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May 2015 - The M&M Area Community Foundation Youth Advisory Committee has awarded 18 grants to community organizations across Marinette and Menominee counties totaling $21,000.00 dollars. The grants will directly support youth programming and services throughout the area.

“For nearly 20 years, the M&M Area Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee members (YAC) have donated their time, talents and resources to the betterment of Marinette and Menominee youth programs,” said Paula Gruszynski, MMACF Executive Director.

Organizations receiving a 2015 grant from the foundation will be recognized at the annual Celebration of Giving event sponsored by the M&M Area Community Foundation on Thursday, June 4th.

“I feel very privileged to be part of an organization so committed to young people in our communities", said Gunther DeDames, President of the Youth Advisory Committee. "We have granted close to $290,000 in the years we have been participating and I know it makes a difference!" The following organizations will be receiving a grant:

  • Camp New Day
  • Bay Area Regional Tennis Association
  • Master Gardeners Association
  • Crivitz Area Woman’s Club
  • Healthy Youth Coalition
  • Great Lakes Fisherman Kid’s Derby
  • DAR Boys and Girls Club
  • Abundant Life Church
  • Marinette Middle School
  • Rainbow House
  • River Cities Pool
  • Pembine Area Christians Youth Center
  • YMCA
  • UW Marinette Children’s Theatre
  • Stephenson Public Library
  • Suicide Prevention Network


The M&M Area Community Foundation is governed by a board of directors made up of area business and civic leaders. The founding board of directors included Roger Derusha, Don Gehrke, David Higley, Wes Hoffman, Katie Jones, Matt Minor, Randy Neelis, John Reinke, Mary Staudenmaier and John Seaborg. High schools students from throughout Marinette and Menominee counties are invited to join YAC. For more information, please contact Paula Gruszynski at 715-340-6567 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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    Friday, August 19, 2016

    Women’s Giving Circle to Hold Annual

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    Thursday, February 9, 2017

    MMACF Hosts Women Empowering the

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    Women’s Giving Circle to hold ‘Stitch and Give’

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    WOMEN’S GIVING CIRCLE SEEKS AWARD NOMINATIONS

    For Immediate Release
    Monday, August

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