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SFM Foundation awards record scholarships for children of injured workers

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., June 27, 2017 — The SFM Foundation gave more money than ever this year toward scholarships for the children of injured workers.

The Foundation awarded $285,000 in total scholarships to 14 students whose parents were severely or fatally injured while working for Minnesota, Iowa or Wisconsin employers.

The organization also brought in more money than ever before to fund future scholarships through its annual golf events in Iowa and Minnesota, held May 22 and June 19 respectively. The events raised more than $170,000 total.

"We're so grateful to the donors who allow us to continue to make a greater impact year after year for these students who have faced such challenges," said SFM Foundation President Dave Kaiser. "Much credit also goes to the volunteers who have dedicated themselves to this cause over our nine years."

Since the SFM Foundation was created in 2008, it has awarded 129 scholarships totaling $1.4 million. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and academic merit, among other factors.

The SFM Foundation's 2017 scholarship recipients are:

  • Austin Blomme – Marshall, MN
  • Alexis Evans – Pipestone, MN
  • Pearl Franke – Hillsboro, WI
  • Anna Hummel – Baxter, IA
  • Delaynie Kubista – Mankato, MN
  • Miles Nielsen – Mauston, WI
  • Jessa Raether – Caddot, WI
  • Alexis Rathcke – Sebeka, MN
  • Morgan Rohloff – Morris, MN
  • Andrew Seeman – Spirit Lake, IA
  • Hailey Skroch – Independence, WI
  • Tatyana Soloviyov – St. Germain, WI
  • Lucky Wulfekuhle – Palo, IA
  • Hunter Bagwell – Fisk, MO

About the SFM Foundation
The SFM Foundation was created in 2008 by SFM Companies, a regional workers’ compensation insurance group headquartered in Bloomington, Minnesota. SFM Foundation is dedicated to easing the burdens on families affected by workplace accidents. To achieve this, the Foundation provides post-secondary education scholarships to children of parents fatally or seriously injured on the job. For more information, visit sfmfoundation.com.

SFM Foundation is an affiliate of Kids’ Chance of America in Iowa and Minnesota. Kids’ Chance is a national nonprofit that creates, assists and supports organizations across the United States that provide educational opportunities and scholarships to the children of workers who were seriously injured or killed on the job. For more information, visit kidschance.org.

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