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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

BREAKING: Bank Midwest pledges $100,000 in matching funds to Windom Area Foundation

In a major development, Bank Midwest has delivered a huge boost to the Windom Area Foundation fund drive — in the form of a $100,000 matching grant.

“Civic engagement comes in many shapes and sizes. But they have one thing in common—all help make Windom a better place to work and call home,” said Justin Schmit, SVP Market President, Bank Midwest. “Bank Midwest will donate up to $100,000 as a match to $300,000 raised from the community for the Windom Area Foundation. In other words, we’ll donate $1 for every $3 donated between now and December 31, 2021. Bank Midwest. Dream big. Plan wisely. Live well.”

Foundation members were thrilled with the news and ask residents considering a gift to act now. Achieving the full $100,000 match is a critical step for the Foundation, which is community-oriented from the word “Go.”

The names of all current donors can be found in a half-page ad in this coming weekend’s Shopper (with more donor listings to come). The ad explains how individuals, businesses and groups can give to the fund drive.

The Foundation uses the funds and interest income to assist specific projects as it works to improve the area’s quality of life. Foundation board anticipates assisting projects such as a new Windom veterans memorial along Highway 60-71 and also a Lions Club shelter at Cottonwood Lake.

For more on this story, see future editions of the Cottonwood County Citizen and Citizen eEdition.

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