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Summer 2012

For supporters of the mission and vision of the Anne Carlsen Center

Michael Wells and his date, Jennifer Rott, pose in front of a shimmering background at Prom 2012.

Jonas Sahr and his date, Dakota Hoots, prepare to head out to the dance floor.

Teacher Tom Kenna hugs graduate Marissa Daignault.

Teacher Adie Hobert and ACC Board Chair Pat Traynor congratulate graduate Ty Glass.

Frank Delong and his date, McKenzie Glass, smile for the cameras.

Tyler DeMaine smiles for the camera, as he waits—along with other prom attendees—for the Grand March to begin. Graduates pose for a final photo after the ceremony. (Back row, left to right) Allan Frazier, Christopher

LaCroix and Marissa Daignault. (Front row, left to right) Ty Glass and Tyler DeMaine.


Triumphs There have been a lot of “butterfly” sightings lately at the Anne Carlsen Center .. .

Adam Wahl flashes a huge smile, as he and his date, Trisha Johnson, pose for photos in the ACC auditorium.


t Prom 2012 we saw them in their unfurling glory gliding along the dance floor.

These “butterflies” are the remarkable individuals we serve. And, every two years, our students— ages 16 and older—don sparkling gowns and stylish suits for a fun and memorable evening of elegance. The prom on May 5 included a dance, formal dinner, grand march and coronation. More “butterflies” soared to the stage to receive their diplomas at graduation.

During a touching ceremony on May 25, five students graduated from the Anne Carlsen Center. Their class motto was “Let us go out and be a light in the world.” They lit up the ACC auditorium with their smiles, as they looked out and saw family and friends who had gathered to help celebrate their achievements and the promise of the future. The “butterflies” of the Anne Carlsen Center experience an impressive process of metamorphosis. With the guidance of the Center’s highly-trained staff, individuals of all ages develop the skills, strength

and confidence needed to break through their “cocoons” to experience greater independence, meaningful relationships and satisfying opportunities—at home, at school and throughout the community. Soaring. Dazzling. Strong. Inspiring. These breathtaking transformations are made possible with your support. We are deeply touched by your compassion, generosity and faithfulness.

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Purposeful Growth


verywhere you turn at the Anne Carlsen Center, there is evidence of growth.

Step inside the solarium on our Jamestown campus, and as you bask in the warm sunlight, you will see and smell a variety of vegetables, herbs, perennials and ornamentals. Our students grew them all from seed to plant in the school gardens or to sell in the annual plant sale in May. Just outside the solarium, you’ll find the lush, beautiful gardens. Some are at ground level; others are in raised planter beds to allow for greater accessibility. Throughout this summer, our students will water and weed, tend and nurture. The end results are always awe-inspiring. As our gardening program continues to thrive, so do the individuals we serve. The Anne Carlsen Center provides children and young adults with a nurturing environment, highly-skilled care, and an innovative and individualized approach to our services and programs. While we empower and equip, they match our efforts—every step of the way! These remarkable individuals never cease to amaze us with their determination and zest for life. It is thrilling to see all those we serve—from infants to adults—grow in every aspect of their lives. This organization, thriving since 1941, places particular importance on growth. A leader in the disability services arena, we are continually expanding and enhancing our programs in order to address important needs and challenges in North Dakota. In this ACC Stakeholder Report edition of The Ambassador, we provide you with a detailed look at our programs, services and progress. As a non-profit organization dedicated to transparency, we know how important it is for supporters of the Anne Carlsen Center to fully understand how funds are used. You’ll find a variety of important figures and information in our 2011 Annual Report on pages 14–16. The funding for the services the Anne Carlsen Center provides comes from local, state and federal sources, as well as from the current and long-term giving of our faithful donors. We are grateful for each and every gift and for all who support our mission in so many ways. Of all these sources of revenue, 88 percent in 2011 went directly toward our programs and services for children, adults and their families. We are pleased to report that this is an extremely high percentage in the non-profit sphere. The Minnesota Charities Review Council recommends at least 65 percent of annual revenue be used for direct program support, and the ideal range, the Council says, is 70–90 percent.

