September 7, 2022
SFM Foundation holds golf fundraisers, announces new scholarships and fall event
The SFM Foundation started out in 2008, with a mission to ease the burdens on families affected by workplace accidents. Fourteen years and three million dollars later, SFM Foundation scholarships are changing lives by making college possible for students in need.
In May, the Foundation’s annual Iowa golf event saw record turnout and received rave reviews from participants. The Foundation’s Minnesota golf outing in June has become one of the largest charity golf tournaments in the state, and this year’s event did not disappoint! These annual Golfing for Scholarships tournaments are the primary source of fundraising for the scholarship fund, and support from the community has never been stronger. Combined, this year’s golf events raised approximately $325,000 for the Foundation’s scholarship program.
This fall brings yet another opportunity to support the Foundation, with the popular live fall fundraising event returning to the calendar in November. The in-person event is scheduled for Thursday, November 10, at the Westin Edina Galleria in Edina, Minnesota, near SFM’s Bloomington headquarters. The live event will feature wine and craft beer tasting, a silent auction, raffles, shopping, appetizers and more. The Foundation is also planning a virtual silent auction November 7-10. Visit sfmfoundation.com to learn more about these fun ways to support a great cause.
Since its inception in 2008, the Foundation’s scholarships have helped 216 students pursue higher education, including the 13 new recipients announced this summer. Generous support from event sponsors and donors over the years has allowed the Foundation to grant scholarships totaling more than $3.2 million.
The SFM Foundation provides scholarships for students whose parents were seriously injured or killed while working for Minnesota or Iowa employers. SFM Foundation is an affiliate of Kids’ Chance of America in Iowa and Minnesota, and is also known as Kids’ Chance of Iowa. To learn more about the cause, visit sfmfoundation.com .