Welcome to the Foundation!

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    Our mission is to enhance collaborative efforts to enrich innovative learning opportunities for E-12 students in southwest and west central Minnesota.
    The Foundation exists:
    • to support the educational purposes of SWWC
    • to educate the public about SWWC's mission and services offered, and
    • to raise funds on behalf of SWWC to support regional programs and activities.

Support the Foundation

  • Every gift makes a difference. Whether small or large, your donation to the Foundation contributes to SWWC's work in enhancing and supporting enrichment opportunities for students in the region.
    Ways to Give
      • Donate Online (coming soon)
      • Send a check (1420 East College Drive, Marshall MN 56258)
      • Hold a fundraiser on Facebook (coming soon)
      • When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will make a donation to Foundation for Innovation in Education. Click the AmazonSmile image and start shopping!
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    The Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization, designated as a 501(c)3, a 509(a)3, a public charity, and a Type II supporting organization. All donations to the Foundation are tax deductible. Learn more on the foundation by visiting our About Us page. 
    Have questions about tax deductions? Visit our IRS Links page.

Contact Us!

  • Shelly Maes
    Shelly Maes
    Executive Director
    1420 East College Dr
    Marshall, MN 56258
    Foundation Board of Directors
    • Kathi Thymian, Chair
    • Shelby Medina, Vice Chair
    • Maydra Maas, Secretary
    • David Kilpatrick, Treasurer
    • Dr. Kathryn Kelly, Board Member
    • Steve Schnieder, Board Member
    • Dave Smiglewski, Board Member