Fotsch Family Foundation matches donations, 'United for Waukesha' fund

The Fotsch Family Foundation will match donations to the "United for Waukesha Community Fund," up to $1 million, for any donation given Monday, Nov. 29 through Saturday, Dec. 4, a news release says.

The tragedy that occurred in Waukesha during the city's Christmas parade hit the Elm Grove family deeply.

"First of all, it was unbelievable. Secondly, I thought – oh my God – not only is this horrendous but how do these poor folks celebrate a holiday?" said Nana Fotsch. "The way I figure it, family is not biological. Family is everybody you know and love."

The Fotsch Family Foundation is a Waukesha County-based private foundation. It supports Catholic and educational causes, as well as social services throughout the community.

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"Well my family in Waukesha County is hurting, and it would be wrong of me not to help in any possible way I can," Fotsch said. "Anything that can help anyone who is affected. I don’t know what is needed. But whatever is needed, please, please, take this money and do it."

Nana Fotsch

The Fotsch family has been part of the Waukesha County community since 1964. 100% of donations and the match will go directly to the "United for Waukesha Community Fund."

"Whether it’s five or ten bucks, whatever it is, please, please, please, do help us, do help us," Fotsch said. "I know this is a cliché, but we truly are all in this together." 

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Anyone who wishes to show their support can do so by visiting the donation pages at: or

The "United for Waukesha Community Fund" supports the needs of the families impacted by the tragic incident at the annual Waukesha Christmas Parade. 

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