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Donor Stories

Tom’s Grocery Bag

As a child, Tom Kennedy learned the impact an adequate meal can have on a child. One of 11 children, Tom lost his parents at a young age and had to fend for himself at mealtime, a burden many children continue to face today. Through Tom’s Grocery Bag Fund, which was established in 2013 by […]

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Jack and Marti Schwem Fund

Jack and Marti Schwem established their donor advised fund – The Jack & Marti Schwem Fund – in 1999 to provide financial support for area arts, family, and healthcare focused organizations. Marti, an artist, and Jack, former CEO of Lutheran Hospital and Lutheran Health System, both shared a love of the arts and healthcare. The […]

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Valerie Burman Art Plus Scholarship Fund

Throughout her life, Valerie Burman was an avid supporter of the arts. As a beloved teacher at the University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and Western Wisconsin Technical College, Burman made a lasting impact on her students. As a painter and print maker, Valerie Lee Wentzel-Burman exhibited in numerous cities and galleries, soaking in […]

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