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Spring 2011 www.annecenter.org

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ACC Student Begins Transition to Hometown. Page 8

Heart-filled Support: Donor Shares Gifts with ACC. Page 4

Circle of Friends: New Members Join Exclusive List. Page 21


Terry and Activities Director Denise Jensen take photos for the Center’s annual yearbook.

Cade and teacher Karmel Wanzek sing and clap along with a song during the weekly chapel service. Evan works with KIDS Program employees in his home, gaining skills and meeting benchmarks during his first years.

Alexander reads along with KIDS Program employees during one of the sessions in his home.

Sander and Ephraim Makuve, Student of Physical Therapy (SPT), play in the ball pit in the Center’s Gross Sensory Motor room.

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Ben and Jeanine have smiles and laughs throughout each day at the Center.

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MESS A G E

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The Heart of Our Mission Words are never taken for granted at the Anne Carlsen Center. Spoken, sung, signed and spelled … they often represent important achievements that follow hours, months or even years of therapy and education. Words are read, heard and understood—and often shared via assistive technology. They empower our students and clients to complete tasks, build meaningful relationships, and share thoughts and feelings.

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Jamestown Regional Airport was developing plans for its airport terminal expansion and renovation, the Center was consulted for insight into making the terminal accessible for individuals with physical limitations.

When the Anne Carlsen Center launched its Community Services in 2008, we began providing individualized care in people’s homes and home communities across North Dakota. Since then, we’ve seen adults make tremendous strides toward independence in their daily living activities, relationships, The Anne Carlsen Center, vocational skill building, consequently, places great O U R M I SS I O N and personal safety value in the twenty words The Anne Carlsen skill development. Our that make up our new Center exists to make the talented staff also helps mission statement: The world a more inclusive children communicate Anne Carlsen Center exists place where indepen more effectively, advocate to make the world a more dence is a gift to all. for themselves, underinclusive place where stand how to make choices, independence is a gift to all. and develop social skills— This describes the purpose for which the so that they can truly be included as memAnne Carlsen Center exists … our reason bers of their community. for being.

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In partnership with you, our highly-trained staff provides specialized programs and services, equipping children and adults with disabilities to maximize their full potential. Whether their diagnosis is autism, cerebral palsy or traumatic brain injury, these individuals lead active lives filled with meaningful activities and relationships. They are not isolated … or set aside. The Center promotes inclusion in other ways, too, such as raising awareness, increasing access and removing barriers in communities large and small. For instance, when the 2 The Ambassador

The Center—in carrying out its communitybased services—interacts with schools, businesses and other entities to help improve access for individuals with disabilities. A hair salon in Grand Forks is among dozens of businesses working with the Center to provide vocational experience to our clients and students. One of our Community Services clients, 32-year-old Bryan Stoltman—who has a diagnosis of autism, spends one day a week at the salon folding towels. You should have seen his smile when he received his first paycheck! And it isn’t just Bryan who is benefitting;

everyone with whom he comes in contact is touched by his kindness, humor and generosity. The Anne Carlsen Center is making the world a more inclusive place for him, as he gains greater independence and valuable skills for the future. Bryan and many other remarkable individuals served by the Center play a critical role in our mission. They help pave the way for the students and clients who follow, as they change attitudes and perceptions with their talents and hard work. Because they are successful, they will help others encounter success. You are another vital partner in this mission. With your generous gifts, you enable the Anne Carlsen Center to make the world a more inclusive place where independence is a gift to all. Because of you, individuals with disabilities experience greater levels of independence and are appreciated for their abilities. They are woven into the fabric of society, as they prove on a daily basis the strength and resiliency of the human spirit. With a grateful heart,

Eric Monson Chief Executive Officer Anne Carlsen Center

Giving

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On February 10, supporters of the Anne Carlsen Center took advantage of a unique donation opportunity: Giving Hearts Day. About 240 friends of the Center opened their hearts on this day organized by the Dakota Medical Foundation. The Center was selected, along with other health-related non-profit organizations, by DMF to participate in this 24-hour matching event. Contributions of $10 or more made on the Giving Hearts Day Web site—up to $4,000—were matched by DMF. “Giving Hearts Day is unique for the Anne Carlsen Center and everyone who shares their generosity with us,” said ACC Chief Executive Officer Eric Monson. “It is always a humbling experience when you see so many people unite for a common purpose—and you are that purpose.” The Gifts shared with the Center on Giving Hearts Day provide a number of unique opportunities for the remarkable individuals ACC serves. These opportunities provide the foundation for individuals of all ages to craft lives of greater independence … the gift we believe everyone needs. The Ambassador 3


Donor over the Decades South Dakota woman remains dedicated to helping carry out Dr. Anne’s legacy

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arol Dunker has been an active church member throughout her 88 years of life, teaching Sunday School, making hospital visits, volunteering in the church office, and

praying faithfully for those who are hurting. So it’s no surprise that this Aberdeen, S.D., woman found out about the Anne Carlsen Center at church. “Nearly sixty years ago, children with cerebral palsy visited the church to which my husband and I belonged,” remembers Carol. “They were students from the Anne Carlsen Center—at that time, called the Crippled Children’s School. These students were very enthusiastic about helping with the church service, and their visit made a big impression on

Carol and her husband, Ray, began donating to the Anne Carlsen Center after meeting students enrolled at the Center nearly 60 years ago.

me.” The church was St. John Lutheran Church in Warner, S.D.—about nine miles south of Aberdeen. Carol and her husband, Ray, never forgot about the Sunday morning they shared with students from the Crippled Children’s School in Jamestown, N.D. They talked about it often, as they ran their small livestock and grain operation 25 miles southeast of Aberdeen. Together they worked the land and raised three children, two girls and a boy.

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Then, on two different occasions during the 1960’s, Carol met Dr. Anne Carlsen, after whom the school would later be named. Born without forearms or lower legs, Dr. Anne—at that time, the school’s superintendent—was a disabilities advocate known for her courage, determination and leadership. Her career at the Center spanned 60 years, and over that time, she helped thousands of individuals gain greater independence and skills for life. “The first time I met Dr. Anne was at a motherdaughter banquet at St. John Lutheran,” Carol recalls. “She was the guest speaker and gave a wonderful message. Several years later, she gave a presentation at a church supper in Groton (South Dakota) and I had a chance to speak with her. I even sat across the table from her, and I was amazed by how self-sufficient she was during the entire meal. She never let her disabilities slow her down.”

has continued to support the Center financially in a variety of ways, increasing her level of giving in the last eight years. Carol also established a charitable gift annuity (CGA) with the Center. “I had established annuities previously, and so I understood how they worked,” she explains. “There are significant tax savings, the rates are very good, and this was a way to help provide care for the children.”

“... this was a way to help provide care for the children.”

Shortly thereafter, Carol and Ray decided to start supporting the school in Jamestown financially. They also took a tour of the campus. “We enjoyed walking through the halls,” says Carol. “We saw the enthusiasm of the children. That tour really did something to us.” After 38 years of farming, the Dunkers retired and moved to Aberdeen in 1983. Ray passed away 10 years ago. Carol thinks often of her husband of 55 years, who loved the children of the Anne Carlsen Center and shared her passion for giving generously. She

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When Carol set up the charitable gift annuity, she established a contract under which the Anne Carlsen Center, in return for her cash donation, agreed to pay her a fixed sum of money for her lifetime.

“Carol is a very unselfish person,” says Shelley Nannenga, ACC’s Associate Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving. “Not only does she support the Anne Carlsen Center with her generous financial gifts, she also prays for the students. We are so thankful for her love for the Center and her partnership with us.” Carol encourages others to get to know the Anne Carlsen Center more, learn about the Center’s inspirational namesake—Dr. Anne Carlsen, and take a tour when they have an opportunity. “It is such an amazing place,” she says. “Every dollar that is given to the Center is used very well. I trust them completely to be wise with what they are given and to provide the very best care to those wonderful children.”

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Charitable GIFTAnnuities

A gift to the Anne Carlsen Center that continues to give

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hen Carol Dunker was 83 years old, she wanted to give a major gift to an organization she had loved for many years, the Anne Carlsen Center. The South Dakota woman was educated about her options and chose to establish a charitable gift annuity (CGA) with the Center. She knew she would increase her cash flow, enjoy the security of guaranteed payments, and save on federal and state taxes—all while making a lifetime difference for the children of the Center.

Carol Dunker established a charitable gift annuity (CGA) with the Anne Carlsen Center when she was 83 years old.

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A charitable gift annuity is a contract under which the Anne Carlsen Center, in return for a gift of cash, stock or other assets, commits to paying a fixed sum of money for a period measured by one or two lives. The minimum gift eligible is $5,000. “The annuitant receives an immediate, guaranteed income for life, backed by the Center’s assets, while also enjoying the satisfaction in providing valuable support for our life-changing programs and services,” says

Shelley Nannenga, the Anne Carlsen Center’s Associate Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving. There can be as many as two annuitants, and payments can be made to them jointly or successively. Rates are slightly lower when the annuity is for two people. “If you have a twolife annuity, when one person dies, the other will continue to receive the same amount for the rest of his or her life,” explains Nannenga. “The payments are fixed and unchanged for the entire length of the contract. They won’t rise or fall with the economy.” There are appealing tax benefits, too. You will receive a current charitable income tax deduction for your gift to the Anne Carlsen Center that is a portion of the total gift annuity amount. That amount is subtracted from your adjusted gross income, reducing the income subject to tax. North Dakota and Montana also allow taxpayers who fund a planned gift to take a 40% tax credit on the present value of their gift. The tax credit is applied after the tax liability is determined, reducing the total amount of tax owed on one’s total taxable income. The tax benefits don’t stop there. During your life expectancy, you will be able to claim much of the annuity payment as tax-free income.

The size of the payments from a CGA depends on the following: • The gift annuity rate available (the Anne Carlsen Center uses rates set by the American Council on Gift Annuities) • The value of the contribution • The number and age of annuitants You might benefit from a CGA, if: • The interest rates on your CDs and other fixed-income investments have declined, and you want a more favorable rate. “With a charitable gift annuity, you can get rates that are 3–4 times as much as what a CD offers,” says Nannenga. • You own appreciated stock or mutual fund shares and have considered selling some shares, but you don’t want to pay tax on the capital gain. • You are looking for a way to provide financial assistance to a parent, sibling, or other family member in a tax-advantaged manner. • You want the security of payments that won’t fluctuate during your lifetime and that are not affected by interest rates or the stock market. Two of the most common types of charitable gift annuities are immediate and deferred. In the first case, the annuitants start receiving payments at the end (or beginning) of the payment period immediately following the contribution. If the annuity is deferred, the annuitants

start receiving payments at a future time. That date, chosen by the donor, must be more than one year after the date of the contribution. This is a good option for those who want to take advantage of a charitable income tax deduction, but who don’t want or need the payments to begin until they are older. “Another benefit is the satisfaction you receive from making a gift to help the remarkable individuals who learn and grow with the support of the Anne Carlsen Center,” says Nannenga. “When you give to the Center, you are supporting the students on our campus in Jamestown, as well as the children, adults and families across the state receiving our community-based services. You might even help someone in your own community!” For more information on charitable gift annuities and other methods of giving to the Anne Carlsen Center, contact Shelley Nannenga at 701-952-5109, toll free 1-800-568-5175, or shelley.nan nenga@annecenter.org. The Anne Carlsen Center reminds you to always seek the advice of a competent financial advisor with any questions you may have regarding a financial matter.

CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITY E X A M P L E : Beth, age 70, decides to give a $10,000 cash gift in February 2011 to establish a one-life charitable gift annuity with the Anne Carlsen Center. The annuity rate at her age is 5.8%, so she will receive an annual payment of $580 for life. Beth receives a federal tax deduction of $3,503 (the charitable gift value of the annuity, based on her age and other IRS regulations). Because she is in the 25% income tax bracket, this deduction could save her as much as $876 in income tax this year. As a North Dakota resident, she also receives a 40% state income tax credit on the federally tax-deductible portion of her gift ($3,503). This credit could be worth up to $1,401 in state income tax savings over a 1–3 year period. If Beth lives another 15 years, she will have received a one-life payout of $8,700, in addition to the $2,277 in federal and state income tax savings. Upon her death, the remainder of the gift amount will be given to the Anne Carlsen Center to support vital programs and services. *This illustration is not for professional tax or legal advice. Consult a tax advisor about your specific situation.

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Reunited at Last ACC celebrates with 9-year-old Trinity as she returns to her home community

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urple streamers adorn the entrance of the Early Childhood Education classroom at the Anne Carlsen Center (ACC) in Jamestown. A large green banner on the wall reads: “Good Luck,

Two things that never cease to place a smile on Trinity’s face: frogs (below), or beautiful jewelry (cover) such as the gift she received from one of the Center’s faithful donors, Carol Dunker.

