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Owatonna Foundation Receives Donation from Dean Velzke of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

The Owatonna Foundation recently received a donation of $1,000.00 from Dean Velzke at Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Dean shared, “My wife Kelly and I are thankful for the many accomplishments of the Owatonna Foundation and appreciate the opportunity to support their goal to improve the quality of life in Owatonna.

“We’re so appreciative of this donation from Dean and Kelly. They have been long time supporters of the Foundation and this support keeps the Foundation’s mission of improving the quality of life for present and future generations by supporting Owatonna projects that focus on community, arts, recreation, and education a reality for all of us.” said Foundation Executive Coordinator, Laura Resler.

Pictured below left to right: Foundation Trustees: Sharon West and Julie Rethemeier, Dean Velzke of Ameriprise, Trustees: Bob Heers, Tim McManimon, and Kent Kienholz.

The Owatonna Foundation, now in its 59th year of serving the Owatonna community, provides grants in Owatonna and its environs in four areas: Community, Arts, Recreation and Education projects. The Foundation also provides both traditional and non-traditional scholarships for 2 year colleges and technical schools.

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 $11.75 million dollars in grants and scholarships to local organizations and students. For more information about the Owatonna Foundation, please visit our website at:, or call our office at 455-2995.


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