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Federated Insurance Makes Gift to the Owatonna Foundation

Federated Insurance recently contributed $50,000 to the Owatonna Foundation to assist the Foundation with their efforts to fund capital projects related to the community, arts, recreation, and education. The Owatonna Foundation, now in its 60th year, serves Owatonna and its environs by providing capital grants. The Foundation also funds both traditional and non-traditional scholarships for 2 year colleges and technical schools.

Since 1958, through generous contributions from local businesses and individuals, the Owatonna Foundation has provided over 11.9 million dollars in support for over 260 community projects across Owatonna. Among them: the Hospice House, Public Library, Steele County Free Fair, ISD 761, the Four Seasons Centre, Trail System, Water Park, Little Theatre, and History Center, among others.

“The Owatonna Foundation is involved in the capital projects that will help attract and retain quality people to the area,” said Federated Insurance Chairman and CEO Jeff Fetters. “Our partnership with the Owatonna Foundation dates back 50 years, and I’m proud to keep the tradition and commitment to ensuring our local community is strong and vibrant.”

“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 Betsy Lindgren.

The Foundation was established in 1957 with the goal of improving the quality of life for present and future generations of Owatonna residents. For more information about the Owatonna Foundation, grants or scholarships, please visit our website at:, or call our office at 455-2995. See picture below:

Pictured front row left to right: Matt Kottke- Foundation Trustee, Julie Rethemeier-Vice President, Director of Public Affairs and Advertising, Denny Meillier-Foundation Trustee and Jerry Deetz-Foundation Trustee

Second Row left to right: Dr. Carol Winter, Judy Plemel, Sharon West-Foundation Trustees, Patrick Cooper- Executive Vice President Director of Communications and Corporate Support , Todd Hale-Foundation Trustee, Jeff Fetters-Chairman & CEO, Chad Lange, Dave Einhaus, and Corey Mensink-Foundation Trustees


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