About Our Organization - The Pecatonica Educational Charitable Foundation


Pecatonica Educational Charitable Foundation is a mouthful.  One of the reasons we chose that name is that the first part forms the acronym PEC - which is short for Pecatonica and used by our school district and many others in these parts.  The Pecatonica River is a thread that ties our communities together.  Nick, Katherine and their children used to picnic on the east branch of the Pecatonica, and you can see depictions in his art.

The PEC Foundation is a volunteer group of local citizens and community leaders.  We started in 1997 by serving the southwest Wisconsin communities of Hollandale and Blanchardville but over the last decade we have become a regional arts/cultural organization.

If you would like to volunteer please contact one of our board members or use the information in the “Contacts” section of this web site.

Contributions are gratefully accepted - that’s how we pay the bills.  Gifts to the PEC Foundation/Grandview are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

PEC Foundation, Inc.

PO Box 95

Hollandale, WI  53544

Board members

Rick Rolfsmeyer, Treasurer and volunteer executive director

Mary Lee Carr

Mary Diezel, Secretary

Mary Mayo

Eric Friedericks

Sue Brunett


PEC Foundation goals

  1. Bullet   Operate the Nick Engelbert historic site for the general public and make it available to the community for educational and social events

  1. Bullet   Promote or create partnerships between individuals, schools and businesses to expand learning opportunities that improve the quality of life for all

  1. Bullet  Affirm the work of life-long learning by providing scholarships and grants for unique learning opportunities

  1. Bullet  Look for opportunities to bring the world to the community via cultural exchanges, enrichment and educational programs

  1. Bullet  Conduct workshops in the fine arts with an emphasis on developing an appreciation for the arts and celebrating local talent

  1. Bullet  Identify and reward community members and educational staff who seek personal growth and provide inspiration for others to learn new skills.