We thank our generous donors for believing in what we do. Their support allows us to live out our mission of inspiring students – not telling them who they are or what they should do, but gently nurturing their own self-understanding and life direction. We know it makes a difference. We know each gift makes a difference. Thank you for helping kids’ dreams come true.

The list below recognizes those individuals who made grants and gifts between July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.

Founding Partners

Lifetouch Inc. • The Guthrie Theater • North Community High School • Anwatin Middle School



Nancy and Rolf Engh
Richard Erickson
Ellen Michelson
Margaret V.B. Wurtele


($10,000 – $24,999)

Camille A. Burke
Karla Ekdahl and Peter Hutchinson
Lili Hall Scarpa
Todd and Laurie Macgregor
Michael Peterman and David Wilson
Julie and Charlie Zelle


($5,000 – $9,999)

Anonymous (1)
Maureen Bazinet Beck and Peter Beck
John and Ruth Bergerson Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Joan R. Duddingston
Ron and Barb Fraboni Family Fund
Moira Grosbard
Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Harrigan
Elise Linehan and Dan Sass
Julie Lund
Sue Mortensen
Monica Nassif


($2,500 – $4,999)

Anonymous (3)
Susan Azar
David and Stacy Best
Burdick Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Jamie and Boyd Candee
Julie Corty
Missy Durant and Sam Hanson
Richard Fleder
Chris Keane and Harlan Limpert
Kathy and Al Lenzmeier
DJ and Jerry Lester
Dr. Ronald Morton, Jr., MD
Christa Schnabel
Kevin and Sarah Shriver Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
John L. Sullivan Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Carol and Lynn Truesdell


($1,000 – $2,499)

Anonymous (3)
Jeffery Alspaugh
Dan Avchen and David Johnson
Jerry Baack
Cass/Barrere Action Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Mary and Keith Bednarowski
Steve and Susan Boren King
Eve Borenstein and Candace Falk
Dan Buettner Family Fund of The
Minneapolis Foundation
Kathy Cahill
Kippen and K.C. Chermak
Lisa Cotter
Page and Jay Cowles
Suzie and Dick Crockett
Mark and Marcie Decker
Adrienne Diercks
Jim Diracles and Debi Weldele
Joseph and Gretchen Docter
Alan and Lollie Eidsness
Heather Eisenmenger
Susan Engel and Art Eisenberg
Lucas Erickson
Jim and Chris FreyTag
Andy and Michelle Frost
Nicole and Eric Frost
Polly Brown Grose Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Rehael Fund – Roger Hale/Nor Hall of The Minneapolis Foundation
Bryce and Donna Hamilton Janice Heasley
Nancy Hernke
Kevin Holm
Betsy and Ryan Horton
Penny Hunt
Laura Kinkead and Richard Neuner
Kelly Kita
Julie Krieger
Steve and Sarah Kumagai
Robert and Jodi Lux
Dick and Joyce H. McFarland Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Bob Meisel and Mary Martinie
Alfred P. and Ann M. Moore
Kim and Stafford Nelson
Wendy M. Nelson
Neuger Family Foundation
Megan O’Hara and R.T. Rybak
Chris and Kelly Perry
Tad and Cindy Piper Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Shannon and Jennifer Plourde – Shannon Plourde Inc.
Martha Pomerantz
Irene Quarshie
Ann Rainhart and Jason Digman
Remele Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Jack and Ede Rice
Peter H. Bachman and Janet Rice Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Claire Rydeen and Chad Patel
Jody Rodrigues
Sabina Saksena
Wendy and Bill Schoppert*
Marilyn Shultz
Bill and Roxanne Soth
Alison Spencer
Valerie and Ed Spencer
Marcia Townley
Katrina and Ben Wasscher
Suzanne Weinstein and Danny Levey
The Weiser Family Foundation on behalf of Irving and Marjorie Weiser Frank and Frances Wilkinson
Joan and Jeff Wright
Charlotte Zelle


($500 – $999)

