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Owatonna Foundation Receives Donation from Michaelson’s Funeral Home

The Owatonna Foundation recently received a $1000.00 donation from Michaelson’s Funeral Home. Owner, Cory Michaelson shared his reason for contributing…”The community has been so good to us over the years and by supporting the Foundation, and the projects that they fund, we have a way of giving back to the people of Owatonna and thanking them for their support.”

“We’re so appreciative of this donation from Michaelson’s. Their continued 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, education, the arts and recreation a reality for all of us.” said Foundation Executive Coordinator, Laura Resler.

The Owatonna Foundation, now in its 58th year of serving the Owatonna community, provides “brick and mortar” grants in Owatonna and its environs in four areas: Recreation, Education, Arts, and Community 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 $11.5 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.

Pictured left to right: Foundation Trustees: Ray Stawarz, Betsy Lindgren, Chad Lange, Julie Rethemeier, Gene Michaelson of Michaelson Funeral Home, Trustee Sharon West, Corey Michaelson of Michaelson Funeral Home, and Trustees: Dave Seykora, Jay Johnson, and Dale Gandrud.


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