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Marquette Breakfast Rotary Awards $25,000 to Local Youth Organizations

Marquette, Mi.April 6, 2018— Marquette Breakfast Rotary announced today that they are awarding $25,000 in grants to local youth organizations in Marquette County. A total of 28 organizations were awarded grants this year ranging from $350 to $2,000 for their specific program or project.

Marquette Breakfast Rotary’s grant cycle is made possible through proceeds generated by their annual Fishboil fundraiser, held each year in June. This year’s Fishboil will be held on June 16, 2018. Through sponsorships, ticket sales, and a live and silent auction, the club is able to raise substantial funds to be able to support a yearly grant cycle.

“Marquette Breakfast Rotary has a strong youth focus; it’s our mission and our philosophy to continue to support organizations that enhance and benefit youth in our community and internationally,” said Katie Koch, president of Marquette Breakfast Rotary. “It’s amazing to see the many organizations that have great projects out there, and we’re so happy to be able to support them.”

2018 Grant Recipients Include:

  • Marquette Senior High School We the People
  • AAUW American Association for University Women STEM Program
  • Marquette-Alger Young Authors
  • Superior String Alliance
  • STAR Children’s Bereavement Services
  • Girls on the Run Upper Peninsula
  • Peter White Public Library Family Reading Time
  • Upper Peninsula Luge Club
  • Bay Lakes Council Boy Scouts of America
  • Marquette Alger Resolution Service
  • Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum
  • Just Believe #1
  • Lake Superior Theatre
  • YMCA of Marquette County
  • 8-18 Media
  • Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter
  • Cat Packs
  • Silver Creek Church
  • Women’s Center
  • North Star Academy Robogators
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Marquette Little League
  • Start the Cycle Bike Team
  • Lake Superior Village & Family Center
  • Marquette Senior High School Functional Skills Program
  • Camp New Day Upper Peninsula
  • Gwinn Middle School
  • Moosewood Nature Center

Since the Fishboil began in 1992, over $350,000 has been donated back to the community by Marquette Breakfast Rotary.

“We’re thrilled to be able to support so many great organizations through our annual grant cycle,” said Koch. “As we continue to build upon our fundraising efforts, we will explore additional grant cycles and opportunities for matching grants through our Rotary district.”

Additional information regarding Marquette Breakfast Rotary can be found on the club’s website at

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