June 2016 - The M&M Area Community Foundation hosted its annual Grant Presentation and Scholarship Recognition Ceremony on Wednesday, June 8th at Little River Country Club. The MMACF highlighted its partnership with local organizations and students by providing grants and scholarships totaling over $180,000.
According to Paula Gruszynski, MMACF Executive Director, the event was held to celebrate the generosity of the Foundation’s Fund Holders, the commitment of volunteers, the support of sponsors, the great work of grant recipients and the accomplishments of the students who received scholarships.
Grants were awarded to the following organizations for the continued outreach and good work they do throughout Marinette and Menominee counties: Abundant Life Mission, Camp New Day U.P., City of Peshtigo, Coleman School District, Community Wellness Partnership of Marinette County, Crime Stoppers of Marinette & Menominee Counties, DAR Boys & Girls Club, Goodman Historical Society, Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA, Handicapped United, Healthy Youth Coalition of Marinette & Menominee Counties, Marinette Community Center, Marinette County Elderly Services, Marinette Middle School, Menominee County Department of Health and Human Services, Menominee County Historical Society, Menominee County ISD, Menominee County Victims Service Unit, Menominee Youth Baseball, Peshtigo High School Volunteer Club, Public Health Delta & Menominee Counties, Rainbow House Domestic Abuse Services, River Cities Community Pool, Saint John II Catholic Academy, Marinette Senior Citizen Center, Stephenson Public Library, The Salvation Army, and UW-Marinette Children’s Theatre.
Attendees also included many of the students who received scholarships from the Foundation, as well as Fund Holders who provide the resources for these scholarships. The MMACF awarded 69 scholarships to students from high schools throughout Marinette and Menominee counties.
“As a first time Grant recipient we were touched by the mission and generosity of the Foundation. The spectrum of people and organizations that are helped is especially impressive. ” said Elaine Sevener, Marinette Senior Center Director.