Charitable foundation nearing fundraising goal
Published 09/22/2009, The Daily Republic
The Mitchell Area Charitable Foundation is on pace to raise $200,000 by the end of the year and is optimistic it can land an additional monetary gift from the South Dakota Community Foundation.
Aided by recent donations — including a notable gift from Gene and Lorraine Hamaker of Mitchell — the Mitchell organization has received “positive responses” throughout the community during the drive, said Jean Koehler, the group’s president. At present, it has raised $130,000 — a figure that includes a $40,000 gift from the Hamakers.