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FOUNDATION

LAKEVILLE CHAMBER FOUNDATION

Established in June 2009, the Lakeville Area Chamber Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, is focused on workforce development and business education. The volunteer Board of Directors raises money each year to provide scholarships and grants that benefit Lakeville area schools, programs, students and Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce member businesses.

  • Scholarships are available to Lakeville Area Schools (ISD194) graduating high school seniors to further strengthen their workforce and leadership skills.
  • Scholarships are available to Chamber member employees who are pursuing education credits, or career advancement courses that will benefit their current employer.
  • Impact Grants are awarded to schools and organizations that support innovative, student-based programs, that include workforce readiness initiatives and/or STEM career exposure. Priority is given to programs that have the ability to be replicated, sustained, and adapted.

You can support our mission through:

  • One-time donation on LakevilleChamber.org
  • Optional donation with annual Chamber member renewal
  • Attending annual Suds for Scholars craft beer tasting event (spring)
  • Purchasing raffle tickets at the Bowling for Education tournament (fall)
  • Donating raffle item(s) that can be auctioned at various events throughout year

Support the Chamber Foundation

Foundation Board of Directors

Established in June 2009, the Lakeville Area Chamber Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, acts as a charitable arm of the Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce. The Foundation’s focus is workforce development and business education. They raise money each year to provide scholarships and grants that benefit Lakeville area students and employees of the Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce member businesses.

Mel Simon

Mel Simon, 2024 Chair

Styer Transportation
Jeff Larson

Jeff Larson, Immediate Past Chair

Individual
Steve Lorenz

Steve Lorenz, Treasurer

LPL Financial
Mary Mittelstaedt

Mary Mittlestaedt, Secretary

Country Cabinets
Bob Curtis

Bob Curtis

Bob Curtis Agency, Farmers Insurance - 2021 Ambassador of the Year
Luke Hellier

Luke Hellier

Mayor of Lakeville

Marilee Jager

Frandsen Bank & Trust
Krista Jech, President Lakeville Chamber

Krista Jech

Lakeville Chamber of Commerce
Scot Kretzschmar

Scot Kretzschmar

Thrivent Financial
Jennifer Nightingale

Jennifer Nightingale

Christian Brothers Automotive
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