March 2015 - The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) of the M&M Area Community Foundation, together with The Stephenson National Bank and Trust, announced today they are accepting nominations for the 2015 Young Philanthropist Award. This award is given annually in recognition of youth volunteers whose efforts have transformed their communities. For the second year, two such awards will be presented.
Students, small groups and school organizations residing in Marinette and Menominee Counties are eligible for nomination. Nominations must be for volunteerism that exceeds the students’ school community service requirements and benefits nonprofit organizations, in addition to their schools. The volunteer activities must have taken place during the previous 12 months.
Nomination forms and official rules are available from your high school guidance counselor or at the M&M Area Community Foundation office located in the Harbors building at 1110 10th Avenue, Suite L-1, Menominee. All forms must be dropped off at the Foundation office or postmarked by April 2, 2015. Nominators must be 21 years or older.
The YAC and The Stephenson National Bank and Trust will provide a $400 grant to the charitable organization of the winners’ choice. In addition, the winners names will be added to the Young Philanthropist Award plaque on display at the MMACF office and the winners will receive a framed certificate.
The MMACF was originally incorporated as the Menominee Area Community Foundation in 1994. The charter of the corporation was expanded in 1996 to include Marinette county, with a mission "to enhance the lives" of people living in Marinette and Menominee counties.
The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors made up of area business and civic leaders. The founding Board of Directors included Roger Derusha, Mary Staudenmaier, Don Gehrke, David Higley, Katie Jones, Matt Minor, Randy Neelis, John Reinke and John Seaborg.