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With strong and deeplyestablished roots—and the inspiration of our namesake Dr. Anne Carlsen—the Anne Carlsen Center continues to expand its reach. In 2002, we served 165 individuals. Ten years later, we are providing valuable programs and support to about 1,300 children and adults throughout the state. Whether individuals receive our services on our Jamestown campus, in their home, or in their community, they and their families can count on the Center’s heritage of dedication, expertise and compassion. Research points to growing needs in the area of autism services and intervention. We continue to enhance our services for those affected by autism and related disorders, and our newly-established Autism Services and Centers focuses on systematic and purposeful skill development. Direct services are provided by specially-trained interventionists, and a licensed clinical psychologist provides clinical oversight. It’s all part of our passion for purposeful growth. And just as our students experience the educational and sensory-rich (and tasty!) rewards of their efforts in the ACC gardens, we are rewarded to see those we serve grow and develop as they benefit from our programs. What a privilege it is to witness individuals with disabilities achieve greater independence, make meaningful contributions in their communities, and become part of the fabric of society! Thank you for the role you play in providing “growing” opportunities for the individuals we serve. Your faithful support empowers this organization to meet diverse and critical needs. It’s our passion to make the world a more inclusive place where independence is a gift to all, and we are honored to have you as a vital partner in this mission. With gratitude,

Eric M. Monson Chief Executive Officer Anne Carlsen Center





The Anne Carlsen Center is blessed by the dedicated support of many individuals, businesses and organizations. These generous donors belong to our Circle of Friends.

transformations and accomplishments we see in the remarkable children, adults and families we serve.

The giving levels below are represented by some of the world’s most beautiful butterflies. These winged creatures symbolize the hope,

Thank you, donors, for empowering individuals with disabilities to grow, learn and reach new heights of independence!

M o na r c h $1000+

Clyde W. Coe Estate

Franke, Sandra

Hellyer Trust, Margaret S.

Kulla, Judy L.

Morrison, Swanhild M.

County Market

Franz, Paul and Lois

Henderson, Aaron

Kvislen, Getlow

Natzke, Kaye

Hillerud Construction Inc.

L & M Contractors

Nierling Trust, Don

Estate, Gladys M. Fredrickson

Hoff, Theodore

Larson Estate, Gordon A.

Hoovestol, Rachel A.

Larson, Monty and Jackie

Nierling Estate, Dr. Richard D.

Fredrickson, Steve and Sharon

Hoovestol, Scott J.

Lerberg, Alan and Marcia

Nierling Jr., John J.

Dahlen, Elbert and Vivianne Fredricks, Virgil H.

American Insurance Center

Dakota Central Atonement Lutheran Church Telecommunications Cooperative Bakken Estate, Mildred E. Dakota Medical Foundation BBS & Associates Deck, Alfred C. Bellon, Charlotte Don Wilhelm, Inc Bensch, Harold and Marie Dunker, Carol Berg Foundation, Eck, Gertrude and Harry Elmer and Kaya Eckstrom, Russell Berg, Mary and Harold

Fuchs, Arlon E. Garske, Jeff and Wendy Geske, Robert and Ruth Gieseking Trust, Henry Grady Estate, Ainslee S.

Bergene, Kent and Margo

Ehmann, Darcy and Mary

Grande, Ruth L.

Boe, Oford

Ellwein, Elmer

Grant, Vernon and Marcy

Borstad, Gerald and Elenore Engstrom, James and Judy Ennen, Rick and Janet Carlsen, Dr. Anne H.

Greenwood, Alan J. Gums, Marcia and James

Essentia Health

Hannum, Lisa Harstad, Ardean and Diana

Christianson, Ida R.

First Community Credit Union

Claus, Robert and Mary

Fitzmaurice, Mike

Health Care Insurance Services

Carlsen, Dr. and Mrs. Donald B.

ACC’s Medical Director Receives Prestigious Award


yra J. Quanrud, M.D., the medical director at the Anne Carlsen Center (ACC), has been honored with the prestigious Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Faculty Award, given by the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Quanrud, clinical associate professor of pediatrics at the medical school’s Southeast Campus, received the award at the school’s May 13 commencement. The Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Awards, sponsored by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, recognize individuals who best demonstrate the foundation’s

Hayes Trust, Adelaide

Huber, Harvey and Kathleen Liechty, Reuben and Clarice Nilson, Lucille M. Huber, Herb and Phyllis Lifetime Eyecare Associates Norsteby Estate, Carl Hugo’s, Inc.

