Area native returns to volunteer at school
Published 9:58 am Tuesday, February 9, 2016
St. Casimir’s School Principal Joanne Tibodeau accepted a $750 donation from Katie Niebuhr on behalf of the Verizon Foundation. Niebuhr qualified for the grant by volunteering over 50 hours in 2015. Niebuhr has been volunteering with Verizon Wireless since 2011 and participated in its Volunteer Incentive Program in memory of her late grandmother Jeanette Schulz.
The Volunteer Incentive Program recognizes employees’ contribution of time and talent to nonprofit organizations located in their community or surrounding areas.
“It was easy to decide where I wanted to give back. My family all started our education at St. Casimir’s and my mom was an educator there for over forty years. It was fun to go back and help out with school events and projects,” Niebuhr commented.
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According to a press release, the Verizon Foundation is proud to support the causes their employees care about. In the past five years, Verizon has contributed over 2.3 million volunteer hours and more than $114 million in donations through employee and matching gifts. Niebuhr, of Tampa, Florida, is the daughter of John Niebuhr of Wells and Sharon and Rick LaVallie of Oaskis.