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, 2017 to June 30, 2018.

Founding Partners

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Karla Ekdahl and Peter Hutchinson
Nancy and Rolf Engh
Margaret V.B. Wurtele


($10,000 – $24,999)

Julie Allinson and Paul Erickson
Julia W. Dayton
Todd and Laurie Macgregor
Sue Mortensen
Mary and Paul Reyelts
Michael Peterman and David Wilson
Julie and Charlie Zelle
Wayne Zink and Christopher Schout


($5,000 – $9,999)

Jodi Brendel
Susan Boren and Steve King
Laura Cayere-King and Joseph King
Jodee and Nick Kozlak
Elise Linehan and Dan Sass
Mary McVay
Darryle and Dawn Owens
Lee B. and Margaret J. Skold


($2,500 – $4,999)

Anonymous (3)
Joyce Batten in loving memory of Stan Batten
John and Ruth Bergerson Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Robert Bruininks and Susan Hagstrum
Burdick Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Cinda Collins
Jim Diracles and Debi Weldele
Missy Durant and Samantha Hanson
Ron and Barb Fraboni Family Fund
Polly Brown Grose Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Autumn Huirás and Chad Kuha*
Penny Hunt*
Kathy and Al Lenzmeier
Robert and Mary Mersky
Monica Nassif
John Pershing and Travis Cinco
John L. Sullivan Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Carol and Lynn Truesdell
Frank and Frances Wilkinson


($1,000 – $2,499)

Anonymous (5)
Jerry Baack
Liz Barrere and Dennis Cass
Maureen Bazinet Beck and Peter Beck
Mary and Keith Bednarowski
Stacy and David Best
Rachel Breaux
Amanda and Michael Brinkman
Brendan Bujold and Spencer Cronk
Camille A. Burke
Kevin and Cathy Cavanaugh
Shelli Chase
Julie Corty
Lisa Cotter
Courtney Cushing Kiernat and RB Kiernat
Joan R. Duddingston
Alan and Lollie Eidsness
Lucas Erickson
Jim and Chris Freytag
Cynthia Froid
Joe Gibbons and John Cullen
Moira Grosbard
Betsy Hannaford
Marcia Hanson and David Bennett
Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Harrigan
Cheryl and Mark Heley
The Harold & Joan Johnson Charitable Fund, a Donor Advised Fund of Renaissance Charitable Foundation in honor of Jane Pena
Chris Keane
Kelly Kita
Kumagai Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
DJ and Jerry Lester
Sarena Lin
Judy and Malcolm W. McDonald Family Charitable Account
Jennifer Melin Miller and David Miller
Ann and Alfred Moore
JoAnn Neau
Kim and Stafford Nelson
Win and Christie Neuger
Andrew Ogg
Julie Owen and Diane Holland
Chris and Kelly Perry
Lars Peterssen and R.D. Zimmerman
Tad and Cindy Piper Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Gretchen Piper and Scott Rosenbaum
Shannon Plourde
Martha Pomerantz
Irene Quarshie
Ann Rainhart and Jason Digman
Remele Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Jack and Ede Rice
Jody Rodrigues
The Steve Euller and Nancy Roehr Family Charitable Fund
Ann and Darren Ruschy
The David S. Sanborn Gift Fund
Liza Sayre*
Wendy and Bill Schoppert*
Agnes Semington
Marilyn Shultz
Kimberlee Sinclair and Justin Caron
Jesse & Linda Singh
Lana and Andy Slavitt
Steve and Karen Sonnenberg
Jim and Jan Stephenson
Darin Sullwold
Joanne Von Blon
Katrina and Ben Wasscher
Suzanne Weinstein and Danny Levey
The Weiser Family Foundation on behalf of Irving & Marjorie Weiser
Charlotte Zelle


($500 – $999)