Anonymous (5)
LuAnn Brown
Robert Bruininks and Susan Hagstrum
Tyrone and Delia Bujold Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Ann and Bruce Christensen
Michael and Anita Cook
Edward and Sherry Ann Dayton
Thomas J. DeAngelo
Julie DuBois
Leslie Dunham
John F. Eisberg and Susan Kline Charitable Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
April Emerson*
Lawrence Hendrickson and Barbara Forster
Jill and Sherwood Frey Charitable Fund
Martha Gabbert
Jennifer Kimball Gasperini
Emily and Chris Heagle
Anne Hodgson
Marcia Peck and David Kamminga
Lenfestey Family Foundation
Jack and Julie Linehan
Dave and Peggy Lucas
Judy and Malcolm W. McDonald Family Charitable Account
Lucy C. Mitchell*
Faye Owen
Meg Paschall
Gretchen Piper and Scott Rosenbaum
Peggy and Ed Pluimer
Kate and Mike Richardson
Susie Roberts
Binky and Win Rockwell
Carol Rueppel
The David S. Sanborn Gift Fund
Steve and Linda Sandvig
Buddy Scroggins and Kelly Shroeder Fund
Chanda Smith Baker Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Susan Smoluchowski
Steve and Karen Sonnenberg
Issara Srun and Nancy Ho
Robin and David Sternberg
John and Sue Stillman
Sarah Traxler
Joanne Von Blon
Carlene Wilson
Rufus and Elizabeth Winton
Terri Wykle


($250 – $499)

Anonymous (6)
Mark Anderson
Kathleen Arendt
Carole and Doug Baker
Mark Berger
Angela Bohmann and Jonathan Riehle
Abigail Boline
Elia and Mark Bruggeman
Dan Pennie, Anne Carayon and Family
Lynn Casey and Mike Thornton
Leslie Cohan and Todd Norsten
Jessica Cohen
Patricia Conroy
William Craig
Ginny and Will Craig
Matt Cummins
Ted and Carol Cushmore Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Barb Davis
Dave and Pat Drew
Angela and Duchesne Drew Kristi Erickson
Scott and Ann Fairbairn
David E. Feinberg
Nancy Feldman
Charles and Anne Ferrell
James Fetzer in memory of William Fetzer
Ellen C. Flaherty
Jim Dorsey and Dee Gaeddert
Gerald and Carol Gengenbach
Susan and Mark Gherity
Sharon Gifford
David and Clo Mary Girk
Martha Goldberg Aronson and Daniel Aronson
Isabel Gomez
Karen Grabow and Keith Halperin

Ellie Hands
Louise Harris
Marissa Hendrickson and Edward Niblett
Emily Hutchinson and Brent Lamm
Jill and Joerg Hutmacher
Debra Hyllested*
Starla Krause
Amy and Peter Lamb
Libbey Foundation
Carol and Aaron Mack Charitable Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Matt and Christine McEwen
David and Leni Moore Family Foundation
Matthew Moore
Sheila C. Morgan
Deb Morris York*
Katherine B. Murphy
Mike and Deb Newman
Joan and Dick Niemiec
Gerard and Louise Olson
Jodi and Mark Olson
Holly MacDonald and John Orbison
Greg and Debra Page
Sue and Bill Payne
Larkin and Deniz Perese
Sarah Pillsbury
Susan and David Plimpton
Alan Polsky
Curtis Rahman and Cindy Jurgensen
Ralph and Charlotte Berman Philanthropic Fund
Dana Reed Katherine Riggins
Lori Riley
Tom Rock and Melisa Raphan
Kimberly Rowe and Melissa Butts
Michelle Rutledge
Anne Schulze
Mike Seebinger
Susan Segal
Wendy and Jay Showalter
Susan and Gerald Timm
Jane and Andrew Townsend
Mark and Kathy Valentine*
Ellen and Jim van Iwaarden
JoAnn Vella-Griffin and Kelly Griffin
Susan Vento
Ann S. Voss
Minnie and Maurice Weisberg Family Foundation Fund
Amy Winter Photography
Penny Winton
The Kate Wolford Charitable Fund of InFaith Community Foundation


