2020 Highlights


Although many of the organizations we support had to cancel fund raising events for 2020, Connexus Association was able to honor all commitments regardless of an event occurring. These are organizations such as the Women’s Community, Aspirus Hospital, and Junior Achievement which have helped support those most impacted by COVID-19.

Many organizations have revamped 2020 fundraising events into virtual events. Most recently Connexus Association has become a sponsor for a virtual auction to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters and a virtual Gala to raise money for Community Matters/Education Matters.

As always, education remains one of our most important missions.In the last months of 2020, the Board of Directors for Connexus Association voted to continue providing funding and scholarships for the local schools we support at the same level as previous years. We will also continue to partner with EVERFI to bring free digital education to schools in our community. They recently made a historic announcement – investing $100M in K-12 education courses and will be rapidly expanding their K-12 course catalog in topic areas that address 12 of the most critical life skills for young people today.

During 2020 Connexus Association awarded a $25,000 grant to Mid-State Technical College (MSTC) which serves the educational needs of several Central Wisconsin Communities with campuses in four cities. The grant money will be used towards the capital campaign to build a new Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering Technology, and Apprenticeship Center which is expected to train over 400 students annually to help infuse central Wisconsin with highly skilled workers, address the workforce shortage, and sustain and grow our area businesses.