MADISON, AL — The Poarch Band of Creek Indians (PBCI) have announced a $250,000 grant to Madison Visionary Partners (MVP) that will help fund a senior wing of the new Madison Community Center. The announcement came at a press conference held at Madison City Hall that was attended by the center’s leaders and supporters from the community.
“We are so thankful to the Poarch Band of Creek Indians for recognizing the impact that the center will have on our senior citizens’ quality of life,” said Melanie Thornton, Executive Director of MVP. “Thanks to this investment from the tribe, our city’s growing senior population will have access to high-quality programs and services.”
The 34,000 sq. ft. Madison Community Center, scheduled to open later this year, will house the city’s “Meals on Wheels” program, as well as multiple meeting rooms, arts and craft spaces, a music room, and a multi-use gym for Madison’s special needs community. An entire wing of the building will be home to Madison’s Senior Center which, once complete, will greatly expand opportunities for Madison’s growing and active senior community.
“In our Indian culture, seniors are highly valued and respected, and they play an active role in the life of our community,” said PBCI Tribal Chair & CEO, Stephanie A. Bryan. “It is very important to us that we support seniors and help provide ways for them to continue to live active, healthy lives and maintain their connections to others and to their community. We are honored to be able to be part of this truly visionary project.”
PBCI’s commitment to philanthropy has left a lasting impact on communities throughout Alabama. Actively supporting numerous charitable organizations, PBCI allocates funding to a range of initiatives, including the arts, youth sports, senior care, and emergency support services.
“We are incredibly grateful to the Poarch Band of Creek Indians for their support and donation to our community center; a project that directly benefits the quality of life for all residents in the City of Madison,” said City of Madison’s Mayor Paul Finley. “We also appreciate Madison Visionary Partners continued efforts in leading our Community Center Capital Campaign, they are truly making a positive impact.”