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The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation is strong because of its many supporters throughout the community. People who inspire giving, engage our community, lead programs and invest in the future. Pamperin said he felt very fortunate to have had the opportunity to lead the organization over the last decade.
“Leading the Foundation has introduced me to so many people that play important roles in supporting and improving the Greater Green Bay Community. Greater Green Bay is a special place for many reasons and a major reason is because the people who call it home are so giving and welcoming. We have a very talented staff and an active and engaged Board of Directors who will offer a very attractive opportunity for the Foundation’s next leader.” – David Pamperin
A Foundation Search Committee is leading a national search supported by a search firm, and David Pamperin will remain involved to ensure a smooth process. After his retirement, David plans to say involved in the community.
February 3, 2017 — The second LIFE Study on the quality of life in Brown County was released today at a breakfast with over 300 local community members and leaders in attendance.
The second LIFE (Leading Indicators For Excellence) Study Report is a successor to the 2011 Regional LIFE Study. The LIFE Study is a result of 1.5 years of research on 10 key indicators for economic, physical and emotional wellbeing in the Brown County. Funding partners Brown County United Way, Greater Green Bay Chamber, and Greater Green Bay Community Foundation guided the research based on issues unique to our community.
“I think it gives us hope because there’s some really great things in (the report),” said Laurie Radke, President of the Greater Green Bay Chamber. “The LIFE Study tells you we have high civic engagement, we’re very giving, we’re very trusting, people want to roll up their sleeves and participate and increase the quality of life,” Radke said. “So, I think it tells the whole story.”
The 2016 LIFE Study Report is based on research in Brown County and included input from nearly 900 community leaders, 500 community members, focus groups from diverse community sectors, expert panels and secondary data.
The findings indicate the following:
Working Families and Childcare
“It doesn’t draw conclusions or have some sort of piece that says, ‘OK, here are the next 10 things we need to tackle,” said Amber Paluch, Vice President of Community Engagement for the Community Foundation and the LIFE Study project manager.
“It is purposefully meant to be used as a tool in whatever ways each organization or entity finds it useful and to serve as a catalyst for things in the community without kind of determining what those things are that need to be done,” she added. “We’ll continue to see this through over the course of the year.”
The purpose of the LIFE Study is to provide an assessment of Brown County’s quality of life so as to measure progress, identify issues, and engage residents in advancing the community.
The LIFE Study assesses 10 sectors of life in our community. It is unique in that it incorporates surveys that report on people’s perceptions with real data informed by expert analysis to paint a broad picture of the community. LIFE offers us opportunities to focus on community issues and make a better connection between the allocation of resources and the initiatives to address the issues.
Sponsors and lead experts of the study are the Greater Green Bay Chamber, the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation & the Brown County United Way. Research Partners are St. Norbert College Strategic Research Institute and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and its Center for Public Affairs.
The Community Advisory Council is comprised of experts from all sectors of the community like health, education, government, business, nonprofit, and diversity and a range of demographics of our community.
Printed publications are available at from any of the study partners and can be accessed online at www.LifeStudy.info
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