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50K Grant from we energies foundation brightens light the hoan’s efforts

Summer is in full swing in Milwaukee and when we’re not soaking up the sun, or attending one of our favorite festivals, we’re busy shining a light on our project. So, we’re especially excited this month to announce that we’ve received a $50,000 grant from the We Energies Foundation that is sure to energize fundraising throughout the season.

The committee is leveraging the We Energies Foundation contribution by challenging other businesses to match or exceed this generous gift.

“Light the bridge will not only enhance our skyline, but also show th eworld how Milwaukeeans can come together to achieve change.” 


“We are calling on our friends in the business community to join the We Energies Foundation in supporting the Light the Hoan effort,” said Michael Hostad, a co-founder of the group. “Lighting the bridge will not only enhance our skyline, but also show the world how Milwaukeeans can come together to achieve change. We are excited to have the We Energies Foundation on board.”

“Our contribution toward LED bulbs to light the bridge is dedicated to the many We Energies employees who work every day to create a brighter future for the residents of Wisconsin,” said Kevin Fletcher, President of We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service. “We are pleased to partner with the Daniel Hoan Foundation to light the Hoan Bridge.”

Earlier this year, a collective of business and civic leaders formed Light the Hoan as a committee of the Daniel Hoan Foundation. The group has launched a public crowdsourcing campaign to raise more than $1.5 million to install LED lights on the Hoan Bridge.

~ Light the Hoan
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