Donation roundup

A list of recent contributions to area groups

  • The MKE Plays initiative has received $10,000 from Dennis Klein of C.D. Smith Construction, Inc. in support of neighborhood park reconstruction projects throughout Milwaukee.
  • Portillo’s recently donated $5,000 to the Elmbrook Education Foundation, which provides scholarships and grants to students, faculty and projects within the Elmbrook School District.
  • Goya Foods recently donated 47,500 pounds of food to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin as part of the Goya Gives ‘Can Do’ campaign.
  • West Bend Mutual Insurance Co. has pledged to donate $50 to the MACC Fund every time a Milwaukee Brewers player hits a double this season, and $100 to the Brewers Community Foundation every time a player hits a home run at Miller Park. Last season, the company donated $12,000 to the Milwaukee Brewers Community Foundation and $15,000 to the MACC Fund.
  • Camp Hometown Heroes in Grafton recently raised more than $125,000 at the 8th annual Grand Slam Charity Jam to benefit the free, week-long summer camp for children who have lost a loved one who served in the U.S. Military.

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Lauren Anderson
Lauren Anderson covers health care, nonprofits, education and insurance for BizTimes. Lauren previously reported on education for the Waukesha Freeman. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied journalism, history and African studies. In her free time, Lauren enjoys spending time with family and friends and seeing live music wherever she can.