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Contributions from Westlie Estate

Contributions from Westlie Estate

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It's been noted that longtime Minot residents: the late Chuck and Madge Westlie, often tried to do their part to benefit the community.

Today their charitable legacy lived on as three community foundations received large donations from their estate.

The Minot State University Development Foundation, Bishop Ryan Catholic School Foundation, and the Host-fest Heritage Foundation all received a donation of over one million dollars each from the Westlie Estate.

The donation made the addition to Bishop Ryan Schools possible.

A Minot State representative says the money will most-likely go to scholarships, recruitment, and renovations of facilities.

And the Hostfest-Heritage foundation will use the money for park expansion.

All of the foundations showed their gratitude for the large donations.

(Dave Reiten, Norsk Hostfest Chairman) "I think that can be said for all the foundations that have been given money today and over the years that preserving what they have and building for the future is extremely important and we are grateful and honored to receive this."

Today's gathering wasn't just about looking toward the future the how the money will benefit foundations' missions, but also to recognize the Westlies for their philanthropy over the years.

Representatives from the foundations say the donations show how committed the Westlies were to the community.

(Terry Voiles, Bishop Ryan Superintendent) "The Westlies understood that charity is something that you do to lift people up and they certainly did life people up and will lift people up because of their generosity."

The Westlies have a history of supporting a number of foundations and charities in the past.

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