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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Mary Page Community-University Partnerships Fund


The Mary J. Page Community-University Partnerships Fund has been established to provide support to Extension Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships (RSDP).  Mary J. Page (1934-2013) was a voice for rural Minnesota. As a commissioner for Renville County, mayor of Olivia, a U of M Regent, and in many other leadership roles throughout the state, she carried the concerns of outstate  Minnesota to important policy-making circles. Mary helped to create, and then served on, the founding board of the West Central RSDP from 1999-2007, and gave vision and leadership to RSDP until 2009.



It is in honor of Mary's commitment to rural communities and RSDP that this endowment has been created, beginning with a founding gift and a matching gift from members of the Page family, which will leverage additional donations. Donors can give online, or contact Jane Johnson, Extension development director, 612-626-3717 or johns350@umn.edu to learn more.



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