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10000 Books Before Kindergarten Graduation January-23-2015
The first 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten graduation party will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 7th at the Marshall-Lyon County Library for those who have completed the program. Mayor Bob
Bank of the West Supports United Way of Southwest Minnesota Campaign January-23-2015
Bank of the West is a strong supporter of the United Way of Southwest Minnesota. Employees at the Ivanhoe, Marshall and Minneota branches contributed $1,911.50 through payroll pledges/donations/specia
Big Stone Therapies Invests in United Way of Southwest Minnesota January-23-2015
Big Stone Therapies, LLC are supporters of the United Way of Southwest Minnesota. Employees contributed $460.57 through donations/pledges/special events in their very first United Way workplace campai
Lyon County Courthouse Employees Invest in United Way of Southwest Minnesota January-23-2015
Lyon County Courthouse employees are strong supporters of the United Way of Southwest Minnesota. Employees contributed $4,308.00 through payroll pledges/donations/special events. The United Way of Sou
Celebrating 250,000 Imagination Library books distributed January-22-2015
Click here for coloring sheet.   United Way of Southwest Minnesota Coloring Raffle January 12 – March 5, 2015 Open to children birth to currently in Kindergarten (or Kindergarten aged
- 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."