Trinity.” Students and staff gather around a very special girl about to take a very big step. For 9-year-old Trinity Dickerson, this day—February 15—is her last full day at the Anne Carlsen Center. Tomorrow she moves to Bismarck, her home community, where her family awaits, as well as a classroom of her peers and a team of highly-trained support staff. For the girl who loves frogs—apparent from her room décor and very favorite toys—there’s a large cake at this celebration topped with a picture, made of icing, of a frog. It brings a smile to Trinity’s face. Judging by the many smiles in the room, this 9-year-old has captured many hearts in her more than 2½ years on campus.

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Looking closely, you also see the moist eyes, for Trinity has created more than friendships at the Center. She’d been a daily source of inspiration … a beautiful reminder of the power in determination and hope. And her journey of healing, which began suddenly and tragically, is nothing short of amazing. From Tragedy to TLC

It was June 13, 2008, and Trinity was an active 6-year-old living with her family in Bismarck. She loved writing, drawing, Dr. Seuss books, cheeseburgers, butterflies, and playing with her sister. “Always smiling, dancing and singing,” is the way her father, Brandon, remembers her. “A quick learner … very quick … soaked everything up like a sponge.” But later that day, during an outing to a swimming pool with her summer daycare program, Trinity’s life took a tragic turn. The 6-year-old suddenly vanished from sight, and was under water for a dangerously long time—between four to seven minutes—before being rescued. The near drowning caused a severe lack of oxygen to Trinity’s brain, resulting in hypoxic brain injury. She was in a coma and spent a month in the Intensive Care Unit of a Bismarck hospital. Trinity, still in the early stages of the coma, arrived at the Anne

Carlsen Center in July 2008. Therapists utilized tactile, visual and auditory items to try to draw a response. “She responded to auditory items first,” recalls speech therapist Stephanie Nelson. Her heart rate would change and her eyes would sometimes open when she listened to music from her favorite movies. Trinity’s family and ACC staff delighted in the milestones of her rehabilitation, such as the first smile since the accident (November 2008), the first laugh (December 2008), and the first day back in a classroom (January 2009). Therapy sessions were focused and frequent to take advantage of the narrow window of time in which large gains can be made in healing following a brain injury. “The therapy to retrain her muscles, as her brain heals, needs to be intense,” explained physical therapist Tara Roaldson in a 2009 interview. “Our hope and our challenge is to get as much active motion and movement back as we can. Trinity is willing to work for it.” Trinity’s therapies focused on skills such as sitting,

Trinity and Chandra clap during a presentation at the Center.

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gripping and releasing items, holding her head up, using a manual wheelchair, and driving a power wheelchair.

Always a fan of reading, Trinity looks through a Scholastic News during her first days at Centennial Elementary.

Language-related difficulties— such as comprehension and mouth movements—are common effects of a brain injury. To help Trinity communicate, staff implemented an eye-gaze communication technique, also known as eye-pointing. Responding to questions by pointing her eyes to the appropriate picture or symbol, she demonstrated a high level of comprehension. When words were used in the exercises, staff discovered, with delight, that Trinity had not lost the ability to read—a favorite pastime of hers before the accident. Healing Words

Trinity’s love for the written word proved to be a vital asset, as she worked to regain cognitive and physical abilities. “She loves chapter books like those in the Amelia Bedelia series,” says special education teacher Sharon Olson. “She likes to look to see how many words are in a book … the more words, the better.” 10 The Ambassador

Trinity’s love of learning was seen throughout each school day in the Center’s Early Childhood Education classroom. Usually the first to volunteer to participate in or lead classroom activities, she earned the title “#1 Volunteer.” Her bright smile and sense of humor were ever-present, and she could always be counted on to show compassion to her classmates, ranging in age from 3 to 8. In late September 2009, the Center arranged for Trinity, then 7, to begin to spend about an hour each Monday with children her age at Louis L’Amour Elementary School in Jamestown. “I like having Trinity in our class because she’s fun,” said then first-grade classmate Taylor Williamson. “She wants to learn, and she’s nice.” Gradually, as Trinity developed additional skills and strength, she began spending more time in public school. In the fall of 2010, she began participating in a secondgrade classroom at Louis L’Amour all morning long, Monday through Friday. A powerful motivator for Trinity in her recovery, in addition to classroom learning and books, has been food. Early on, she was fed completely through a gastrostomy feeding tube inserted in her stomach. In early 2009, she began

eating small amounts orally, with staff giving her “tastes” of food— usually, a few spoonfuls—three times a day. Trinity continued to make progress in relearning how to move food around in her mouth, and in November 2010, began to get all of her nutrition needs orally. During her time at the Center, Trinity learned low-tech and high-tech ways of communicating with others. She often used her eyes to indicate “yes” (by looking up) and “no” (by looking down). Her Step-By-Step Communicator—a voice-output, one button messaging device—was also extremely helpful. And she showed some success at using the Center’s $14,000 portable eye-controlled communication device, with its limitless vocabulary options. Perfect Timing

For many months, ACC staff and Trinity’s family had been laying the groundwork for an eventual return to her hometown of Bismarck. Trinity’s medical condition had prevented a homecoming from happening right away. But her health had been steadily improving, and she got off to a great start in 2011. The tracheostomy—artificial opening in the wind pipe—that had once facilitated her breathing was permanently closed. The once-daily chest physiotherapy sessions, to prevent respiratory infections, were no longer necessary.

“Trinity went from having some of the most complex needs in her home-living area to being one of the students with the fewest medical needs,” says Sandy Perkins, Trinity’s rehab nurse at ACC. So, when the Anne Carlsen Center received a call regarding an opening at Apollo—a pediatric residential home in Bismarck operated by the non-profit HIT, Inc.—the Center did not delay. “The driving force of this transition is so that Trinity can be closer to her family,” says Val Bakken, Trinity’s Individual Program Coordinator at the Center. “Once the opening at Apollo became available, we acted immediately. These kinds of openings are few and far between.” Trinity was accepted for admission to live at Apollo with seven other young people. She, her family and ACC staff visited the residential home twice. The second time, they saw the makeover of Trinity’s bedroom, painted in the color of her choice—purple. Bright lime green curtains hung on the windows. They also had a chance to visit her new school, Bismarck’s Centennial Elementary, where—for the first

Registered Nurse LeAnn Irish shows Trinity a piggy bank—one of the gifts the little girl received during her farewell party at the Center.

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time since the accident—she would spend the entire school day with students her age. Apollo staff spent February 2 at the Anne Carlsen Center learning more about how to care for Trinity. They met with Trinity’s multidisciplinary team, and participated in personal cares, meals, snacks and therapies. The next week, a team of nine professionals from Centennial Elementary came to the Center to similarly gain a hands-on assessment of Trinity’s needs and abilities.

Kasandra Huber, one of Apollo’s Direct Support Professionals, plays with Trinity and her frogs.

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eral days with Trinity at her new home and school. An Education Life Skills Assistant from Trinity’s classroom and her Primary Life Skills Assistant in the home-living area reviewed checklists with the new staff, answering questions and providing any needed training. Trinity has been living at Apollo since February 16. Apollo staff helps Trinity get proper nutrition at mealtime, and assists her as she gets dressed, brushes her teeth and takes a bath. In addition to residential care, the pediatric group home provides physical, occupational and speech therapies.

Trinity began her first day as a student at Bismarck’s Centennial ACC staff spent Elementary on February 17. She considerable time receives a variety of therapy sercommunicatvices as part of her school day, and ing with Trinity the school’s Assistive Technology about the transition from JamesTechnician is trained to equip town to Bismarck. Due to her brain Trinity with technologies that help injury, Trinity does experience her excel as a student. A nurse is episodes of confusion and memory on hand if she has any medical difficulties, so staff carefully concerns or issues. She has two developed stories to help her unteachers: her second-grade teacher derstand and prepare. “In one of and her special education teacher. the stories, we talked about her Her special education teacher modpurple bedroom at Apollo and ifies the second-grade curriculum showed a picture of it,” says to meet her needs, works regularly Olson. “She really liked that.” with Trinity on an individual basis, and helps her become as integrated The Next Chapter into her classroom and school as To help ensure a smooth transition, possible. two ACC staff members spent sev-

And Trinity now lives just minutes away from her father and her sister, Angel. “It is very exciting,” said Brandon in a 2010 interview about the possibility of his daughter returning to Bismarck soon. “I have thought about it quite a bit.” Brandon has longed to see his two daughters restore their special connection. “Their whole lives they have been inseparable—they have always looked out for each other,” he says. “I am looking forward to seeing them redevelop that sisterly bond. They’ve always been so close.” One Special Girl

Many milestones mark the path that Trinity has taken to greater independence and inclusion. “She’s changed so much from day one, when I first saw her in a hospital bed in a coma … unresponsive. Now, she’s full of life,” says Bakken. “Trinity’s remarkable story helps demonstrate what the Anne Carlsen Center is all about—rehabilitation and reunion. She came to us for rehabilitation, and now it’s time for her to reunite with her family.” Trinity is able to spend a lot more time with her family now. Her new teachers have discovered that she loves to raise her hand and volunteer. She’s getting to know her roommate at Apollo, with

whom she has a lot in common, including a favorite color—purple, of course. ACC staff members are in regular contact with Trinity’s new team, ensuring that the girl who touched so many hearts in Jamestown has all the resources she needs. “There’s a lot of love for Trinity here at the Center,” says Olson. “She’s taught me more than I’ve taught her. We really miss her, but we are very excited for her. She won’t have any trouble making new friends.” And throughout the Anne Carlsen Center’s Jamestown campus, there are many precious memories … memories of a courageous girl with a twinkle in her eye who faced each day with a rare brand of perseverance. “If you would ask Trinity to do something,” says Nelson, “even if it was hard for her to muster up the strength, she would always try. She always tried her best.”

LeAnn Irish gives Trinity a big hug and kiss goodbye.

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onors answered the call last fall to help add some much-needed equipment to update the Anne Carlsen Center’s Gross Motor Room, where children play and learn using fun and interactive tools. “Thank you for giving from the heart to help us expand and enhance this area of the Center,” says Anne Carlsen Center CEO Eric Monson. “Because of your generosity, we can continue to improve the resources, such as the Gross Motor Room, that help us provide the highest quality of therapeutic care and rehabilitation.”

Marshall loves using equipment that keeps him interested and helps him train his muscles.

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While Learning Donors respond generously as Center works to update vital room

to improve muscle strength, balance and coordination.” There are numerous swing/seat attachments that can be utilized with the new system—platform, net and roll, just to name a few. “With one piece of equipment, we can carry out a wide range of therapy objectives,” says Lillejord. “And kids absolutely love it. They’re having fun, and they like a challenge.”

Additional funds raised through the Thanksgiving Appeal will provide another benefit to students utilizing the Gross Motor Room. The colorful ball bin, a favorite for many children, is In December, using funds raised by cumbersome to keep clean. All 2,500 the Thanksgiving appeal, the Center balls have to be removed from the purchased a large, indoor therapy swing. The durable metal frame hold- bin, sanitized and returned to the bin. The Center is looking at purchasing a ing the swing can support up to 500 machine that would wash the balls in pounds, so stuan antibacterial detergent and expose dents of all ages and sizes can enjoy them to ultraviolet light, allowing staff to clean the balls more often and the fun and freemore thoroughly. “This equipment dom of swinging, while also improv- will help us maintain the high level ing developmental of cleanliness we are very proud of here,” explains Lillejord. “It’s another skills and sensory way to ensure the children we serve integration. stay healthy while they enjoy inhouse activities.” “Our previous swing could hold no more than 100 pounds, and we were “Our donors have been so faithful,” limited in the ways we could use it,” says Monson. “Thank you for helping says Connie Lillejord, the Center’s Director of Rehab Services. “With this keep this wonderful room running new swing system, a therapist, teach- smoothly, and making a lifetime difference for the remarkable indier or direct care staff member can viduals we serve.” now sit with the child on the swing, working with the individual

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CHRISTMAS Bathing experience to improve for Center’s medicallyfragile students

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onors received a letter in their mailbox in December inviting them to help give a meaningful Christmas gift to the Anne Carlsen Center’s medicallyfragile students. They responded promptly and generously, and made what had been a dream, a reality.

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bath. For the older students, they sometimes have to be transferred by several different lift systems. Donors stepped forward to provide enough funds for the Anne Carlsen Center to acquire a reclining bathing system. This system, soon to be purchased by the Center, will provide a smoother and safer approach to assisted bathing. “It will foster independence for our students and ease the

physical strain on staff of the current transport system,” says ACC Nursing Director Bette Johnson. “These bathing systems are easy to maneuver and can be tilted back if necessary. The tub carefully submerges a medically-fragile student for a safe, comfortable and dignified bathing experience. We are so appreciative of our donors, who help ensure that the individuals we serve enjoy the greatest quality of care.”

Meet Ben Sander is one of many students who will benefit from the new bathing system in place at the Center.