Lommen Estate, Peter J.

Norstog, Konrad and Sharon

Ingstad Family Media

Luhr, Joyce L.

Ismail, Tarek and Patricia

Lundeen, Lloyd

North Dakota Family Support Council

Jack, George and Lila

Lyon, Jr. Estate, John B.

Jamestown El Zagal Clowns Magedanz, Lillian and Harold Jamestown Implement Jeffrey, William D. Jensen, Mr. Donald W. Jensen, Hans J. Johannes, Mark Kahn, Carol L. Krzebetkowski, Joe J.

Nova Fire Protection, Inc. Olsgaard, Maurice and May Olson, Rae Y.

Maple Creek Farm & Ranch Otter Tail Power Company Overland, Hans and Bertha McArthur Estate, Zona A. Middaugh & Associates, Inc Pardau, Fred and Leopoldine Midland National Individual Paul, Joe and Sandy Matching Gift Program Powers, James and Dorothy Mitchell Jr., Robert B.

R. M. Stoudt, Inc

Moline, E. A. and Mabel

ideals of clinical excellence, outstanding compassion in the delivery of care, and respect for patients, their families and health care colleagues. “(Dr. Quanrud) defines compassion, integrity and excellence,” says Meredith Reisenauer, M.D., UND Class of 2012, in nominating Quanrud for the award. “She faces unique challenges on a daily basis that many of us won’t face in our lifetime. It takes a unique, special person to do what she does.” Quanrud practices pediatrics for Essentia Health–Jamestown Clinic, in addition to being the medical director for ACC. She graduated from the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences in 1990. 

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Rasmussen, Kurt D.

Van Dyke Estate, Lorraine M. Paper Co.

Jager, Barbara and Steve

Red River Valley Jim Beam Bottles

Weidner Estate, William C. Davis, Scott and Janet

James River Correctional Center

Wells Fargo Bank of ND

Decorating By Charlie

Refling, Dorothy A.

Wentz, Reuben

Desautels, Doris E.

Reuther, Kevin and Jodi

White Drug

Jamestown Rural Fire Department

Rohleder, Thomas and Mary

Woitzel, Ronald and Marilyn

Berdahl, Cleo and Claire

Heie, Thomas A.

Bighley, Iris

Herman, Robert and Becky

Sam’s Club 18-8172

Workin, Raydon and Betty

Blessed Sacrament Church

Hetland, Elaine

Bosard, McCutcheon & Rau, Ltd.

Hill, Twyla J.

Brantner, Jerry and June

Hogue, Kenneth and Carol

Braunagel, Joseph

Holje, Marvin and Carol

Brickner, Derek and Justine

Holmes, Emma E.

Buegler, Paul and Gail

Holst, Rebecca and Robert

Case New Holland

Holy Cross Catholic Church

Central Sales, Inc Challey, John R.

Holy Cross Lutheran Church & WELCA

Collins, David and Cecelia

Interstate Engineering, Inc.

Cordell, Clayton

Johnson, Earl and Janet

Dahl, Steven and Linda

Kennedy, Curtis and Lynne

Donat, James D.

Kenner, David and Karen

Dowell, Wm. and Patricia

Kiwanis Club

Dwyer, Michael and Patricia

Kiwanis-Golden ‘K’

Eberle, Judy

Kjelland, Orville and Sheryl Kloster, Thomas and Phyllis

Savelkoul, Dale and Arnola Yaggie, David and Geraldine Schmitz, Joel and Lynette

Wiese, Neva I.

Drewicke, Cimarron and Renee

Rouse, James and Eileen

Wright, Delbert

Edin, Pastor Bradley P.

Rouzie, John S.

Zaagsma Estate, Gerrit

Erickson Financial Advisors

Schneidermann Bros. Johnson, Margie and Loren Shirley, Adolph E. Jones, Gloria and Bryan Splitter, Eugene and Judy

Zeller Estate, Leona M.

Evans, Debra A.

