We Energies Foundation gives $50,000 grant to Light the Hoan campaign

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — The We Energies Foundation has given the Light the Hoan project a $50,000 grant to energize fundraising throughout the summer.

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.

The committee is asking other businesses to match or exceed the We Energies grant. “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.”

The campaign has raised more than $150,000 to date.

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