Anonymous (5)
Dennis Bingham
Robert and Beth Bjork
Eve Borenstein and Candace Falk
Jane Bromaghim
Tyrone and Delia Bujold
Kathy Cahill
Kippen and K.C. Chermak
Michael and Anita Cook
Julie Craven
Suzie and Dick Crockett
Ted and Carol Cushmore Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Clint and Kris Cutler
Edward and Sherry Ann Dayton
Martha Dayton & Tom Nelson
Thomas J. DeAngelo
Greg DeVos
Ernest and Mary Dorn
Krista and Carlos Eduarte
John F. Eisberg and Susan Kline Charitable Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Peter Eisenberg and Mary Lea Cajacob
April Emerson*
Jay Ettinger
Lawrence Hendrickson and Barbara Forster
Jasmin Foster
Jill and Sherwood Frey Charitable Fund
Martha Gabbert
Jean M. Garbarini and Edward Carl
Rebecca Gibson
Rehael Fund – Roger Hale/Nor Hall of The Minneapolis Foundation
Ellie Hands
Todd and Amy Hartman
Lucy and Jeff Heegaard
Seena Hodges and Ansa Akyea*
Debra Hyllested*
Liz Illgen
Keri Jones
Mary King
Laura Kinkead and Richard Neuner
Barb and Kurt Klussendorf
Cathy Konat
Julie Krieger
Karl Lambert*
Jack and Julie Linehan
Nancy Lyons
Carol and Aaron Mack Charitable Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Becky Malkerson
Charles and Jodee Montreuil
Craig Swaggert and Tanna Moore
Sheila C. Morgan
Michael Morris
Jeff and Jennifer Murray
Susan and David Plimpton
Peggy and Ed Pluimer
Alan Polsky
Paula Prahl
Laura Quidgley-Hritz
Alicia and Travis Radel
Stephen Ramstad
Peter H. Bachman and Janet Rice Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Binky and Win Rockwell
Kristin Rowell
Megan O’Hara and R.T. Rybak
Steve and Linda Sandvig
Thomas L. Schaefer
Caryn Schall and Jeff Davis Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Sarah Schneider
Janelle Schulenberg
Buddy Scroggins and Kelly Shroeder Fund
Jeffrey J. Shelstad
Kevin and Sarah Shriver Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Susan Smoluchowski
James Stewart
John and Sue Stillman
Ruth Stricker
Robin Stubblefield
Mulder – Sundet Family Charitable Fund
Tina Syring
Missy Staples Thompson
Mark and Kathy Valentine*
Kelly and JoAnn Griffin
Tom and Connie Walsh
Steve Wellvang
S. F. Perkins Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation
Jeff and Joan Wright


($250 – $499)

Anonymous (16)
Jennifer Alstad
Sally A Anson Charitable Fund at Schwab Charitable
Ann Aronson and Jack El-Hai
Robb and Marissa Bader
Anne Baker*
Maria Y. Batlle
Doug and Colleen Berto
Laurie and Casper Borggreve
Jan and Ellen Breyer
Mark and Elia Bruggeman
Maria Antonia Calvo and Steven Rosenstone
Julio C. Cayere
Brian Cooper
John Corkrean
M.J. Crocker
Krystle and Benny Williams
Matt Cummins
Nancy and Brian Dahl
Phillip Davis
Cynthia Dilliard
Wendy Doran*
Kate and Douglas Donaldson
Dave and Pat Drew
Julie DuBois
Ed and Carrie Erickson
David E. Feinberg
Charles and Anne Ferrell
William Fetzer and Gordon Gandy
Natalie and Mike Fogal*
Rebecca Foy*
Jim Dorsey and Dee Gaeddert
James and Teddy Gesell
David and Clo Mary Girk
Martha Goldberg Aronson and Daniel Aronson
Hon. Isabel Gomez
Karen Grabow and Keith Halperin
Robert and Kimberly Gregg
Susan Grelling
Bryce and Donna Hamilton

