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It's A Great Time to Sign Up for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten April-24-2015
The United Way of Southwest Minnesota announced its partnership with 15 area libraries last winter to bring the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program to our region.  Three of the area libraries
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Volunteer Value April-22-2015
United Way of Southwest Minnesota is very thankful for all of those who LIVE UNITED each and every day of the year through volunteerism.   While it is difficult to put an exact dollar value on
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United Way of SW MN Launches Online Volunteer Platform April-13-2015
By creating a venue that both allows individuals to see the many ways they can make a difference and agencies to promote their needs, United Way of Southwest Minnesota has increased the potential for
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THANK YOU SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA! March-25-2015
United Way of Southwest Minnesota held its annual progress report to the community on Tuesday, March 24th.  The event recognized SW MN volunteers, investors and community partners and highlighted
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Backstrom Named United Way of SW MN Education and Volunteer Services Coordinator March-23-2015
United Way of Southwest Minnesota announced today that Tanya Backstrom has joined the organization as the Education & Volunteer Services Coordinator. In this role, she will provide strong, strateg
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- United Way of Southwest Minnesota Announces New Executive Director

United Way of Southwest Minnesota announces that Marcy Heemeyer will become the new executive director of the organization.   Jeremy Gossen, President of the board of directors, stated, "The board is excited to welcome Marcy as our new executive director.  Marcy brings a great balance of Marcy_2013.02.pngexperience working in non-profit and for-profit companies.  Marcy has a strong belief in philanthropy and making communities a better place to live.  This will help United Way of Southwest Minnesota continue to focus on meeting the needs of people in our region."

 

Marcy grew up in Springfield, MN and graduated from South Dakota State University with an emphasis in Human Development, Family Studies and Criminal Justice.  Marcy and her husband Adam relocated to Marshall from Spearfish, SD about eight years ago.  They have a three year old son, Cash.  In their spare time they enjoy being outdoors and serving as Ambassadors for the Ronald McDonald House of the Upper Midwest.   Marcy has previously worked with The Schwan Food Company, Project Turnabout, Western Community Action, and Black Hills Special Services Cooperative.

 

Marcy said, "'Living United' is who I am.  I am truly honored to be able to serve as the next Executive Director and I look forward to continuing the legacy that has been successfully built in Southwest Minnesota.  The opportunity to work with diverse groups of volunteers, organizations, businesses and partners who are also committed to investing in our region, to create lasting change and meaningful opportunities for others, excites me."

 

Marcy will work alongside retiring executive director Ruth Ascher for several weeks to learn about the work of the organization and to transition the position.  Ruth said, "I welcome Marcy on board and appreciate her interest in working with people throughout this area. The goal for both of us over the next few weeks is to have a smooth transition and so that Marcy will feel comfortable working with this organization." 

 

Lisa Rademacher, board member and chair of the search committee said, "We are excited to welcome Marcy as the new executive director.  Her experience with non-profits and enthusiasm will serve her well in this role.  We are confident that she will help the organization achieve its mission of improving the lives of people in our communities."  Rademacher went on to say, "We would like to thank Ruth for her leadership and services these past ten years.  She has done good things for the United Way and the communities of Southwest Minnesota.  We wish her the best in her approaching retirement."