By Milan Eagle media

Greater Milan Area Community Foundation (GMACF) held their 13th Annual GALA Dinner & Auction on March 2, 2019. Nearly 300 attendees made this Black & White Ball a success. The GALA is a huge fundraiser which enables them to continue helping Milan. Merriment, sharing good food and drinks with old and new friends, games such as head or tails and snatching purse, music and dancing was enjoyed during the evening.
The GMACF, the concept of 3 long-time residents, Isabelle Schultz, Millard Phillips and Don Harkness, became a reality in February 2005. The GMACF is a permanent and growing charitable community endorsement that, through a wide variety of grants and programs, serves to enhance life in Milan.
These Milan area groups were presented $33,293 in 2018. Granted funds support all ages in the Milan Community, balancing cultures, economic, educational, and environmental programs.
Following are the Grant Winners in 2018:
Milan Middle School Peer Mediation Program, Milan Public Library, Morning Math Program/Symons Elementary, City of Milan Parks & Rec., Code Red Robotics/MHS, Moving Milan Forward (2), Milan Middle School Healthy School Initiative, Milan Seniors for Healthy Living (2), Milan MS STEAM Program, Aid in Milan, Milan HS Gay-Straight Alliance, Computer Science Program/MHS and Milan Middle School Football Program.

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