Schwan’s Corporate Giving Foundation Commits $600,000 to Avera Cancer Institute Marshall
Gift is Largest Single Donation in History of the Medical Center
Schwan’s Corporate Giving Foundation has committed $600,000 to Avera Cancer Institute Marshall. The donation is the largest single donation from a business or family ever given to the medical center in its history.
The donation becomes the lead gift for the cancer center and now brings the philanthropic campaign to more than 40 percent completion.
“Avera Marshall is deeply grateful to Schwan’s Corporate Giving Foundation for being a leader in this project,” said Marty Seifert, Executive Director of the Avera Marshall Foundation. “Their commitment to the people of our area is illustrated by this major gift, and we hope that it will challenge others in the region to help us as well.”
Founded in Marshall in 1952, The Schwan Food Company has long supported meaningful charitable efforts in Southwest Minnesota. Both Schwan and Schwan’s Corporate Giving Foundation strive to improve quality of life and build healthier communities where Schwan employees live and work.
“We applaud the vision of Avera Marshall in taking this step to make a significant difference in the health and wellness of so many people in Southwest Minnesota,” said Greg Flack, President and CEO of The Schwan Food Company and Chairman of Schwan’s Corporate Giving Foundation. “The new cancer center will be a tremendous benefit to Marshall area residents whose lives and families are affected by these terrible illnesses.”
Businesses and individuals wishing to donate, volunteer or find out more information about the Building Hope Capital Campaign for Avera Cancer Institute Marshall may contact Seifert at 507-537-9145.
About Schwan’s Corporate Giving Foundation
Schwan’s Corporate Giving Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization focused on efforts to end hunger, promote youth education and leadership development, and provide essential services that advance the health of the communities where The Schwan Food Company’s employees live and work. The foundation is headquartered in Marshall, Minn.