The Debbie Callahan Arts Fund (DCAF) is administered by the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin. CFCWi is a public charity organized to channel gifts from individual and corporate
donors to a variety of charitable organizations in the local community. It is a publicly supported philanthropic institution governed by a local board of private citizens. (www.cfcwi.org)
DCAF is funded by the Callahan family and friends to honor a special person in their lives. The world would be a dimmer and sadder place without Debbie Callahan. As a wife, mother, friend, and artist, she has touched the lives of everyone around her and made them better. Her art has brought joy and delight to many, many people. We believe the best way to honor Debbie is to help more people pursue their dreams in the art world.
The first fundraiser was held on June 27th, 2015 at the Milwaukee Athletic Club with a surprise 60th birthday party for Debbie Callahan. Attended by over 60 friends and family members, it was a great success.
We have provided $500 grants in 2016, 2017, and 2018 to deserving high school students who are going on to study art in college. As we grow the fund, additional donations are welcome to help us provide larger grants in the future.