July 12, 2011 –
MAYETTA, KS (July 11)-The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (PBPN) will present a check for $10,000 next Thursday to Stormont Vail Foundation Care Line, from Topeka at its Charitable Contributions Awards Ceremony to be held at 11 a.m. at the Prairie Band Casino & Resort. In addition, another $78,750 will be distributed to 29 other non-profit organizations and agencies that are located in Topeka and the surrounding region.
Members from the PBPN Charitable Contributions Committee and Tribal Council will be on hand to award the checks to leaders from those organizations.
The Charitable Contributions Committee is comprised of six tribal members, who along with the Tribal Council selected 30 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. To learn more about the Charitable Contributions program visitwww.pbpindiantribe.com/charitable-contributions.aspx
Today, the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation is a federally recognized sovereign nation. Rich in cultural tradition, the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation currently resides on 77,000 acres in Jackson County, Kansas. The reservation is 20 miles north of The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Topeka on Highway 75, 80 miles northwest of Kansas City, Missouri, and one mile west of the small town of Mayetta, Kansas. Enrollment includes almost 5,000 members with approximately 800 living on the reservation, another 2,400 within state boundaries, and the remainder living across the U.S. and in Canada.
For a list of this quarter’s donations, click here.