Carey B. Kell Endowment Fund

"There's nothing more important than giving back to a community. To keep a community strong, there have to be people that volunteer money, time and talent. The community Foundation is an excellent place to do that."

Chippewa Falls resident Tom Kell- former president of Kell Container Corporation and current co-owner of River Bend Vineyard & Winery, along with his wife, Pam, and other partners- remembers his late mother, Carey Kell, as a fine lady who loved her gardens and liked to keep busy. 

It's no wonder a fund created in her name was earmarked to support beautification of the Chippewa Falls area by originally helping to finance hundreds of hanging flower baskets and their upkeep through Chippewa Falls Main Street. 

The Carey B. Kell Endowment Fund was the Community Foundation of Chippewa County's first endowment fund and it's still making an impact today. 

Although potted bushes have now replaced the hanging baskets downtown, his mother's wishes are still being fulfilled. Carey passed away at the age of 94. 

Carey Kell

Grants support beautification in Chippewa Falls.

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