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Federated Insurance Makes Gift to the Owatonna Foundation

Federated Insurance recently contributed $25,000 to the Owatonna Foundation to assist the Foundation with their efforts to fund projects in the community related to education, community, recreation and the arts. The Owatonna Foundation, now in its 58th year of serving the Owatonna community, provides “brick and mortar” grants in Owatonna and its environs. The Foundation also provides both traditional and non-traditional scholarships for 2 year colleges and technical schools.

Through generous contributions from local businesses and individuals, the Owatonna Foundation has provided over $11.5 million in support of community projects across Owatonna. Funding has been for capital projects including the Hospice House, the Public Library, the Four Seasons Centre, Trail System, and Water Park, among others.

“Federated Insurance is pleased to support the Owatonna Foundation because of the work they have done over the years helping to build this community. Many Federated employees and customers as well as the community as a whole have benefited from projects supported by the Foundation.” said Julie Rethemeier, Vice President, Director of Public Affairs for Federated Insurance.

“The Owatonna Foundation values its ongoing partnership with Federated Insurance. They have been an important supporter of the community and we appreciate their trust in us to continue that work through this gift.” said Foundation Board President David Einhaus.

The Foundation was established in 1957 with the goal of improving the quality of life for present and future generations of Owatonna residents. Since then, the Owatonna Foundation has committed more than $11.5 million dollars in grants and scholarships to local organizations and students. For more information about the Owatonna Foundation, grants or scholarships, please visit our website at:, or call our office at 455-2995.

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Pictured in the front row left to right are Federated representatives, Julie Rethemeier, Vice President, Director of Public Affairs, and Pat Cooper, Executive Vice President, Director of Communications and Corporate Support; Ray Stawarz, Owatonna Foundation Trustee and Federated Retiree. In the back row pictured left to right are Foundation Trustees: Dale Gandrud, Bill Beer, Betsy Kennedy Lindgren, Denny Meillier and David Einhaus.


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