Emcee Bill Jartz, at left, and CAP Services’ CEO Mary Patoka, at right, listen as Christine and Victor Anthony accept the Pnazek’s Box Award during CAP Services’ Annual Awards Reception Wednesday, May 31, in Menasha. The award recognizes individuals whose ‘outside-of-the-box’ ideas have a positive impact on the people served by CAP and similar organizations.
Victor and Christine Anthony, 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 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 over $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 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”. Receiving awards were Amy Griffin, Appleton; Isaac Kou Lee of L. Jay Inc., Wausau; the Brillion Townhomes housing development, Brillion; John and Jennifer Loehrke, Junction City; Cindy and Bobby Babino, Clintonville; Amanda (last name withheld for privacy), Waupaca County; and the Family Crisis Center Advisory Board.