A specialized bathing system with advanced technology had been at the top of the Christmas wish list, and for good reason. The Center’s home living area for individuals with complex medical and physical needs has only standard bath tubs. It’s not ideal for the students, because the design and depth of the tub makes it impossible to be fully emerged in a warm

Ben loves adventure. He likes being out in the sun, going on hay rides, sharing stories around a campfire, and hearing laughter and applause during a talent show. Ben loves summer camp. For a week each summer at Elks Camp Grassick, teens throughout North Dakota have the unique chance to enjoy opportunity after opportunity. This year, the camp will provide ways for campers to unleash their creativity through art. Our staff will work with the specialized counselors at Camp Grassick, providing one-on-one care throughout each fun-filled day. These staff will be there when Ben goes

swimming in Lake Isabel, when he takes pictures for his scrapbook— sharing in his smiles and fun. Look in your mailbox to see how your loving support is making a difference for teens with disabilities, just like Ben. As he relishes many of these tremendous opportunities, know that you—and donors like you—are making a real difference. We’ll show you how campers like Ben can be empowered to meet their greatest potential … and have the adventure of a lifetime. The Ambassador 15


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Individuals and businesses which share their love and support with the Anne Carlsen Center belong to our Circle of Friends. Their gifts are what create the life-changing mission and vision of the Center. Since its founding in 1941, ACC has had a symbolic connection to butterflies. This beautiful creature represents hope, transformation and progress. It symbolizes the many positive

MONARCH ($1000+) ACC Collection Containers American Insurance Center Anderson, Emmy L. Anderson, Orvella P. Anderson, Ray and Sandy Anderson, Rosalie W. Anonymous Bakken Estate, Mildred E. Baron, Elaine D. Bellon, Charlotte Berg Foundation, Elmer and Kaya Berg, Mary and Harold Berge Estate, Paul S. Bergene, Kent and Margo Bergene, Marlys A. Berkey, Dale Boe, Oford Borstad, Gerald and Elenore Carlsen, Dr. and Mrs. Donald B. Carlsen, Dr. Anne H. Carlsen, James and Beth Chaney, Russell D. Claus, Robert and Mary Coe Estate, Clyde W. County Market Dakota Central Telecommunications Cooperative Dakota Medical Foundation Davis, Scott and Janet Dewey, Peter and Sheila Don Wilhelm, Inc Donor Awareness Softball Tournament Dunker, Carol Dwyer Farm Trust, Tim Eck, Gertrude and Harry Ehmann, Darcy and Mary Eldevik, Gregory and Hilda Ennen, Rick and Janet Essentia Health Fargo Lions Club Farmers & Merchants State Bank Farmers Union Ins. & Service Ass’n Farmers Union State Office FirstGiving Forum Communications Printing Franke, Sandra Fredrickson Estate, Gladys M. 16 The Ambassador

Fredrickson, Steve and Sharon Fuchs, Arlon and Jeanette Full Gospel Outreach George, Martha M. Geske, Robert and Ruth Giesekling Trust, Henry Goshen Moravian Church Grabanski, Esther R. Grady Estate, Ainslee S. Greenwood, Alan J. Gums, Marcia and James Hellyer Trust, Margaret S. Henderson, Aaron Herman, Robert and Becky Hillerud Construction Inc. Hinrichs, Roland and Janet Hoovestol, Rachel A. Huber, Harvey and Kathleen Hugo’s, Inc. Ingstad Family Media Ismail, Tarek and Patricia Jack, George and Lila Jamestown El Zagal Clowns Jamestown Implement Jensen, Donald W. Jones, Bryan and Gloria Kaseman Estate, Dorothy E. Kennedy, Charles C. Kloster, Thomas and Phyllis Kornovich, Daniel Kulla, Judy L. Lamont Estate, Shirley V. Larson Estate, Gordon A. Lifetime Eyecare Associates Little, Blanche B. Lueck, Roselyn Luhr, Joyce L. Luithle, Sarah Lyon Jr. Estate, John B. Maple Creek Farm & Ranch c/o Tim and Lori Torgerson McArthur Estate, Zona A. McArthur Midland National Individual Matching Gift Program Mitchell Jr., Robert B. Moeller, Rev. Jo Anne Mohr Family/Dacotah Paper Co. Moline, E. A. and Mabel Montana Dakota Utilities Resources Motacek, Dr. Larry and Lisa Natzke, Duane and Kaye Nelson, Gary and Jenette Nierling Estate, Dr. Richard D. Nierling Jr., John J. Nierling Trust, Don

F R I E N DS changes we see in the individuals of all ages we provide care for. Different butterflies represent the various giving levels that make up our Circle of Friends. Thank you donors—the support you have shown, and continue to show, encourage individuals with disabilities to grow, learn, and reach new heights of independence.

Nierling, Richard and Phillippa Niewoehner, Estate, Henry A. Noridian Norsteby Estate, Carl Nova Fire Protection, Inc. Olsgaard, Maurice and May Olson, Glenn H. Otter Tail Power Company Papka, Randy L. Pardau, Fred and Leopoldine Paul, Joe and Sandy Pederson, Jerry and Kim Powers, James and Dorothy Presler, Robert Refling, Dorothy A. Rexin, James and Marilyn Rohleder, Thomas and Mary Roorda, Kevin and Cynthia Rose Metal Products Richard and Rose Ann Splitter Rouzie, John S. Saunders Estate, Eldon Scheel, Fred and Virginia Schneidermann Bros. Schuler Jr., Frederick Serfass Estate, George E. Singsaas Estate, Marie Slagg Jr., Ernest E. Spickler, Justin and Sara Nathan and Emily Steinke, Frieda Stencel Estate, Ramah E. Stroup, Wayne A. The Struve Foundation Lois D. Struve Tappert, Gregory and Brenda Thompson Estate, Eleanor M. Toppen Estate, Betty J. Total Clean Kevin and Jodi Reuther Toutges Trust, Edmund E. Unison Bank Van Camp Estate, Clara I. Van Dyke Estate, Lorraine M. Watkins, Michael and Linda Weidner Estate, William C. Wells Fargo Bank of ND Wonder Bar Zaagsma, Gerrit Estate Zuern, Herbert and Lorina

EMPEROR ($500–$999) ACC Golf Tournament Alexander, Alice M. American Legion Post # 37 Anderson, Bert and Diane Anderson, Brian A. Anderson, J. Thomas and Jeanette Anonymous Berntson, Neal and Marla Bjork M.D., Dr. Randall J. Bobcat Company-Ingersoll-Rand Braaten, Julian and Emily Brandvold, Larry Brooke Farm Inc. Cave, John and Evelyn City of Minot Employees Collins, Gerald and Donna Craychee, Gregory G. Dahlen, Elbert and Vivianne Edin, Pastor Bradley P. Emmanuel Lutheran Church and Sunday School Ernie, Warren H. Evans, Debra A. Faith Lutheran Church Falk, Tyler and Kara First Community Credit Union First Presbyterian Church Fitzmaurice, Mike Fitzpatrick, Lila D. Galazen, Marilyn F. Garrison Community Chest Gillen, Michael and Marie Goodrich Corporation Grant, Vernon and Marcy Greshik, George and Debbie Harris, Tim and Melissa Hayes Trust, Adelaide Heie, Thomas A. Hoghaug, Vivian Holzwarth, Ryan L. Hoplin, David and Carol Jamestown Rural Fire Department Janke, Paul and Alice Johnson, Loren and Margie Johnson, Robert and Bette Kaufman, Dennis and L. Kathleen Kling, Harlin and Marie Knights of Columbus #1883 Knudsen, David and Ione

Krabseth, John and L. Joyce Kreisers, Inc. Kristjanson, Elizabeth I. Larson, David and Deborah Larson, Monty and Jackie Lausch, Brian and Amanda Lileks, Ralph J. Lillejord, Jon and Connie Lillo, Dr. and Mrs James C. Mayer, Ronald and Lynda McCormick, Barbara McGarrah, Kim L. Mechtel, Georgie Melroe, Dorthea E. Meyer, James Mid America Steel, Inc. Miller, Rev. and Mrs. Marvin L. Monson, Eric and Patricia Montgomery, Dr. and Mrs. Robert C. Newman Signs Paris, Jack and Kristi Pladson, Bradley S. Professional Eyecare & Contact Lens Center Putnam, Evelyn R. M. Stoudt, Inc Red River Valley Jim Beam Bottles Rohde, Edith Roth, Roger and Louise Sarafolean, Steven R. Savelkoul, Dale and Arnola Schmitz, Joel and Lynette Scott Estate, Allen E. Scott Shirley, Adolph E. Smith, JJ and Maureen St. Alexius Medical Center PrimeCare Stelter, Jean L. Tarno, Bill and Kathy Tengesdal, David and Carole Thielman, Ray and Janet Turtle Lake Community Chest Two Rivers Printing Ulberg, Janet S. Union Lutheran Sunday School and Church Valley Sales Company Inc. Wagner, Robert L. Walz Pharmacy, Inc. Western Steel and Plumbing, Inc Wiese, Neva I. Woessner, Arvel and Myrtle Woitzel, Ronald and Marilyn Yaggie, David and Geraldine Yoder, Dewey and Carol

GATEKEEPER ($250–$499) Aandahl, George and Rhonda Ambers Jr., Harry Amvets Post # 9 Anchor Bar, Inc. Anderson, James and Ruth Anonymous Assumption Abbey Bank of America Matching Gifts Beck, Waldemar F. Berdahl, Cleo and Claire Bitz, Darwin and Mary Ann Boehm, Edward and Elaine Bonsness, Douglas and Sharon Bosard, McCutcheon & Rau, Ltd. Brady, Mike and Jeanna Brantner, Jerry and June Braunagel, Joseph Bronberg, Bernice Buegler, Paul and Gail Carlson, Robert and Sue Challey, John R. Dahl, Steven and Linda Decorating By Charlie Desautels, Doris E. Donat, Jim Drewicke, Cimarron and Renee Dupper, Ervin and Frances Eberle, Judy Eicholtz, Kent and Bonnie Emery, Bruce Employee’s Community Fund of the Boeing Company Engstrom, Brian Erin Romans Photography Ernster, Dale J. F.O.E. Aerie # 2749 Fraass, Vera and Frank Franz, Paul and Lois Fremstad, Joel and Jennifer Gate City Bank Geske, Donald and Mrs. Glass, Gary and June Graff, Alex and Donna Gress, Lori Halverson, Judith Ham, Philip E. Hann, Caroline E. Hans, Leland and Florence Harms, Harold, H. and Mrs. Hennessey, Andrew and Dr. Myra Quanrud Hillerud, David and Karla Hinman-Zajic, Karen Hobert, Gary and Debra Hochhalter, Paul Hoggarth, Monte and Tonia Holmes, Emma E. Hoovestol, Etheleen Huber, Herb and Phyllis Hurn, Carla Hutton Contracting Company Iserman, Bruce and Dea Ista, Glenn James River Aviation Allan & Sandy Lamp Kale, Jim E. Kenner, David and Karen King, Richard and Donna Kitchen Solvers Kiwanis Club Kiwanis-Golden K Club Klaudt, William and Dolores Knight, Arnold and Mary Kopperud Foundation

Kraig, Tex and Lynn Kunzman, Dan and Pamela Lakeview Meadow Resort Landscoot, Lloyd and Roberta Lee, Everett and Joy Leech, William and Margaret Liberty State Bank Liechty Homes, Inc. Lions Club Lux Concrete, Inc. Malm, Jeffrey and Lucinda Martinson, Robert W. Mattson, Maxine McCormick, Tom and Judy McCoy, Richard and Maria McLaen, Milton and Danene Meland Lumber & Material Co Meland, Noren and Audrey Nakase, Kathryn K. Odendaal, Cornelius and Cathyn Olson, Ronald P. Ongstad, Astrid ORRiginals, Inc. Ottawa WELCA Ottmar & Ottmar Ottmar, Timothy and JoAnn Overmoe, Alice L. Owens, Ricky and Sandie Pedersen, Harvey H. Peterson, Carole L. Plutowski, Darin and Sue Prange, James W. Preuss, William and Betty Jane Reisenauer, Arnold and Rita Reynolds United Co-op Richter, John and Donna Riddle’s Jewelry Rolfson, Calvin and Shirley Rost, Lillian G. Rouse, James and Eileen Rudolph, Robert J. Sanders 1907 Sanders, Donna M. Sandstrom, Craig and Julie Schauer, Ron and Cindy Schields, Mark and Sharon Gegelmann Schreiber, Clayton and Carolyn Scoville, William and Wanda Sheldon, Lloyd C. Simonson, Morgan S. Skarphol, Galen and Terri Skarphol, Roger and Patty Skeel, Charlie and Janice Smith, Kelly and James Spicer Trucking Co. St. Catherine Church St. John Lutheran Church St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Stutsman County Abstract Company Suess, Deborah Swanson, Glenn K. Swenson, Alma Thompson, Mark and Claudia Throlson, Gary and Sharon Traynor, Pat United Fund of Sioux Township US Bancorp Foundation V.F.W. Roy Chandler Post #762 Vosburg, Chester M. Webb, Reesa Wells, Tom Wentz, Jennifer and Jeremy Westermeyer, Esther L. Westfield Hope Reformed Church Womens Ministry Westin, Harold and Lois Weyrauch, James and Colleen Williams, Michael and Heidi

Workin, Raydon and Betty Wright, Jeannette F. Zimmerman, Dorothy L. Zion Lutheran Church Women Zopfi, Irene H.

