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, 2016 to June 30, 2017.

Founding Partners

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



Karla Ekdahl and Peter Hutchinson
Richard Erickson
Todd and Laurie Macgregor
Margaret and Angus* Wurtele
Julie and Charlie Zelle
Wayne Zink and Christopher Schout


($10,000 – $24,999)

Julie Allinson and Paul Erickson
Stacy and David Best
Katherine Forrester Schneewind and Randall Schneewind
Elise Linehan and Dan Sass
Michael Peterman and David Wilson
Paul and Mary Reyelts
Lee B. and Margaret J. Skold


($5,000 – $9,999)

Jamie Candee
Jennifer Dick
Missy Durant and Samantha Hanson
Moira Grosbard
Jodee and Nick Kozlak
Sue Mortensen
Dr. Ronald Morton, Jr., MD
Darryle and Dawn Owens
Ann and Darren Ruschy
Heidi Weiler


($2,500 – $4,999)

John and Ruth Bergerson Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Robert Bruininks and Susan Hagstrum
Burdick Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Cinda Collins
Ron and Barb Fraboni Family Fund
Polly Brown Grose Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Chris Keane
Sheila Morgan
Michael Morris
Julie Owen and Diane Holland
Mark and Mary Van Note
John L. Sullivan Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Carol and Lynn Truesdell


($1,000 – $2,499)

Anonymous (6)
Lisa and Kevin Armstrong**
Jerry Baack
Joyce Batten
Maureen Bazinet Beck and Peter Beck
Jodi Brendel
Jan and Ellen Breyer
Camille Burke
Pam Endean and Colleen Carey
Kevin and Cathy Cavanaugh
Kippen and K.C. Chermak
Julie Corty
Russell Cowles
Page and Jay Cowles
Bola Awobamise and
Cheryl Creecy-Awobamise
Carrie and Chris Cunnington
Courtney Cushing Kiernat and RB Kiernat
Marcie Dewalt
Jim Diracles and Debi Weldele
Julie DuBois
Joan R. Duddingston
Alan and Lollie Eidsness
Susan Engel and Art Eisenberg
Lucas Erickson
The Mike and Linda Fiterman
Family Foundation
Steve Thompson and Ron Frey
Jim and Chris Freytag
Cynthia FroidLili Hall
Beth Halloran and Dani Roach
Betsy and Jule Hannaford
Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Harrigan
Cheryl and Mark Heley
Autumn Huirás and Chad Kuha
Penny Hunt**
Kelly Kita
Luke Kleckner
Lenfestey Family Foundation
Kathy and Al Lenzmeier
DJ and Jerry Lester
Nancy McCabe
Judy and Malcolm W. McDonald Family Charitable Account
Dick and Joyce H. McFarland Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Jennifer Melin Miller and David Miller
Robert and Mary Mersky
Charles and Jodee Montreuil
Ann and Alfred Moore
Monica Nassif
JoAnn Neau
Kim and Stafford Nelson
Andy Ogg
Chris and Kelly Perry
Lars Peterssen and R.D. Zimmerman
Tad and Cindy Piper Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Martha Pomerantz
Ann Rainhart and Jason Digman
Jack and Ede Rice
Jody Rodrigues
The Steve Euller and Nancy Roehr Family Charitable Fund
Bob Rosenbaum and Maggie Gilbert
Wendy and Bill Schoppert**
Marilyn Shultz
Kimberlee Sinclair and Justin Caron
The Emil J. and Emily D. Slowinski Fund
Valerie and Ed Spencer
Robin and David Sternberg**
Marcia Townley
Joanne Von Blon
Ann Voss
Katrina and Ben Wasscher
Marcia Wattson
Suzanne Weinstein and Danny Levey
Irving & Marjorie Weiser
Angela Wick
Frank and Frances Wilkinson
Charlotte Zelle


($500 – $999)

