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The Ribbon Has Been Cut July-29-2014
The Ribbon has been officially cut! 

Today marks the grand opening of the Granite Falls Born Learning Trail. Located in Rice Park, this amenity will be used by families for years to
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Marshall GreenStep Business July-29-2014
Congratulations, United Way of Southwest Minnesota has been recognized as a Marshall GreenStep Business with 16  points and will be listed on the www.marshallgreenstep.org website!  On behal
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Stuff the Bus at HyVee July-29-2014
Thank you to everyone who helped us Stuff the Bus at Hy-Vee last Friday and donated cash at the register throughout the weekend! We collected about 1000 donated items, plus $900 in donations (some cas
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United Way Membership Requirements and Network Benefits July-29-2014
United Way of Southwest Minnesota (UWSWMN) unites people and resources to improve lives in the area with a focus on education, income (financial stability), health, safety & well-being, and hunger
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Gatzke Completes United Way Internship July-17-2014
Brittany Gatzke is a senior at Southwest Minnesota State University and is double majoring in Early Childhood Elementary Education and Early Childhood Special Education. She is originally from Hitchco
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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."