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United Way of Southwest Minnesota announces that Melanie Pedersen will chair this year’s United Way Campaign for the region. Pedersen is the Vice President/Director of Customer Service and Collections for U.S. Bank Equipment Finance. The United Way...
United Way of Southwest Minnesota welcomes Dion Caron to the board of directors. Caron was elected at the July board meeting and brings a wealth of expertise in board governance, as well as finance. Caron is the Director of Business Services for the...
Help thousands of local children get a good start to the school year by donating some new school supplies or hygiene products. In 2017, approximately 4,000 local children (grades K-12) at 26 schools benefited from the more than 62,000 school...
United Way of Southwest Minnesota has elected new officers for the organization for the 2018-19 fiscal year. Officers are Chair, Amie Ascheman, Minneota, Runchey, Louwagie & Wellman; Past Chair, Michelle Warme, Marshall, Retired; Vice Chair,...
United Way of Southwest Minnesota proudly presents the Taste of Italy Spaghetti Dinner. This 17th annual charity event will be powered through volunteers and support from U.S. Bank team members. Proceeds from this special community dinner will...
United Way of Southwest Minnesota is seeking new school supplies, financial contributions and/or hygiene product donations to help local children start the school year off right.  Can you help us Stuff the Bus? Donation barrels and boxes will be...
United Way of Southwest Minnesota launched our new summer reading program, Wild About Reading: Meet at the Trail earlier this month. This newly redesigned program is the result of the data and feedback taken from our education impact survey sent to...
United Way of Southwest Minnesota honored outgoing board directors for their service to the organization at their June board meeting. Completing board terms are Mary Brau, Lynd, 2015-2018, Brau Brothers Brewing Company; Julie Pederson, Canby, 2015-...
United Way of Southwest Minnesota honored 2017-18 Board Chair, Michelle Warme, for her service to the organization at their June board meeting.  She has served on the board of directors since 2012 and will continue to serve on the board’s executive...
What do all of these things have in common? Wheelchair parts for a handicapped student (family could not afford to fix). Pre-school tuition for homeless kids (and/or pre-school fees). Un-paid school lunch accounts for a family who lost everything in...

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