($100 – $249)

Anonymous (20)
Laurie and John Andersen
Dale and Nancy Anderson
Judy and Bill Anderson
Karla and Bradley Anderson in memory of Will Fetzer
Howard Ansel
Elizabeth and Clifford Athorn
Mary Ann Aufderheide
Dale and Ruth Bachman
Lauren Baker
Linda and Robert Barrows
Jennifer Berg
Geraldine Bingham
Kullen and Jeanne Birkeland
Craig Bishop
Paul Bladl
Jane R. Blanch Charitable Giving Account
Bill Bloedow and Jim Lewis
Linda and Philip Boelter
Tish Bolger and Debra Broderick
Elizabeth Boyle
Terri Buhrer and Ted Kent in memory of Will Fetzer
Maria Antonia Calvo and Steven Rosenstone
Sarah Caruso
Christine and Anders Christensen
Steven Christenson and Lisa Hondros
David and Wendy Coggins
Linda Conley
Lorri Cullen
Tom and Barb Datwyler
Tara and Sundeep Dev
Mary Dew and David Miller
Cynthia Dilliard
Clare Eisenberg
Peter Eisenberg and Mary Lea Cajacob
The Bravo Lynns
April and John Fleck
Michael Florey
Lindsey Frey Palmquist
Cynthia Froid Group
Richard and Delia Garcia
J/S Gawkowski in memory of William Fetzer
Aaron Gilles
Mimi Gleekel
Peter Goetz
Tasha Gordon-Jackson
Dr. Stanley and Luella Goldberg
Maia Haag
Stacy and Mike Hageman
Elizabeth and Russell Heagle
Thomas Hetzel and Bonnie Warhol
Bev Hlavac
Dennis and Linda Hollenkamp
Deb Hopp
Dorothy J. Horns and James P. Richardson Family Foundation
George and Rose Hudgens
Judy Jasperson
David and Sara Jewett Fund
Debby and Ted Jewett
Curt and Carol Johnson
Bill and Pat Kelly
Brad and Autumn Kern in honor of Molly Kern
Karen Kilsdonk
Doug Muirhead and Faye Knowles
Max Kringen
Laura and Mike LaFave
Craig Lapsley
Pamela R. Lary
Rebecca Jean Lawrence
Mary Lazarus in memory of Will Fetzer
Joyce Lehmann and Wayne Roelofs
Michael Leonard
Alissa Light
Jay and Sally Lieberman
Karen Linner
Ann Longfellow
Cathy Madison and Rick Dublin
Anne Madyun
Jeanne Massey
Samantha Mau in memory of Roger Louis Mau
Mary McCarron
Rebecca Mcgee
Lisa McLean and Michael Dennis Browne
Kate McRoberts
Mary McVay
Jeffrey Meanza
Michael Mechtenberg
Christina Melloh
Kevin Meyer
Maureen Michalski and Jeff Nelsen
Kerri Miller
Tracy Miller
David and Linda Mona
Teresa Morrow
Joanna Mylan
William David Neiss
Patricia Nelson
Kathy Palmer and Jack Harness
Stacy Papier-Meister
Brenda Paul
Kirk Pederson
Donna and James Peter
Carol Peterson
Gloria Peterson and Jim McCarthy
Heidi A. Peterson
Carol Pine
Sally B. Polk
Deborah Pollak
Tom Powers and Carol Kennedy
Anne Pryor
Lisa M. Ramirez
Angeleen Rohda
Rodger and Kathryn Ringham
Rosalind Robbins
Beverly and George Roberts
Lauri Roberts
Gabriel Sandholm
Gerry Richman and Kate Sandweiss
Elizabeth Sather
Phil and Susan Schenkenberg
Laura Schlatter
Walter J. Schleisman and Elizabeth F. Larsen
Renee Schmidkamp
Dianne Schmiesing and Victor Zupanc
Carol Schuler
Corey Sevett and Sue Courchene
Jim Sheeley
Stan and Lucy Shepard
Tim and Abbey Showalter-Loch
Steve Shultz and Cynthia Hart
Bonnie Speer McGrath
Elizabeth Spillman
Marcia and John Stout in memory of Carter Fairfield
Mulder – Sundet Family Charitable Fund
Theresa Sweetland
Deborah Talen
Margaret Telfer and Ed McConaghay
D. Thayer-Peterson
Lily Thiboutot
Jean Thomson
Jeremy Nichols and Evelyn Turner
Jenifer and Charles Vanek
Katherine Ware
Jay Weberling
Maureen and Terry White
Angela Wick
Wendy Wicks
Jessica Wiley
Pat Winkie
Joanne Wright
E. Young Isebrand