Harry Hammerly
Louise Harris
Alyssa Hawkins
Hawn Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Cecily Hines and Tom Pettus
Bryce and Kathy Huemoeller
Emily Hutchinson and Brent Lamm
Jill and Joerg Hutmacher
Marcia Peck and David Kamminga
Bill and Pat Kelly
Hugh Klein and Judy Lebedoff
Katherine Kornblum
Robin Krause
PK Kriha
Beth LaBreche
Gwen Leifeld
Katherine and Patrick Leighton
Dave and Peggy Lucas
Jenny Mcaab
Carla McGrath and Cole Rogers
Larkin McPhee and Deniz Perese
Lucy and Bob** Mitchell
David and Leni Moore Family Foundation
Cynthia Murphy
Jeff and Jennifer Murray
Michael and Debra Newman
Joan and Dick Niemiec
Jodi and Mark Olson
Holly MacDonald and John Orbison
Gregory and Debra Page
Penelope Pate Greene
Sue and Bill Payne
Jane K Pearson
Kristi Pierro
Sarah Pillsbury
Anne Pryor
Curtis Rahman and Cindy Jurgensen
Sara Ramach
Carleen Rhodes
Ben and Amy Saukko
Sarah Schneider
Anne Schulze
G. Phillip and Michelle Shoultz
Bill and Roxanne Soth
Danielle St. Germain-Gordon
Tanya Tanner
Carin Thomas*
Mary and Scott Thomas
Susan and Gerald Timm
Alison Townley
Emily Anne Tuttle** Giving Fund
Ellen and Jim van Iwaarden
Lee Vaughan
Thomas Wargolet
Carlene Wilson
Amy Winter Photography
Ana Wohrmann
M. Andrea Wood*
Amy Zaroff


($100 – $249)

