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The Wisconsin Farmers Union Foundation supports programs that:

  • Foster family farming

  • Enhance the quality of rural life

  • Provide opportunities for public education and dialogue on key issues

  • Encourage cooperative economic development.

The Foundation provides opportunities for individuals, groups, businesses, and foundations to contribute to the long-term support and development of the Kamp Kenwood facility and Wisconsin Farmers Union youth and adult educational programs.

WFU Foundation Board of Directors

  • Darin Von Ruden, President 

  • Rick Adamski, Vice President 

  • Linda Ceylor, Secretary 

  • Ed Gorell, Treasurer 

  • Michelle Miller, Director 

  • Tom Quinn, Director

  • Bill Schroeder, Director


WFU Staff Contact
Julie Keown-Bomar 
Executive Director


WFU Foundation Seeks Nominations for Directors

The Wisconsin Farmers Union Foundation is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to the WFU Foundation Board of Directors. In particular, the foundation is seeking applicants with previous foundation, financial, or investment backgrounds; however, emerging leaders and other interested candidates are also encouraged to apply.


To donate to WFU Foundation via check, contact us at To make a donation online, click the button below.

The Foundation is able to facilitate planned giving and endowment opportunities and has been the recipient of many contributions from our members, partnering cooperatives and general friends of Wisconsin Farmers Union.


Gifts of all amounts are tax deductible. We very much appreciate this generous support and welcome the opportunity to discuss options for giving that meet the needs and goals of donors and their families.


The Wisconsin Farmers Union Foundation was chartered in December of 1998 as a 501(c)3 charitable organization and is governed by a board appointed by the Wisconsin Farmers Union Board of Directors.

The Foundation provides a charitable structure to solicit and manage financial support for Wisconsin Farmers Union educational programs and initiatives that operate within 501(c)3 charitable guidelines. The Foundation often partners with other organizations to implement projects that serve a broad community and social need.