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Cooper Foundation Grants Awarded in Deshler

Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Cooper Foundation Grants Awarded in Deshler

DESHLER, NE - The Jim B. and Lillian F. Cooper Foundation, along with Midwest Bank, would like to announce the grants given this past year to very deserving organizations in local communities. The Jim B. and Lillian F. Cooper Foundation began as a way for the Cooper family to give back to the communities in which Midwest Banks are located. The family felt it was important to show appreciation for and foster new relationships within those communities and has been doing so for many years. The Foundation’s purpose is to support health, education and recreation in the communities that Midwest Bank serves.

These communities include Creighton, Deshler, Lincoln, Norfolk, Pierce, Pilger, Plainview, Wisner & York and each have benefited from Cooper Foundation Grants. In Deshler for 2017, Deshler Public Schools received $1,000 for a show choir stage piano; Park Haven Nursing Home & Meadowlark Heights received $1,500 for LED lighting; and Deshler Lutheran School received $1,000 for energy efficient playground material.

Over the years, the Jim B. and Lillian F. Cooper Foundation has been honored to give over $850,000 to local organizations. The Cooper Foundation appreciates the opportunity to make these contributions and looks forward to continuing the long standing tradition.

Pictured from left to right are: Miranda Isernhagen – Administrator of Parkview Haven & Meadowlark Heights facilities; Todd Voss – Deshler Lutheran School Principal; Deb Pohlmann – Deshler Public School Music Teacher; Al Dlouhy, Market President at Midwest Bank in Deshler.