Annual Christmas Tree Fundraiser
December 7, 2020
Annual Christmas Tree Fundraiser
WACF has again partnered with the Watertown Regional Library and 14 other nonprofits to present the annual Christmas Tree Fundraiser. Although COVID-19 makes things a little different, both nonprofits and the public can still participate.
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Transit Welcomes New Vehicle
November 19, 2020
Transit Welcomes New Vehicle
Terry Hoffman and Kathy Holman, co-executive directors for Community Transit of Watertown/Sisseton, Inc., are by the newest vehicle in Transit’s fleet. The Watertown Area Community Foundation awarded a $10,000 grant to assist with the community match needed to obtain three new vehicles in 2020.
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Women & Giving Scholarships Awarded
November 9, 2020
Women & Giving Scholarships Awarded
The Watertown Area Community Foundation’s Women & Giving Advisory Committee met via Zoom this week to review scholarship applications from non-traditional female students furthering their education in Watertown.
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Watertown Area Community Foundation welcomes Kay Brandsrud
November 2, 2020
Watertown Area Community Foundation welcomes Kay Brandsrud
The Watertown Area Community Foundation welcomes Kay Brandsrud to its staff as the Foundation’s new administrative assistant. Brandsrud comes to the Foundation with more than 30 years of experience with the Wells Fargo Trust Department in Watertown.
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Great Western Bank makes $25,000 Donation
October 19, 2020
Great Western Bank makes $25,000 Donation
The Watertown Relief Fund at the Watertown Area Community Foundation is $25,000 stronger thanks to a Making Life Great grant from Great Western Bank. The Making Life Great grants program targets innovative programs that enhance the quality of life within the communities in which Great Western Bank serves.
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Preparing for 2021 Watertown Artwalk Season
October 7, 2020
Preparing for 2021 Watertown Artwalk Season
Work is currently being done behind the scenes for the 2021 Watertown Artwalk season. The Artwalk Committee looks forward to bringing in new sculptures next year. We need and appreciate support from sponsors, as well as “Friends of Artwalk,” for this community project that provides a unique art experience for residents and visitors of all ages.
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Legacies Can Last Forever
July 8, 2020
Legacies Can Last Forever
Legacies…they are all around us in a variety of forms. In fact, we are leaving our legacy every day by the things we do and say.Some people are remembered for a lifetime of kind deeds and volunteering. Others have built legacies by teaching others or leading by example with their positive, cando attitude.
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Working Together
May 6, 2020
Working Together
The Boys & Girls Club is currently assisting with care for healthcare workers’ and first responders’ children K- 6th grade. Grants from the Watertown Relief Fund are helping to support the child care program for health care workers/ first responders at the Club, Little Blessings and LATI Educare, as well as the extra precautions in progress at the Club due to COVID-19.
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WACF Watertown Relief Fund Helps In Crisis
March 4, 2020
WACF Watertown Relief Fund Helps In Crisis
The Watertown Area Community Foundation Board has established the Watertown Relief Fund to support emergency needs of nonprofit organizations, and charitable groups in their increasing efforts to serve others during the COVID-19 pandemic. As Governor Kristi Noem stated earlier this week, we may not see the peak of the COVID-19 cases until mid-May/early June.
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Goss Strides Closer to Campaign Goal
February 11, 2020
Goss Strides Closer to Campaign Goal
The Watertown Area Community Foundation announced recently that it has awarded a second $150,000 grant to the Friends of the Goss. The Watertown Development Company also has donated a second $150,000 gift. The FOG nonprofit has raised more than $4,250,000 as part of its $4,750,000 “Light Up the Goss” capital campaign which kicked off last June.
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