October 16, 2013 –
MAYETTA, KS- Oct. 16 -The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (PBPN) presented checks totaling $81,023 at a Charitable Contributions ceremony this morning at the Prairie Band Casino & Resort.
Members from the PBPN Charitable Contributions Committee and Tribal Council were on hand to deliver the checks to various organizations and some photos from the event can be seen below:
Royal Valley School District USD #337 received the largest award of $12,500 to help with various education programs like special education and kindergarten. At the podium is Susan Pfrang with other RVSD administrators. At right are members of the PBPN Charitable Contributions Committee and Tribal Council.
Kathy Maag, who is with the Topeka Symphony that received a $5,000 award, publicly thanked the PBPN as a tribe for giving thousands of dollars in donations to groups from Topeka and the surrounding area through the years.
A large crowd attended the ceremony this morning that was held at the Prairie Band Casino & Resort.
Hattie Mitchell, Tribal Council treasurer, was the emcee for the ceremony today.
Glenda Keller with one of the seeing-eye dogs from KSDS, Inc. received a $3,000 award on behalf of the organization that is located in Washington, Kansas.
Lalo Munoz, received a $1,000 on behalf of El Centro of Topeka. El Centro works with Latino communities in the Topeka area.
The Charitable Contributions Committee is comprised of six tribal members, who along with the Tribal Council selected 28 various organizations to receive the quarterly distributions. 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.
For a complete list of donations click here.