Murray County Central Receives Rising Star Award

Murray County Central staff and students were the recipients of the United Way of Southwest Minnesota (UWSWMN) Rising Star award.  This award is presented to one workplace that demonstrates emerging support and enthusiasm for the UWSWMN.

Murray County Central ran its 4th United Way campaign this year; which raised 6 times more than in their inaugural campaign. They have continued to grow both their campaign and partnership with UWSWMN. Staff and students worked together to conduct engaging and creative fundraisers including special events such as bubblegum Friday, penny challenge and hat days.  Go Rebels!

Their school homepage describes them best…”We want our students to move on from MCC with a commitment of service to others and a desire to assume leadership roles in an ever-changing world. It is our hope that our students use their time, talents and treasures for the greater good of the environment, economy and global society.”

UWSWMN held its annual progress report to the community on Tuesday, March 20th from 4:00-5:00pm at the Marshall Golf Club.  The event recognized SW MN volunteers, investors and community partners and highlighted United Way’s 2017 accomplishments.  In addition, the 2017-18 awards of distinction were presented and announcements about 2018 United Way initiatives were made.

Pictured (L-R):  Sarah Kicmal (UWSWMN) and Todd Burlingame. 

United Way of Southwest Minnesota is an autonomous, local organization working to create lasting change in people’s lives and the communities we serve in Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Yellow Medicine and portions of Cottonwood, Lac qui Parle, Nobles and Redwood Counties of Minnesota.