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Seeley Lake Community Foundation celebrates 20 years

SEELEY LAKE – Sitting around a table at the Elkhorn Café in the fall of 1999, Seeley Lake resident Stan Nicholson told Loren Rose and four other future board members that there were 28 nonprofits and quasi-government agencies in the Seeley Swan Valley.

"They all needed a 'boost' and bake sales aren't going to cut it," Rose recalled Nicholson saying. "How can we raise serious capital for all those entities to flourish?"

From this initial discussion and many more involving the community, the Seeley Lake Community Foundation officially became a 501c3 nonprofit Dec. 26, 2000. After 20 years, the F...


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