Donald Driver Announces 2017 Driven to Achieve Award Recipients

Green Bay Packers Super Bowl champion and all-time leading receiver Donald Driver today announced he will honor five Wisconsin individuals for their outstanding community efforts at the Donald Driver Foundation’s Fourth Annual Driven to Achieve Awards presented by BMO Harris Bank. Growing Power Founder and CEO Will Allen, St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care Founder and President Sister Edna Lonergan, 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 will each be presented with an award and a $40,000 donation to their respective organizations at the March 25 event.

 “The Donald Driver Foundation is excited to honor such a talented and diverse collection of honorees that are making a difference in our community,” said Donald Driver.

 Donald Driver’s Driven to Achieve Awards presented by BMO Harris Bank was created to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of multiple charities, companies and community leaders on a national and local level. In the program’s first three years, more than $750,000 has been donated to charitable organizations including the MACC Fund, Sharp Literacy, Make-A-Wish Wisconsin, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Blessings in a Backpack and others.

 In addition to BMO Harris Bank, other corporate community leaders supporting the program include MillerCoors and Kwik Trip.

 Hosted at Milwaukee’s historic Pfister Hotel March 25, the black-tie awards event will feature multiple, soon-to-be-announced celebrity guests and musical acts. Past guests have included seven-time Grammy Award winner Gladys Knight, “Black-ish” Producer and Lead Actor Anthony Anderson, then-“Good Morning America” host Josh Elliott, Emmy Award-winning actress and comedian Sherri Shepherd, and recording artist Gavin DeGraw.

 Community leaders and interested parties can participate in this event via the following sponsorship levels. Tables of 10 will be filled in on a first-paid, first-position order within the category of support donated.

  • Benefactor Table Partner for $5,000 – Table for 10 people
  • Loving Hearts Partner for $10,000 – Table for 10 people, preferred seating, Donald Driver autographed gift for table captain and guest
  • Community Influencer Partner for $15,000 – Table for 10 with two VIP tickets to exclusive meet and greet with Donald Driver & other celebrity guests, VIP seating close to the stage and additional benefits

 Interested organizations can contact Laura Pappas at the Donald Driver Foundation by email at or by phone 414-727-3600.