($1 – 99)

Anonymous (35)
Susan Abderholden and Lee Keller
Jill Allen
Susan Alpert
Dan and Sally Anderson
Rosemary and Dave Anderson in memory of Will Fetzer
Corey and Kari Anthony
Jan Antrim
Max C. Athorn
Andrea J. Baker
Joan Bechtold and Brian Balleria
Sheri Beck
Fred Beier

Andrew Benson
Fawn Bernhardt-Norvell
Tawnya Bernsdorf
Connor Blacksher
Barbara Blosberg in memory of Will Fetzer Frances Boehnlein
Lois Bollman
Celia Boren
Jeff Bowar
Doug Bredeson in memory of Will Fetzer
Laurie Brickley
Richard Brownlee
Brittany Bruer
Mara Brust
Lilly Bubser
Ann P. Buran
Mary Burns-Klinger
Shirley Burrington
Rolf and Rosemary Carlsen
Mykenna and Annetta Cepek
Sai Chang
Lori Charney
Steve and Jane Chase in memory of Will Fetzer
Christopher A. Cheney
Keith Christensen
Aria Christenson
Louise A. Clarke
Griffin Clausen
Will Clausen
Aaron Cobb
Rachel Collette
Dana and Andrew Cossette
Terrell Daniels
Mike and Bobbi Deeney
Melissa DeRycke
Jennifer Djupedal
Tony Ducklow
Mary Duffy
Kevin Duong
Angie Eilers
Karen Ekdahl
Kate Ellis and John Harrer
Kari Eloranta
Carly Elvendahl
Chelsea English
Angela English
Lisa Erickson*
Oliver and Bonnie Fanz in memory of Will Fetzer
Joseph Ferraro
Sue Filbin
Lisa Filter
Natalie and Mike Fogal
Marta Fraboni
Jacque and Ron Frazzini
Jim and Chris Freytag
Gail Fridlund
Wendy Friede and Jay Jaffee
Jim Brandt and Kathryn Fuger
Michael and Kathi Furey
Madilynn Garcia
Jackie Golob
Elizabeth Grace
Kate Hage in memory of Will Fetzer
Chuck and Lois Halberg
Richard Hannah and Dustin Macgregor
Adrienne and Chris Hanson
Alyssa Hawkins
Angela and Tim Haws
Mike Herzing
Meagan Hinz
Harriet Horwitz in memory of Will Fetzer Pat Hoven
Sarah Hupperts
Julia Hutchinson
Richard L. Jacobson
Susan Jefferson
Lisa Jensen
Catherine Jordan and Steve Lick
John and Maren Jorgensen
Margaret Kavaney
Cynthia L. Kelly
Jennifer Kennedy-Logan
Susan F. Kettering
Sara Kettering
James M. Kleinman
Terry and Liz Knight
Stephen and Mary Kodluboy
Kelly Koehnen
Mary T. Kokernot
Katherine Kornblum
Ann Kotama
John Kruse
Susannah and Patrick Kyle
Melissa and Erik Larson
Caroline Lee Bivona
Jennifer and Jeff Lewin
Gordy and Bernie Lindholm In Memory of Will Fetzer
Henry and Ginny Llop
Daniel and Marsha Loewenson
Abigail Lubhar
Sarah Luedtke-Jones
Courtney Madson
Shruti Maindarkar
Richard Mammen and Tricia Hummel
Aaron Martin
Carly Matsumoto
Emily L. Matthees
Mary Ann Mattox
John L. Michael and Berit Midelfort
Jennifer Mitchlitsch
Steven H. Miles
Louise Miles
Karen Miller and Alice Ottavi in memory of Will Fetzer
Patricia Mitchell
Erin Mitchell
Bonnie Morris and Dean Holzman
Diane Mountford*
David and Maureen Mulloy in memory of Will Fetzer
Hannah Murzyn
Whitney Myhra
