Recently we had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Robert and Nancy Cooper. Dr. Robert Cooper was an early Board Member at the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin and volunteered with the organizations for 15 years. The Coopers raised their three boys in Stevens Point where they still reside. Dr. Cooper started his dental practice in 1974 after returning to Stevens Point after attending Marquette University and Dental School and serving two years in the military. One of their sons, Dr. Timmy Cooper and daughter-in-law Dr. London Cooper, now run the dental practice.
The Coopers established the Dr. Robert and Nancy Cooper Fund in 2019 to support the Community Grants process at the Foundation to address the greatest needs of our community. Dr. Cooper stated that “seed money, seeds money,” this philosophy was visionary in the roots of the Foundation and recognizing the value and impact that endowment funds can have. The Coopers are long-term residents and major supporters of the Steven’s Point area, and they are very grateful for how giving our community is. They are proud of their family’s vast contribution to organizations in Portage County!