Anonymous (6)
Melanie Allen
Lauren Rae Anderson
Debra and Alex Arbit
Liz Barrere and Dennis Cass
Melinda Batz
Dennis Bingham
Robert and Beth Bjork
Eve Borenstein and Candace Falk
Amanda and Michael Brinkman
Tyrone and Delia Bujold Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Kathy Cahill
Suzie and Dick Crockett
Matt Cummins**
Ted and Carol Cushmore Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Martha Dayton & Tom Nelson
Douglas and Wendy Dayton Foundation
Thomas J. DeAngelo
Jill Dunkley
Krista and Carlos Eduarte
John F. Eisberg and Susan Kline Charitable Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Natalie Fogal
Bev and Don Forsman
Barbara Forster
Jean M. Garbarini and Edward Carl
Rebecca Gibson
Kathleen Goldammer Copeland and Mark Copeland
Susan Grelling
Sarah and Fred Haberman
Joseph Haj
Lucy and Jeff Heegaard
Jenny Hopkins
Emily Hutchinson and
Brent Lamm
Suzanne Joyce
Laura Kinkead and Richard Neuner
Hugh Klein and Judy Lebedoff
Julie Krieger
Amy and Peter Lamb
Norma and Jim Leslie
Jack and Julie Linehan
Denise and Bill Lynch
Carol and Aaron Mack Charitable Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Mike and Mary Kate McFadden
Lucy and Bob Mitchell**
Kay Ness
Angela North
Louise Otten
Dominic P. Papatola
Gretchen Piper and Scott Rosenbaum
Peggy and Ed Pluimer
Alan Polsky
Paula Prahl
Alicia and Travis Radel**
Stephen Ramstad
Peter H. Bachman and
Janet Rice Fund of The
Minneapolis Foundation
Andy and Sophie Rich
Carol Rueppel
Megan O’Hara and R.T. Rybak
Caryn Schall and Jeff Davis Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Maurice Scroggins
Bill and Roxanne Soth
Danielle St. Germain-Gordon
John and Sue Stillman
Ruth Stricker
Mulder – Sundet Family Charitable Fund
Mark Tierney
Mary W. Vaughan
Hedy Lemar Walls
S. F. Perkins Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Penny Winton
Jeff and Joan Wright


($250 – $499)

Anonymous (12)
Karen Bachman
Robb Bader
Carole and Doug Baker
Susan Bass Roberts
Doug and Colleen Berto
Robert Birdwell
Scott and Amy Boyle
Reggie Boyle
Will and Margee Bracken
Maria Antonia Calvo and Steven Rosenstone
Elizabeth Canis
Lynn Casey
Ann and Bruce Christensen
Douglas and Sands Coleman Fund
Brian Cooper
M.J. Crocker
Karie Dean
Cynthia Dilliard
Milton Dodd
Dave and Pat Drew
Peter Eisenberg and
Mary Lea Cajacob
Stephen and Annette Elison
April Emerson**
David E. Feinberg
Nancy Feldman
Charles and Anne Ferrell
William Fetzer and Gordon Gandy
Kenneth Freed
Noriko Gamblin and Steven Ostrow in honor of Natalie Ostrow
James and Teddy Gesell
Sharon Gifford
David and Clo Mary Girk
Mimi Gleekel
Karen Grabow and Keith Halperin
Stacy and Mike Hageman
Louise Harris
Gretchen Hartman
Hawn Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Cecily Hines and Tom Pettus
Seena Hodges and Ansa Akyea
Judy Hornbacher
Bryce and Kathy Huemoeller
Mary Hunstiger
Jill and Joerg Hutmacher
Debra Hyllested
Liz Illgen
Maggie Johnson
Karen and Eric Kaler
Marcia Peck and
David Kamminga
Dana Kellenberger
Steven King
Barb and Kurt Klussendorf
Julie Knoblauch
Robin Krause
Mary Kreitzer
Karl Lambert
Lorna Landvik and Charles Gabrielson

Daniel Lee
Ann Longfellow
Nancy Lyons
Katie McClarty
Carolyn McCray
Robert and Polly McCrea Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Cara McNulty
Larkin McPhee and Deniz Perese
Michael Mechtenberg
Brandon and Stephanie Megal
Kelvin and Diane Miller
David and Leni Moore Family Foundation
Mandy Multerer
Jodi and Mark Olson
Joan Grathwol Olson and Stephen Olson
Holly MacDonald and John Orbison
Penelope Pate Greene
Sue and Bill Payne
Jon Peterson
Anne Pryor
Carolina Reyes
Mahtab Rezai
Carleen Rhodes
Kate and Mike Richardson
Barb Riedesel Iverson
Binky and Win Rockwell
Kristin Rowell
Gerry Richman and
Kate Sandweiss
Lynn and Thomas Schaefer
Phil and Susan Schenkenberg
Liz and Matt ShorsElizabeth Short and R. Kirkland Cozine
Wendy and Jay Showalter
Dr. Bill Smith and Susan Kolze
Kirsten Stone
Craig Swaggert and Tanna Moore
Tina Syring-Petrocchi
Tanya Tanner
Margaret Telfer and Ed McConaghay
Carin Thomas
Gerald and Susan Timm
Emily Anne Tuttle Giving Fund
Ellen and Jim van Iwaarden
Lee Vaughan
Joe and JoAnn Ward
Thomas Wargolet
Dan and Jess Watje
Erika and Paul Willette
Jill Wohlrabe


