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PBPN Awards $75,400 to Benefit NE Kansas Area

MAYETTA, KS – Thousands of Kansas citizens will benefit from the $75,400 awarded by the PBP Nation to 21 local programs and agencies in northeast Kansas. The cash awards allow each program and agency to operate and provide services and events to the local community. 

The 2nd Quarter Charitable Contribution Award Ceremony occurred at the Prairie Band Casino and Resort Convention Center at 11 AM on Thursday, July 13, 2017.

This quarter’s recipients include:

American Indian Health Research & Education Alliance
Arthritis Foundation
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
East Central Economic Opportunity
Gage Park Memorial  
Heart of Jackson Humane Society
Junior Achievement of Kansas
Kansas Children’s Service League
KANZA Mental Health Foundation
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Mayetta Pioneer Days Association
Meals on Wheels
Royal Valley Recreation Association
Shawnee County Allied Tribes
Sole Reason Foundation
St. Mary Food Pantry
TARC, Inc.
Topeka Eagles Composite Squadron
United Way of Greater Topeka
Washburn University Foundation
YWCA Northeast Foundation

Each quarter the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation distributes funding awards to various organizations and events promoting community stewardship and long-term sustainability of resources for Kansans.

The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation accepts contribution requests throughout the year. The application and details are located on the Nation’s website www.pbpindiantribe.com. In 2016, the PBP Nation donated over $300,000 to the northeast Kansas area.

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Abbie Boeckmann, PBPN Tribal Member, receiving on behalf of the Topeka Eagles Composite Squadron

Bruce Steinbrock, Director of Development, receiving on behalf of Washburn University. The contribution is pledged towards scholarships for students of Jackson County, Kansas to attend WU.

The American Indian Health Research & Education Alliance plans to use their contribution to fund a traveling primary care screening clinic.

Receiving on behalf of Shawnee County Allied Tribes, the donation will go towards their educational endeavors and the annual powwow, which is slated for September 1-3, 2017 at Shawnee County Lake, Topeka, Kansas.

Kim Williams, Director of Events and Special Projects, receiving on behalf of Meals on Wheels, which provides delivered food service to senior citizens in need. 

Eldon Darnell receives on behalf of Mayetta Pioneer Days which will take place on Saturday, September 16, 2017.

The Royal Valley Recreation Association received an award which will go toward maintaining the Hoyt ballfields and other amenities. The RV Rec Assoc. is a 100% volunteer association.


Presenting the awards were the Charitable Contribution Committee, Arlene Wahwasuck, Ruth Vega Harjo, John Tuckwin, LaVera Bell and Wanda Treinen, with Tribal Council member Thomas Wabnum as Event Emcee.