United Way of Southwest Minnesota Announces 2020 Campaign Co-Chairs

United Way of Southwest Minnesota is excited to announce that Rachel Nuese and Michelle Doeling will chair this year’s annual campaign for the area. Nuese is a Human Resources Manager for Schwan’s Company in Marshall. Doeling is the Retail Branch Manager at Minnwest Bank in Marshall.  The United Way campaign officially kicks off in September.  Pacesetter campaigns at various workplaces have started to kick off around our service area. The theme of the campaign is Every Person. Every Community.

Our goal is to be able to continue to support the various programs that will help our communities grow and become stronger.  Together we can evolve and become stronger as one community, shared Nuese and Doeling.  This position provides leadership for the campaign itself and the resource development committee, a diverse group of volunteer leaders and board directors that shape and implement strategies to meet local yearly fundraising goals. 

Nuese and Doeling are the latest in a long line of local leaders who have chaired the position. Michelle Doeling also chaired the campaign in 2019-20, Melanie Pedersen, U.S. Bank chaired the 2018-19, Amy Herrick, North Star Mutual Insurance Company chaired the 2017-18 campaign; Lee Steffen, ADM and Julie Pederson Sanford Canby Medical Center co-chaired the campaign in 2016-17; Abby Wikelius, Lyon County Attorney’s Office chaired the campaign in 2015-16; Ben Alcorn, U.S. Bank chaired the campaign in 2014-15.  Nuese resides near Hendricks, MN with her husband, Ryan and three children Easton, Savannah and Emery. Doeling resides in Marshall with her husband, Nic and four children, Connor, Madelyn, Gunnar and Baylor.

United Way of Southwest Minnesota (UWSWMN) is committed to responding to the needs in our service area that impact all of us.  When our communities are stronger, we all are.  United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. In southwest Minnesota, United Way focuses on health, education, financial stability, hunger and safety & well-being. To learn more about UWSWMN, visit our website UnitedWaySWMN.org and follow us on social media.