($100 – $249)

Anonymous (30)
Judy and Bill Anderson
Margaret and Roger Anderson
Julie D. Andrus
Howard Ansel
Jan Antrim
Jennifer Arneson
Dale and Ruth Bachman
Mrs. Dorothy Bailey
Lauren Baker
Gail and Jim Bakkom
Linda and Robert Barrows
John Beal
Jon and Jennifer Benowitz
Jane Berg
Kris Berggren
Geraldine Bingham
Catherine Shreves and Tom Bird
Peg Birk
Peter Black
Clinton Blaiser
William Bloedow
Angela Bohmann and
Jonathan Riehle
Lois Bollman
Nancy Bresnahan
Lisa Brotzler
Philip and Carolyn Brunelle
Tim and Carolyn Buzza
Dan Carlson
Mike Casserly and Karin Wille
Robert Castle
Jody Christiansen
Lisa Christianson
Maria Christu
Whitney and Sarah Clark
David and Wendy Coggins
Pat Collins and
Dan Cherryhomes
Patricia Conroy
Peg and Frantz Corneille
Ginny and Will Craig
Ellie Crosby
Margaret Daly in dedication to Anne Jablow
Mattaline Daniels
Tom and Barb Datwyler
Phillip Davis
Jim Davnie
Laura Day
Michael and Michelle
Mary Dew and David Miller
Adrienne Diercks
Robert Dieter
Ernest and Mary Dorn
George Dow
Jay Drayton
Clare Eisenberg
Dawn Erickson
Charles Esler
Scott and Ann Fairbairn
Judy Farmer
Chris Flaherty
John Foley
Beth Frangipane
Jacque and Ron Frazzini
Jacob Frey
Fred and Marie Friswold
Erin Furey
Deborah Gannon
Gerald and Carol Gengenbach
Susan and Mark Gherity
Kate Gillette
Archie and Carol Givens
Jane Godfrey
The Gordon Family
Robert and Kimberly Gregg
Dr. Stanley and Luella G. Goldberg
Greg Guettler
Jan Haeg
Neil and Uve Hamilton
Robert Hamilton
Richard Hannah and Dustin Macgregor
J.S. Hanson
Emma Harness
Agnes Hart
Alyssa Hawkins
Emily and Chris Heagle
Kirstin Hedin
Roger Heegaard and Cheryl Thomas
Jay and Becky Heflin
Tricia Hendren and Zeb Henderson Shreve
Jim Hield
Keith and Nichole Hittner
Anne Hodgson
Susan Hommes
Cindy Horgan
Courtney Howard
George and Rose Hudgens
Cynthia Ivy and children
The Jaffe Family Foundation
in honor of Nyla Benson
and John Pershing
Janice and Bill Jaworski
Sara S Johnson
Carol and Curt Johnson
Jody Jonas
Art and Martha Kaemmer
Miriam and Erwin Kelen
Laura Keller
Bill and Pat Kelly
Diane Klein
James M. Kleinman
Doug Muirhead and Faye Knowles
Lester Koehnen
JoAnn and James Koloc
Jane Korn and Robert Madoff
Diane Kozlak
Starla Krause
Brian Kruse
Kathleen Kukielka
Mike and Anita Kunin
Jennifer and Nathan Laible
David Lauth
Nancy Lee
Joyce Lehmann and Wayne Roelofs
Kathryn Lenzen
Jay and Sally Lieberman
Jim and Sandi Likely
Rebecca Longawa
Mike Lucas and Deb Landon
Margaret A. Lund
Cassandra Lyons
Sally Macut
Richard Mammen and Tricia Hummel
Jeanne Massey
Rachel Matney
Jenny Mcaab
Erin McDonald
Jeffrey Meanza
Tim and Joanna Meester**
Kate Meredith
Rene Meyer-Grimberg
Maureen Michalski and
Jeff Nelsen
LaVonne Moore
Matthew Moore
Sanford Moore
Teresa Morrow
Shana Moses
Janet and Joe Moses
Deb Most
Diane Mountford**
Tamara Moyer
Gary Mullen-Schultz**
William David Neiss
Win and Christie Neuger
Sally and Doug Neverman
Michael and Debra Newman
Joan and Dick Niemiec
Richard and Karen Nohel
Micaela Olson
Faye Owen
Karen Owen Tuzcu
Julia and Brian Palmer
Linea Palmisano
Tim Penny
Donna and James Peter
Gloria Peterson and Jim McCarthy
Barbara Pierson and Paul Patton
Deborah Pollak
David Potente
Mark and Julia Price
Ana Carolina Queiroz
Kristin E. Anderson
and Robert W. Reilly
Josh Reimnitz
Cheryl Reinitz
Bill Brown and Stephanie Rich
Katherine Riggins
Rodger and Kathryn Ringham
Nancy Rotenberry
Harvey and Sharon Ann Rucker
Doug and Beth Rusk
John and Anne Sand
Anthony Sanneh
Ben and Amy Saukko
Alicia Sawyer**
Tim and Katy Scallen
Kris and Erika Schafbuch
Dianne Schmiesing and Victor Zupanc
Anne Schulze
Davis Senseman
Lynda Shaheen and
Todd Marshall
Barbara Shin
Steve Shultz and Cynthia Hart
Christine Siegfried
Michelle S.
Justine Simon
Eric Skarnes
Carrie Skarnes
Kelly Skytte
Brooks and Jennifer Smith
Stephanie Smith
Jelena and Joe Song
Bonnie Speer McGrath
Adele and Tim Starr
Sherie Stimson
Marcia and John Stout
Robin Stubblefield
Deborah Talen
Ryan Tanke
Mary Terrass
Diane Thayer-Peterson
Shawne and Alain Thiry
Mary and Scott Thomas
Jim Toscano
Tom Trow
Alexandra E. Tseffos
Mark and Kathy Valentine**
Kirsten Van Hulzen
Fran Vavrus and Tim Leinbach
Olga Viso
Katherine Ware
Peggy Weber and Bob Whitlock
Jay Weberling
David and Sara Weingartner
Mona and Ben Welter
Jessica Wiley
Krystle and Benny Williams
Earl and Deon Williams**
Kevin Winge and Kevin Shores
Angela Wishard
Carol Witte and Winston Cavert
Jackie Woller
Ann Wood
Ann and Erik Wordelman
Leslie Wright
Terri and Scott Wykle
James Yacoub
Michael Henley and Randi Yoder
Judy Zabel
Kent Zelle and Jenny Villone


