Giving Back

Giving Back

Schluchter Investment Advisors Is Committed to Helping Those in Need

Since our inception, we have been dedicated to serving the communities where we work, live, and visit through a diverse range of causes and organizations. By freely donating our time, talent, and financial support, we strive to improve quality of life, promote social and economic growth, and give back to our community.


Everybody Has the Right to Be a Contributing Member of His or Her Community

Schluchter Investment Advisors is proud to support WACOSA, which provides individuals with disabilities the opportunity to work and live in our community. Individuals of all abilities are empowered to reach their full potential. Our office is proud to employ WACOSA employee John David (JD) Fandel as our document shredder. JD works two days per week and is a valued member of our team.

John David Fandel

John David Fandel


Catholic Charities

Emergency Services Food Shelf and Share the Spirit

Catholic Charities Emergency Services Food Shelf provides a 5- to 7-day supply of food to households in the St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids, Sartell, St. Augusta, and Waite Park communities. Schluchter Investment Advisors supports Catholic Charities’ mission: "To provide access to healthy food for people faced with missing meals. We connect people able and willing to help with those facing challenges in meeting their own or their family’s basic needs."

The first Friday of each month, our staff takes turns volunteering at the food shelf. Every Christmas, our office adopts a family through the Share the Spirit Program.


Share the Spirit

Gift delivery by Santa Kim

North Dakota State University

Foundation and Alumni Association

The North Dakota State University Foundation and Alumni Association creates opportunities to advance education, research, and service at the university. It works in close collaboration with faculty, staff, students, and alumni, along with businesses, different industries, and the community, to better understand and represent common interests. With the needs of the entire university in mind, it efficiently and effectively raises funds, manages assets, and administers other privately funded resources to stimulate continued development at NDSU.

Wayne Schluchter is a proud Bison alumnus and former Alumni Association board chair.


Wayne Schluchter and family cheering for the NDSU Bison


Downtown St. Cloud Kiwanis Club

Changing the World, One Child and One Community at a Time

The Downtown St. Cloud Kiwanis Club strives to fulfill the Kiwanis vision of changing the world, one child and one community at a time.


In addition to a long-term commitment to Kids Fighting Hunger, the club awards scholarships to students from area high schools, supports a K-Kids Club, and donates to various youth organizations. Club members also volunteer as bell ringers for the Salvation Army, assist with the Stearns History Museum Family Fun Day, help collect books for Anna Marie's Shelter, and assist with the computer giveaway through District 742 schools. Fundraising activities include the annual holiday "Produced in Minnesota" gift boxes and an annual golf outing cosponsored with Kids Fighting Hunger of Central Minnesota.

Partner/advisor Jeff Voit is a long-term member of the Downtown St. Cloud Kiwanis Club and has served as president. In 2013, Jeff was named "Kiwanian of the Year" for all of his volunteer efforts with the service club and in the community.

Jeff Kiwanis

Jeff Voit, 2013 Kiwanian of the Year


Summertime by George!

Rotary Club of St. Cloud

Schluchter Investment Advisors is a proud sponsor of Summertime by George! SBG is a free concert and festival put on by the Rotary Club of St. Cloud at the newly renovated Lake George. The area is transformed into a fun and active place every Wednesday with free live music from local and regional bands, local vendors, artisians, and a kids zone for the entire family to enjoy! This free 12-week event is held every Wednesday starting June 15, 2016, and running through August 31, 2016. It runs from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. each night, with the band starting at 6:30 P.M. Wayne Schluchter and Douglas Holzkamp are members of the Rotary Club of St. Cloud.

Summertime by George

Local Education & Activities Foundation (LEAF)

School District 742 Athletics & Activities Funds

The District 742 Local Education & Activities Foundation (LEAF) was founded in 1993 as a fully independent, nonprofit organization for the purpose of promoting and enhancing school-based, extracurricular activities and educational opportunities in local schools. LEAF’s endowment fund provides supplemental funding for academics, activities, arts, and athletics in our St. Cloud Area School District 742 public schools.

