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Community Investment Process February-23-2015
An important part of United Way of Southwest Minnesota’s work is the annual review of local not-for-profit programs that seek affiliation and grant funding from United Way. It’s an excitin
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Community Impact Grant Applications Available February-23-2015
The United Way of Southwest Minnesota’s 2015 Community Impact Grant Application forms are available at www.unitedwayswmn.org (Your United Way tab – Community Impact Grants section). All gr
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250000th Imagination Library Book Recipient February-13-2015
This article is the third in a four part series focusing on the Imagination Library Program. The final article will demonstrate additional ways the program is benefiting the region. Previous articles
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Additional Community Uses for Imagination Library Books February-13-2015
This article is the fourth in a four part series focusing on the Imagination Library Program. Previous articles highlighted the global and local impact, history of the program and featured a local Ima
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2014-15 Campaign Results Announced by United Way of Southwest Minnesota February-10-2015
United Way of Southwest Minnesota (UWSWMN) reports a total of $550,001.15 was raised during the 2014-15 fund-raising campaign in this area.  Dollars raised will stay local to benefit people livin
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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."