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U.S. Venture Open Fundraising Totals $4,642,058

30-Sep-2020
(APPLETON, WIS.) September 30, 2020: The 35th annual U.S. Venture Open has raised $4,642,058 to end poverty in Northeast Wisconsin. Unlike the traditional format of prior years, there has been a continued influx of donations beyond the date of the event on August 12. The U.S. Venture Open is proud to have raised more than $51 million throughout its history. “Thank yo...

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2020 U.S. Venture Open Raises $4,420,455 to End Poverty

12-Aug-2020
(APPLETON, WIS.) August 12, 2020: The U.S. Venture Open raised $4,420,455 through partner donations, an all-day media-thon and online auction. The 35th annual U.S. Venture Open looked very different this year – with no golfing or celebration dinner at Van Abel’s of Hollandtown. The U.S. Venture Open is proud to have raised more than $51 million throughout the history ...

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$5 million in additional funding released to regional nonprofits

20-Jul-2020
(APPLETON, WIS.) July 20, 2020: Leaders from the U.S. Venture Open and the Basic Needs Giving Partnership are responding to growing need among charitable organizations due to the pandemic by making additional funds available immediately. The announcement includes the following to support nonprofits focused on ending poverty in Northeast Wisconsin: Given the extraordi...

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2020 U.S. Venture Open pivots to new format

17-Jun-2020
(APPLETON, WIS.) June 18, 2020: U.S. Venture announces this year’s U.S. Venture Open charity event will take a different form in response to the coronavirus pandemic. This year marks the 35th year of the event and while there will be major changes from previous years, the aim continues to be raising millions of dollars to end poverty in Northeast Wisconsin. Last year th...

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Basic Needs Giving Partnership awards record-breaking new grants of nearly $6 million to end poverty

03-Feb-2020
(APPLETON, WI) — February 3, 2020 — Record-breaking new grants of nearly $6 million have been awarded to 225 nonprofit organizations supporting innovative programs helping those in need throughout Northeast Wisconsin. Collaborating nonprofits/organizations were granted funds for programs addressing the root causes of poverty through the community foundations in Green ...

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2019 U.S. Venture Open breaks all records

16-Aug-2019
(APPLETON, WI) — August 14, 2019 — More than 1,260 attendees raised $5.2 million at the U. S. Venture Open, the nation’s single largest one-day charitable event dedicated to ending poverty along with guest of honor Matthew McConaughey. At the end of the event, organizers announced a $925,000 gift to the charity from the David A. Thiede estate. Thiede, a Menasha resi...

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Basic Needs Giving Partnership awards new grants of nearly $1.6 million to end poverty

18-Dec-2018
(APPLETON, WI) — December 19, 2018 — Nearly $1.6 million has been awarded to 135 nonprofit organizations supporting innovative programs helping those in need throughout Northeast Wisconsin. Collaborating nonprofits/organizations were granted funds for programs addressing the root causes of poverty through the community foundations in Green Bay, Fox Valley and Oshkosh....

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2018 U.S. Venture Open raises $4.13 million

09-Aug-2018
(APPLETON, WI) — August 8, 2018— More than 1,100 attendees raised $4.13 million in the U. S. Venture Open, the nation’s single largest one-day charitable event dedicated to ending poverty. Michael Phelps spent the day golfing at the event and treating dinner guests to a live interview. Phelps said attending the U.S. Venture Open was an easy decision. “It’s...

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Olympian Michael Phelps to Keynote 2018 U.S. Venture Open

27-Feb-2018
(Appleton, WI) Feb 27, 2018— U.S. Venture, Inc. announces the most decorated Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps, will be this year’s celebrity guest at the U.S. Venture Open. The 2018 U.S. Venture Open will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 and funds raised from the annual event help end poverty in Northeast Wisconsin. When he retired from competitive swimmin...

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