Marshfield Area Community Foundation Executive Director
We are pleased to unveil our brand new website. The new site is mobile friendly, clean, and easy to navigate with fewer menus and pages to sift through.
The website was not just reworked. It is a fresh, whole, new website with all pages redone from scratch to better accommodate modern technical needs. A lot of old and obsolete data was brought up to speed in the process. We hope you enjoy the new look and have an easier time finding what you need. I invite you to go to marshfieldareacommunityfoundation.org and take a look around.
One of the things I really like about my job at the Community Foundation is that it gives me the opportunity to meet people I probably would not meet on my own. We are the Marshfield Area Community Foundation, and as such we like to hire local people and businesses to work with us. We want to support our community.
The new website was developed by Matt Pilz. Pilz designed our old website in 2006, and he continued to help maintain our site. As technology changed and mobile devices became more and more common, our site became hard to navigate. Once again Pilz agreed to help our nonprofit and create a new website. That is the kind of guy he is: helpful, capable, enthusiastic, energetic, and very hard working.
Pilz is a Marshfield native who graduated from Marshfield High School in 2004. He became interested in computers and programming at an early age, starting when his brother gifted him an old computer. He worked in the School to Work Apprentice Program at Marshfield High School, even developing the School to Work website for the high school. Since graduation Pilz has gone on to become a superstar in his field.
Pilz is a true Marshfield success story. He has a B.S. degree in web technologies and an associate of applied science degree in e-commerce and web administration. He has created many websites, including ones for local groups Upham Mansion, Healthy Lifestyles, Thomas House Center for History, and more. He was employed as a web developer for the Marshfield Clinic but has chosen to work independently, beginning his own company, linkedPixel, LLC. It is not uncommon for him to spend over 12 hours a day in front of his computer, and he loves what he does.
All of his hard work has paid off. Pilz created a painting app for iPhones and iPads that many of you may use, Scribblify. He has won not one but three consecutive worldwide competitions sponsored by Intel, the only person in their competition history to do so. In late 2012 Pilz won the grand prize in Intel’s app Innovation Contest (gaming category) with Ballastic. The following spring he took home the overall grand prize for Magic Doodle Pad, a perceptual drawing app that uses hand tracking to create art. Later that year he redeveloped Scribblify for large All-in-One devices for the second App Innovation content and was awarded the grand prize. In each of these competitions, he competed against thousands of developers from around the globe, and he was awarded $50,000 in cash prizes between all three. Pilz then contracted with Intel through 2014 to redevelop Magic Doodle Pad for their new camera technology.
Matt Pilz is a true Marshfield gem. I am glad I have gotten to meet him, and I know the Foundation has benefited greatly from his services. It is nice to be able to share his accomplishments with you.