MORRISON COUNTY | Going Beyond ¡Hola! and Adiós
Royalton Spanish-language students aren’t just talking the talk, they are reading it, too, thanks to grant support from the Royalton Education Foundation, an Initiative Foundation Partner Fund. Royalton High School’s Spanish Free Voluntary Reading Library was installed in 2021 so students can read everything from Spanish-language biographies to graphic novels. Teacher Lake Mathison reports that each student has finished multiple books since installation.
TODD COUNTY | Crafting a Fund to Honor Teresa Crews
Teresa Crews passed away unexpectedly in 2017. To carry on the 53-year-old’s legacy, Teresa’s father, Charlie, who lives in Staples, partnered with the Initiative Foundation to create Teresa’s Stash Legacy Fund. A lifelong quilter, crafter and seamstress, Teresa had 28 quilting projects in process at the time of her death. Her Christmas tree skirts, hot pads and bridesmaid dresses can be found throughout the Twin Cities. The donor-advised fund will support Todd County nonprofit organizations.