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Judge Donovan Frank to 

speak at annual banquet

U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank will be the guest speaker at the annual foundation banquet on Saturday, April 16, at Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery west of Spring Valley.

The event begins at 6 p.m. with a social hour. The meal will be served at 7 p.m. In addition to an address by Frank, there will be a silent and live auction.

Frank, a Spring Valley High School graduate, began his legal career in northern Minnesota, serving eight years as the assistant St. Louis County attorney. In 1985 he was appointed to the state district court bench and served as the chief judge of the 16-judge Sixth Judicial District from 1991 to 1996, earning the respect of colleagues and staff members along the way. In 1998 Judge Frank was appointed as federal district judge, United States District Court in Minnesota, and is chambered in St. Paul.

In 1996 he was named Trial Judge of the Year by the Minnesota Conference of Chief Judges; in 2006 he received the Elaine R. "Boots" Fisher Award at the annual Federal Bar Association Convention for his outstanding public service and dedication to diversity in the legal community. He has served as an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law and a judicial faculty member for Minnesota Supreme Court continuing education. 

More on Judge Frank

Judge Frank makes legal history

Luther College alumni profile

Kingsland Wall of Honor award

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Annual Give to the Max campaign a success

"It is hard to put into words what took place these past 24 hours for the Give to the Max Challenge,” said Sue Kolling from the Spring Valley foundation. “The community foundations of Harmony Area Community Foundation, Preston Area Community Foundation, Rushford Community Foundation and Spring Valley Area Community Foundation raised over $60,000.

Check out the full story here.

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Little Husker draws big crowd again

The 2015 Little Husker 1k kids run on Saturday, Aug. 15, at Willow Park in Spring Valley drew another record crowd as 291 youth entered the third annual free race sponsored by the Spring Valley Area Community Foundation.                                              _____________________________________________________________________________

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Foundation fuels passion 

for community investment

Approximately 160 people attended the Spring Valley Area Community Foundation annual banquet Saturday, April 18, at Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery.

President Sue Kolling gave an update on the success of the foundation and guest speaker Chris Erichsen, a 2004 graduate of Kingsland, gave his view on fueling passion and the opportunities he was given to do so while growing up in Spring Valley.                                  Full story

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Investing in the future:

The Spring Valley Area Community Foundation continues to invest in our communities, providing $29,250 in grants to these projects:

Gateway Academy – STEM technology camp for 30 students

Music in the Park

Wykoff Community Center

Spring Valley Historical Society

Spring Valley Downtown Revitalization Program

Little Husker 1K Run

Good Earth Village

Kingsland Community Food Program

Kingsland Courtyard Outdoor Nature Classroom

BCBS Family Fun Night

Lego Program

Cherry Grove Ball Park

Kingsland school sign

Good Earth Village

See our projects page for more details.

The Spring Valley Area Community Foundation builds on the area's rich tradition of giving by providing opportunities to strengthen and enrich our community. 


The Spring Valley Area Community Foundation strives to build a dynamic community by encouraging generosity, promoting civic engagement and providing the opportunity to enhance the quality of life by creating community partnerships.


The purpose of the Spring Valley Area Community Foundation is to connect donors who care about the future of the Spring Valley, Ostrander and Wykoff areas with causes that will enhance and sustain the quality of life for those who live there.


201 South Broadway Ave. 

Spring Valley, MN 55975

507-346-9908

877-895-5399