Sue Keithahn named Mankato YWCA 2018 Woman of Distinction. 

Sue Keithahn, President and COO for ProGrowth Bank, is being recognized as a 2018 Woman of Distinction by the Mankato YWCA.  

Keithahn is a past Board member and past President of the Mankato YWCA.  

 Her enthusiastic and passionate volunteer leadership has positively affected thousands of people in Minnesota.  Sue currently serves as the:

Treasurer for the Mankato Symphony Orchestra;

Co-Founder and President of the Nicollet Area Community Foundation;

President, Choir Director, and Pianist for the Gaylord United Church of Christ;

Chairperson of the Gaylord EGGstravaganza Committee;

Chairperson of the Gaylord Housing Team;

Chairperson of the Gaylord Business Development Team.

Keithahn, along with her husband, have worked in their family-owned business since 1991.  Keithahn leads three ProGrowth Bank locations with 30 employees in Gaylord, Nicollet, and Mankato. Her community impact in volunteer leadership greatly exceeds her contribution as a banker.

Her passion is building a world where every girl, every woman, and every family member is affirmed, supported, and encouraged to grow.

She led the YWCA’s first capital campaign, “Power to Believe,” which launched in June 2014 with a $1.5 million fundraising goal. Under Keithahn’s leadership, the campaign succeeded in in raising $1,544,413 for expanded programming and a permanent endowment fund.  

Her leadership helped expand YWCA programs in three areas:

building self-esteem, self-awareness, and fitness for elementary school age girls with the Girls on the Run program;

preparing immigrant children for school with the Ready to Learn program; and

enhancing the lives of women with an expanded Women’s Leadership program.

Keithahn helped expand the YWCA programming in 2014 to include junior high girls with Girls, Inc. and senior high girls with the SURGE program.

Keithahn will be honored with other “Women of Distinction” on March 27, 2018.

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