SMALL COPPER ($150–$249) Aflac Alexander Public School # 2 American Legion Auxiliary Anderson, Clayton Anderson, Edward and Carol Anderson, Monafay Anfinson, Hulda E. Anonymous Apollo Hair Clinics Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center Artekta Inc B.P.O.E. # 1199 Barnes, Brent B. Bassingthwaite, Dwight and Marilyn Bendewald, Ronald and Sandra Bjornstad, Omar and Julia Boothman, Sandra Brewster, Correen K. Bubach, Margaret L. Burleton, David Burns, Joan E. Burris, Alden L. Calheim, Cliff and Marla Carlson, John and Betty Carpio Lutheran Church Women Chamberlain, Ellard and Mary Chilson, Robert and Linda Choice Financial Cinema Twin and Bison Twin Collins, David and Cecelia Conquist, John and Yvonne The Coppin Family Cullen, Melissa N. Dahlberg, Mark and Maude Dahlen Lutheran WELCA Daschendorf, Roy and Jan Dennert, C. William and Patricia Dowell, Wm. and Patricia Downs, Walter B. Dwyer, Michael and Patricia Eastmo, Virginia Edick, LaVera M. Edwards, Dr. and Mrs. Henry D. Elhard, Oral and Ruth Engebretson, Mary Ann Engstrom, James and Judy Erickson, Janet and Ronald Erickson, Jerald and E. Bonnie F.O.E. # 3080 Fandrey, Kenneth D. Fatland, Dean and Sylvia First Lutheran Church Women First Lutheran Sunday School Flakoll, Sen. Timothy J. Foulke, Esther A. Estate Fugleberg, John and Shawn General Equipment & Supplies Grant’s Mechanical Inc. Grim, Bradley and Mary Grimsted, David Grosklags, Walter and Susan Grueneich, Naomi and James Gunderson, Robert and Elizabeth Gylland, Carter and Pamela Haman, Ron

Hanson, Frances Hanson, Lorraine Harbeke, Bill and Geri Harris, Susan K. Haven, Melvin H. Hetland, Elaine Hettinger Lutheran Church Women Hildebrand, Lloyd Hill, Twyla J. Hillerud, Trent and Kristie Hinman, Eugene and Marilyn Hobert, Scott and Adrianne Holmes, Tom and Margie Holwegner, Barbara Holy Cross Lutheran Church and WELCA Hovey, Robert and Betty Huber, Howard T. Hunter, Judy Interstate Engineering, Inc. Ishaug, Michael and Rhonda Jager, Steve and Barbara James River Pest Control and Green Lawns Jarland, David and Kay Jensen, Frank and Stephanie Jevnager, Robert and Jan Johannesen, Ivy E. Johnson, Bert and Sandra Kabele, Ruth Kauk, Donald and Laverne Keffeler, Ryan and Annie Kenner, Harris and Ardyth Kenneth McDougall, D.D.S. Ketterling, Art and Alice Kieper, Lynn and Jeanette Kjelland, Orville and Sheryl Klatt, David and Rosann Knapp, Thomas and Mariol Knecht, John P. and F. Lorraine Koch, Mitchell L. Kuipers, Vivian Larry’s Electric Larson, John and Bonnie Larson, Mr. and Mrs. Roger F. Lettenmaier, Jenny and Doug Lewis-Kenna, Thomas and Mary Lifestyle Appliance Center Lindberg, Jon C. The Links of North Dakota Lucky Mound Church Lyons, John Malusky, Jack and Marcene Martin United Methodist Sunday School Martin, Luella D. McCormack, Dorothy E. McCutcheon, June E. McKinley, Sarah A. McNair, David B. Mee, Lyle and Melissa Merritt, Bertram Meyer, Harry and Luella Miessel, Ernest and Neva Mohr, Marcia E. Monson, Jessica Monson, Paul and Tracy Muhs, Robert and Mary Mumm, Walter H. Nazareth Lutheran WELCA Nelson Jr., Chester E. Nelson, Patricia C. Neukom, Gail E. Neumann, Nicholas and Jean New Salem Lions Club Novak, Richard A. Nowatzki, James D. Olson, Clarence P. Olson, Gordon and Marlene

Olson, Odean and Karen Opp, Patti J. Orley, Soren and Tara Otto, Les and Rene Our Savior WELCA Purdue, JoAnne M. Qual, Ron and M. Beth Fugleberg Ramada Plaza and Suites Rapp, Marvin L. Reichardt, Marie and Frank Reinke, Clarence and Edna Reuer, Tim Richter, Wilmer and Esther Robson, Dewey and Orlyn Rolfsrud, Harold and Marilyn Roorda, Arnold and Joyce Sanford Health Sather, Robert and Kitty Sateren, Lance and Judith Savage, Donald and Marian Schafer, Rachel and Ryan Schaff, Cordell and Kelcie Schlenker, Elroy Schowalter, Quintin and Ann Schreiber-Beck, Cynthia Seibel, Donna L. Shamberger, Douglas and Norine Skadsem, David and Laurie Solberg, Arnold M. Sorby, Kermit and Arlys Sorenson, Carmen M. Spitzer, Renee M. St. Gertrude, St. Lawrence and St.Theresa Catholic Churches The Basilica of St. James St. John’s Lutheran Sunday School St. John’s United Church of Christ Stoerker, Joy Stoudt, Casey and Sue Stoyka, Unamae S. Tappen 125th Trimble, Thomas H. Trinity Bethany W.M.F. Trinity Free Lutheran WMF Trinity Lutheran Church Trinity Lutheran Church Women Trinity WELCA Tufte, Erling and Elizabeth Tunby, Mabel F. Ufkes, Dorothy United Lutheran Church and WELCA United Methodist Church W. W. Wallwork, Inc Wagner, Fred and Marcia Warwick WELCA Way, Jon L. D.D.S., M.S. Well, Russell and Michele West End Hide, Fur & Metal Co., Inc. West Prairie Ev. Congregation Wheaton Twp. Community Chest Whitaker, Frances E. Whitmore, Betty A. Widmer, Janelle Wittenberg, Ralph Women of Grace Zion Lutheran WELCA Zion Lutheran Womens Missionary League

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Mrs. Evelyn Delmore

Shirley Hanson

C. William and Patricia Dennert

Raymond H. Jones

Leif and Cynthia Peterson

Melvina F. Mandigo

Karter and Vernis Krogh

Jean Olson

Mrs. Rose O. Haralson

Carroll Haralson

Ms. Sheryl Landis

Joyce Kaiser

Mrs. Glenna Mae E. Larson

Dagny A. Mannie

Larry and Carmen Svenningsen

Harvey Olson

Glenn and Beverly Frericks

Gloria S. Harms

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Joyce Kaiser

Michael and Loretta McConnell

Dagny A. Mannie

Senster and Janet Vangsness

John Olson

Tim and Melissa Harris

Katelyn & Elizabeth Harris

Morris and Edna Mae Erickson

Carl Kallberg

Kevin and Cynthia Roorda

Louise C. Manstrom

Howard and Frances Smith

Robert L Olson

Leonard and Bonnie Didier

Enid and Kermit Harstad

George and Debbie Greshik

Caroline C. Karn

Clifford and Velma Martin

Dora A. Martin

Mrs. Lorna J. Boreson

Family Members

grandparents, mentors and friends of our donors. Memorial gifts help the Center fund

Ms. Unamae S. Stoyka

Dorothy Hart

Eldon and Clara Jo Conant

Alethea H. Karsten

Marvin and Mary Siedschlag

Dora A. Martin

Mr. Meryl T. Hansey

All Fallen Soldiers

Mrs. Erin J. Zalumskis-Sand

Elizabeth Harty

Ray and Peggy Wicklander

Ted Keck

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Jean M. Masters

Rev. Edward and Lois Hiller

services, programs and projects that have a life-changing impact. These donations honor

Mrs. Lucietta Hashbarger

Neil Hashbarger

Cinema Twin & Bison Twin

Loren Keim

Mrs. Margaret Sam

Iva Mayhew

Former members of Gluechstal Lutheran Church

Joel and Karen Nelson

John Haugen

Patricia Horner

Val and Christine Keller

Bosard, McCutcheon & Rau, Ltd.

E. Hugh Mc Cutcheon

Roger and Sylvia Oie

Parents

the memory of loved ones while creating meaningful and lasting memories.

Ms. Ina Stadum

Myrtle J. Haugen

Lou Jean Kelley

David A. Kelley

Mr. Bob McCarty

Shirley McCarty

Mrs. Astrid Ongstad

Walter Ongstad

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

George K. A. Haugland

Mrs. Mertis Hill

Hazel C. Kempel

Mrs. Hilda Burkhardt

Ann McClain

Mrs. Vivian Hoghaug

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Osen

Melvin and Ruth Skjerseth

Gudrid J. Haven

Clifford and Velma Martin

Hazel C. Kempel

Mrs. Ruby M. DeLair

Glen McClean

Mr. Lawrence Osman

Berniece Osman

For the months of September, October, November, and December 2010

Each year, the Anne Carlsen Center is blessed with gifts given in memory of parents,

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Mrs. Ruth Tweed

Gudrid J. Haven

James and Judy Engstrom

Alvin H. Kenner

Mrs. Dorothy E. McCormack

Herbert McCormack

Durward and Phyllis Otterness

Oscar & Myrtle Otterness

Mr. Bert J. Dunn

Jerry L. Dunn

Irving and Janice Thompson

Raymond and Viola Fragodt

Alfred and Joann Frappier

Melvin H. Haven

Mr. Brian Engstrom

Alvin H. Kenner

Dale and Lois Ferebee

Fred McCormack

Emily Ova

Olav Aarhus

Darlene Bjerke

Mrs. Ruby M. DeLair

Mrs. Betty J. Aarhus

Mr. Edwin H. Bjerke Dr. Randall J. Bjork M.D.

Norman Bjork

Mr. Bert J. Dunn

William and Emma Dunn

Glen and Nathlie Miller

Buelah L. Frank

Rodney and Joanne Tennyson

Jordis A. Kersten

Lawrence and Connie Anderson

Joan L. McDonnell

Andranik Ovassapian M.D.

Kenneth Aasness

Melvin H. Haven

James and Virginia LaBarre

Mrs. Frances Aasness

Mrs. Darlis Short

Mervin Bjornson

Tim Dwyer Farm Trust

Tim Dwyer

Jim and Karen Bonnet

Eugene Freier

Melvin and Ruth Skjerseth

Melvin H. Haven

Mrs. Gloria I. Fuhrer

Lyda Dell S. Kessler

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Bernice McDowall

American Legion Aux. Post # 96

Tillie Overlee

Kenneth L. Adams

Ms. Pearl L. Courneya

Donovan and Anna Dyrdal

I.E. and Edith Dyrdal

Joel and Donna Fricke

Daniel J. Fricke

Mrs. Ruth Tweed

Melvin H. Haven

Mrs. Joyce S. Rudel

Lyda Dell S. Kessler

Mrs. Norma E. Groethe

James McGill

Jeanette P. Overmoen

Donald and Carleen Agar

Blanche Blair

Mrs. Muriel Hoplin

Clifford and Velma Martin

Mr. Robert W. Martinson Jim and Ellen Redding

Daniel H. Bloms

Dr. and Mrs. Henry D. Edwards

Ruby and Roy Edwards

Mr. Leslie Fritz

Ollie Fritz

Mrs. Priscilla Allen

Hilda A. Ketterling

Michael and Loretta McConnell

Thomas McNamara

Jeanette P. Overmoen

Mary L. Albrecht

Darshayne Long Elk Hayenga

Ms. Harriet E. Olson

Jack and Marcene Malusky

Alon and Merle Wieland

Bill M. Borstad

Mrs. DiAnn Loll

Buzz Ehrens

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Donald Froeschle

Otto and June Bervik

Al Hedstrom

Paul and Lorraine Feser

Hilda A. Ketterling

C. William and Patricia Dennert

Jerald McNeary

Susan Ovind

John Allemeier

Gerald and Elenore Borstad

Mrs. Phyllis A. Berntson

Mrs. Helen F. Nordling

Char Feldman

Catherine A. Ehrichs

Mrs. Esther Fuchs

Edwin Fuchs

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Fred Heer

Mr. Robert J. Rudolph

Hilda A. Ketterling

Donald and Elizabeth Shaw

Jane McReynolds

Susan Ovind

Amanda W. Almer

Charles W. Borstad

Ms. Pamela K. Burkhardt

Paul and Kathleen Larson

Gerald and Elenore Borstad Howard and Evelyn Bose

Hilda and Carl Bose

Bill and Marilyn Hughes

Catherine A. Ehrichs

Mrs. Donna E. Gaffaney

James Gaffaney

Mrs. Dolores Landblom

Susan Kinter

Mrs. Georgie Mechtel

Marvin Mechtel

Susan Ovind

Cassidy Andel

Vivian L. Hegland

Mrs. Borgni Edin

Stephen and Berniece Froiland

David and Cecelia Collins

Robert Bossert

Mr. Myron Breiland

Emma Eide

Doris and Dennis Just

Stuart Gair

Erhart and Patricia Hehr

Esther M. Hehr

Mrs. Evelyn Delmore

James Klein

Mrs. Georgie Mechtel

Matthew A. Mechtel

Susan Ovind

Alice E. Anderson

Ms. Patricia L. Bossert

Annetta and Larry Knecht

Jay and Melissa Brademeyer

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Fischer

Ernest and Amanda Eitzmann

Mrs. Marilyn F. Galazen

Paul B. Galazen

Mrs. Sherry Mischke

Bonny Heidrich

Marcia and James Gums

Nellie J. Klose

Ms. Shirley Jensvold

Ruben O. W. Medenwald Sr.

