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Marshmen Foundation

Empowering the Future

Fostering education, supporting scholarships, awarding grants, and enhancing infrastructure for a brighter tomorrow.

Empowering the Future: The Marshmen Foundation

In the picturesque heart of Wisconsin, the School District of Horicon has long been a wellspring of learning, growth, and community. With a storied history of academic excellence and commitment to nurturing young minds, this district has been a pillar of the community for generations. Now, with the Marshmen Foundation, the School District of Horicon is set to reach new heights in fostering education, supporting scholarships, grants, and enhancing infrastructure for a brighter tomorrow.


Ways to Contribute

The Fond du Lac Area Foundation processes all donations and administers fund-related activity. 100% of gifts are directed to the Marshmen Foundation.

  • Mail your tax-deductible donation through our administrating Foundation: Fond du Lac Area Foundation, Re: Marshmen Foundation, 1020 S. Main Street, Suite E, Fond du Lac, WI 54935
  • Make an online donation through the Foundation’s secure website. Select Other and enter Marshmen Foundation.
  • Honor the life of a Horicon alumnus, community member, or loved one with a memorial gift.
  • Grow and sustain the future of Horicon education by arranging a planned gift in your will or estate. To do so, contact the Fond du Lac Area Foundation’s donor services team at 920.921.2215 or info@fdlareafoundation.com.
  • If you are age 70½ or older, you can transfer up to $100,000 from your traditional Individual Retirement Account (IRA) directly to the Marshmen Foundation. If you are 73 or older, the transfer counts towards your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) and allows you to avoid paying income tax on the distribution. Please consult a tax advisor regarding your specific situation.

Our Mission

The Marshmen Foundation exists to provide financial support, scholarships, grants, and the resources needed to bolster educational opportunities within the School District of Horicon.


Our Focus Areas

The Marshmen Foundation stands firmly on the pillars of:

  1. Scholarships
  2. Capital Improvements
  3. Educational Grants to Teachers


How We Aim to Achieve It

The Marshmen Foundation will actively engage with the community, parents, educators, and students to identify their unique requirements and dreams. Working collaboratively with the district’s leadership and stakeholders, we will implement programs and projects that resonate with the district’s aspirations, thereby addressing the distinctive needs of its students.


Support the Marshmen Foundation Mission

The success of The Marshmen Foundation depends on the engagement and support of the community. We welcome all residents, parents, local businesses, and benefactors to be part of our endeavor. Whether you wish to volunteer your time, a direct personal donation, or contribute your expertise, together we can secure a brighter future for the School District of Horicon.


As The Marshmen Foundation embarks on this exciting journey, we encourage you to join us in nurturing a brighter future for Horicon. Together, we can craft an environment where each student reaches their full potential, dreams are realized, and the legacy of educational excellence continues. The future is rife with promise, and The Marshmen Foundation is excited to be a part of this inspiring chapter in the history of the School District of Horicon. It’s a WIN – WIN!


More Ways to Give

The Fond du Lac Area Foundation processes all donations and administers fund-related activity. 100% of gifts are directed to the Marshmen Foundation.

  • Donate appreciated securities for a greater tax benefit than redeeming the security and donating cash.
  • Residential, commercial, industrial, or undeveloped real estate are accepted donations, as well as personal property and business interests.
  • More options for future giving include donation of retirement assets, life insurance, charitable remaining trusts, charitable lead trusts, and charitable gift annuity.


Let’s all work together to make a difference in the lives of our Horicon children and our community. Any size donation will help the Marshmen Foundation as was evident while campaigning for the Horicon Marshmen Sword Field Athletic Complex.


Marshmen Foundation Contacts

Rich Appel

School District of Horicon Superintendent of Schools




Jerry Traughber

President, Marshmen Foundation




Marshmen Foundation Board Members

Pictured from left:
Jerry Voy, Member
Di Bushkie, Member
Kathy Galvin, Member
Ellen Sunderland, Vice President
Jen Kruel, Treasurer
Jerry Traughber, President
Aaron Bischoff, Secretary