Welcome to the Foundation for Innovation in Education

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    The Foundation for Innovation in Education 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.
     
    Our Mission: To enhance collaborative efforts to enrich innovative learning opportunities for E-12 students in southwest and west central Minnesota.
     
    How We Began: As an agency, SWWC perceived the need to foster collaboration between school districts, business and industry, and SWWC, as well as provide support for enhancing and sustaining E-12 student enrichment programs and activities. To meet this need, the SWWC Board of Directors authorized work to establish the foundation in 2017, with official non-profit status achieved in 2018.

Support the Foundation

  • FIE is a non-profit charitable organization that supports SWWC programs and services, while also raising awareness of SWWC. The Foundation is 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. 
     
    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. FIE utilizes efforts in fundraising, and is continually looking for grants, corporate partners, and local donors who believe in enhancing and supporting enrichment opportunities for students in the region.
     
    Checks may be mailed to:
    Foundation for Innovation in Education, SWWC Service Cooperative - Shelly Maes
    1420 East College Drive, Marshall, MN 56258

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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
     

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