Former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver announced earlier this week his charitable foundation will give $40,000 to leaders of five Wisconsin businesses and organizations to support their community efforts around the state.
The donations will be given out during the Driven to Achieve Awards on March 19, an annual event the Donald Driver Foundation started three years ago.
To receive the donations are Journey House Chief Executive Officer Michele Bria, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare President Coreen Dicus-Johnson, Kohl’s Corporation Chief Executive Officer Kevin Mansell supporting Penfield Children’s Center, Silver Spring Neighborhood Center Executive Director Anthony McHenry, and Sojourner Family Peace Center Executive Director Carmen Pitre.
“As I look around at this year’s class of award winners, it amazes me to think of all the lives they have touched,” Driver said. “They inspire me and I’m hoping that by sharing their stories we can motivate everyone out there to be a positive force for change. It’s truly an honor to be able to help support their missions while putting $200,000 back into our local Wisconsin community.”
The Driven to Achieve Awards will be held at the Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee and will feature celebrity guests and musical acts. The Donald Driver Foundation has not yet released which celebrities will attend this year’s event.
Past guests include recording artists Gladys Knight and Gavin DeGraw.