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BB Jack’s Cottage Grove

Pizza With a Purpose Initiative

The Greywolf Foundation is pleased to work with popular family sports bar/restaurant BB Jack’s Cottage Grove, to coordinate their Pizza with a Purpose program. BB Jack’s Cottage Grove is passionate about giving back and wants to help “RAISE SOME DOUGH” for its local community partners.

Every month, a community partner is selected, and BB Jack’s Cottage Grove donates $5 to the organization for every Pizza of the Week sold. This includes both Dine-In and Carry-Out orders.

For information on the qualifications to be a community partner and to apply to participate in the Pizza with a Purpose program, please view the application.


Community partner organizations that have been supported by BB Jack’s Cottage Grove via the Pizza with a Purpose program include:
  • Alzheimer’s Association Wisconsin Chapter
  • Big Bill’s Annual Invitational
  • Bike Forward
  • Cap City Cougars
  • Cottage Grove Community Foundation
  • Greywolf Foundation
  • Mick Wartella Foundation/AGRACE
  • Monona Grove HSOA
  • Monona Grove Softball
  • Second Harvest Food Bank/ALCIVIA
  • Stuttgen Family
  • Sun Prairie Baseball
  • Sun Prairie Cheer
  • Sun Prairie Quarterback Club
  • Sunshine Place
  • Tellurian

Oppose Alzheimer’s

with Park Vista Senior Housing Management

The Greywolf Foundation is pleased to partner with Park Vista Senior Housing Management on its Against Alzheimer’s Initiative. The goal of the initiative is to raise awareness of the challenges related with this disease and associated dementia and to raise funds for the treatment, care, and research opportunities which are combating Alzheimer’s disease.

In 2023, for the third year in a row, the GWF and PVSHM are joint sponsors for the Walk To End Alzheimer’s in Wisconsin. This sponsorship supports four different walks throughout Wisconsin held in September and October. Communities where the walks are held include Stevens Point, Milwaukee County, Fox Cities and Dane County. The walks are organized by the Alzheimer’s Association Wisconsin Chapter and more information can be found on their website. Additionally, walks in Clinton, Iowa and East Moline, Illinois are also supported by these join efforts.

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In conjunction with the walks, staff, residents, and families at several of PVSHM’s senior living facilities conduct fundraising activities to support the Against Alzheimer’s Initiative. Already in 2023, money has been donated from Noel Manor, Noel Manor Legacy, Legacy of Deforest, Waupaca and Legacy Waupaca, Park Vista Camanche, Park Vista North Hill and Willow Lane Assisted Living in Appleton.

During the month of August 2023, the Against Alzheimer’s Initiative will again be the beneficiary of the BB Jack’s Cottage Grove’s Pizza with a Purpose program. During this month, the popular family sports bar/restaurant will donate $5 from every Pizza of the Week sold to the Against Alzheimer’s Initiative. This includes both dine in and carry out options. Visit BB Jack’s Cottage Grove for more information on Pizza with a Purpose program.

Last year the Oppose Alzheimer’s Initiative fundraising efforts generated more than $24,000 to the Alzheimer’s Association of Wisconsin. Individuals and businesses who wish to support the Against Alzheimer’s Initiative can make a gift on our Give Now page and typing Against Alzheimer’s in the Purpose for Gift section.

As a company, Park Vista Senior Housing Management’s mission is to create and manage senior housing communities that convey the essence of home while providing happiness and peace of mind to residents and their families. PVSHM has eight senior living and care facilities, in three different states, offering services for independent living, assisted living, and memory care.

Bob and Melida Scholarships

with University of Wisconsin Madison

In 2022, the Greywolf Foundation established two scholarships with the University of Wisconsin Foundation, the Bob & Melida Wagner Excellence in Social Work and the Bob & Melida Wagner Excellence in Nursing.

Each of these scholarships awards financial assistance to a selected student at UW -Madison studying for a master’s degree at the Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work and a selected student at the UW-Madison enrolled in the School of Nursing. The scholarships are awarded annually according to each respective school’s established procedures. Preference for each scholarship includes first-generation college student; graduate of a public high school; and/or a caregiver.

Bob and Melida Wagner have lived a life of service to others. Bob discovered and fed his passion for helping others with a diverse career in social work that has had a positive impact on thousands of underserved people throughout the State of Wisconsin. Melida celebrated her caring nature with extensive education, training, and teaching in the nursing profession. She provides care and comfort to people in pain in both her native Colombia and later throughout Wisconsin.
Both personally and professionally, Bob and Melida are thankful to live a life of positivity, cheer, commitment, and care for others, whether family, friend, or strangers. Through the annual awarding of these scholarships, they hope many others will discover and experience similar joy and gratitude that has defined their life together.

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Read the wonderful full story of Bob & Melida’s life together in service through social work and nursing [HERE].

Impact Change Initiative

The Greywolf Foundation created the Impact Change Initiative to combat the ongoing crisis of violence against women. The goal of the initiative is to bring awareness and provide fundraising opportunities to assist organizations working against the domestic abuse of women, with a particular focus on the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW) movement.

In partnership with Spirit of a Woman Productions, the Greywolf Foundation hosted an informational event in May 2022, at the Comfort Suites Cottage Grove. The evening included speakers highlighting the issues facing indigenous women survivors of domestic violence and presenting opportunities for individuals to make a difference in their local communities. Feedback from attendees on various ways the Impact Change Initiative can provide resources and impact the issue were discussed.

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While initial funds raised by the Impact Change Initiative will provide domestic violence care packages, future dollars raised during the ongoing campaign will provide resources for other domestic violence aids, such as legal assistance and shelter support. Organizations and efforts interested in receiving support from the Greywolf Foundation’s Impact Change Initiative should contact GWF President Denise Wagner at [email protected].

Individuals and businesses who wish to support the Impact Change Initiative can make a gift and typing IMPACT CHANGE in the Purpose for Gift section.