Our Mission

To encourage philanthropy by connecting and educating southwest Minnesota donors, nonprofit organizations, and professional advisors on the benefits, methods, and opportunities of charitable gift planning in an effort to strengthen and sustain our rural communities.

Serving Southwest Minnesota Communities including:

  • Balaton
  • Belview
  • Clements
  • Comfrey
  • Currie
  • Dovray
  • Evan
  • Fairfax
  • Florence
  • Franklin
  • Garvin
  • Jeffers
  • Lake Benton
  • Lamberton
  • Lucan
  • Marshall
  • Milroy
  • Morgan
  • Morton
  • New Ulm
  • Redwood Falls
  • Revere
  • Russell
  • Ruthton
  • Sanborn
  • Slayton
  • Sleepy Eye
  • Springfield
  • Storden
  • Tracy
  • Tyler
  • Vesta
  • Wabasso
  • Walnut Grove
  • Wanda
  • Westbrook


The charitable and nonprofit organizations you support helps guarantee a vibrant future for our southwest Minnesota rural communities.


Leave a Legacy is designed to inspire people just like YOU to make a charitable bequest.


Your giving will make a difference in the lives of others, now and for future generations.

Leave a Legacy Southwest MN Board Members

Leave a Legacy Executive Committee

Pictured: Paul Pieschel, Nancy Hansen, Chuck Robasse, Greg Carlson, and Scott Thoreson.

Scott Thoreson, President
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507-723-7707 (work)
Mayo Clinic Health System, Springfield


Paul Pieschel, Vice-President
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507-723-4800 (work)
F & M State Bank, Springfield


Greg Carlson, Secretary
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507-629-3084 (work)
Knakmuhs Insurance Agency, Tracy


Chuck Robasse, Treasurer
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507-342-5111 (work)
Integrity Bank Plus, Wabasso

Nancy Hansen, Member-at-Large
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507-637-8139 (work)
Thrivent Financial, Redwood Falls




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