Susan Ovind

Florence M. Anderson

Marie Bourquin

Mrs. Magdalena M. Lautt

Kent and Bonnie Eicholtz

Richard and Linda Mc Bride Mrs. Janene Nordloef

Lisa Breding

Mrs. Judy Hunter

Elsie E. Eli

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Delmer Gallagher

Bryan and Gloria Jones

Nellie J. Klose

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Art Melby

Susan Ovind

Joyce Anderson

Genevieve M. Heie

Mr. James D. Nowatzki

Eldon and Clara Jo Conant

Mr. Thomas A. Heie

Gary Brekke

Steven and Carol Carey

Myrtle Ellingson

William and Betty Jane Preuss

Astrid E. Gates

Bruce and Mary Jo Martin

Genevieve M. Heie

Mr. Sam A. Kleinsasser

Ella A. Knodel

Elmer and Shirley Anderson

Kenneth L. Melton

Susan Ovind

Arnold Anderson

Donald and Luella Zinter

Larry and Edith Raatz

Mrs. Orvella P. Anderson

Sanford J. Brekke

Curtis and Betty Hahn

Oveda Eman

Mrs. Amie Torgerson

Ronald Gebeke

Karen and Brad Wiersum

Genevieve M. Heie

Webb and Joyce Voorhees

Kenneth Knudson

C. William and Patricia Dennert

Carl H. Meyer

Mrs. Jerrie S. Page

Jessie M. Page

Mervin Anfinson

Eldon and Clara Jo Conant

Mrs. Evelyn Delmore

Ruth Emery

Quintin and Ann Schowalter

Alvin Geisler

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Pete Herda

Mr. Duane Riskedahl

Arlene Knutson

Durward and Phyllis Otterness

Marvel & Herbert Meyer

Richard Palmer

Regina E. Artz

David S. Brenk

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Roy and Esther Peterson

Glen and Nathlie Miller Mrs. Ann E. Bross

Robert Bross

Larry and Carmen Svenningsen

Ruth Emery

Mr. Marvin R. Weispfenning

Edwin Geiszler

James and Linda Kimball

Wesley Kocher

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Walt Meyer

Al Parsley

Regina E. Artz

Hjalmer Hermanson

Mrs. Dolores Landblom

Rodney and Joanne Tennyson

Lowell and Amy Anderson

Paul H. Bruns

Mrs. Florence E. Oanes

Charlie Engdahl

David and Cecelia Collins

Fred and Kay Gerber

Paul and Elaine Carlson

LeRoy Heth

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Joseph Koenigsman

Mr. Vernon H. Meyer

Mary Ellen Meyer

Raydon and Betty Workin

Al Parsley

Gertrude Askegaard

Mrs. Magdaline L. Giesen

Mrs. Florence E. Oanes

Victor and Clara Engdahl

Mr. Jack A. Gibson

Ethel A. Gibson

Mrs. Wilma A. Heuer

Carl Heuer

Stanley and Sophie Bell

Ida Koester

Gregory and Hilda Eldevik

Arnold E. Mickelson

Delores A. Peck

Marsha E. Axvig

Oscar G. Bryn

C. William and Patricia Dennert

Orville and Sheryl Kjelland

Mr. E. Bruce Hagen C.S and JoAnn Bucknam

Mathilda Bucknam

Robert and Tracey Dolezal

Gary Engebretson

Mrs. Juanita J. Dura

Erma Gienger

Bryan and Gloria Jones

Lorraine Kollman

Ernest and Neva Miessel

Kevin Miessel

Shirley Pedersen

Dillan R. Bader

Laura Hildebrant

Mr. Harvey H. Pedersen

United Methodist Church & Sunday School

Ronald and Jane Falk

Mr. Ralph Wittenberg

Robert R. Bullock

S. Sue and DP Riley

Elaine Engstrom

Gerald and Sharon Radebaugh

Mearl H. Gifford

Dr. G.H. Hilts

Flora Elaine Hilts

Hugh and Jo Ann Patterson

Vernon and Delores Kongslie

C. William and Patricia Dennert

Johnny E. Mikkonen

Mrs. Dorothy L. Pederson

Lloyd Pederson

Mrs. Sherry Mischke

Darrell K. Badger

Mrs. Phyllis B. Andersland

Henrietta and Thomas Burgess

Ms. Carol A. Erbstoesser

John and Alice Erbstoesser

Roger and Patty Skarphol

El Vern Gillund

Waldo and Marion Platte

Llewellyn Hintz

Donald and Luella Zinter

Kenny Kosel

Ms. Delma Dyk

John and Alice Millenoor

Roger and Patty Skarphol

Lenora H. Pederson

Lavola L. A. Hoeft

Ms. Shirley Jensvold

Janice D. Kraemer

Mrs. Glenna Mae E. Larson

Clarice S. Miller

C. William and Patricia Dennert

Villvina Pence

Given By

Glen and Nathlie Miller

Mrs. Hulda E. Anfinson

Senster and Janet Vangsness

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Pamela Baesler

Mary and Clarence Steffen

Janet Burkhart

James and Carol Erkens

Thomas J. Erkens

M. Keith and Barbara Johnson

Alvera J. Glasoe

Mrs. DiAnn Loll

Mrs. Patricia Bahr

Dean Bahr

Gerald and Donna Collins

George Cammack

Mr. Warren H. Ernie

Ruby Ernie

Roger and Patty Skarphol

Alvera J. Glasoe

Mrs. MarJean Schauer

Gene Hofer

Ms. Esther Strausburg

Gerald Krueger

Dr. David E. Miller

Viola and Clement Miller

Bruce and Ellen Pentland

Virginia Pentland

Ms. Lorraine Tisdel

Dean Bahr

Rodney and Betty Hanson

Dr. Anne H. Carlsen

George and Jule Fredrickson

Jered Eslinger

Richard and Helene Anderson

Dora Glimsdahl

Norm and Sue Goehring

James L. Hoff

Ms. Dolores Davis

James R. Kruse

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Hazel E. Mindt

Charles and Lois Kelly

Shirley Pesuth

Dorothy and Leslie Hofstrand

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Catherine Kuhn

Cynthia Schreiber-Beck

Earl Mittag

Mrs. Evanell Taylor

Anna and Otto Peterson

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Bruce Bair

James and Mary Kieley

Dr. Anne H. Carlsen

Mrs. Donna L. Espeseth

Vernon Espeseth

David and Cecelia Collins

Arvel Glinz

Mr. Richard K. Hofstrand

Mrs. Kay J. Kvasager

Ida Bakke

Dr. and Mrs. Ralph H. Kolstoe

Dr. Anne H. Carlsen

Mrs. Lois A. Estrem

Paul Estrem

Mrs. Juanita J. Dura

Arvel Glinz

John and Karen Holien

William Holien

Kent and Bonnie Eicholtz

Lois Kuklok

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Marjorie Mitzel

Eldon and Clara Jo Conant

Isabelle M. Peterson

C. William and Patricia Dennert

Ethel A. Bakken

Dr. June E. Stuckey

Dr. Anne H. Carlsen

Orville and Lilly Bratvold

Ray Fairbanks

Curtis and Betty Hahn

Arvel Glinz

Vernon and Marcy Grant

Arlene I. Holm

Mrs. Ruth E. Kuss

Phillip Kuss

Zion Lutheran Church

Helen E. Moeller

Wayne and Diana Jacobson

Lisa D. Peterson

Arlene I. Holm

Carolyn and Wayne Harper

Eileen LaBarre

Mrs. DiAnn Loll

Dee Moeller

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Verner Peterson

Karter and Vernis Krogh

Katie D. Bakkum

Louis and Gladys Larson

Dora Carlsen

Mr. Kenneth D. Fandrey

Lurline D. Fandrey

Robert and Bette Johnson

Arvel Glinz

Mrs. Lois Lundgren

Gregory and Hilda Eldevik

Arnold Bangs

Mrs. Selma T. Black

Corinne Carlson

Mrs. Rosanne M. Farrell

Gerald Farrell

Harvey and Marlene Skaare

Mary M. Glueckert

Barbara Holwegner

Al Holwegner

James and Linda Kimball

William L. Lane

Mr. Dennis L. Anderson

Dwaine Moen

Reed and Ruth Danuser

Waldo T. Peterson

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Alma Bay

Robert and Vivian Baribeau

Ralph N. Christianson

Mrs. Cordy Farsdale

Wade Farsdale

Mrs. Margaret Sam

Alvin E. Graf

Charles and Eloise Jones

Joanne and Floyd Homuth

Ms. Syliva Darras

Patrick and Julia Langley

Mrs. Selma T. Black

Elaine Moffet

H. E. and Gertrude Hood

Betty J. Piech

Maynard Horntvedt

John and Inez Larson

Luke T. Larson

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Jack Moore

Ms. Virginia S. Shreve

Betty J. Piech

Donald and Luella Zinter

Marsha Beckius

Mrs. Elda Christman

Marvin Christman

Mrs. Hazel Schlichting

Mildred C. Fasbender

Mrs. Gladys Jondahl-Morton

John Gray

Orval and Elaine Benson

Mrs. Mertis Hill

Gerald Beckstrom

Annetta and Larry Knecht

Daniel J. Cichos

Dean and Sylvia Fatland

Jan M. Fatland

Mr. Thomas N. Gregg

Mary Jane Gregg

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Werner H. Horter

Mrs. Marilyn F. Nissen

Pastor Percy L. Larson

Mrs. Karen Hinman-Zajic

Donna Mosby

Mrs. Phyllis Maynard Stanton

Betty J. Piech

Clifford and Velma Martin

Gerald Beckstrom

Darwin and Mary Ann Bitz

Jeanne E. Cobb

Slavko and Elfrieda Vasiljevic

Jan M. Fatland

Richard and Ethel Grieson

Sharol A. Grieson

Robert and Betty Hovey

Donald & Jeanette Hovey

Mrs. Muriel Hoplin

Selma A. Larson

Milton and Danene McLaen

Marvin Mund

William and Paulette McCann

Eudora J. Pieterick

Ronda Howard

Ms. Harriet E. Olson

Selma A. Larson

Mrs. Kathleen Wyum

Marvin Mund

William and Paulette McCann

Pattricia Pieterick

Michael and Shelley Behan

Kristin L. Behan

Mrs. Selma T. Black

William E. Cochrane

Mrs. Sharon I. Sullivan

Darcy J. Feickert

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Linda Griffin

Ms. Maureen Brychel

Ms. Esther Strausburg

William I. Bennett

Ms. Jeannine K. Colburn

Kay Colburn

Evelyn Brandvold

Irene M. Fenno

Mrs. Mary Griffin-Abrahamson

Raymond Abrahamson

Richard and Carma Maddock

Judy Huber

J. Gene and Betty Dura

Marie M. Lauer

Mrs. Maureen A. Munro

John Thomas Munro

Senster and Janet Vangsness

Norma Plath

Mrs. Delores B. Benson

Allan Benson

Mrs. Dorthea E. Melroe

Albert Cole

Glenn and Beverly Frericks

Irene M. Fenno

Mrs. Muriel B. Smith

Muriel Griffith

Mrs. Phyllis R. Lura

Lloyd Ingebretson

Mr. Kasper Lauinger

John J. Lauinger

Mr. Dennis R. Murphy

Genevieve & Francis Murphy

Mrs. Frieda Plesuk

Raymond Plesuk

Robert and Dorothy Sommerville

Mabel E. Benthin

Clifford and Velma Martin

Gerald Coleman

Mrs. Shelley Nannenga

Irene M. Fenno

Mrs. Agnes R. Stewart

Amber Grindeland

Mrs. Thelma L. DeBilt

Delores Inman

Mrs. Ivy E. Johannesen

Marie M. Lay

Duane and Barbara Butts

Paul Murphy

David and Cecelia Collins

Jim Polasky

Mrs. Dorothy L. Bentley

Donald Bentley

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Reginald Connelly

