Through Impact Club, as Impact Venture Capitalists, we invest heavily in local charities that demonstrate a powerful “Story Engine,” and, have proven their willingness to fight for their cause – by competing in and winning, a high-stakes competition. As a result, Impact Club, through Impact Venture Capitalism, has dramatically multiplied the Impact that a single person can have on charities in their local community.
Our mission is to advocate for abused and neglected children in our local courts with community volunteers to achieve placement in safe and permanent homes. CASA volunteers do this by meeting with the child weekly and objectively EXAMINING their situation, environment, and relationships. CASAs IDENTIFY the needs of the child and recommend critical services to the court. CASAs MONITOR whether the orders of the court are being followed and ADVOCATE for the child’s best interests in a monthly court report.
In one day, our world shattered. On Oct. 3, 2014 our son Raiden was diagnosed with Stage 4 Nueroblastoma. In summer 2015, our family felt it was time we could do something about the devastating impacts of childhood cancer. Our nonprofit creates time for families in Wisconsin with a child fighting cancer to connect, despite the difficult diagnosis and treatment ahead. We feel mealtime is an important opportunity for family connection, and through providing pre-cooked meals or funding for groceries or cleaning services we can alleviate some of the stress from everyday life.
The Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra has been a part of this community for 51 years, bringing music and education to our students and families. As our gift back to the community, we have a free, family-friendly concert and fireworks celebration, Brats, Beer & Beethoven, at Fox Cities Stadium. In the past three years, attendance grew to over 5,000. The popular music, fireworks, and free admission give this event mass appeal. The audience is primarily family groups and seniors, happy to enjoy the free admission and abundant accessibility for those with mobility issues.