The most generous people in central Wisconsin trust the Marshfield Area Community Foundation as their partner in philanthropy. Together, we are improving the quality of life in our community now and for future generations. It's been our mission for more than 23 years. John Harrington was one of those generous people.
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It is with great sadness that we need to report that Elizabeth “Bette” Adler passed away today. Today we honor Bette Adler, one of the founding sisters of the Marshfield Area Community Foundation. Bette was born in 1919 to John Peter (J.P.) Adler and Rosamond Victoria Bille Adler. Bette received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and worked as a chemist with the in Neenah, Wisconsin for the Kimberly Clark Corporation. After a short time, she returned to Marshfield to run the family business, the movie theatre. Bette was active in the business until she hired a new manager and later sold the business to Paul Roger. The theatre later became Rogers Cinema. Bette and her sister Anne shared a goal: to make a long-term impact on their home community of Marshfield in the name of their parents. In 1993 they offered a challenge grant of $25,000. This money was used to establish the Adler Family Fund within the Foundation. It provided the motivating force from which the Marshfield Area Community Foundation emerged. Joe Lang shortly thereafter came forward to establish the Joe Lang Fund; thereby “matching” the amount required by the Adler grant, and the Marshfield Area Community Foundation was officially underway. Since that time the Foundation has grown into a thriving Community Foundation with over 150 funds, $9,300,000 in assets, and having given back over $7,300,000 to the Marshfield community. The Adler’s created several funds, the JP Adler Fund , for brick and mortar project (such as the new library , and bear exhibit) the Rosamund Victoria Bille Adler Scholarship for Lawrence University, for music education; the Anne V. Adler Nursing Scholarship Fund. Here are some of our cherished memories of Bette over the years. Bette, thank you for all you did to make Marshfield a better community.