Mr. James D. Nowatzki

Irene M. Fenno

James and Judy Engstrom

Elaine Grise

Wayne and Anna Haverland

John Ista

Bruce and Patricia Hannon

John Leasure

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

C. Emerson Murry

Orville and Sheryl Kjelland

Kenneth Porter

Cleo and Claire Berdahl

James Berdahl

Lance and Judith Sateren

Reginald Connelly

Mrs. Margaret Sam

Irene M. Fenno

Mrs. Marilyn F. Nissen

Elaine Grise

C. William and Patricia Dennert

Margaret Izzo

Mrs. Eleanor Enget

Edna M. Ledene

Marvin and Laverne Schulz

Howard Neas

Mrs. Sarah J. Johnson

Lester and Annie Porter

Pacific Paper Products

Bertha Berg

Mr. Lloyd O. Cook

Marie Cook

Rachel and Ryan Schafer

Irene M. Fenno

Mrs. Violet Gruebele

Ludwig Gruebele

Herb and Phyllis Huber

Fred Jacobson

Mrs. Marian B. Bergan

Bernadine B. Lee

Marlin and Lois Ness

Sara Neitzel

Mrs. Juanita J. Dura

Tania J. Poyzer

Fred Jacobson

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Edwin Leer

Gary and Jenette Nelson

Ann N. Nelson

Richard and Karen Hanson

Tania J. Poyzer

Wilmer and Esther Richter

Frieda Berg

Mrs. Carole J. Kvamme

Brian Cox

Bernyl and Nancy Nelson

Bruce Ferguson

Michael and Amy Steinke

Grant L. Gulleson

Mrs. Betty A. Jacobson

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Leona F. Berg

Laurie and Steve Klefstad

Gregory G. Craychee

Mrs. Ann Fetzer

LeeRoy E. Fetzer

Morris and Edna Mae Erickson

Sawyer G. Gullickson

Mrs. Margaret Sam

Ardella James

Milton and Danene McLaen

Earl Lehmann

Dale and Roxanne Boelz

Dorothy Nelson

Richard and Carma Maddock

Tania J. Poyzer

James and Colleen Weyrauch

Donald Bergstrom

Sherman and Deborah Syverson

Gregory G. Craychee

Ms. Marcia Hoplin

Barb File

Lynn and Jeanette Kieper

Sawyer G. Gullickson

Wayne and Sandra Aamoth

Erling C. Jodock

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Bill Leingang

Ms. Carol L. Ness

Nate and Austin Ness

Mr. Robert Presler

Gottlob Presler

Alice M. Johansen

Marlin and Lois Ness

Byron J. Leland

Frances Hanson

Mary E. Neubert

Mr. Harold F. Priddy

Bertie Jo Priddy

Ms. Shirley Jensvold

Harley Bergstrom

Jerome and Barbara Cremers

Michael Cremers

Mrs. Muriel Hoplin

Barb File

Mrs. Elsie Gunsch

Gottlieb Gunsch

Annetta and Larry Knecht

Alvin W. Berndt

Darlene Berndt

Ms. Kay Glynn

Williams L. Cresap

Mrs. Edna L. Anderson

Albert Fink

Ms. Marcia Hoplin

Rose M. Gytri

Mrs. Elaine K. John

Kent John

Mrs. Donna L. Smith

Magdalena Lemer

Mrs. Janene Nordloef

Myron Nordloef

Todd and Julie Kollman

Stan Puklich

Rev. Gordon N. Berntson

Norma Berntson

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Cordy W. Crowder

Otto and Irene Fink

Herbert M. Fink

C. William and Patricia Dennert

Merle Haaland

Mrs. Katherine Paschke

Agnes Johnson

Norman and Belle Kvale

William Lemke

Mrs. Janene Nordloef

Lucas Nordloef

Russell and Michele Well

Stan Puklich

Allerd O. Johnson

Joel and Lynette Schmitz

Merle A. Lemnus

Mike and Janeen Norland

Josh M. Norland

Evelyn Brandvold

Mary J. Quanrud

Mrs. Virginia D. Haugen

Norma Berntson

Paul and Barbara Jennett

John and Geraldine Dahlen

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Fischer

Harry and Susie Fischer

Ms. Judy L. Kulla

JoAnn Haas

Orville and Sheryl Kjelland

Rev. Raynard J. Huglen

Norma Berntson

Richard and Carma Maddock

Ruth Dally

Ms. Ruth M. Fitterer

Wilfred Fitterer

Eldon and Clara Jo Conant

Willmar Haerter

Mrs. B. Sophie Loftsgard

Allerd O. Johnson

Ms. Susan M. Lender

Ruth Lender

Mr. Richard A. Novak

Bernice Novak

Marcia and James Gums

Mary J. Quanrud

Ms. Valborg Huglen

Norma Berntson

Mr. John H. Downs

Alma Danielson

Orville and Sharon Helgeson

Beverly A. Flagtwet

Chester and Frances Jensen

Hans Halverson

Turtle Mountain Retired Teachers

Ardis E. Johnson

Vera and Frank Fraass

Esther Levy

Charles and Shirley Hill

Jeanne Nunnelee

Robert and Bette Johnson

Mary J. Quanrud

Aurene M. Johnson

Ms. Lynda L. Faith

George and Dorothy Liebe

Mrs. Mary Seim

Alvina L. Nygard

Charles and Lois Kelly

Mary J. Quanrud

Neil and Nancy Jordheim

Norma Berntson

Mrs. Erin J. Zalumskis-Sand

Chance DeCoteau

Mr. Darrell Johnson

Ervin Flaten

Rolland and Jennifer Fletcher

Ruth Halvorson

Mr. Chester E. Nelson Jr.

Ms. Judy L. Kulla

Norma Berntson

Mrs. Judy Goettle

Brian M. DeMoe

Mrs. Eldora Melaas

Ervin Flaten

Mrs. Dolores Landblom

Rick Hamilton

Clark and Audrey Crum

Ronald Johnson

Ms. Lynda L. Faith

James Liebe

Mrs. Margaret Sam

Donelda J. Oberlander

Ms. Judy L. Kulla

Mary J. Quanrud

Mrs. Marilyn F. Nissen

Norma Berntson

Stanley and Phyllis Dolbinski

Bertha Deringer

Garry Thompson

Ervin Flaten

Mr. Allan W. Hankel

Leslie Hankel

Orville and Sheryl Kjelland

Dennis R. Johnson

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

LaVern Liebelt

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Lillian J. Offerman

Eric and Patricia Monson

Mary J. Quanrud

Donna S. Johnson

Mrs. B. Sophie Loftsgard

Joel Lindell

Mrs. Marian B. Bergan

Eleanor K. Officer

Valerie and David Nelson

Mary J. Quanrud

Mrs. Rosemary Voglewede

Norma Berntson

Bill and Marilyn Hughes

Ludmilla Deutsch

David and Malinda Meyer

Frieda and Henry Foege

Mr. Allan W. Hankel

Luella A. Hankel

Mrs. Mary Ann Engebretson

Mrs. Erin J. Zalumskis-Sand

Norma Berntson

Leo and Violet Just

Diana I. Dewald

Mrs. Eleanor Forseth

Barbara Forseth

Clifford and Velma Martin

James Hanna

Mrs. Amie Torgerson

Donna S. Johnson

Martell and Luella Stenberg

Lori J. Livingood

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Louise Ohlhauser

Grant and Donna Schmidt

Mary J. Quanrud

Mrs. Carol J. Bertelsen

Charles Bertelsen

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Sydney Dickey

Mrs. Dorothy M. Foss

Ellsworth Foss

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Doris I. Hansen

David and Cecelia Collins

George C. Johnson

C. William and Patricia Dennert

Florence Lloyd

Michael and Loretta McConnell

Esther M. Oien

Larry and Edith Raatz

Curtis R. Raatz

Gertrude C. O. Johnson

Mrs. Monica Lubbers

Byron Lubbers

Clifford and Velma Martin

Agnes C. Olafson

C. William and Patricia Dennert

Janet Rachuy

Lowell and Amy Anderson

Hazel Berve

Marvin and Mary Ann Michelson

Dorothy Dockter

Lowell and Amy Anderson

Lloyd S. Fossen

Mr. Ivan J. Hansen

Helen M. Hansen

Clifford and Velma Martin

Gordon and Ida Mae Smith

Connie Beyer

Mr. Theodore J. Donley

Mary Ann Donley

Sylvia Reimche

Lloyd S. Fossen

C. William and Patricia Dennert

Benjamin Hansen

Darwin and Mary Ann Bitz

Jordan S. Johnson

Char Feldman

Bruce Lund

Vernon and Marcy Grant

Gary Olson

Wilmer and Esther Richter

Wilma Ramirez

Walter and Beatrice Reinke

Henry D. Bieber

C. William and Patricia Dennert

Joseph M. Dosch

Lowell and Amy Anderson

Rose Fossen

Mrs. Swanhild M. Morrison

Ralph E. Hansen

Mr. Lester Johnson

Lorraine Johnson

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Evelyn Lundberg

Vernon and Marcy Grant

Vince Olson

Bruce and Lucinda Vantine

Agnes Reed

Ms. Roselyn Lueck

Carol Bieber

Al and Judy Dosch

Karen Jane Dosch

Marvin and Judy Skogen

Kylee D. Foster

Waldo and Marion Platte

Roger Hanson

Sen. Timothy J. Flakoll

Roy H. Johnson

Eldon and Clara Jo Conant

Erling Lunde

Robert and Deanne Frarck

Harris and Julia Olson

Bruce and Lucinda Vantine

Shirley Reed

Mrs. Katherine Paschke

Carol Bieber

Ms. Shirley Jensvold

Andrew Dunn

Vera and Frank Fraass

Frank Fraass, Duane & Billy Bradley

Ms. Darlene Fjeldstad

James Hanson

Mrs. Mary L. Johnson

Sean A. Johnson

Kermit and Arlys Sorby

Tamera A. Madrid

Mrs. Kathy R. Ashe

Helen A. Olson

Wayne and Coleen Rehovsky

Cheryl Rehovsky

Gaylen and Patricia Fischer

Mary F. Bird

Alan and Phyllis Campbell

Dorothy Dunn

Irving and Janice Thompson

Alvin Fragodt

Helen Mairs

Kenny Hanson

George and Sylvia Rush

Tobias and Inga Johnson

Helen Mairs

Larry R. Mairs

Janet M. Olson

John Olson

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Arlene Reich

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Paul and Julie Wysocki

Ron Reichert

Mrs. DiAnn Loll

Richard W. Score

Mrs. Joan Lindvall

Darlene M. Sveum

Raydon and Betty Workin

Alice M. Wagner

Mrs. Mary Griffin-Abrahamson

John C. Reilly

Apollo Hair Clinics

Dorothy Seefeldt

Glenn K. Swanson

Ellard S. Swanson

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

William Wagner

Mrs. Muriel B. Smith

Mark Reistad

Mrs. Irene B. Meyer

Dorothy Seefeldt

Glenn K. Swanson

Bedvi Swanson

Ken and Cathy Walsh

John K. Walsh

Ken and Constance Flaagan

Aaron K. Richardson

Richard and Nancy Shermoen

Clarence and Margaret Shermoen Glenn K. Swanson

Gregory K. Swanson

David and Cecelia Collins

Ronald Wanzek

Mrs. Evelyn R. Rients

Tjark Rients

Daris and Mabel Bittner

Donald Siebold

Milton and Danene McLaen

Dorothy G. Syverson

Mrs. Pat G. Klosterman

Leona H. D. Ward

Ronald and Lisa Rigge

Edna A. Rigge

Mrs. Juanita J. Dura

Alice Siegle

Alvin and Marie Storbakken

Dorothy G. Syverson

Darwin and Mary Ann Bitz

Bernice Watkins

Myron and Kathryn Eidsmoe

Sam Rikhus

Joel and Donna Fricke

Dr. James Silbernagel

Mrs. Mavis A. Wold

Dorothy G. Syverson

Jon L. Way, D.D.S., M.S.