Anonymous (16)
Ashley Adkison and John Anderson*
Mary Alette and Bob Davis
Susan Alpert
Dale Anderson
Emil and Marion Angelica
Georgene and James Angrist
Howard Ansel
Jan Antrim
Kirsten Arbeiter
Jennifer Arneson
Jenny Assef
Elizabeth and Clifford Athorn
Mary Ann Aufderheide
Dan Avchen and David Johnson
Dale and Ruth Bachman
Karen Bachman
Dorothy Bailey
Lauren Baker
Gail and Jim Bakkom
Linda and Robert Barrows
Roxane Battle
John Beal**
Roger Beck
Kedar Belhe
Jane Berg
Kris Berggren and Ben Olk
Geraldine Bingham
Peg Birk
Jane R. Blanch Charitable Giving Account
William Bloedow
Angela Bohmann and Jonathan Riehle
Will and Margee Bracken
Robert Braun
Amy Broderick
Kristen Brown
Teri Calderon
Kristi Carlson*
Dan Carlson
Steven Christenson and Lisa Hondros
Jody Christiansen
Maria Christu
Whitney and Sarah Clark
David and Wendy Coggins
Chris and Gary Cohen
Mary Lou Cohen
Rachel Collette*
Pat Collins and Dan Cherryhomes
Ginny and Will Craig
William Craig
Ellie Crosby
Jennifer Crow
Drew Dale
Rassoul Dastmozd
Tom and Barb Datwyler
Jim Davnie and Cara Letofsky
Anne and Steve Difiore
Cassandra Doran
George Dow
Daniel and Jennine Duda
Stephen and Annette Elison
Kate Ellis and John Harrer
Susan Engel and Art Eisenberg
Kristi Erickson
Clare Eisenberg
Charles Esler
David Factor
Scott and Ann Fairbairn
Jill Fedorko
Ellen C. Flaherty
Janet Flood-Cole
Michael Florey
Brian and Jacqueline Fogelberg
Ford Werling Family
Bev and Don Forsman
Ronald and Jacque Frazzini
Arlys Freeman
Lindsey Frey
Wendy Friede and Jay Jaffee
Fred and Marie Friswold
Jim Brandt and Kathryn Fuger
Richard and Delia Garcia
Jennifer Gasperini
Stephen Geiger
Gerald and Carol Gengenbach
Susan and Mark Gherity
Jane Godfrey
Jan Gohl
Dr. Stanley and Luella G. Goldberg
Jodi Grundyson
Gerardo Guerrero
Maia Haag
D. Haberman
Kristi Whitman
Jan Haeg
Robert Hamilton
Karen Hansen
Tracy Hanson
JoAnn Hanson
Agnes Hart
Emily and Chris Heagle
Roger Heegaard and Cheryl Thomas
Jay and Becky Heflin
Tricia Hendren and Zeb Henderson Shreve
Karri Hermanson
Chad Heroux
Jennifer Higgins
Bev Hlavac
Anne Hodgson
Allison Hohn
Dennis and Linda Hollenkamp
Debra Hovland
George and Rose Hudgens
The Jaffe Family Foundation in honor of Nyla Benson and John Pershing
David Jewett
Ted and Debby Jewett
Jeff Johnson
Bernadeia Johnson
Chelsea Jones
Art Kaemmer
Patricia Kaufman
Gabriel Keller and Emily Sohn
Laura Keller
Katina Kellum
Lyndel and Blaine King Fund
Morgan Kinross-Wright and Dirk Kloss
Trisha Kirk
James M. Kleinman
Kristine Kniefel
Doug Muirhead and Faye Knowles
Jane Korn and Robert Madoff
Diane Kozlak
Starla Krause
Anita Kunin
Joyce Lehmann and Wayne Roelofs
Jonathan Leinbach
James Lewis
Libbey Foundation
Jay and Sally Lieberman
Jim and Sandi Likely
Sara Lissick
Bryan and Brittany Lloyd
David Logan
Scott Lohman
Margaret A. Lund
Liz and Jim Martin
Jeanne Massey
Duncan McCampbell
Mary McCarron*
Matt and Christine McEwen
Jeffrey Meanza
Michael Mechtenberg
Tim and Joanna Meester*
Kevin Meyer*
Maureen Michalski and Jeff Nelsen
Kelvin and Diane Miller
Kerri Miller
Rebecca Miller
Tracy Miller
Jodeen Monson
Matthew Moore
LaVonne Moore
Peter Moore and Karin Winegar
Deb Morris York and Larry York*
Kimberly and Dave Motes
Diane Mountford*
Gary Mullen-Schultz*
Connie Nelson and James Schnepf
Sara Nelson
Gail and Tom Novacheck
Lynne Nystuen and Michael Lamb
Olson Living Trust – May 1998
Faye Owen
Karen Owen Tuzcu
Julia and Brian Palmer
Tim Penny
Trisha Pergande
Donna and James Peter
Gloria Peterson and Jim McCarthy
Janice Peterson
Heidi A. Peterson
Sally B. Polk
Deborah Pollak
David Potente
Carol Kennedy and Tom Powers
Steve Prentice
Gloria Olson
Kristin E. Anderson and Robert W. Reilly
Josh Reimnitz
Molly Rice and Andy Slothower
Kate and Mike Richardson
Marie Rickmyer*
Katherine Riggins
Rosalind Robbins
Beverly and George Roberts
Lauri Roberts
Nancy and Everett Rotenberry
Harvey and Sharon Ann Rucker
Doug and Beth Rusk
Cheryl Ryland
Gerry Richman and Kate Sandweiss
Nancy Schapiro
Julie Scheidler
Phil and Susan Schenkenberg
Dianne Schmiesing and Victor Zupanc
Drew Schwab
Deidre Serum – Best Buy Leadership Team in honor of Charlie Montreuil
Catherine Lawrence in honor of Karla Ekdahl
Timothy Showalter Loch
Steve Shultz and Cynthia Hart
Michelle S.*
Julie Silverman
Justine Simon*
Amy Smith
Max and Bridget Smith
Julie Snow-Samanant
Nadege Souvenir
Bonnie Speer McGrath
Elizabeth Spillman
Manon King Sternberg and William Sternberg Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Marcia Stout

