Clintonville foundation planning fundraiser

Today deadline for reservations

“A Night in Tuscany” is the theme of the Clintonville Area Foundation’s eighth annual fundraiser Sept. 23 at Marion Body Works in Marion.

The event is the foundation’s only annual fundraiser.

“Everything is falling into place nicely, thanks to the hard work of the members of our fundraiser committee,” said Joanne Doornink, gala committee chairwoman. “This is a fun event that has a serious purpose — to raise money to help our community. We encourage attendees to come dressed in business casual attire and be prepared to enjoy a unique experience.”

The event will start at 6 p.m. with cocktails. Made-to-order wood-fired pizza will be available beginning at 6:30 p.m. There will also be a wings bar, appetizers and desserts. A live auction will be held.

Following dinner, the annual Community Hero Award will be presented, and recent benefactors of foundation grants will be recognized.

Reservations are $75 per person. The deadline is Friday. For reservations or information, call Doornink at 715-781-2981 or Connie Carpenter at 715-250-2211.

Proceeds go to the Clintonville Community Fund.

This past year, the Clintonville Area Foundation’s family of funds distributed $19,699 in grants and scholarships. Since 2000, its has awarded over $400,000 in grants.

The Clintonville Area Foundation was established in 1995. Its mission is to enhance and improve the social, cultural, educational, health and general well-being of people in the Clintonville area. In 2000, it became an affiliate of the Appleton-based Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region.