We know that we cannot have a successful campaign without the generous businesses in our community. Many of these businesses have stepped up and shown that they are Menasha Strong with us! Their support of our students and families has touched us in many ways. In turn, we want to show our gratitude and appreciation by sharing with the community who some of these major donors are –and what makes them such fantastic community partners! Thank you to all our donors!
Menasha Corporation – through its philanthropic arm, Menasha Corporation Foundation – is one of the campaign's lead donors with a generous pledge of $150,000.
Menasha Corporation was founded as a wooden pail factory in Menasha, Wis., 168 years ago and is still privately held by the descendants of the founder. Today, Menasha Corporation owns two companies, Menasha Packaging Company and ORBIS Corporation, and is headquartered in Neenah, Wis. Menasha Packaging Company is the nation’s largest independent, retail-focused provider of corrugated packaging and merchandising products and services. Menasha Packaging Company shares its headquarters with Menasha Corporation. ORBIS Corporation is North America’s largest reusable packaging company and produces plastic containers, pallets, and provides supply chain services. ORBIS is headquartered in Oconomowoc, Wis., and has an operation in Menasha, Wis. Globally, there are over 5,500 employees of the company who work in facilities located in North America, Europe and Asia.
What is the company’s connection to the Menasha Joint School District?
With six facilities in the Fox Cities and over 900 employees, many Menasha Corporation employees have children who attend schools in the Menasha Joint School District and many employees live within the school district area.
What compelled the company to contribute such a generous amount to Menasha Strong?
Menasha Corporation has supported educational and community programs since its inception, and continues to help fund programs that make a positive difference in communities where it has operations. Menasha Corporation Foundation gives special consideration to nonprofit endeavors in its founding area of the Fox Cities.
What’s the greatest thing about a community like Menasha?
The people who make up the community of Menasha are involved and deeply connected to causes and programs that help each other. They give their time and talent to many worthy causes, and they are our neighbors and employees who we care about. We take great pride in the Menasha community, we are involved in it, and we are grateful to be able to support impactful projects and causes.
Anything else we should know about Menasha Corporation?
Menasha Corporation Foundation holds board meetings four times a year to review grant requests for support in the areas of education, health & welfare, culture and civic.
MENASHA STRONG is a $3.5 million private fundraising effort to address pressing needs for Menasha High School: repairing and renovating Nathan Calder Stadium, installing turf at Bayer Field and purchasing new uniforms for the Bluejay Brigade Marching Band. The campaign is an effort from the Menasha Joint School District and its friends and supporters.
Learn more about the Menasha Joint School District.