Jones, Patrick and Mary

Scheel, Fred and Virginia

F.O.E. Aerie # 2749

Knight, Arnold and Mary

Selle, Larry and Mary

Faith Lutheran Church

Knights of Columbus #1883 Stillman, John and Knudsen, David and Ione Rosemary

Rott, Lloyd

S and S Cabinets

Serfass Estate, George E. Spickler, Justin and Sara Spickler, Nathan and Emily Splitter, Richard and Rose Ann Stauffer,Katherine E. Stavros, Mary Lou Steinke, Frieda Stringer, Beva C. Stroup, Wayne A.


Fitzpatrick, Lila D.

$500 – $999

Fremstad, Joel and Jennifer Lettenmaier, Jenny and Doug Adams, Bruce and Carolyn Fritts, Ronnette Liberty State Bank American Legion Post # 38 Gagnon, George and Lueck, Roselyn American Lutheran Church Michelle Garrison Community Chest Luithle, Sarah Anderson, Brian A. McCormick, Barbara Gate City Bank Basin Electric Power Cooperative Goshen Moravian Church McGarrah, Kim L. Mechtel, Georgie Berkey, Dale Grace Lutheran Church Mid America Steel, Inc. Berntson, Neal and Marla Grafton Lutheran Church

Struve, Lois

Bobcat Company by Doosan Hagerott, Delmar R. Braaten, Julian and Emily Halvorson, Henry C.

Thomson, Evelyn L.

Brewster, Correen K.

Harris, Susan K.

Tim Dwyer Farm Trust

Brownell, Sam

Harris, Tim and Melissa

Torgerson, Tim

Calheim, Marla and Cliff

Haut, Jay and Nicole

Total Clean

Carlsen, James and Beth

Heider, Eileen M.

Toutges Trust, Edmund E.

Cederstrom, La Verna

Heinrich & Company

Two Rivers Printing

City of Minot Employees

Hoplin, David and Carol

Unison Bank

Mohr Family – Dacotah

Iserman, Bruce and Dea

The Struve Foundation

Back to School Matching Challenge


our financial gifts mean so much to the children and young adults we are privileged to serve. A special opportunity this summer will help you double the impact of your compassion! Dedicated friends of the Anne Carlsen Center have stepped forward to offer a $10,000 Back to School Matching Challenge. This means any donation you give, through this Challenge, will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to the total of $10,000. Your gift will be used to help provide additional technology in the Center classrooms. Amazing learning tools such as the iPad 4 The Ambassador

Janke, Paul and Alice

Miller, Rev. and Mrs. Marvin L.

St. Alexius Medical Center PrimeCare

Traynor, Pat

Anchor Bar, Inc.

Trinity Lutheran Church

Anderson, Alvin and Marlys

Turtle Lake Community Chest

Ripley’s, Inc Rohde, Dennis and Anita

and the iPod touch, interactive SMART Boards, and desktop and laptop computers are making a big difference for students of all ages. Take Tony, for example. This fiveyear-old with tousled blond hair and a mega-watt smile came to the Anne Carlsen Center one year ago with cognitive, emotional, behavioral and sensory challenges. What a difference a year makes! Tony has benefitted greatly from loving and highly-trained ACC education staff … and technology that is engaging and motivating. Watch your mailbox to learn more about Tony and technology in our classrooms. You can return your gift in the envelope we provide, or if you prefer to send your check right away, be sure to include a

Anderson, Clayton

Undem, Rebecca and Jeremiah

Anderson, J. Thomas and Jeanette

Vosburg, Chester M.

Anderson, James and Ruth

Eicholtz, Kent and Bonnie

Weiss, Robert and Jean

Anderson, Kent and Michelle

Engstrom, Brian

Western Steel & Plumbing, Inc

Redmann, Allen and Eidie

Agri-Cover, Inc.

Amvets Post # 9

Olson, Sharon and Mark

Pladson, Bradley S.


