In 2017, WCI announced the Deloris Barnack Kenner Fund, an endowment that will support teaching excellence, student scholarships and athletics well into the future. A generous gift, but WCI had a burning question: Who was Deloris? More »
A quilt wrapped around his shoulders, Grant Malmstrom watched as his parents, Dan and Lisa Malmstrom, conversed with a member of Quilters Embrace, an Otter Tail County sewing group that creates quilts for Quilts of Valor. The organization distributes quilts to armed forces veterans and men and women currently in service. More »
There's a reason we named our farmland donation program "Heart-Land Giving." First of all, farmland is at the heart of our region's commerce. Some of the most fertile land in the Midwest is right here in west central Minnesota. The towns we serve sprouted up to provide support for farm families-grain elevators, banks, grocery and drug stores, implement dealers, schools, clinics and more. More »
A single word steered one family's decision to set up a donor advised fund with WCI: Share. It's a word that reflects the approach to living, stewardship and community that Rick and Tammie Ekstrand and their family take. And it's why they established the Ekstrand Family Donor Advised Fund. More »
Did you know there are more than 1,000 varieties of peonies? The Rev. Floyd Miller did. He had 200 varieties of them in his Fergus Falls garden. Floyd was devoted to the flower; to his wife, Harriet, of 46 years; to his church, St. James Episcopal; to his member organizations; and to his friends. More »
It was a combination of forethought, thrift - and most of all care - that turned one person's gift into one that will touch many people for many years to come. That one person is Inga Johnson and her gift was the Inga M. Johnson Endowment Fund. More »
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