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Our Purpose:

-Build an endowment fund to meet emerging and future educational needs of our communities.

-Maintain a project fund to address immediate educational enrichment needs.

-Provide vision to ensure these funds improve the educational opportunities in our communities.

-Give Donors an opportunity to achieve their charitable objectives.  These benefits could be a reduction in taxes or a lifelong stream of income.

How to Donate

Donate by Mail:

If you would like to donate in the form of a check or money order, please make it payable to "JCC Education Foundation" and indicate which fund your donation should be applied to: Endowment, Project, or Operating fund. (see descriptions below).

Mail your donation to:

    JCC Education Foundation

    1128 North Highway   

    PO Box 119

    Jackson, MN 56143

Donate Online:

This option is facilitated by the Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF). You can support the Jackson County Central Education Foundation through a secure online giving center. 

Endowment fund: This fund is a growth fund that will be for generations to come. Only the interest is used if needed.

Project fund: This fund can be utilized now to support many designated projects and scholarships.

Operating fund: This fund will be used for organizational expenses.


In addition, the SWIF is a public charity and 501(c)3 organization, so gifts are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.


If you would like to donate online, please follow the instructions below.  

-Determine which account you wish to donate to.

-Click the appropriate button below to proceed to the online donation page.

-Fill out the information and press submit.

JCC Ed Foundation Endowment Fund (Long Term)

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JCC Ed Foundation Project Fund (Short Term)

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How to Contact Us:

JCC Education Foundation
1128 North Highway
PO Box 119
Jackson MN 56143

Phone: (507) 847-3608



Meet the Board of Directors:

Dan Winterfeld, Chair

Kelly Benson, Treasurer

Cory Pauling, Secretary

Barry Schmidt, Superintendent (ex officio)

Ben Appel

Paul Meium

Dr. Mark Titus

Rhonda Schmidt

Troy Schultz

Dave Voehl

Matt Thurmer

Note: All donations, once processed and accepted by the Jackson County Central Education Foundation, represent an irrevocable contribution to the JCC Education Foundation and are not refundable.  Please Contact Us if you have any questions regarding making a donation by mail or online. We thank you for your generosity.