Diane Thayer-Peterson
Jane and Andrew Townsend
Tom Trow
Janet Ungs
Mark Vaida
Eugene Valek
Kirsten Van Hulzen
Jenifer and Charles Vanek
Christine VeLure Roholt
Theresa Voss
Katherine Ware
Tammy Warren
Jay Weberling
David and Sara Weingartner
Mona and Ben Welter
Jessica Wiley
Michael Wille
Lauren Withers
Carol Witte and Winston Cavert
LuAnn Wood
Ann and Erik Wordelman
E. Young Isebrand


($1 – 99)

Anonymous (56)
Susan Abderholden and Lee Keller
Robert and Josette Adkison
Dana Altendorf
Alvarez Family
Laurie and John Andersen
Mark Anderson
Dan and Sally Anderson
Margaret and Roger Anderson
Lauren Rae Anderson
Donna Andrews
Jane Arbogast
Rebecca Aurit
Lana Aylesworth
Amy and Erik Stubblefield Barthel
Axel Batlle
Cindy Batlle
Scott Bean
Joan Bechtold and Brian Balleria
Sheri Beck
Cecile Bedor
Fred Beier
Alice Beneke
Hazel Birth
Frances Boehnlein
Shayla Boger
Celia Boren
Jeff Bowar
Patty Bowler
Elizabeth Boyle
Caitlin Brauer
Jason Briles
Deb Broberg
C. Lance Brockman
Alex Brooks
Elizabeth Broom
Raichel Brown
Sue Budd
Zoe Buettner
Mary Burns-Klinger
Shirley Burrington
Danette Buskovick and Jonathan Benson
Dan Pennie and Anne Carayon
Pam Endean and Colleen Carey
Lauren Causey
Kue Chang
Sai Chang
Keith Christensen
Mike Christianson
Louise A. Clarke
Will Clausen
Peg and Frantz Corneille
Eileen Crespo
Chris and Nikki Cron
Kari Crone
Sam Crossley
Rachel Csintyan*
Katie Dalton
Terrell Daniels
Tiana Daun
Peter Demaio
Kathryn Detwiler
Michael and Michelle DeVaughn
Maura Doyle
Mary Duffy
Ronda Dunham
Angie Eilers
Karen Ekdahl
Robert Elhai
Nancy Feldman
Timothy Foreman*
Harold Fox
Marta Fraboni
Fresco Hanlon Family
Ashley Frey
Lara Friedman-Shedlov
Jennifer Friesen
Michael and Kathi Furey
Meghan Gage-Finn
Jodi Garber
Richard Garber and Gina Bonsignore
Kate and Michael Gardos Reid
Christine Gault
Mimi Gleekel
Christina Goldstein
The Gordon Family
Carol Grady
Nancy Graves
Kathleen Gullickson
Anne R. Haaland
Lauren Hagen
Chuck and Lois Halberg
Jeanne M. Harkness
Rachel Harris
Tim Hart-Andersen
Michael Friedman and Susan Hasti
Joe and Holly Hatch-Surisook
Alexander Hathaway
Steve and Judi Hawkins
Miah Haworth
Tim and Angie Haws
Susan Heinzen
Eric Herr
Thomas Hetzel and Bonnie Warhol
Patty and Gregg Hickey
Jim and Julie Holmes
Samantha Holte
Wayne D. Horsman and J. L. Floria
Dawn Hunt and Amy Hulubar
Sidney Hunter
Patricia Jesperson
Cory Johnson and Paul Amann
Erik Johnson
Jody Jonas*
Jabari Jones
Marilyn Jones
Catherine Jordan and Steve Lick
Elizabeth Kaczmarek
Maggie Kane
Cynthia L. Kelly
Shalla Kierzek – Best Buy Leadership Team in honor of Charlie Montreuil
Amy Klobuchar and John Bessler
Kaitlyn Knapp
Julie Knoblauch
Sarah Knoblauch
Mary T. Kokernot
Adam Kracke*
Marie and Bill Kruskop
Julie Kunin
