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Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin presents an evening with Michael J. Fox

Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin presents an evening with Michael J. Fox

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin

Tim Parker, President/CEO

(715) 845-9555

tim@cfoncw.org


Media Contact:

Jenna Weix, Director of Marketing

(715) 845-9555

jenna@cfoncw.org


RELEASE DATE:

December 15, 2021


Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin presents an evening with Michael J. Fox

[WAUSAU, WI, December 15, 2021] — The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin is pleased to welcome Michael J. Fox as the 2022 speaker for the George L. Ruder Forum on April 19, 2022, at the Grand Theater in Wausau, WI.

The entire world knows Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, the teenage sidekick of Doc Brown in Back to the Future; as Alex P. Keaton in Family Ties; as Mike Flaherty in Spin City; and through numerous other movie roles and guest appearances. Diagnosed at age 29, Michael is equally engaged in Parkinson’s advocacy work, raising global awareness of the disease and helping find a cure through The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, the world’s leading nonprofit funder of PD science.

“The Community Foundation is incredibly proud to bring such an inspirational figure to our area for the George L. Ruder Forum,” said Tim Parker, President/CEO of the Community Foundation.

“Michael’s philanthropic work, his award-winning acting career, and his advocacy for Parkinson’s research are remarkable, and we look forward to celebrating his story as it will most certainly leave a mark on all who attend this special event.”

The Community Foundation last held the George L. Ruder Forum in 2014 and is excited to host this event again in 2022. The George L. Ruder Forum was established in 1990 to bring nationally known speakers to the Wausau area to address issues of current interest and importance. The George L. Ruder Fund of the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin, established and supported by family, friends, and business associates of Mr. Ruder, is proud to sponsor this event. Additional sponsors for the 2022 event include Ruder Ware, CoVantage Credit Union, Janke Book Store, and Sun Printing.

Admission tickets are available by calling The Grand Theater box office phone at (715) 842-0988 or online. General admissions tickets cost $50 per person.

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About the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin:

Since 1987, the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin has been connecting the passions of philanthropists with the purposes of nonprofits for local community impact. With over 34 years serving the north central Wisconsin region, the Community Foundation leads and inspires philanthropy to enhance the quality of life for generations to come. The Community Foundation has over $79 million in current assets and prudently manages 431 funds. Through its commitment to excellence in donor investment, the Foundation received $7 million from donors in 2020 and distributed more than $5.2 million that same year to support nonprofits throughout our area.

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