For 25 years, Marshfield Area Community Foundation has been a way for those with a cause in mind to make giving both possible and effective. Begun in 1993 with Anne and Bette Adler’s efforts to make an impact in Marshfield, today the charity has set up 215 funds and has $17.2 million in assets.
“If you have a vision, we have the local expertise to help you make your vision a reality,” said Amber Kiggens-Leifheit, Executive Director of MACF.
A short list of the Foundation’s contributions include include Wildwood Station, Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library, Hackman Field, Weber Park, Hamus Park, Hardacre Park, Braem Park disk golf, Tiny Tiger Intergenerational Center, the ACE Academy, Griese Park, and many, many more.
Many of these project have been highlighted in a video series produced by Tri-Media.
One of Kiggens-Leifheit’s favorite videos is the Wildwood Zoo kodiak bear exhibit, the first MACF project that she took on. For that project, the foundation acted as the fiscal agent by collecting donations and paying bills. The state-of-the-art exhibit opened in 2015 and has been a popular tourist attraction in the Marshfield area.
No stranger to big projects, the foundation is undertaking the $11 million athletic complex to be constructed by Marshfield High School.
The full video playlist can be viewed at this link.