Rich Skoglund

6:49 PM, Jul 27, 2004   |    comments
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"You can't keep it unless you give it away."

Rich Skoglund was a manager at Medtronic when he decided to leave the riches of the corporate world and volunteer his time. He says he has become much richer since then.

Fondly called "Rich the Toolman" by his family, this master electrician wires homes for Habitat for Humanity, and serves as a mentor for Dunwoody Institute students.

He also helps remodel group homes for Lutheran Social Services and Opportunity Partners, an organization that has helped his brother, Duane, who is developmentally disabled. "When I was busy in the corporate world, I only saw my brother at family events." Now they've reconnected and see each other every week.

In his spare time, this full-time volunteer and father of two plays guitar for church worship services, reads and does woodworking.

He says his faith inspires him. "I guess I've always had a servant attitude."

Designated Charity: $1100 to be divided between Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity and Opportunity Partners - Asplin Center

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