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Shattuck, S. F., et. al (ed.) / A history of Neenah
(1958)

Community Chest,   pp. 227-228 PDF (341.6 KB)


Page 227


COMMUNITY CHEST
FOLLOWING World War II there was widespread interest in the crea-
tion of an organization to take over the money raising activities for a
large group of organizations who had previously put on individual
fund raising drives. Such an organization could reach a greater num-
ber of people than the individual organizations, and thus the financial
base of the fund raising was widened.
  Neenah-Menasha organized their Community Chest on Thursday,
June 26, 1947, at the St. Thomas Community Building. Officers
elected at that meeting were:
     S. F. Shattuck, President
     J. Morgan Wheeler, 1st Vice-President
     Mrs. J. F. Gillingham, 2nd Vice-President
     Don Colburn, Secretary
     J. Russell Ward, Treasurer
  Six Directors were also elected and the following Committee Chair-
men were selected:
     Budget Committee-Henry J. Young
     Admissions CommitteeV-W. H. Swanson
     Nominating Committee-John Pinkerton
  A local War Fund Committee had $1,870.00 which had been col-
lected to perpetuate a veteran's office which was not being used, and
this fund was turned over to the Chest.
  The townships of Neenah and Menasha were included with the two
cities for Chest activities. Eight organizations were approved for the
first year's operation of the Chest: Y.W.C.A., Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts,
Salvation Army, V.N.A., Boys' Brigade, Children's Service Society
of Wisconsin, and the Neenah-Menasha Apostolate. The goal for this
first fund drive was set at $6o,ooo, which was attained.
  Officers for the year 1956-57 are:
      Donald A. Snyder, President
      Arthur Hedlund, ist Vice-President
      John H. Wilterding, 2nd Vice-President
      Mrs. H. C. Sperka, Secretary
      E. J. Schultheis, Treasurer
      Donald C. Shepard, Jr., Campaign Chairman
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