HomePublicationsNewsletter ArchiveVolume 27Issue 3POKAGON BAND CONTRIBUTES $860,000 TO CITY OF SOUTH BEND AND LOCAL NON-PROFITS

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi announced that it provided $860,000 to the City of South Bend, Indiana, and several local non-profit organizations. The annual contribution marks the third year of a five-year voluntary local agreement between the Pokagon Band and the City of South Bend.

"The Pokagon Band is very proud to be able to make our annual voluntary contributions to the City of South Bend and several non-profit organizations that play a vital role in serving the community," said Matthew Wesaw, Tribal Chairman of the Pokagon Band and CEO of the Pokagon Gaming Authority. "Although the challenges due to COVID-19 persist, we must continue to find ways to support individuals and families, especially those with the greatest need. We are fortunate to be in a position to continue to provide this level of support in the current environment."

"The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi have been a generous partner in our community, and we are grateful for their contributions to improve our city's parks, open spaces, and neighborhoods," said Mayor of South Bend James Mueller. "We look forward to continuing this great partnership into the future."

Communities and non-profit organizations receiving a portion of the contribution are:

  • South Bend Venues, Parks & Arts
  • Beacon Children's Hospital
  • The Bowman Creek Project
  • The South Bend Community School Corporation
  • The YWCA of North Central Indiana
  • Jobs for America's Graduates Indiana
  • The Food Bank of Northern Indiana
  • The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Joseph County

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