St. Ann Center’s Sr. Edna Lonergan to Receive Donald Driver Award
Donald Driver will present the award at the March 25 black-tie event at Milwaukee's historic Pfister Hotel.
Sr. Edna Lonergan, OSF, founder and president of St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care, is among five Wisconsin residents named by the Donald Driver Foundation to be honored for outstanding community efforts at the fourth annual Driven to Achieve Awards presented by BMO Harris Bank. Green Bay Packers Super Bowl champion and all-time leading receiver Donald Driver will present the award at the March 25 black-tie event at Milwaukee’s historic Pfister Hotel.
The other four recipients named in the foundation’s official press release are Growing Power Founder and CEO Will Allen; Northwestern Mutual Chairman and CEO John E. Schlifske, benefitting St. Francis Children’s Center; Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee President and CEO Griselda Aldrete; and St. Marcus School Superintendent Henry Tyson. All will receive a $40,000 donation to their respective organization.
“The Donald Driver Foundation is excited to honor such a talented and diverse collection of honorees that are making a difference in our community,” Driver said.
The awards recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of multiple charities, companies and community leaders on a national and local level. In the program’s first three years, more than $750,000 has been donated to such organizations as the MACC Fund, Sharp Literacy, Make-A-Wish Wisconsin, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Blessings in a Backpack and more.
In addition to BMO Harris Bank, other corporate community leaders supporting the program include MillerCoors and Kwik Trip.
The awards event will feature multiple celebrity guests and musical acts soon to be announced. Past guests have included Gladys Knight, Gavin DeGraw, “Black-ish” producer and star Anthony Anderson, Josh Elliott and actress/comedian Sherri Shepherd. Organizations or individuals wishing to attend may sponsor a table for 10, starting at $5,o00.
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