Center that we are able to achieve this mission. Without the support of the Fond du Lac Area Foundation, this would not be possible.”

For more information or to make a donation to the Fond du Lac Area Foundation, please contact Executive Director, Sandi Roehrig at (920) 921-2215. For more information or to make a donation to the Family Resource Center, please contact Executive Director, Katie Rose at (920) 923-4110.