Dear Editor,

As the M&M Area Community Foundation (MMACF) observed Community Foundation Week (Nov. 12-18) we are reminded that our successes are due to the generosity of community members. The financial support provided by sponsors enables us to expand the Foundation’s impact beyond grant-making and provide scholarships to become more engaged in leadership, ensuring the vitality of the communities we call home.

As we continue to address needs, impact lives, and strive to improve the quality of life throughout Marinette and Menominee Counties we want to recognize and thank those who give of their time and resources to ensure the Foundation meets its mission of service to our communities.

The MMACF thanks all the sponsors that provided financial support throughout 2021. People may see the full list of sponsors on, under Opinion, Letters to the Editor.

The following sponsors provided financial support to the MMACF in 2021: Bellin Health, Waupaca Foundry, R. W. Fernstrum & Company, Tom and Sandy Kuber, L.E. Jones Company, Mary Woleske, Woodmont Investment Counsel, Boyle Design Group, MMACF Board of Directors, Joe Woleske, Dave and CarolLynn Higley, Fincantieri Marinette Marine, Ken Jones, CPA, Nicolet National Bank, Advanced Blending Solutions, Northern Coatings & Chemical, Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home, PCM Credit Union, Plutchak Fab, Greg and Beth Horvath, Evergreen Tool, First National Bank & Trust, The Harbors Retirement Community, Phil and Karen Zwergel, Christensen Machinery, Culver’s of Marinette, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Lloyd Flanders, Tony and Joanne Furton, Dan and Deb Ward, Peshtigo Times, Ameriprise Financial-Mark Rasner, Menominee Granite Company, North and Jan Shetter, Stellar Enterprise, Jeff and Karen Hines, John and Mari MacIntyre and Mike Glish.

Please consider allocating a portion of your business’s 2022 philanthropic budget toward MMACF Sponsorship and watch your giving multiply through the Community Foundation’s resources and networks. Sponsorships range from $500 to $5,000 and provide operational support for the Community Foundation. Benefits to sponsors include recognition at Foundation events as well as publicity via print and social media. Local businesses and individuals may arrange a sponsorship by contacting me at 906-864-3599.

Paula Gruszynski

Executive Director of the M&M Area Community Foundation