The Waseca Area Foundation was created from the contributions of Waseca area residents, starting with the All School Reunion of 1988. Former classmates and current area residents shared an interest in the present and future of the Waseca community.

Our Mission

 

Our mission is to provide an opportunity for groups or individuals to leave a legacy through contributions which build a permanent community fund committed to meeting the changing needs of the Waseca area.

Our Story

The Waseca Area Foundation was created from the contributions of Waseca area residents, starting with the All School Reunion of 1988. Former classmates and current area residents shared an interest in the present and future of the Waseca community.

A volunteer board of community representatives provides ongoing leadership by identifying and addressing quality of life concerns. Grant requests are evaluated and awarded each year as funds are available. Our Granting focuses in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and human services, recreation, and community facilities.

The Waseca Area Foundation welcomes the philanthropic partnership of all who share the vision of local money granted to local people for local projects. All residents can help to grow this investment in our community through small or large donations making ever more funds available to area groups and causes.

The Waseca Area Foundation is a Community Fund with a close affiliation with the St. Paul & Minnesota Community Foundation, which allows a broader investment opportunity with little cost to local funds. The Waseca Area Foundation receives 501(c)3 charitable group tax exempt status under Minnesota and Federal Law by its affiliation with the St. Paul & Minnesota Community Foundation.

Waseca Area Foundation’s mission is to provide an opportunity for groups or individuals to leave a legacy through contributions which build a permanent community fund committed to meeting the changing needs of the Waseca area.

Our Leadership Team

Amy Potter

Amy Potter

Executive Director

David Oraskovich

David Oraskovich

Board Chair

Mark Denn

Mark Denn

Vice Chair

Sondra Herman

Sondra Herman

Treasurer

Lisa Zika

Lisa Zika

Secretary

Tina Wirtz

Tina Wirtz

Project Support

Rob Helms

Rob Helms

Past Chair

Paul Zimmerman

Paul Zimmerman

Board Member

Marcy Buchele

Marcy Buchele

Board Member

Michele Priebe

Michele Priebe

Board Member

John Hanson

John Hanson

Board Member

Leo Byron

Leo Byron

Board Member

Kent Schultz

Kent Schultz

Board Member

Larry Collins

Larry Collins

Board Member

JD Delgado

JD Delgado

Board Member

Brad Connors

Brad Connors

Board Member

Tim Wenzel

Tim Wenzel

Board Member

Peggy Hildebrandt

Peggy Hildebrandt

Board Member

Gail Schmidt

Gail Schmidt

NRAF Rep

Rosalie Grams

Rosalie Grams

JAF Rep

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