October 09, 2014 –
MAYETTA: The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation donated $76,000 to area charities during the third quarter distribution awards ceremony held this morning at the Prairie Band Casino & Resort.
Below are some photos taken by the News:
Tribal Chairperson Liana Onnen was the emcee for today.
Royal Valley USD #337 received an award of $11,000 that they plan to use for a variety of projects. Standing (left) are five members of the RVSD administration who were on hand to receive the award and (right) are members of the Charitable Contributions Committee and Tribal Council.
The Civil Air Patrol from Topeka received a $3,000 donation today and representing that organization was Abbie Boeckmann and Maj. Henry Hickey. Boeckmann is a tribal member and one of 19 cadets who are enrolled in the Civil Air Patrol program. She is 11 years old and attends Holton Middle School and hopes to enter the Air Force Academy in the future.
The Charitable Contributions Committee is comprised of six tribal members, who along with Tribal Council, selected 22 organizations to receive the quarterly distribution. Areas that are focused on when determining the distribution of funds include groups involved in education, health and community services, environmental protection and preservation, and religious organizations that have an impact on the spiritual wellness and quality of life for all.
The complete list of quarterly donations is listed below: