Sonnentag Foundation Lt.

The Sonnentag Foundation’s philanthropic interests are strategically focused on supporting programs and projects that empower and inspire people.

The Sonnentag Foundation gives preference to regional construction and landscape oriented projects that serve the broader community in locations where County Materials has major facilities. We also believe in supporting programs that pair children with mentors, help women who experience domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as social and recreational programs for children and adults with disabilities and respite for their caregivers. Organizations recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code are eligible to apply.

Please note that only those grant requests made by completing the Sonnentag Foundation Community and Charitable Grants application will be accepted for consideration.

If you would like to submit a grant request on behalf of a community organization, please click below to complete our Community & Charitable Grants application.

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Contributions to the Sonnentag Foundation (TIN: 39-1597420) are tax deductible as charitable nonprofit contributions under code section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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Charity Golf Outing

Each year, the County Materials’ charity golf event has consistently grown and become much more than a golf outing. It brings together a diverse group of individuals, all with the same goal – to raise dollars, raise awareness and build relationships with people who support a common cause.

We are excited to announce that the combined contributions from participants and supporters during our 2014 event raised $104,500!  These funds are bringing hope to more children and families who will thrive and benefit from opportunities offered by 12 Wisconsin and Illinois Big Brothers Big Sisters chapters, Easter Seals of Wisconsin Respite and Recreation Camps, the Women’s Community in Wausau, WI, and  Lake Cares Food Pantry in Mount Dora, FL.

Thank you to our partners, participants, volunteers and donors for your time and generosity! Please click here to see a complete list of the 2014 golf event sponsors.

Contributions to the Sonnentag Foundation (TIN: 39-1597420) are tax deductible as charitable nonprofit contributions under code section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

2015 Date!
Mark your calendars for the County Materials’ Charity Golf Outing scheduled for Thursday, September 3, 2015. More information will be posted in the coming months.

As a result of your generous contributions, combined with those from other event participants and supporters, the Sonnentag Foundation has donated more than $465,650 to worthwhile community programs and charitable organizations since we began hosting a charity golf outing in 2007. We are excited to share how these funds are being used to make a very real difference for children, families and people in the communities where County Materials has locations. Click here for more information.

Sonnentag Foundation Charity Golf Outing Fundraising Progress:
Year

Contributions

2014

$104,500
2013 $91,650
2012 $76,000
2011 $71,500
2010 $70,000
2009 $25,000
2008 $16,000
2007 $11,000
Scholarships

Scholarship Opportunity for children of Central Processing Corporation employees.

The Sonnentag Foundation is a strong advocate for continuing education. Our goal is to inspire the next generation of leaders and innovators, and especially encourage young people who want to pursue studies and careers in the construction and landscape industry.

The Sonnentag Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist children of Central Processing employees who plan to continue their education in college. The program supports a wide range of educational options, including vocational and technical training, and associate and bachelor’s degrees. Students can apply for one $1,500 scholarship for full-time study at an accredited institution and in a field of study of the student’s choice.

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Sonnentag Foundation Scholarship Eligibility & Details

Eligibility

Eligible students must be:

  1. Graduating high school seniors enrolling in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university;
  2. And a dependent child of an active Central Processing employee who works 20 hours or more per week, and has at least one year of service with the company by the application deadline.

A dependent child includes an unmarried, natural or legally adopted child, stepchild, and any other child for whom the employee has been appointed legal guardian. All applicants must be under the age of 24. Full-time study is defined as carrying a full course load for the entire upcoming academic year. Students must have received a high school diploma. Awards are for one year only. Each student can only submit one application for consideration.

Payment of Scholarship Awards

If selected as a recipient, a student will receive a $1,500 scholarship award during the following year of undergraduate study. The Sonnentag Foundation processes payments on behalf of Central Processing Corporation. Awards are paid in one installment at the beginning of the second semester of school, and only after the Sonnentag Foundation has received a paid second semester fee statement as well as a grade report from the first semester. It is the student’s responsibility to present the Sonnentag Foundation with these documents. Checks are mailed to each recipient’s home address and are made payable to the school for the student.

Application

To apply for the Sonnentag Foundation scholarship, interested students must complete the application in full and submit the required essays to the Foundation no later than July 31. Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Applications are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, please answer all questions as completely as possible. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. All information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by the Sonnentag Foundation.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, and unusual or challenging personal or family circumstances a student has overcome or is overcoming. Selection of recipients is made by the Sonnentag Foundation without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, disability or national origin. The Scholarship Committee will provide a letter of decision to applicants, and a certificate will be issued prior to the beginning of the coming school year. All applicants agree to accept the decision of the Sonnentag Foundation as final.