Helen Way

Keith and Rebecca Solberg

Patricia Rittgarn

Mrs. Muriel B. Smith

Helen Silseth

Ms. Virginia Jeanotte

C. Morris Tangsrud

Mr. Victor L. Welk

Darlene Welk

Harvey and Marlys Johnson

Marie Robertson

Blain and Gail Christianson

Mabel Simonson

Mrs. Evanell Taylor

Walter Taylor

Hugh and Jo Ann Patterson

Dora Werle

Alan and JoAnn King

Frank A. Robinson

Ms. Ruth N. Hall

Mabel Simonson

Mrs. Evanell Taylor

James L. Taylor

Charles and Mary Bovee

Ina Werner

Vernon and Eileen Vigesaa

Leroy Roeske

Mr. Morgan S. Simonson

Mabel Simonson

Reed and Ruth Danuser

Dorothy C. Temanson

Mrs. Muriel Hoplin

Selma E. Werness

Mrs. Joyce S. Rudel

Joe Rogelstad

Mrs. Coleen Sivertson

Lloyd Sivertson

Gary and Phyllis Torske

Dorothy C. Temanson

Ms. Harriet E. Olson

Selma E. Werness

Ms. Darlene Fjeldstad

Denice Rohde

Mrs. L. Elvira Lokken

Clara A. Skarphol

John and Dorothy Terrill

Karen J. Terrill

Mrs. Evelyn Delmore

Freda Whetzel

Greg and Julie Olson

Avery Rolstad

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Clara A. Skarphol

Bryan and Gloria Jones

Alvin Tescher

Jack and Marcene Malusky

F. Wendell Whitford

Mrs. Lucille A. Rotz

George Rotz

Roger and Patty Skarphol

Clara A. Skarphol

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Rev. Alfred E. Thiem

Norm and Judy Lacer

Irma Whitney

Mr. Ferdinand Rudolf

Lenora Rudolf

Ms. Viola Tangsrud

Clara A. Skarphol

Rev. Wells and Yvonne Gage

William Thomas

Patricia Wieck

Irma Whitney

Mr. Robert J. Rudolph

August and Mary Rudolph

Mrs. Katherine Paschke

Susan Skedsvold

Caroll and Virgie Erickson

Clara B. Thompson

Alon and Merle Wieland

Eldora and Gustav Wieland

Mrs. Amy V. Parrow

Joel Rutledge

Mr. Charles D. Stromsodt

Freda Sletten

William and Lorraine Baasch

Ardie Thorson

Mrs. Irene Koepplin

Matthew J. Wiest

Mrs. Sylvia Sieberns

Johanna Saathoff

Donald and Elizabeth Shaw

Cody Smith

Ms. Darlene F. Peterson

Sara J. Throlson

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Roy Williams

Mrs. Hilda Sackmann

Ervin Sackmann

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Elizabeth Smith

Joellyn Seibel

Sara J. Throlson

James and Virginia LaBarre

Ryan Wilson

Mrs. Mary Ann Engebretson

Rodney W. Salveson

Ms. Marcia Hoplin

Gary Smith

Ione Swenson

Sara J. Throlson

C. William and Patricia Dennert

Kerwin Winkler

Curtis and Betty Hahn

Art Sather

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Ted Smith

Marvin and Donna Wanzek

Sara J. Throlson

Dennis and Myrna Wold

Claudius Wold

R. L. and Betty Wood

Hailey Sattler

James and Linda Kimball

Craig Smithberg

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Lydia Tietz

James and Ruth Anderson

Charles and Louise Wolfmeyer

Darwin and Mary Ann Bitz

Helen E. Schaub

Bert and Sandra Johnson

Mildred C. Snell

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Duane Tietz

Mrs. Shirley Wolsky

Wesley Wolsky

Charles and Eileen Erickson

Helen E. Schaub

Jon and Gloria Paulson

Herman Sogard

Joel and Lynette Schmitz

David Tingley

Ms. Irene Reinhardt

Albert Wolt

Glen and Nathlie Miller

Larry Schave

Byron and Ardyce Ellingson

Myrna Sogge

Orville and Lilly Bratvold

Vernon Tofte

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Bruce and Marlene Solberg

Bernice and Alvin Schepp

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Faye Solheim

Alfred and Joann Frappier

Leonard Topp

Mrs. Eunice Wunderlich

Mr. Elroy Schlenker

Laura Schlenker

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Lillian Sorensen

Glen and Nathlie Miller

Eleanor D. Trieglaff

C. William and Patricia Dennert

John Wysock

Herman and Rosalie Schmitz

Mary Schmitz

Byron and Ardyce Ellingson

May Sorlie

Howard and Bernice Carlson

Charles and Alfred Tuhkanen

Gary and Jan Wysocki

Mrs. Blossom G. Schnabel

Walter Schnabel

Reuben and Shirley Smith

May Sorlie

Mrs. Juanita J. Dura

Barbara A. Turner

Gary and Jan Wysocki

Richard and Carma Maddock

Verna Mae Schrader

Mr. Robert W. Martinson

Robin Stanton

Mark and Lynn Turnquist

Alice Turnquist

Ms. Judy L. Kulla

Norbert Schroeder

Waldo and Marion Platte

Fern Steffen

Mrs. Dorothy Ufkes

Albertus Ufkes

Bryan and Gloria Jones

Frederick Schuler Jr.

Gregory and Hilda Eldevik

John Steinberger

Mrs. Dolores Landblom

Askland-Yohe Chiropractic, LTD

Bertha M. Schulte

Mrs. Ivy E. Johannesen

Ruth Stillings

Randy and Linda Myhra

Ms. Doris M. Oeder

Clarice Schumacher

Mrs. Mildred A. Putman

Adolph Stockstad

Mrs. MarJean Schauer

Milton Schumaker

Rev. Henry G. Stolz

Waldo and Marion Platte

Lori Schumann

Harvey and Marlene Skaare

Mrs. Elizabeth Kalhagen

Ray Schwan

Bert and Diane Anderson Mrs. Erna E. Schwartz

A nn e C a rl se n C E N T ER LE G AC Y C IR C LE A number of dedicated friends of the Anne Carlsen Center have made the decision to include the Center in their wills or estate planning. While some have made ACC a life insurance beneficiary, others have established a charitable annuity or trust. There are 102 individuals and/or couples that have been inducted into the Circle of Friends Benefactor Society. It is through their gifts that the Center is helping provide countless meaningful experiences for individuals touched by a disability, but not defined by one. Mildred E. Bakken Estate

Carl Norsteby Estate

Wayne M. Wrangham

Mary and Harold Berg

Glenn H. Olson

Vernon Wunderlich

Paul S. Berge Estate

Fred and Leopoldine Pardau

Julian and Rowena Wysocki

Oford Boe

Marie and Frank Reichardt

Kathy Wysocki

Dr. Anne H. Carlsen

Mr. John S. Rouzie

Gary and Jan Wysocki

Lyle Wysocki

David and Geraldine Yaggie

Tanya K. Yaggie

Mr. Russell D. Chaney

Charles A. Russell Estate

Michael Unhjem

Daris and Mabel Bittner

Larry York

Robert and Mary Claus

Eldon Saunders Estate

Michael Unhjem

Mrs. Virginia L. Homan

Patricia B. Young

Lowell and Joan Overbo

Michael Unhjem

Curtis and Betty Hahn

Archie Zahursky

Clyde W. Coe Estate

Katherine B. Schneider Estate

Amelia Stolz

Mrs. Edna L. Anderson

LeRoy Upton

Mrs. Fern A. Olson

Archie Zahursky

Lloyd E. Dahley Trust

Frederick Schuler Jr.

Selmer Storseth

Wally and Myrle Thingelstad

Luella Vangsnes

Perry and Sylvia Schlagel

Jerome Zalumskis

Gertrude and Harry Eck

Allen E. Scott Estate

Mrs. Sigrid V. Strand

Anna Strand

Apollo Hair Clinics

Harvey D. Vasvick

Elmer and Marjorie Zempel

Loren and Susan

Della and Delton Schwanz

Ms. Shirley Jensvold

Harris Strege

John and Erna Vinje

Donna B. Vinje

Gordon and Ida Mae Smith

Lyle Zieman

Mr. Warren H. Ernie

George E. Serfass Estate

Ivan Schwartz

Paul and Elaine Carlson

Gary Streich

Mrs. Evelyn Delmore

Marion L. Vogel

Mrs. Dorothy L. Zimmerman

Randal J. Zimmerman

Esther A. Foulke Estate

Mr. Adolph E. Shirley

Leslie and Carma Branch

Alma and Carl Schwarz

Mrs. Lillian Stromme

Morris Stromme

Mary L. Grinde

Wayne Volla

Mrs. Vera Zottnick

William Zottnick

Kenneth and Betty Erickson

Richard W. Score

Mrs. Myrtle Styf

Arnold Styf

Marvin and Mary Ann Michelson Alice A. Wade

Gladys M. Fredrickson Estate

Marie Singsaas Estate

Martha M. George

Jean L. Stelter

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Henry Gieseking Trust

Ramah E. Stencel Estate

Farmers & Merchants State Bank

ACC Staff

Rachel Mickelson

Mary Lewis

Arthur and Esther Bender

Brady Moser

Aaron Henderson

Mary Lewis

Mrs. Jane E. Nissen

Thomas Nissen

Eleanor M. Thompson Estate

ACC Staff

Mrs. Mary Ann Pedersen

Ainslee S. Grady Estate

Richard and Margery Pantley

Anne Carlsen Students

Martha and Guy Rosenberg

Mary Lewis

Doug and Kathy Sitzler

Sharon Olson

Adelaide Hayes Trust

Mary Thorpe Estate

Stephen and Ruth Carnal

Rosalie W. Anderson

David and Carol McCarthy

Charles Kennedy

Stutsman County

Loved ones

Margaret S. Hellyer Trust

Betty J. Toppen Estate

Kenneth and Murlyn Smith

Gary and Yvonne Baillio

Christopher and Elizabeth Keys

Tim and Connie Kennedy

Abstract Company

Paul and Kelly Baron

Elaine D. Baron

Leonard and Eleanor Bertsch

Sander

Mrs. Mary Jean Ben

Loved ones

George and Lila Jack

Edmund E. Toutges Trust

Ms. Mandy Brekhus

Lenny and Karen Behm

Nathan Kjelland

Sander

Gerald and Donna Collins

Amanda, Madison & Mercadies

Dorothy E. Kaseman Estate

Clara I. Van Camp Estate

Mrs. Marlys A. Bergene

Margo Bergene

and Britt Jacobson

Mr. Thomas A. Heie

Children & Grandchildren

James and Phyllis Voldal

Michael and Julie Binnie

John and Leah Lenarz

Sander

Richard and Dorothy Homstad

Great Grandchildren

Kopperud Foundation

Lorraine M. Van Dyke Estate

Edward and Elaine Boehm

Ron Boehm

Thomas and Mariol Knapp

Melody Knapp

Annetta and Larry Knecht

Grandchildren

Daniel Kornovich

William C. Weidner Estate

Ms. Jeannine K. Colburn

Gordon T. Colburn

Mrs. Lois E. Kiefer

Michael Kraig

Carl and DeLores Turnquist

Loved ones

Mrs. Murriel A. Carlson

Jeannine K. Colburn

Wm. and Patricia Dowell

Tyler La Croix

Hannaford Homemakers

Kelvin Opp

Shirley V. Lamont Estate

Gerrit Zaagsma Estate

Dr. and Mrs. Lewis M. Cowardin

Ted Cowardin

Gordon and Jean Lund

Christopher LaCroix

Martha and Guy Rosenberg

Mary Ann Pedersen

Gordon A. Larson Estate

Leona M. Zeller Estate

Blanche B. Little

Mary J. Zimmerman Estate

In Honor Of Living tributes to the Anne Carlsen Center honor family members or friends on special occasions, such as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries or holidays. This meaningful way to recognize those you love provides caring and comprehensive care to individuals with disabilities. Because of your faithful support, individuals served by the Center can beat the odds and experience life to its fullest.

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Ms. Virginia Eastmo

Jacob Eastmo

Roger and Patty Skarphol

Christopher LaCroix

Mrs. Olivia A. Johnson

Harlan and Jane Peterson

Janet and Ronald Erickson

Darlene Erickson

Galen and Terri Skarphol

Christopher LaCroix

Kara Geiger

Marc Price

Ms. Sandra Franke

Natasha N. Esch

Jerry and Kay Gnoinsky

RomaKay Landis

Anthony and Jean Peszko

Andy and Arliss Radford

Joyce L. Luhr

David and Malinda Meyer

Romaine Foege

Ms. Dorla J. Hill

Carolyn Lara-Braud

Les and Gloria Reister

Brian and Brenda Reister

Rudolph M. Lundberg Estate

Tom and Margie Holmes

Kurby D. Frey

James and Virginia Stevens

Tobias and Margaret Larson

Ms. Cathleen M. Christopherson

Jaxon A. Rolstad

Gary and June Glass

Ty Glass

William and Margaret Leech

Sarah M. Leech

Mrs. Lillian G. Rost

Dennis and Shirley Rost

Mr. Steven R. Sarafolean

Patricia Gromak

Bob and Helen Lewis

Keaton Lewis

Gordon and Ida Mae Smith

Dr. and Mrs. Charles Sarabun Jr.

Arlan and Fern Haiby

Arlan and Fern Haiby

Leif and Cynthia Peterson

Keaton Lewis

Lance and Judith Sateren

Clifford and Lorene Sateren

Mrs. Mary Seim

Beverley Hall

Mrs. Doris P. Selander

Becca Manor

Raydon and Betty Workin

Galen and Josephine Satrom

Holly Dammann

Michael and Peggy Hanney

Ms. Alice M. Alexander

Saige B. Meyer

Ted and Agnes Hoversten

Gary and Becky Savaloja

Eugene and Marilyn Hinman

Michael E. Hinman

Leon and Dawn Helstad

Saige B. Meyer

Eugene and Carol Hanson

Casey Savelkoul

Gary and Jill Schroeder

Zachary Hofmann

David and Geraldine Yaggie

Geneva Miranowski

Dale and Arnola Savelkoul

Casey Savelkoul

Thomas and Mariol Knapp

Judith Huerta

Mr. Robert B. Mitchell Jr.

Stuart Mitchell

Cynthia Schreiber-Beck

Robert and Eldora Schreiber

Dr. Richard D. Nierling Estate

Donor Awareness

Luke J. Johnson

Craig and Cindy Hanson

Eric Monson

Gordon and Ida Mae Smith

Richard and Mary Starleaf

Artekta Inc

Erling and Elizabeth Tufte

Amanda B. Tufte

John J. Nierling Jr.

