Holmen Area Foundation honors local philanthropists with 2020 Servant Leadership Award

HOLMEN, Wis. (WKBT) – The Holmen Area Foundation is honoring a local family that has made a big difference in the community.

Dave and Barb Skogen received the 2020 Servant Leadership Award from the foundation on Thursday.

The Skogen’s have made many generous donations, including gifting the property where the new Holmen Boys and Girls Club is located.

They say giving back to the community is their calling.

“We just feel like this community has been so good to us for so many years, that it’s an obligation, not a choice, to be philanthropic, we just found joy in giving,” said Dave Skogen.

During the event, the foundation also received a $50,000 donation from Loyd and Alice Dresen.

The couple has lived in Holmen for most of their lives, which is why they wanted to do something special for the community.