"Giving back to communities is at the heart of who we are as a company," says Julie Rethemeier, Director of Public Relations and Advertising for Federated Insurance, in reference to a $50,000 donation to the Owatonna Foundation. "Federated Insurance is proud to support the Owatonna Foundation and its legacy of dedication to the community."

"The Owatonna Foundation values its ongoing partnership with Federated Insurance," said Angela Gonzales, Executive Coordinator for the Owatonna Foundation. "They have been an important supporter of the community and we appreciate their trust in us to continue that work through this generous gift."

Pictured in the provided photo are Peng Olson, Federated Insurance Community Relations Manager; Bill Beers, Trustee; David Seykora, Trustee; Ray Schwarz, Owatonna Foundation treasurer/secretary and Federated Insurance retiree; David Ramsey, Vice President of Owatonna Foundation and Federated Insurance retiree; Angela Gonzales, Executive Coordinator of Owatonna Foundation; and Julie Rethemeier, Vice President, Director of Public Affairs for Federated Insurance.

Owatonna Foundation raises money to "fund projects in the community related to education, community, recreation, and the arts," according to a press release. Owatonna Foundation "has committed more than $13 million dollars in grants and scholarships to local organizations and students" since its inception in 1957.

Recent foundation donations include $250,000 for expansion of Community Pathways of Steele County and $50,000 for a lighting and rigging system at Little Theatre of Owatonna. Capital projects over the years include the Owatonna Public Library, Four Seasons Centre, River Springs Water Park and Hospice House of Owatonna.

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