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Wenger Corporation Makes a Gift to the Owatonna Foundation

Recently, Wenger Corporation presented a check for $2,000.00 to the Owatonna Foundation. Wenger Corporation provides high-quality products and solutions for performing arts, music education and athletic facilities. Wenger and J.R. Clancy together create innovative products and services for performing arts facilities across the globe with acoustic, stage engineering, seating and storage solutions. Wenger also serves the athletic market by offering GearBoss® equipment storage and transport products. “We are very pleased to be able to support the Owatonna Foundation with this gift. Their continued support of Owatonna projects has created a community that benefits all of us and makes Owatonna a better place for our employees.” said Chris Simpson, President and CEO of Wenger.

Pictured in the front row: Wenger Staff: Vickie Skala, HR Operations Manager, Chris Simpson, President and CEO, and Tom Carman, VP International Sales and Administration. In the second row are Foundation Trustees: Betsy Lindgren, Bob Heers, Sharon West and Dale Gandrud.

“We are extremely grateful to Wenger Corporation for making this donation. Wenger has been a part of our community for many years and their support is much appreciated! This gift will help us to continue 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. From the 259 projects that we have partnered with since the Foundation’s inception, to the many projects we will help to fund in the future, we are confident that their employees that live and work in Owatonna will continue to enjoy the benefits of these Foundation supported projects.” said Foundation President, Betsy Lindgren.

The Owatonna 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 to Owatonna projects and annually awards $30,000 in scholarships for both traditional and non-traditional students.

For more information about the Owatonna Foundation, please visit our website at:, or call our office at 455-2995.


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