Donor Spotlight: Xcel Energy Foundation, Securian, and Wilbur-Ellis

Thank you to Xcel Energy Foundation, Securian, and Wilbur-Ellis for awarding grants to our Employment Services program. With their support, we’re helping individuals, like Barb, remove barriers “rock-by-rock” so they can meet their employment goals.


“The Xcel Energy Foundation supports Guild’s Employment Services because they offer tremendous support to individuals living with mental illness to find and sustain work; ultimately leading to better health, economic stability, and greater independence,” says Elisa Rasmussen, Senior Foundation Representative. “Guild has proven success for people, and part of Xcel Energy’s core mission is to ensure our communities are highly desirable places for everyone to live, work and learn. Guild exemplifies this mission.” Xcel Energy has been supporting Guild’s Employment Services since 2002.


Securian invests in organizations that help individuals and families build secure futures,” says Lori Koutsky, Manager, Community Relations and the Foundation. “Guild consistently demonstrates excellence in serving its clients and the broader community. Guild provides compassionate assistance and opportunities to help clients improve the trajectory of their lives.” Securian’s support of Employment Services dates back to 2009.



Wilbur – Ellis is continuously looking for ways to support our local communities. We have 180 branches all over the United States but one of our three corporate executive offices is in Burnsville, Minnesota,” says Chelsey Kost, Executive Office Manager, reflecting on their support of Guild’s Employment Services in Scott County. Wilbur-Ellis began their support in 2016.


Read Barb’s Employment Story.


October 18, 2017

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