UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus opens ‘Our Closet’

M&M Area Community Foundation is supporting the program through a grant

Marinette, Wis. —  The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, received $300 from the M&M Area Community Foundation’s Philanthropy Fund which will be used to support Our Closet, which helps Marinette Campus students in need of food, clothing or school supplies.

The Philanthropy Fund was created specifically to support projects throughout Marinette and Menominee Counties that advance community well-being and stability including a “Pay It Forward” component to inspire charitable leadership.

Mathematics Prof. Tonya Estebo and Information Specialist Pam Olson will administer Our Closet.

“Tonya and I, on behalf of the Marinette Campus community, would like to thank the M&M Area Community Foundation for supporting Our Closet,” said Olson. “Sometimes students just need a bit of help to help them through a hard time and to know that the community cares about their success.”

The M&M Area Community Foundation awards grants three times a year to local nonprofits, schools, churches and government entities throughout Marinette and Menominee Counties. The Foundation’s mission is to inspire people to provide lasting legacies which enrich our communities.

If you would like to donate non-perishable food or new clothing to Our Closet, you may contact Estebo or Olson at 715-735-4301 or by email at estebot@uwgb.edu  or  olsonp@uwgb.edu.

About the Marinette Campus

UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus offers students in the region and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan a start on more than 200 academic programs within theUW System. Small class sizes ensure personalized attention and help to smooth the transition to college. Scholarships, in combination with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state — including in-state tuition for qualified students coming from Michigan’s U.P., make a UW education accessible to all. Situated on 36 acres along the historic shoreline of the bay of Green Bay, the Marinette Campus is a beautiful place to learn and grow. Here, students engage with award- winning faculty, cheer on state-champion athletes, attend amazing theater productions, live at home or on campus and prepare for completion of their bachelor’s degree.

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