Cooper Foundation Grant Awarded in Pilger
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 Pilger for 2016, Pilger Volunteer Fire & Rescue received $15,000 to be used toward the construction of a new fire hall.
Over the years, the Jim B. and Lillian F. Cooper Foundation has been honored to give nearly $815,000 to local organizations. The Cooper Foundation appreciates the opportunity to make these contributions and looks forward to continuing the long standing tradition. For more information about the foundation, visit their website.