Laura and Mike LaFave
Rebecca Langason
Lynda and Brett Lange
Elizabeth Lange
Cristy Leaf
Nathan Lee
Sasha Lee
Erik and Mary Lillestol
Melissa Lynch
Margaret Mackaman
Erin Malinoski
Richard Mammen and T Hummel
Julia Mann
Jason Martinek – Best Buy Leadership Team in honor of Charlie Montreuil
Carly Matsumoto
Amanda McCann
Erin McDonald
Katie Mcguire
Lisa McLean and Michael Dennis Browne
Deborah McMahon
Kate and Chloe Meredith
Daniel and Angela Meshbesher
Laurie Meyers
John L. Michael and Berit Midelfort
Emily and Tyler Michaels King
Cecilia Michel
Marsha Mickelson** – Best Buy Leadership Team in honor of Charlie Montreuil
Louise Miles
Dawn Moe
Melanie Moriarty
Cindy Moss
Kathy Mouacheupao
Karim Muasher
Mia Mulrennan
Sarah Mumm
Hannah Murzyb
Amanda Nelson
Sally and Doug Neverman
Margaret Nichols
Terry North and Paula J. Corbett-North
Rebecca Northrup
Christina Oey
Nneka Onwuzurike
James Paddon
Joseph F. Palen
Joan E. Palmquist
Kate and Dave Palmquist
McKenzie Parsons
Philip Pederson
Malaysy Phothisane
Megan Piechowski
Alli and Chuck Polley
Dan and Molly Prokott
Jaimee Putnam
Adrianne E. Quidgley
Tim Quigley
Kim Ramsden
Brent Ras
Emily Ray
Rhena Refsland
Adam Rice – Best Buy Leadership Team in honor of Charlie Montreuil
Emily Rick
Claire Rydeen
Samuel Rosenbaum
Lawrence Salzman
Sara Sampson
Jamie Sampson
Ann Sather
Hana Sato
Eric Schaefer
Annette Schiebout
Walter J. Schleisman and Elizabeth F. Larsen
John Schmit
Debbie Schnur
Philip Schwartzberg
Erena Scott – Best Buy Leadership Team in honor of Charlie Montreuil
Sandra Seemann
Elizabeth Auger Semotink
Corey Sevett and Sue Courchene
Brad Shark
Barbara Shelton
Mark & Patti Siegfried
Michelle Smith
Anthony Smith
Elizabeth Spence
Holly Stang-Williams
Leslie Rapp and Walton Stanley
John Stark
Adele and Tim Starr
Lisa Stender
Claire Stokes
LaShawn Street
Ed Stubblefield and Julie Christle
Jane Stubblefield
Edgar and Laura Stubbs
Sue and Harry Summitt
Mr. Scott Sundquist
Steph and Kent Svee
Deborah Talen
Hazel B. Tanner
Juliana Tanning
Linda and Julian Taylor
Margaret Telfer and Ed McConaghay
Gary and Andrea Thaden
Kathryn Thompson
Eva and Andrew Timmons
Cole Tomfohr
Max Tomfohr
Liliana Torres Nordahl
Annie Trimberger in loving memory of Nico Kieper
Jim and Susan Tucker
Jeremy Nichols and Evelyn Turner
Leif Ueland
John and Mary Ursu
Robin Veal
Denise M. Vogel
Becca and Dave Voss
Amy Wagner and Charlie Witzke
Michael and Joy Walker
Ellen and John Walthour*
Justin and Paige Ware
Jeff Waryan and Lisa Hollowell
Tallulah Watson
Robbie Weisel and Britt Robson
Susan Wessin-Cradle
Wendy Wicks
Mary Wise
Abigail Wyckoff
Karen L. Yashar
Michael Henley and Randi Yoder

* includes matching gifts
** indicates deceased

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