Thomas, Paul and Leona

Well, Michele and Russell

Perry, Pete and Lois

Aandahl, George and Rhonda

Tappert, Gregory and Brenda Alexander, Alice M. Thielman, Ray and Janet Ambers Jr., Harry

Newman Signs Optimist Club

GATEKEEPER $250–$499

Anderson, Dr. Linnea M. Assumption Abbey

Westfield Hope Reformed Backman, Rod and Karen Church Womens Badtke, Ruth L. Ministry Baker, Jay Wiest, Marlene Bakken, Valerie and Dustin Williams-Lisko Funeral Chapel

note designating your gift for the Back to School Matching Challenge. Thank you for helping us provide outstanding, specialized care and schooling. Your generosity is making a lifetime difference for the remarkable individuals we serve!

Baumgartner, Pam and Frank

Farmers Union Ins. & Service Ass’n First Cong. United Church of Christ Fraass, Vera and Frank

ACC Employee Receives Recognition for Outstanding Work


heila Ova, a Direct Support Professional (DSP) on the Anne Carlsen Center’s Jamestown campus, has been recognized as one of the North Dakota Association of Community Providers (NDACP) DSPs of the Year.

Hochhalter, Paul

reasons for joy and satisfaction, such as: “Seeing smiles on the faces of the students and knowing that they are loved by many. They are in a safe environment and will continue to grow in many, many ways.”

The honor is given to individuals for their outstanding work in assisting North Dakotans with disabilities to become more independent and contribute to their communities. NDACP announced the awards during their annual conference on May 10 at Bismarck’s Ramkota Inn.

Kiwanis-Golden K Club

Ova, an Anne Carlsen Center employee for the last 25 years, has served a variety of important roles in the home living areas and in the education department. She says her time at ACC has provided many

Knapp, Thomas and Mariol Knecht, John P. and F. Lorraine Knights of Columbus # 2205

Frarck, Robert and Deanne Koch, Mitchell L. Fugleberg, John and Shawn

Kopperud Foundation Kosel, Lynn and Kacey

Fullerton Union Church

Lane, Margie A.

Geske, Mr. and Mrs. Donald

Lee, Everett C.

Gillen, Michael and Marie Glass, Gary and June

Leech, William and Margaret

Gnoinsky, Jerry and Kay

Lehmann, Clifford and Rena

Goodrich Corporation

Lewis, Donald L.

Grace Lutheran Church & Sunday School

Liechty Homes, Inc.

Greenberg Roofing & Sheet Metal Co.

Lillo, Dr. and Mrs. James C.

Greenwood, John and Susan

Loftsgard, Deborah

Greshik, Debbie and George Grimsted, David Grueneich, Naomi and James Hahn, Wade Halverson, Judith Ham, Philip E. Harms, Mr. and Mrs. Harold H.

Lillejord, Jon and Connie Linin, Max and Brenda Lund, Paul and Joy Lund, Timothy D. Lund and Ruby Gomez-Lund

McDougall, Ken and Rosemary

Pedersen, Mary Ann

McCormack, Dorothy E.

Peterson, LeRoy and Arlene

Meland, Drs. J. M. and Mary

Prange, James W.

Monson, Eric and Patricia

Smyth, Michael and Marilyn

Vesey, Douglas and Shirley

Spicer Trucking Co.

Wells, Tom

St. John’s United Church of Christ

Weyrauch, James and Colleen

Valley Sales Company Inc.

Stark, Ross and Janet

Owens, Ricky and Sandie

Sedlacek, Charles

Mothershead, Donald Nakase, Kathryn K. Nicklay, Marvin and LaVonne Niewoehner Estate, Henry A. Northern Prairie Wildlife Ongstad, Astrid

McDougall, Kenneth, D.D.S.

US Bancorp Foundation

Overmoe, Alice L.

Motacek, Dr. Larry and Lisa

Nystrom, Mike and Lesley

McCormick, Tom and Judy

Preuss, William and Betty Jane Reynolds United Co-op

Smette, David and Claudette

Whitmore, Betty A. Starr, Waylan and Ranetta Widdel, Mark and Susan Rock, Yvonne Wiseman, Steve and Roorda, Kevin and Cynthia Stoltman, Gregory and Winnie Linda Rostad, Maxine Streyle, DeWayne and Withuski, Jeffrey and Rudolph, Arnold and Mona Paula Colette Stutsman County Woessner, Arvel and Rudolph, Robert J. Abstract Company Myrtle Sandstrom, Craig and Julie Swanson, Sherman Wunderlich, Julie Sarafolean, Steven R. Sysco Zenk, George and Carol Savage, Donald and Tennyson, Rodney L. Zimmerman, Dorothy L. Marian The Foss Shop Zimmerman Estate, Scharlett, Kathleen Mary J. Thompson, Mark and Schaan and R.K Claudia Zimney, David and Lori Schauer, Cindy and Ron Ufkes, Dorothy Zinter, Donald and Luella Schreiber, Clayton Ulberg, Janet S. Zion Lutheran Church and Carolyn

Morth, Thomas and Sue

MacFarlane, John and Eunice Mattson, Maxine

Pedersen, Harvey H.

