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Jeanne Weigum Recognized for Commitment to Support Arboretum in Mobridge

September 28, 2022 // Donors

The South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) recently presented Jeanne Weigum with the Hometown Hero award, a tier of their legacy society.

Ms. Weigum’s generosity has created an endowment to benefit Weigum’s Great Plains Landscape Arboretum in Mobridge for many years to come. Jeanne grew up in the Mobridge area. She started the Arboretum in 1989.

Jeanne has been taking care of the Arboretum and her adopted hometown, St. Paul, Minnesota, for many years. In addition to gardening, Jeanne has volunteered as President of the Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota since 1975.

No one knows a community better than those who call it home. Since 1987, the SDCF has had the privilege to collaborate with generous people wanting to give their neighbors a better place to call HOME. Our Hometown Heroes are a special group of people with a passion for helping communities grow and thrive.

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