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Community Involvement

We’re always working together to make a difference.

We demonstrate our commitment to creating a better future by empowering people, building communities, and instilling hope.

Creating Community
UMC gives to non-profits that are working directly within our community. By supporting organizations like the Monticello Help Center and Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge, we ensure that important resources are available for those around us.

Where We Give
During 2020 we contributed $96,417 into three areas of need: health, education, and support for other nonprofits. 


HEALTH – $64,760Total Corporate Giving 2021
There was an unprecedented need for physical and mental health and addiction support during this challenging year. We are grateful to our partners who we could support to ensure our community has the programs and resources people need to live healthy, happy lives.

EDUCATION – $27,740
Education provides a path forward to a better future. In 2020, we continued our long-term investment in education for students from preschool through college and technical school, including our scholarship program for UMC employees and their children and grandchildren.

From organizations that provide community assistance to initiatives that make our neighborhoods safer, cleaner, and more beautiful, we support those proactively improving our communities every day.

Building the Future
UMC strives to create opportunities for students to learn, explore, and grow. From local robotics programs that are teaching kids how to put STEM to work, to the Wright Tech CEO program, that encourages young entrepreneurs, our contributions are giving students experiences that build their future. Cash and in-kind donations to tech schools elevate the level of technology students have access to throughout their education, while scholarship funds alleviate financial stress and allow students to focus on their studies. Better opportunities for students means a brighter future for all.


  • Job Shadow and Tours for Middle School, High School and College Students
  • Advisory Board Member of Alexandria Technical College Machine Tool Program
  • Advisory Board Member of Hennepin Technical College Machine Tool Program
  • Advisory Member of St. Michael High School Machine Trades Program
  • Support MPMA Educational Foundation
  • Investor in Wright Tech CEO Program
  • Post-High School Scholarships for Machine Trade and Engineering programs
  • Financial contribution or donation of equipment, material and/or tooling to Alexandria Technical College, St. Cloud Technical and Community College, Hennepin Technical College, Central Lakes College, St. Cloud State University, Wright Technical Center and Anoka Technical College.
  • Job Fairs in Wright Technical Center, St. Michael, Albertville High School, St. Cloud Technical College and Alexandria Technical College


  • American Heart Association
  • American Cancer Society
  • Cub and Boy Scouts of America
  • Special Olympics
  • International Myeloma Foundation
  • Path Crisis Nursery
  • Glut1 Deficiency Foundation
  • Rivers of Hope
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • MN Adult & Teen Challenge
  • Wright County – Sheriff, Economic Dev Partnership, Soil & Water

Local Communities

  • Food Shelves
  • Fire Departments
  • Festivals
  • Boys & Girls Clubs
  • American Legion
  • Lions
  • MN Family Council
  • Party for a Purpose
  • Medical Centers
  • Hospital Foundations
  • School Programs – Academics, Athletics and Activities
  • Chambers of Commerce
Our Impact

What we give is important, but the passion and spirit behind our contributions means even more.

Over the years UMC employees joined together to gather food during the food drive, planted trees during Arbor Day, and gave blood during the blood mobiles. UMC also matched gifts that employees made to the causes and organizations that meant the most to them. When we look back, we can be proud of the impact we’ve made together.

Don Tomann

Giving back is an important part of UMC’s history and identity. Thank you for the spirit of generosity you bring to your work here at UMC and to our community. Here is to creating a lasting impact together.

Don Tomann, CEO & Owner