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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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Born Learning Trail Open & Ribbon Cutting Planned July-14-2014
United Way of Southwest Minnesota, the City of Granite Falls, Granite Falls Kiwanis, Bursch Travel and The Sawmill are excited to bring a Born Learning Trail (BLT) to Granite Falls to help parents and
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Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive July-10-2014
Help area children get a good start to the school year by providing some new school supplies or hygiene products.  Donation collection barrels and boxes are in place at Shopko, Wal-Mart, Marshall
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New Board Members and Officers for United Way of Southwest Minnesota July-10-2014
United Way of Southwest Minnesota has elected new officers and directors for the organization for the 2014-15 fiscal year.  Joining the board as new directors are Mark Schnaser, Marshall, Taylor
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I Scream, You Scream....We All Scream for Cold Stone! July-8-2014
The team of Ambassadors at the Lyon County Courthouse will be serving up Cold Stone Creamery on Wednesday, July 9th from 12:00pm-2:30pm outside the courthouse. Look for the Cold Stone truck on 6th Str
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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."