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Donating to Riverside Cemetery

Please consider a tax-deductible contribution to Appleton Cemetery Association (Riverside Cemetery). Riverside Cemetery is the only nonprofit nondenominational cemetery in the Fox Valley. Unlike for-profit cemeteries, contributions to Riverside Cemetery are tax-deductible because Riverside Cemetery is a 501(c)(13) nonprofit cemetery. Your donation enables Riverside Cemetery to:


  • Sustain its beautiful and tranquil park-like setting today and for future generations
  • Maintain its historical areas including the Veterans and Grand Army of the Republic Block
  • Fund long-term capital projects

There are several ways you can donate to Riverside Cemetery including:

  • A one-time gift
  • Pledging an amount donated in multi-year installments
  • Donating through your estate plan
  • Requesting a donation to Riverside Cemetery in lieu of flowers

Your donation to Appleton Cemetery Association (Riverside Cemetery) may qualify for an income tax deduction in accordance with Federal and/or State income tax laws. Please consult with your tax advisor to determine whether your donation is tax deductible in whole or in part. Nothing in this communication is intended to constitute legal or tax advice.

Appleton Woman Spearheads Massive Effort to Clean Veterans’ Grave Markers at Riverside Cemetery

For several years, Laurel Sternhagen, a 36-year Army veteran, has placed U.S. flags at the grave sites of veterans buried at Riverside Cemetery as part of a Memorial Day tribute.
But while she is grateful to volunteer for the annual project, Sternhagen, a 63-year-old Appleton woman, noticed something that bothered her: the grave stones were in a state of deterioration.
“I thought, ‘these (grave stones) are hard to read,'” she said. “So I decided to go out there and clean them up.”
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