McKinley, Sarah A.

Lux Concrete, Inc.

Martinson, Robert W.

Paulson, Corrine M.

ORRiginals, Inc. Ottmar & Ottmar Ottmar, Timothy

Skarphol, Galen and Terri

United Fund of Sioux Township


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Aasness, Frances Ableidinger, Neil Adix, Anna L. Almer, Carl and Merlene

Day on Links Makes Big Difference for ACC


he 29th Annual Anne Carlsen Center (ACC) Benefit Golf Tournament was held August 6, 2011, adding another successful chapter to North Dakota’s longest-running golf event of its kind. The Mixed Scramble offered an enjoyable day on the course, as well as an awards ceremony and dinner. The team of Tom Kenna, Craig Kemmet, Doug Wahl and Cory Wahl received top honors in the Scratch Division, while the team of Nic Spenningsby, Zach Welding, Katie Eggl and Matt Eggl took top honors in the Handicap Division. The funds raised by the tournament players and sponsors are helping support the summer camp experience for about 20 teens with disabilities. During ACC Week at Elks Camp Grassick near Dawson, N.D., youth with the high degrees of physical, cognitive and/or communication impairments enjoy functional learning activities paired with traditional camp favorites like hayrides, bonfires, swimming in the lake, and talent shows. Mark Your Calendar!

The 30th Annual ACC Golf Benefit will be held Saturday, August 11, at Jamestown Country Club. Tournament highlights will include a hole-in-one contest and a putting contest. The day begins with registration at 8 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Play is limited to the first 144 paid entries. The cost is $100 per person. “As with everything about the Center, the Annual Anne Carlsen Center Benefit Golf Tournament has grown to be one of the biggest in the area,” says Donna Zimmerman, ACC’s Interim Development Director. “This is our 30th year, and the added good news is that—after two years of flooding issues—the Country Club course is back up to full speed with 18 great holes that will truly challenge participants as they compete in this Tournament with a Heart.” If you are interested in participating as a golfer, sponsor or volunteer, please contact Naomi Grueneich at 701-952-5156 or naomi.grueneich 6 The Ambassador

Dahlberg, Mark and Maude

Houkom, Dale

Miller, Glen and Nathlie

Scheels All Sports

Huizenga, Char and Arnie

Miller, Madeline L.

Danuser, Reed and Ruth

Hull Christian Reformed Church & Sunday School

Mittelstedt Estate, Gustaf

Schowalter, Rev. and Mrs. Quintin C.

Moe, Evan and Marie

Schwartz, Erna E.

Dennert, C. William and Patricia Duin, Steve and Melissa Dura, Juanita J.

Anderson, Dennis L.

Ebenezar United Church of Christ

Anderson, Monafay

Eddy Funeral Home

Anderson, Ray and Sandy

Ekstrom, Stewart

Anderson, Rosalie W.

Elhard, Oral and Ruth

B.P.O.E. # 1199

Engebretson, Mary Ann

Baklenko, Larry and Deborah

Erbele, Elda

Bank of the West Barnes, Brent B. Bassingthwaite, Dwight and Marilyn Beck, Waldemar F. Bendewald, Ronald and Sandra Benson, Bonnie A. Bentz, Donald and Joyce Bison 6 Cinema Bitz, Darwin and Mary Ann Bjornstad, Omar and Julia Boehm, Edward and Elaine Bonsness, Douglas and Sharon Bossert, Patricia L. Bresnahan, Ellery and Jeanne Brewster, Leslie and Marlys Carlson, Rev. and Mrs. Earl W.

