The Women’s Giving Circle of Marinette & Menominee Counties, a committee of the M&M Area Community Foundation, is seeking nominations for its fifth Queen Marinette Award.
The award was created in 2014 to recognize local women who work towards creating a positive impact on the lives of women and girls by actively help them achieve their personal and professional goals. Nominees must live, work, or volunteer in Marinette or Menominee counties. Members of the Women’s Giving Circle Steering Committee and/or the Grant Committee are not eligible for nomination.
Past award winners include the late Susan Bunting of First Street Academy of Dance, Ruth Hryshkanych of Lake Lundgren Bible Camp, Michell Hampton of the Greater M&M YMCA, and Sarah Hanson of the Healthy Your Coalition.
The honor is named for Marie Antoinette Chevalier who became known as Queen Marinette. Queen Marinette started a trading post near the mouth of the Menominee River. It flourished and grew into the area now occupied by the cities of Menominee and Marinette.
“The award will be given to a woman we feel reflects the spirit of Queen Marinette: generous with her time, community minded, and respected by peers,” says Giving Circle Chairperson Kalyani Grasso.
Nominations may be made online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WLDTRLG. A link to the survey may also be found on the Women’s Giving Circle’s Facebook page.
The deadline for nominations is Saturday, September 1.
The Queen Marinette Award, always a surprise, will be given at the Women’s Giving Circle Annual Meeting and Grant Ceremony on Thursday, September 20 at UW-Marinette , 5-7 p.m.
Admission to the event is $5 and includes hors d’oeuvres, dessert and networking opportunities. The event is also the Women’s Giving Circle’s annual fundraiser. For more information, call 715-952-2007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.