The Door County Community Foundation wants your help thanking one of the area’s most generous couples, even if they had to be talked into accepting the honor because of their humble nature. This Thursday’s Celebration of Giving in Baileys Harbor will honor Donald and Carol Kress as its 2023 Philanthropists of the Year. They are the namesake of the Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor, which houses not just a branch of the Door County Library but dozens of public and private events throughout the year. The Kress family was also a major supporter of the foundation’s Emergency Response Fund, which helped support several organizations during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite that, Door County Community Foundation President and CEO Brett Bicoy says they did not want to be recognized for their generosity, even if their impact goes beyond the dollars they personally donated.
The 2023 Celebration of Giving also honors all of those that donate to local causes in Door County, which is statistically the most generous in the state. You can attend the Celebration of Giving at Gordon Lodge in Baileys Harbor for free by contacting the Door County Community Foundation.