($1 – 99)

Anonymous (64)
Axel Alameda
Katelyn Allen
Dan and Sally Anderson
Elizabeth Anderson
Mark Anderson
Emil and Marion Angelica
Mark Arvesen
Rebecca Aurit
Andrew Balazs
Terri Banaszewski
Krystyna Bartulska
Stephanie Battle
Logan Baumann
Joan Bechtold and
Brian Balleria
Sheri Beck
Cecile Bedor
Fred Beier
Rachel Berhow
Hazel Birth
Joyce Black
Kathrine Blegen
Clarice Blesi
Connie Blom
Frances Boehnlein
Steve Bohn
Jeff Bowar
Matt and Sara Bowers
Elizabeth Boyle**
Caitlin Brauer
Max Brauer
Pam Braunig
Judith and Arnold Brier
Deb Broberg
C. Lance Brockman
Elizabeth Broom
Chad Brown
Jason Brown
Jesse Brown
Sue Budd
Ann and David Buran
Mary Burns-Klinger
Dan Pennie and Anne Carayon
Rolf and Rosemary Carlsen
Lauren Causey
Mykenna Cepek
Alex Cepiel
Sai Chang
Greta Chizek
Sondra Ciesielski
Lisa Clark
Rachel Collette
David Coon
Cameron Crawford
Sam Crossley
Jennifer Crow
Kendra Curry and
Janine Vesper
Terrell Daniels
Rassoul Dastmozd
Lawrence Davis
Virginia and Steven Debner
Peter Demaio
Debra Dennin
Caitlin DeVos
David Differding
Sarah Dirkx
Bryan and Kristen Donaldson
LeAnn Dow
Anne Dresen
Patti Ducosin
Daniel and Jennine Duda
Mary Duffy
Karen Ekdahl
Robert Elhai
Mel Enger
Krista Erickson
Breanna Essoi
Jody Estensen
James and Gwendolyn Evans
Misha Evertz
Jennifer Faris
Michael and Heather Fazio
Liz Fenske
Concha Fernandez Del Rey
Genevieve Finseth
Mary Fisher
John and April Fleck
Timothy Foreman**
Harold Fox
Marta Fraboni
Sally French
Phil Freshman
Lindsey Frey
Krista Furan
Michael and Kathi Furey
Kyle Gangelhoff
Richard Garber and
Gina Bonsignore
Richard and Delia Garcia
Christine Gault
Mary Gibney
Julianne Glawe
Jan GohlCarol Grady
Cary Grams
Nancy Graves
Barbara and Steve Greenhalgh
Chad Grimsrud
Ann Haag
Anne Hacker
Lauren Hagen
Chas and Lois Halberg
Scott Hannan**
Karen Hansen
Rob Hansen
Jeanne M. Harkness
Rachel Harris
Steve and Judi Hawkins
Mackenzie Haws**
Tim and Angie Haws
Jennifer Hazelton
Susan Heinzen
Thomas D. Heller
Dave Henderson
Chad Heroux
Eric Herr
Patty and Gregg Hickey
Beverly L. Hlavac Ttee
Samantha Holte
Patricia Hoolihan and
Chris Fisher
Louise Indritz
Carina Jacobsson
Bridgette Janni
Patricia Jesperson
Brinn Johnson
Dea Johnson
Mark and Margaret Johnson
Stephanie Johnson
Marilyn Jones
Catherine Jordan and
Steve Lick
Eric Jore
Matthew Kane and
Elizabeth Conway
Margaret Kavaney
Kathleen Kelley
Cynthia L. Kelly
Christina Kielsmeier-Cook
Lyndel and Blaine King Fund
Janet Klein
David Knapp
Kristin Koch
Troy Kodesh
