Couple recognized for positive impact
CAP Services held its 51st annual Awards Reception to honor the clients, partners, donors, volunteers and staff who make its work possible.
Victor and Christine Anthony, of Waupaca, received the Pnazek’s Box Award, which recognizes individuals who, through innovation, initiative, insight and integrity create “outside-of-the-box” ideas and programs that have a positive impact on the people served by CAP and similar organizations.
“The Anthonys have truly spent a lifetime lifting people up. In their working lives and in their work in the community and through their foundation, their compassion and intelligence shines brightly,” said Mary Patoka, CAP’s CEO. “We are honored to have them as a partner and to be able to present them with this award.”
To date, The Victor and Christine Anthony Foundation has invested more than $5 million in the Waupaca area and beyond in homeless services, basic needs, food pantries, faith-based organizations, libraries, Habitat for Humanity, Goodwill and services for youth and children, including the prevention of child abuse.
Since 2010, their foundation has invested nearly $400,000 in CAP Services’ Skills Enhancement and Fresh Start programs, Ministry Dental Center and services for families affected by domestic violence.
They made a major gift to CAP’s corporate headquarters campaign, supporting a move to a more functional and energy-efficient office.
CAP also gave Transform Awards to program participants and other people and projects who exemplify the nonprofit’s mission “to transform people and communities to advance social and economic justice”.
CAP Services is a private, nonprofit community action agency that has been advancing social and economic justice for people and communities in Marquette, Outagamie, Portage, Waupaca and Waushara counties since 1966.
Last year, CAP programs reached nearly 2,500 households with more than 9,100 members.
Those services resulted in people getting better jobs; securing more reliable transportation to get to work; accessing affordable housing; starting and expanding businesses; finding safe shelter and emotional support; strengthening their families and more.