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The latest news and announcements from Marshfield Area Community Foundation, Inc. will appear below. To view each story in its entirety, please click on the corresponding headline.

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14th Annual Scholarship Bulletin Available With the cost of a college education escalating scholarships are more important than ever. Estimated costs for a Wisconsin resident for the 2017-2018 academic year at UW-Madison were $26,003.60/year. (Tuition, room and board, and fees.) Private colleges average $50,900. These price tags show close to a 5% increase in cost over the past ten years. Of course, that's not the total price. You still have to buy books and supplies, and do your laundry, and pay for the occasional pizza. Rising cost of a college education and the failure of federal grants to keep pace with the higher rates of tuition have led to increasing student debt. The average debt of a graduating senior from a college in Wisconsin was $29,460. 64% of students had debt. Bottom line: College is expensive, and the price is increasing. A scholarship is a way of helping pay the staggering costs today's college students are experiencing. The Marshfield Area Community Foundation publicizes the scholarships we and others offer to ensure that there is a good field of applicants and as a public service. That's what the Community Foundation is all about. Connecting people who care with causes that matter. We have published our Scholarship Bulletin for fourteen years to help scholarship seekers find the money that is being offered by local community groups, individuals, foundations, and businesses. The Marshfield Area Community Foundation manages over 70 scholarships itself.

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August 10, 2017 For Hub City Times MARSHFIELD — Marshfield Area Community Foundation, Inc. recently announced that James Bartelt has been appointed to the board of directors. The board consists of 15 members who are appointed by individuals or organizations, and they are elected by a majority of the board of directors. The board meets monthly and is responsible for all functions of Marshfield Area Community Foundation, Inc. Bartelt recently retired after 35 years as a trust officer with Associated Trust Company, during which time he was involved with multiple nonprofit entities, including Marshfield Area Community Foundation, Inc. He and his wife, Sheryl, a retired Marshfield Public Schools teacher, have been married for 35 years. Bartelt has a bachelor's degree in economics from UW-Milwaukee and a law degree from the University of Illinois. He also is a certified financial planner.

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Invest in our community through a gift for the Downtown Community Square Project. The Vision: Create a centerpiece for the community in the core of Downtown Marshfield. This multi-use centerpiece will provide a year round gathering space for the community, a place for the arts, events, families, lunch hour gatherings, relaxation, & entertainment. Some of the proposed features & uses include a pavilion for outdoor concerts, a visual appealing splash pad for kids to cool off in the hot summer days, dining & seating areas, parking for the square & the surrounding downtown area, an

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Hardacre Park Entertainment June 1st – October 27th, 2017 Hardacre Park Join Main Street Marshfield at Hardacre Park all summer long for live music, picnic nights, local book readings, camp fires, and much more!

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