Jeffrey and Pamela Morrau

Mr. Daryl Bachmeier

Jeffrey and Pamela Morrau

Vernon and Geraldine Glass

Gabriella Wagner

David and Geraldine Yaggie

Rita Yaggie

Softball Tournament Thomas and Mariol Knapp Ruth and Norman Michaud

Audrey Jones Mary Lewis

Ms. Judy L. Kulla

Jeffrey and Pamela Morrau

John B. Lyon, Jr. Estate Mr. John Lyons Zona A. McArthur Estate E. A. and Mabel Moline Don Nierling Trust

Mr. Henry A. Niewoehner Estate

New to the Tree Members of this group have made significant lifetime gifts in support of the Anne Carlsen Center. They are recognized on our Tree of Life—a work of art with leaves, apples, stones and clouds representing various giving levels. A donor who has gifted at least a cumulative total of $5,000 is recognized on the tree. In 2010, 24 individuals and/or businesses became part of this tribute. As the Tree of Life continues to thrive, these generous donors are helping the many individuals we serve, do the same. Those who joined the Tree in 2010 are: Paul S. Berge Estate

Thomas and Mary Rohleder

Mrs. Iris Bighley

Dale and Arnola Savelkoul

Mr. Russell D. Chaney

Frederick Schuler Jr.

Fargo Lions Club

Ramah E. Stencel Estate

FirstGiving

J. Thomas and Jeanette Anderson

Ms. Sandra Franke

Eleanor M. Thompson Estate

Martha M. George

Betty J. Toppen Estate

Ms. Esther R. Grabanski

Total Clean

David and Carol Hoplin

Clara I. Van Camp Estate

Jamestown Implement Bryan and Gloria Jones Daniel Kornovich Blanche B. Little Gary and Jenette Nelson Mr. Robert Presler

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REVENUE – The funding for the services that Anne Carlsen Center provides come from state and federal government sources. We are also fortunate to share ties with a dedicated donor base who believe in the mission and values of the Center. Local Funding – The Center receives funding for the children unable to attend the public school systems. State Funding – The state of North Dakota believes the care for individuals with intellectual disabilities is important and the legislature generously appropriates for these individuals during each session. Federal Funding – The federal government allocates funding for individuals with disabilities through special education appropriations. Many individuals are also eligible for Medicaid funding. Development Funding – The Anne Carlsen Center Foundation was incorporated to provide funding for those special projects that set the Center apart from other entities. ACC has been successful in fundraising for a Therapeutic Pool, Green House Solarium, Adaptive Playground Equipment, cutting edge Technology, a Chaplaincy Program and so many other specialized pieces of equipment for our clients. Current Giving – The Anne Carlsen Center receives monetary donations from multiple sources including gifts from donors, memorials, and proceeds from individuals’ insurance. Donations – From specific donor events such as Giving Hearts Day, to designated appeals, to money donated through The Ambassador or annual calendar, the gifts from friends of the Center represent an important portion of money used to fund our unique and special projects. Memorials/In Honor Of – Donating in honor of an individual who has passed away provides an opportunity to assist others person in need for years to come. Securities– Gifting an investment to the Center may be the optimal way to provide a significant gift while at the same time reaping tax benefits by bypassing potential capital gains taxes. Planned Giving – Each year, many of the Center’s donors create giving opportunities through bequests and trusts. These unique gifts ensure long-term continuity of programs. Gifts by Will – Bequests, both large and small, account for a major portion of the Center’s endowment and provide significant funding for programs, facilities, and student/client support. In addition to being one of the simplest ways to distribute your estate, your will can also be a creative vehicle through which you can make a thoughtful gift to the Anne Carlsen Center. Charitable Gift Annuities – This is a wonderful way to make a meaningful gift to the Center while enjoying income and tax benefits that can also help enhance your future financial well-being. When making a charitable gift of cash or other property, you—or another person you designate—receive fixed payments that will continue regardless of how long you or your designee live.

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Charitable Trusts – If you are interested in making a substantial gift to the Center over a period of years, consider making us a beneficiary if a charitable trust whereby assets are transferred to a trust that pays income to the Center for a predetermined number of years. At the end of that period, the assets are returned to you or other persons you name including the Center. Retained Life Estate – Using a life estate arrangement, you can make a real estate gift to the Center now but retain the security of knowing you may live there or own the property as long as you wish. By gifting the property by deed, it does not pass through your probate estate at death, possibly saving unnecessary expenses and delays. Insurance Proceeds – One of the simplest ways to make a significant gift to the Anne Carlsen Center is to name it to receive all or a portion of the proceeds of a life insurance policy. You can ensure a gift that may ultimately be larger than its cost.

EXPENDITURES – As responsible stewards of these varied revenues, the Center believes it must utilize cost-effective methods for spending—both for now and in the future. Investment in Care – Everything we are revolves around the individuals we serve at the Anne Carlsen Center. Whether through Nursing Care, Residential Living, Transportation, Rehab Services, Education or Property, we consider it an investment in the care we provide for our students and clients.

COST SAVINGS MEASURES Go Green – Due to the size of Anne Carlsen Center and its carbon footprint, any decrease in paper/energy and other resources used can only be seen as a positive. Efficient/effective collection of data to improve care is utilized. Staffing/Resources – We are consistently evaluating the impact of our Community Service program. Volunteers – We are committed to revitalizing a volunteer program to increase awareness of the needs of those we serve as well as augment our staffing needs with the interests of volunteers in the communities we serve. In 2010, the Anne Carlsen Center had expenditures of $17,832,106 while fulfilling its mission of creating independence for the remarkable individuals we serve throughout North Dakota. Operating revenues for this unique organization were at $16,528,955. To help offset many of the resources utilized by the Center’s experienced staff, the Center’s Foundation raised $1,144,845 through bequests and trusts, and $487,911 in donations. The Center received generous contributions of $82,385 from memorials and money set aside in an endowment to help fund the Center’s services gained $1,110,013 in interest invested earnings in 2010. This money will continue to nurture abilities and change lives … as we have done for 70 years. In previous years we have been in the fortunate position to provide unique experiences such as our therapy pool, the greenhouse/ solarium, and a number of vocational opportunities.

Community Services – Expansion to keep a person in their home communities near their families and familiar surrounding. KIDS Infant Development Program – Collaborating resources in the best interest of families with special need infants and toddlers, birth to age 3. Investment in Technology – The equipment we utilize throughout the Anne Carlsen Center helps the individuals we serve to develop skills for everyday tasks. It might be as simple as shelving installed for those that are unable to reach high, voice activated computer, or a battery pack for a ventilator. Smart House – ACC continues to explore the options for our students/client to transition from the Center to multi-support or individual living settings.

• Evaluation Team reaching out to communities. • Intervention and Treatment Services. • Conferences – education and training for caregivers, professionals and families. • Companion Dog Program – research and implementation.

Education • 9 Month School • 10 Week Extended Summer Program • Adaptive Physical Education • Library Services • Transition Support • Assistive Technology • Behavior Support • Vocational Training

• Dysphasia Treatment • Adaptive Equipment • Behavioral Therapy

Home Life/Residential • Advanced Medical Care • Nursing • Physician • Dietary • Psychological/Behavior • Support Services • Recreation

Outreach • Evaluations and Assessments • Outpatient Therapy • Professional Development • Consultations • Summer Camp • Conferences and Workshops

Therapeutic Support • Physical Therapy • Occupational Therapy • Speech Therapy • Sensory Motor Integration • Aquatic Therapy

2010 ACC Expenses Dietary Services (1.8%) Taxes/Depreciation $315,982 Property Insurance (4.1%) $734,923 Rehabilitative Therapy (7.9%) $1,401,869

Community Services (8.0%) $1,431,959

Administration (10.4%) $1,856,288 Public Information/ Fundraising (3.8%) $669,622 Education (13.3%) $2,370,868

Community Services • In-Home Supports (birth to 21) • Community Day Supports (21 and over) • Assessments • Program Coordination

KIDS Infant Development Program • Evaluation • Individual Family Service Plan • Home Visits • Consultations

2010 ACC REVENUES

Other (2.29%) $459,096 Community Services (8.25%) $1,650,522 Rehab Services (7.51%) $1,503,218

Contributions (2.44%) $487,911 Memorials (.41%) $82,385 Bequests/Trusts (5.72%) $1,144,845 Earnings on Endowment (3.79%) (5.55% with minerals) $758,510 Tuition (16.29%) $3,259,120

Transportation (0.4%) $69,191

Investment in Future Resources – It isn’t always about today. We are looking to the future for our clients and individuals. Research indicates the need for Autism services is increasing in North Dakota. We are investing our future resources to meet the growing needs of the North Dakota population for years to come. Autism Services

ANNE CARLSEN CENTER PROGRAM AND SERVICES

Property and Household (4.6%) $828,110

DIRECT Care/ Program services Expenses

Medical/Home Life Services (45.7%) $8,148,928

DIRECT Care/ Program Services Revenues

Medical/Home Life Services (51.54%) $10,313,582

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A Memorable Start to 2011 Anne Carlsen Center overcomes challenges to make 8th annual gala a true success

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he Anne Carlsen Center (ACC) rang in 2011 with elegance and style at its annual gala on New Year’s Eve, despite one of the worst blizzards in recent North Dakota history. The storm system in the final days of 2010 produced freezing rain, glare ice, heavy snowfall and high winds. Conditions were so hazardous that officials closed Interstate 94 between Jamestown and Fargo.

Janet Stark was the winner of this year’s Star Diamond at the culmination of the Center’s Annual “Sparkle!” New Year’s Eve Gala.

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art, a 2-night stay at a resort cottage, Auto Start installation and parts, a day at the spa, and tickets to professional and collegiate sporting events. More than $20,000 was raised to benefit the remarkable individuals served by the Anne Carlsen Center. Proceeds will go toward purchasing a specialized bathing system for the Center’s medically-fragile students.

“We couldn’t have done it without our “We’ve had wintry weather loyal volunteers,” says Nannenga. that has coincided with the “The gala committee members, Anne gala before, but nothing like Carlsen Center staff, and Jamesthis recent experience,” says town area businesses helped make gala chairperson Shelley Nanthe event a success. The Jamestown nenga, the Center’s Associate College Boys Basketball team proDirector of Major Gifts and vided valet parking service, while the Planned Giving. “Thankfully, Jamestown College Girls Basketball determination and teamteam helped serve the meal and hors work helped this event come d’oeuvres. The Center is truly blessed together, and it was a very by the dedication of these exceptional special, memorable evening.” individuals.” The weather, which prevented some The finale of the elegant evening was guests from attending, also kept the the raffle of a loose, 74-point diaFargo-based band scheduled to permond, provided by Richard Doerr of form during the dance from making Richard’s Jewelry. The winning ticket the trip. “Because the interstate was holder was Janet Stark of Jamestown. closed,” says Anne Carlsen Center “I couldn’t believe it was actually my CEO Eric Monson, “we knew it would name being called,” says Stark. “I be impossible for the band to get think I had to check the reaction of here. Thankfully, Ron Schauer and our friends at our table just to make Cliff Calheim of RC House of Rock sure.” Stark and her husband, Ross, in Jamestown stepped in. Their DJ have attended every gala since the business is brand new, and they were annual event began, and have entered willing to help us out on short notice. the diamond raffle each year. “I have They did a phenomenal job—in fact, had great memories at each gala— we couldn’t get people off the dance especially the very first one, when a floor at the end of the night.” close friend of mine who was battling The silent auction tables featured 52 cancer won the diamond,” she says. prize packages. Auction items includ- “It made winning the diamond this ed a children’s pedal airplane, framed year even more special.”

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Board of Trustees Thomas Rohleder Chairperson Fargo, N.D. Tim Flakoll Fargo, N.D. Joel Fremstad Moorhead, Minn.

Robert Montgomery, M.D. Fargo, N.D. Sue Offutt, Ph.D. Arlington Heights, Ill. Janet Seaworth Bismarck, N.D.

Harvey Huber Jamestown, N.D.

Pat Traynor Vice Chairperson Fargo, N.D.

Bruce Iserman Fargo, N.D.

Reesa Webb Denver, Colo.

Pat McCullough Edina, Minn.

Myra Quanrud, M.D. Ex Officio Jamestown, N.D.

SENIOR MANAGEMENT Eric Monson Chief Executive Officer

Judy Kulla Chief Financial Officer

Marcia Gums Chief Operating Officer

Margie Johnson Human Resource Director

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The Anne Carlsen Center is gearing up for its 29th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament on August 6, 2011 at the Jamestown Country Club. Registration will be held at 8 a.m., followed by a 9 a.m. shotgun start. An event will be held for golfers and family during the evening of August 5. On the day of the tournament, a meal will be served following the tournament and prizes will be given throughout the day. Golfers will also have the chance to meet and interact with ACC students and staff. For more information, visit www.annecenter.org or call 1-800-568-5175. Proceeds from the event will help support the summer camp experience for teens throughout North Dakota living with disabilities.

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