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Willmar Area Community Foundation names Carlson as new executive director

WILLMAR -- The Willmar Area Community Foundation announced today that Sara Carlson has been named as the first full-time executive director of the regional foundation.

Carlson will begin leading the $14 million regional foundation on Sept. 15.

The Willmar Area Community Found is a public charity that attracts and administers charitable funds for the benefit of the local Kandiyohi County community. The foundation was started in 1998 and is an affiliate of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation, a regional foundation based in St. Cloud.