Cathedral High School

Athletics & Activities Fund

Schluchter Investment Advisors is a proud sponsor of Cathedral High School’s Athletics & Activities Fund. More than 95 percent of the students at Cathedral participate in extracurricular activities. Cathedral High School has been on the same corner in St. Cloud since 1884. With more than 15,000 graduates, Cathedral alumni contribute enormous capital and leadership to our area businesses, churches, families, vocations, and professions.

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Megan Voit and team celebrate East Sub-Section 6-2A victory


St. Cloud Granite Rotary Club

Be a Gift to the World

The Granite Rotary Club of St. Cloud was started by members of the St. Cloud Rotary. When its membership reached more than 100, some felt it was time to start another club. In June 1984, the Granite Rotary Club was chartered with 24 members. As we began to successfully raise money for projects by selling roses circa 1989, the club has contributed more than $400,000 to community, vocational, and international activities. In addition to these contributions, the club endeavors to find local hands-on projects every year.

Cindy Rotary

Treasurer Cindy Lanoe-Sauer presenting a scholarship donation from our Rose Sale proceeds to SCTCC


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota

Changing Perspectives. Changing Lives.

Since 1969, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As a member of the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 5 through 14 (once matched, the match can continue until the child turns 18). They develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

St. Cloud State University

2016 St. Cloud State Huskies Sportacular

Schluchter Investment Advisors is a proud sponsor of the 2016 St. Cloud State University Athletic Department golf fundraising event that is being held June 6, 2016, at the St. Cloud Country Club. This fun-filled event provides an outstanding opportunity for Husky fans, alumni, and friends to help support the athletic program at St. Cloud State. All proceeds go to the SCSU Athletics Huskies Fund in support of its student-athletes.

Tri-County Humane Society

Schluchter Investment Advisors is proud to support the Tri-County Humane Society. The society has been providing quality services to the people and animals of Central Minnesota since 1974. Some of their services include care for homeless animals, pet adoption, pet lost and found, and humane education. They also provide knowledgeable answers to questions regarding pet care, behavior, and many other animal-related issues. The society believes in the human/animal bond and exists to support Central Minnesota by practicing and promoting quality adoption services and education programs.​

St. Cloud Technical & Community College

SCTCC Foundation

St. Cloud Technical & Community College prepares students for lifelong learning by providing career, technical, and transferable education. If you’ve been paying attention to local media, no doubt you’ve seen the news stories about the buzz happening at St. Cloud Technical & Community College, from the tiny house project, to the new media center and renovated classrooms, to the HomeFront Resource Center for active military, veterans, and their families. SCTCC is living its core values of innovation and collaboration in order to fulfill its vision to be the school of choice for so many smart, talented individuals.

The SCTCC Foundation exists to undergird these efforts and help make the vision a reality. They do this by securing investments of time, insight, and financial support that have an immediate impact on the educational experience at the college, its students, and, of course, Central Minnesota.

American Cancer Society

Relay for Life

Cancer touches so many people in our community. Relay for Life presents a great opportunity to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight. 

Schluchter Investment Advisors is a Relay for Life Event Sponsor to show our support for our staff and clients who have been affected by this disease. On June 3, more than 400 people in St. Cloud will come together for Relay for Life, the world’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. We hope to see you there!

Relay for Life

Janet McConkey's Relay for Life team 2015


Birthday Packs! Day of Caring!

United Way of Central Minnesota

On June 16th our staff participated in the United Way of Central Minnesota's Day of Caring Event.

Our office collected and packaged items for birthday packs for children. The packs are being donated to the Salvation Army and Catholic Charities food shelves.

Each pack contained, a cake mix, birthday candles, frosting, a book, art items, small toys and some candy and a hand made birthday card.

Thank you United Way of Central Minnesota for a great event!