Stephen and Mary Kodluboy
Kelly Koehnen
Patricia Kohler
Mary T. Kokernot
Katherine Kornblum
John Kruse
Lambrecht Braun
Family Charitable Fund
at Schwab Charitable
Rebecca Langason
Debra Larson
Patricia Larson
Rebecca Jean Lawrence
Cristy Leaf
Janet Lenius
Kara Leslie
Laurence Levin
LaTanya Lewis
Dan Loch
Isabel Ludcke
Cathy Madison and Rick Dublin
David Mahoney
Julia Mann
Betty and Charles Massie
Carly Matsumoto
Scott Mayer
Mary McCarron**
Katie McGuire
Lisa McLean and Michael Dennis Browne
Wendy McNiff
Kevin Meyer
John L. Michel and Berit Midelfort
Nan Miller
Herman Milligan, Jr.
Patricia Mitchell
Linda Molohon
Betsy Moran
Bonnie Morris and Dean Holzman
Katie Moses
Katherine B Murphy
Doug and Maggie Nathan
Jeff and Terri Naughtin
Connie Nelson and James Schnepf
Mike Niznik
Bev Nye
Jennifer O’Byrne
Michelle Olson
Mark Oppegard
Nneka Onwuzurike
Jerry Ostergren
Natalie Owens-Pike
JR Paddon
Ben Palmquist
Kate and Dave Palmquist
Sarah Parker
Philip Pederson
Kelley Perry
Brenda Peterson
Heidi A. Peterson
Carol Pine Pine and Partners
Caroline J. Plummer
Teddie Potter
Carol Kennedy and Tom Powers
Dan and Molly Prokott
Sara Ramach
Kim Ramsden
Marc Rapenne
Randy Reyes
Rick Riesgraf
Beth Robertson
Amos Rosenbloom and Marsha McDonald
Timothy Ryan
Lawrence Salzman
Eric Sandquist
Ann Sather
Christina Saunders
Kristin Schaefer
Annette Schiebout
Darrell Schmidt
Debbie Schnur
LuAn Schutte
Philip Schwartzberg
Sandra Seemann
Karrine Seidel
Elizabeth Auger Semotink
Corey Sevett and
Sue Courchene
Jacqueline Sexton
Brad Shark
Barbara Shelton
Mark & Patti Siegfried
Jonathan Sipola
Amy Smith
Katie SmithMary L. Smith
Michelle Smith
Patricia Spading
Elizabeth Spillman
Leslie Rapp and
Walton Stanley
Jennifer Starken
Ali Stieglbauer
Claire Stokes
Cheryl Stone
Ed Stubblefield and Julie Christle
Amy and Erik Stubblefield Barthel
Amy and Rich Stuke
Pradeep Kumar Subramanian
Sue and Harry Summitt
Mr. Scott Sundquist
Hazel B. Tanner
Linda and Julian Taylor
Carmen Teskey
Gary and Andrea Thaden
David Lauth and
Lindsey Thomas
Mary Jo Thompson
Eva and Andrew Timmons
Jennifer Towner
Pamela Trainor
Carissa Truly
Jeremy Nichols and Evelyn Turner
Marcia Urban
John and Mary Ursu
Theresa Voss
Barbara Wallace
Justin and Paige Ware
Robbie Weisel and
Britt Robson
Wendy Wicks
Susan Wilcox
Mary Wise
Lauren Withers
John Wood
Denise Wurm
Rob Younkers
Andrea Zibble

* In Remembrance
** Includes Matching Gifts

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Annual Report 2016-17