Maggie and Doug Nathan
Cameron Naughton
Sandra Ness
Sally and Doug Neverman
Margaret Nichols
Jean Nitchals
Teresa O’Day
Mickey O’Kane
Aviva Olsen
Micaela Olson-Macgregor and Ryan Macgregor
Kyra Ostendorf
Kate and Dave Palmquist
Maria Chaca Guiracocha and Lauro Parapi
Sarah Parker
Carol and Gus Parpas
Victor and Clara Peña donation in memory of William Fetzer
Tim and Sandra Penny
Robyn Peterson and John Killam
Jay Peterson
Caroline Plattes
Peggy and Ed Pluimer
Lisa Pogoff and Jeff Zuckerman
Dan and Molly Prokott
Dwayne Purrington in memory of Will Fetzer
Kelly Puspoki
Bridget Reddan
Lori Reese
Ashley Regier
Mahtab Rezai
Mackenzie Rice*
Suzanne and Samuel Ridenour
Jay Peterson
Caroline Plattes
Peggy and Ed Pluimer
Lisa Pogoff and Jeff Zuckerman
Dan and Molly Prokott
Dwayne Purrington in memory of Will Fetzer
Kelly Puspoki
Bridget Reddan
Lori Reese
Ashley Regier
Mahtab Rezai
Mackenzie Rice*
Suzanne and Samuel Ridenour
Aja and Jefe Robinson
Rachel Harris
Patti Rogness
R. Scott Rosenberg
Charlene Roufs
Renee Roy
Harvey and Sharon Ann Rucker
Shannon Ryan
Tori Sadler
Erika and Kristopher Schafbuch
Jody Blindauer and Daniel Schauer in honor of Bear Blinschauer
Lisa Schissel
Elizabeth Schmieg
Herb Schneider
Philip Schwartzberg
Sara Shriver
Elizabeth Auger Semotink
Tony Sexton
Lynda Shaheen and Todd Marshall
Brad Shark
Andrew Shay
Barbara Shelton
Jude Silva-Barrios in memory of Will Fetzer
Merav Siman-Tov
Jenella R. Slade
Eric Snow
Nikki Sorensen
Becky Stanchfield in memory of Will Fetzer
Leslie Rapp and Walton Stanley
Claire Stokes
Riley and Will Stones
Jeffery Story in honor of the late Kenneth Story and Kenneth Story II
Kenneth Story
Amy Stover
Lynn Strauss
Ed Stubblefield and Julie Christle in memory of Evelyn Christle
Jane Stubblefield
Sue and Harry Summitt
Ross Sutter and Mary Lofgren
Jean Swanson and Kevin Proescholdt
Pamela Jewson and Pete Swenson
Hazel B. Tanner
Desmond Lafave
Linda Taylor
David Lauth and Lindsey Thomas
Doug Thomson
Jessica Toft
Lori Tolonen
Gordon and Amy Tuchenhagen
Russell Turney
Leif Ueland
John and Mary Ursu
The Voss Family
Joan Waddington in memory of Will Fetzer
Amy Wagner and Charlie Witzke
Michael and Joy Walker
Ellen and John Walthour
E. Weilandgruber
William Welch
Carlene Wilson
Sally Witherell and Mary Beckman in memory of Will Fetzer
Jason Wittenberg
Helen Woehrlin in memory of Will Fetzer
Omar Zavala

* includes matching gifts
** indicates deceased

If you made a donation during this time and do not see your name, please accept our apologies for the inadvertent omission and contact Emily Heagle in the Development Office at (612)874-0776 or

Please click on the links in the left menu for details from our report.