Cris and Linda Remucal moved to Hutchinson in 1973 so Cris could work as a surgeon in Hutchinson, Glencoe, Litchfield and Winsted. They liked it and stayed, raising three sons and weaving themselves into the fabric of the community. Today, the Remucals support SWIF and their local community foundation through their IRA.
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Rich and Kathy Wehking learned about Southwest Initiative Foundation from their financial advisor. They liked the variety of work to support communities, from early childhood to business development, and knowing the organization was well-established. Together with their advisor and Southwest Initiative Foundation staff, Rich and Kathy created a Charitable Remainder Trust to support the community they love.
David C. “Pat” McFarland Jr. was a steadfast member of the Marshall community, whose thoughtful and generous estate planning will impact generations to come. In Pat’s estate plan, he included bequests that left three cash gifts to Southwest Initiative Foundation. Each bequest created an endowment fund that carries his name and supports organizations close to his heart: St. James Episcopal Church, Prairie Home Hospice, and Friends of the Orchestra, all in Marshall.
Roxanne Landers and Christopher Daniels have started a new brewpub in an abandoned Grove City gas station with help from Southwest Initiative Foundation’s (SWIF) Microenterprise Loan Program. Minnesota Beer Company opened to the public in May and is located at at 510 West Atlantic Avenue.
We’ve been deeply involved in the child care sector at Southwest Initiative Foundation. Read a note from Scott Marquardt about supporting our child care providers and a regional economy that works for all.
We’ve been helping southwest Minnesota communities find what it means to thrive on their own terms for over 37 years. Responding to the increasing needs and requests from communities working to be places where all people feel welcome and like they belong, our community impact team focuses on rural equity, youth and family, and civic and community engagement.