Obligations and Revisions

Recipients are required to supply the Sonnentag Foundation with a paid second semester fee statement, as well as a grade report from their first semester. It is the student’s responsibility to present the Sonnentag Foundation with these documents as well as any changes of address, school enrollment, or other relevant information. Central Processing reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time, including termination of the program.

For more information on Sonnentag Foundation Scholarships, please contact:

Sonnentag Foundation Ltd.
Attn: Rebecca Sonnentag
PO Box 100
Marathon , WI 54448
715-848-1365
rebeccas@countymaterials.com

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I apply?

    To apply for a Sonnentag Foundation scholarship, the student must complete and submit an official application by July 31 following their graduation from high school.
  • What if I forgot or didn’t apply during my first year of eligibility?

    A student remains eligible for consideration for one scholarship award through your third year of college. If you did not apply before your freshmen year, you may still apply during either your sophomore or junior year for one scholarship. All applicants must be under the age of 24.
  • What is the most I can be awarded in scholarships?

    The award amount is $1,500 and you may apply and be selected to receive a maximum of one award. Payment is made in the academic year following your selection.
  • Who administers the selection process?

    The scholarship competition, including the overall administration of the program, selection of award recipients and the processing of scholarship payments, is handled by the Sonnentag Foundation. All information included on the application is considered confidential. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, disability or national origin.
  • If my child is attending a college abroad, is he or she still eligible to receive a Sonnentag Foundation Scholarship?

    Yes. As long as the parent is a Central Processing employee and meets the eligibility requirements, any student may apply.
  • Are all graduating high school seniors eligible?

    Only children of active Central Processing Corporation employees who work 20 hours or more per week, and have at least one year of service with the company by the application deadline, are eligible to apply for scholarships through the program. Children include unmarried, natural or legally adopted children, stepchildren, and any other children for whom the employee has been appointed legal guardian. All children must be under the age of 24.
  • If I receive an award one year, can I apply for and receive another scholarship?

    No. Awards are for one year only. Each student can only submit one application for consideration. A student remains eligible for consideration for one scholarship through your third year of college. If you did not apply before your freshmen year, you may still apply during either your sophomore or junior year for one scholarship.
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Partnerships / Sponsorships

The Sonnentag Foundation believes in engaging with organizations that serve the broader community in locations where County Materials has major facilities.

The Sonnentag Foundation has partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters chapters in the Midwest to provide one-to-one mentoring relationships for youth who are paired with caring adult volunteers. These include 12 Wisconsin and Illinois Big Brothers Big Sisters chapters: the Central, North Central, Northeastern, Northwestern, Dane County, Fox Valley Region, 7 Rivers Region, and Rock/Walworth/Jefferson County chapters in Wisconsin; and the Mid-Illinois, Richland County, Illinois Capital, and Champaign County chapters in Illinois. The BBBS program is based on the documented premise that youth need the influence of mature, responsible and supportive mentors during their formative years to reach full potential as adults. Their mentoring programs are proven to have positive academic, socio-emotional and behavioral outcomes for youth that are linked to avoidance of juvenile delinquency, high school graduation and college or job readiness.

We are also proud to partner with Easter Seals of Wisconsin, and specifically, their Wisconsin Elks/Easter Seals Respite Camp in Wisconsin Dells. For more than 20 years, the camp has been providing respite care to children and adults with moderate to severe disabilities who require one-to-one care. Respite care remains the number one need of families and caregivers. Easter Seals Respite Camp offers people who care for children and adults with disabilities a temporary rest from care-giving. These programs also help increase independence, maximize opportunities, minimize barriers, and enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities and their caregivers. An estimated total of 3,406 disabled people and their families benefited from Easter Seals Wisconsin activities in 2014.

The Women’s Community is a non-profit organization serving victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault. The organization is using Sonnentag Foundation contributions to support a variety of services, including shelter, food and clothing assistance, counseling, advocacy, and support group facilitation. In 2014, the organization helped 1598 individuals throughout Marathon County, WI.

Lake Cares Food Pantry has established itself as a strategic resource to support the needs of hungry families hit by unforeseen and unfortunate circumstances. The organization also provides resources and support to the elderly and disabled. Since opening its doors five years ago, Lake Cares has seen a dramatic increase in the number of clients they serve. Sonnentag Foundation contributions have helped the organization move from assisting an average of 15 to 20 families to 130 families per week.

With our contributions in 2014, the Sonnentag Foundation, was able to help support well over 7,000 disadvantaged individuals and their families.