Thursday, March 6, 2014
City Brewery Hospitality Center
Reservations Required Before 3/1/14
Bob Franke was a resident of La Crosse, Wisconsin. Bob lived the 91 years of his life in the home in which he was born. He and his wife, Eleanor, left an estate of more than $20 million, which has become the fund base for the Foundation which bears their names.
The Foundation is a non-profit Wisconsin corporation located in La Crosse, whose purpose is to support the La Crosse Community Foundation, Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare and the Diocese of La Crosse. A portion of the earnings of the Foundation are undesignated and are available for distribution to IRC Section 501(c)(3) organizations throughout the Greater La Crosse area through grant applications which are available on this site, upon request.
Take a few moments to consider the Frankes' history and you will begin to understand the kind of people they were to leave such a legacy for generations to come!
Melvyn L. Hoffman
3RD ANNUAL CARE & SHARE EXPO
Our 3rd Annual Care & Share Expo will take place on December 7, 2013, at the City Brewery Hospitality Center in La Crosse. This year, the event is open to twenty-five (25) - IRC 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations which benefit the Greater La Crosse Area in Wisconsin. If you are interested in having a table for displaying your organizationís informational material at this yearís event, please complete and return the Application Form. Applications will be accepted beginning October 18, 2013, and organizations will be approved on a first-come, first-served basis. Completed Applications should be e-mailed to the Foundation at: firstname.lastname@example.org. There will also be an opportunity for one person from each organization to attend a luncheon where a speaker will discuss Servant Leadership, and the formation of a new non-profit association will be announced.
The Franke Foundation works to encourage non-profit organizations to join forces, communicate, learn about each other, share information and work together to create the greatest organizations possible to provide services for our La Crosse County citizens in need. It is also our mission to educate the public and make them aware of local Non-Profit organizations so they can get help or learn how to help.
In 2012 we matched Care & Share Expo donations up to $1,000 for each of the 25 participating non-profit organizations.