April 12, 2012 –
MAYETTA: The Charitable Contributions committee held a ceremony today where almost $87,000 was awarded to 27 organizations at a ceremony at the Prairie Band Casino & Resort. Tribal Chairman Steve Ortiz was the emcee for the ceremony that occurred this morning.
Tonya Greeve, Mayetta Business Association, thanks the Charitable Contributions Committee today at the Prairie Band Casino & Resort. The Mayetta Business Association received a $5,700 donation that will help them with upcoming events they have planned. Mayetta is the community closest to the Prairie Band Potawatomi reservation.
The Topeka Blues Society received a $5,000 donation and were photographed with Chairman Steve Ortiz (in vest). The organization is in its fourth year and is a contributor to music education and entertainment in the Topeka area.
Ashley Scheideman gave a word of thanks after receiving a check for $9,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Kansas that is based out of Wichita, Kan.
Charitable Contribution committee members (left to right) are Mary Carr, Frank Tecumseh, John Tuckwin, and LaVera Bell, and Wanda Treinen (back to camera). Betty Rice is also on the committee but was absent when the photo was taken.