We’re sharing well wishes with Liz Cheney as she leaves her role as Vice President of Giving at Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF). Since starting here in 2004, Liz has held a variety of roles at the foundation, most recently leading our Giving Team. Liz has accepted a new position as the first-ever foundation director for Glencoe Regional Health, and her last day at our office will be Nov. 9, 2023.
Archives for October 2023
Beaver Creek Boarding hosted a ribbon cutting in October to celebrate one year of operating the new kennel, located just south of Olivia and owned by Katy Holland and Joshua Honzay. Southwest Initiative Foundation’s (SWIF) Microenterprise Loan Program and DEED’s Minnesota Emerging Entrepreneur Loan Program helped the entrepreneurs launch their business.
Southwest Initiative Foundation’s Growing Local: Emerging Leaders program recently graduated its first cohort of 14 participants. This leadership education program supports emerging leaders in southwest Minnesota and is a partnership with University of Minnesota Extension.