Grants Awarded

Platteville Community Arboretum Trail Art

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The Platteville Community Arboretum was awarded $1,200 for Funnel Vision which was installed on the Rountree Branch Trail.  The sculpture was created by Bill Mitchell from eastern red cedar and black locust and was placed at the eastern end of the trail near the gazebo. 

 

A second sculpture, also funded

by ICI, will be installed on the trail

in 2021.

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Retirement of Mary Huck, Education Coordinator

In recognition of Mary’s 32+ years of service to the Platteville community as education coordinator of our museums, Inspiring Community donated $1,000 to the Friends of the Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums to support continued education programming.

 

Mary has given tirelessly of her service to the museums, to the Historic Reenactment, to the Library Foundation and to the Platteville Main Street program.  A graduate of Marquette, Mary brought her skills and passions for history to Platteville after working as an interpreter at Old World Wisconsin and as an elementary school teacher.  There is no doubt that Mary exemplifies the tenets of collaboration, leadership and volunteerism.

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Grant for Landscaping of Roundabout

Inspiring Community was pleased to provide a grant of $1,500 for the landscaping of the roundabout at the junction of Water and Madison Streets in the City of Platteville.

It is our belief that this roundabout is at a significant entrance to our City and that its landscaping will lead to a positive and warm welcome for our visitors as well as build pride in our population.  Planted last fall, the plants are nicely filling the space their first summer.

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Grant Writing

One part of the mission of Inspiring Community, Inc. is providing grant writing support to nonprofit organizations.  Recently Inspiring Community has helped with grants written for the Platteville Nutrition Program, Chalk and Cheese Fest, and the Legion Park Event Center.

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Angie Wright is a freelance grant professional who works with nonprofit organizations and municipalities to secure funding to help them reach their goals. Angie worked in the nonprofit sector for more than 12 years and is in her sixth year as a freelancer. She has extensive experience in project development, prospect research, and proposal writing. She holds a MS in Forest Resources/Natural Resource Social Science from Oregon State University and a BA in International Relations, Latin American Studies, and Portuguese from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Angie is passionate about community development, conservation, and collaboration.  She strives to make a difference and do her part to make the world a little better. Angie currently serves on the board of the PHS Scholarship Fund and Inspiring Community, Inc. and is the Treasurer for the Rotary Club of Southwest Wisconsin/Platteville. When she is not on deadline, Angie likes to ride her bike on the rural roads of Southwest Wisconsin, bake crusty sourdough bread, knit, and spend time with her family.

 “At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished… it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.” 

~Denzel Washington