Sr. Edna Lonergan was one of five winners of the 2017 Driven To Achieve Award. Green Bay Packer Super Bowl champion and all-time leading receiver Donald Driver honored the 2017 winners for their outstanding community efforts at the Donald Driver Foundation’s Fourth Annual Driven to Achieve Awards presented by BMO Harris Bank. Other winners were Growing Power Founder and CEO Will Allen, Northwestern Mutual Chairman and CEO John E. Schlifske benefitting St. Francis Children’s Center, Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee President and CEO Griselda Aldrete, and St. Marcus School Superintendent Henry Tyson. Each was presented with an award and a $40,000 donation to their respective organizations at the March 25 black-tie event at the Pfister Hotel.
The Driven to Achieve Award was created to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of charities, companies and community leaders on a national and local level. In the program’s first three years, more than $750,000 was donated to charitable organizations. In addition to BMO Harris Bank, other corporate community leaders supporting the program include MillerCoors and Kwik Trip.