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Area Groups Recipients of Packer Annual Grants
The Green Bay Packers Foundation on Tuesday, Dec. 6 awarded $800,000 to 316 civic and charitable groups throughout the state of Wisconsin in its annual distribution of grants. Overall, including a recent $250,000 impact grant awarded to the Jackie Nitschke Center and a $250,000 impact grant to the St. Norbert College, $1.3 million was awarded through Foundation grants this year.
The total donation amount surpassed the Foundation's donation record, and the number of recipient organizations is also a record.
The groups were guests at a luncheon in the Lambeau Field Atrium, attended by all the recipients who were honored for their outstanding efforts and services.
"We're honored to congratulate a record number of recipient organizations this year, and we thank them for the outstanding work they do in our communities," Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy said at the event. "As a community-owned team, we are inspired by the efforts of these organizations and the positive impact they have on those that they serve."
Area statewide recipients included Millennium Economic Development Corp. of Forest County; from Marinette County were Crime Stoppers, Crivitz Area Food Pantry, Habitat for Humanity, Marinette & Oconto Counties Literacy Council, Pastor Fred's Food Pantry, Peshtigo Food Pantry, Rainbow House Domestic Abuse Services; and from Menominee, Mich. county, Abundant Life Mission, DAR Boys & Girls Club. Also Kingdom Come from Oconto County.