Ishaug, Michael and Rhonda James River Pest Control & Green Lawns Jason J. Braun, D. D. S. Jensen, Frank and Stephanie Jevnager, Robert and Janice John, Elaine K.

Mohr, Marcia E. Monson, Becky or J. M.

Sevre, Lyle and Jean Shamberger, Douglas and Norine

Montgomery, Dr. and Mrs. Simonson, Susan Robert C. and Gerald Muhs, Robert and Mary Sinness, Curtis R. Nannenga, Shelley Skadsem, Laurie and David Nappen, Hollis M. Skarphol, Eva O. Nelson, Patricia C.

Skarphol, Gary and Shirley

Nordman, Arthur H.

Johnson, Marilynn E.

Smith, Gordon and Ida Mae North Dakota Well Drillers Solberg, Arnold M. Novodvorsky Electric Sorenson, Carmen M.

Johnson, Mary L.

Olson, Dr. Clarence P.

Kabele, Ruth

Olson, Dana and Robin

Sponheim, Lyle and Connie

Fandrey, Kenneth D.

Keffeler, Ryan and Annie

Olson, LeRoy and Janice

Styf, Lorin and Mavoureen

Fatland, Dean and Sylvia

Kenner, Harris and Ardyth

Olson, Robert C.

Ferry, Scott and Julie

Kieper, Lynn and Jeanette

Olson, Sigurd R.

Svenningsen, Larry and Carmen

First American Title Insurance Company

Kimball, James and Linda

Otmar, Joe

Krebs, Amos and Audrey

Ott, M. Virginia

Fitzer, Richard and Susan

Kreisers, Inc.

Fleming, James and Terri

Kretschmar, William E.

Our Saviour’s Lutheran WELCA

Fricke, Ronald R.

Kristjanson, Elizabeth I.

Galazen, Marilyn F.

Krueger, Dave and Kay

Gate City Bank

Krump, Philip and Sarah

General Equipment & Supplies

Kruse, Anna Mae

Gladys Helping Hand Club

Larry’s Electric

Erbstoesser, Carol A. Erickson, Esther L. Erickson, Jerald and E. Bonnie

Johnson, Bette and Robert

Langholz, Ervin and Carrie

Goh, Tony and Anne-Marie Larson, Twylah L. Goulet, Jamie Lifestyle Appliance Center Grosklags, Walter and Susan Grosz, Craig and Alane

Carmen’s Fitness, Inc – Curves

Gylland, Carter and Pamela

Chamberlain, Mary L.

Hahn, Marilyn F.

Chiller Systems, Inc

Hann, Caroline E.

Chilson, Robert and Linda

Harbeke, Bill and Geri

Choice Financial

Heinrich, Tina M.

Lions Club Lucky Mound Church Lunde, Paul and Kim Maas, Myron and Bonita Mastroianna, Helen

Paschke, Katherine Peszko, Jean and Anthony Peterson, Carole L. Peterson, Evonne I. Pioneer Plumbing & Heating Plutowski, Darin and Sue Priddy, Harold F. Putnam, Evelyn Rapp, Marvin L. Rath, Delores M.

Swanson, Mildred R. Top of Stairs Dance Studio Toso, Robert and Alaine Treasurer Peace Lutheran Church Women

Van Ray, Matt and Jane Vision Financial Group

A Whole New World

Vossler, Aletha I.

addy Robinson is a little girl with a sparkling smile—a smile we’re seeing more of these days!

Walz Pharmacy, Inc. Ware, Bruce and Amy Warwick WELCA Watkins, David

Reichardt, Marie and Frank Webb, Reesa Rolfson, Calvin and Shirley Wedman, Robert and Ruth

Roorda, Arnold and Joyce

McNair, David and Jan

Westermeyer, Esther L.

Rost, Lillian G.

Wieland, Alon and Merle

McCoy, Richard and Maria

Rotz, Lucille A.

Williams, Barrett J.

Medcenter One Jamestown

Royal Neighbors of America #9673

Williams, Dolores E.

Medicine Shoppe

Rudnick Electric

Cork & Barrel, Inc.

Meland, Noren and Audrey

Women of Grace

Hi-Acres Manor & Resident Council

Rueger, Dean and Kathy

Zajic, Karen Hinman

Cronquist, John and Yvonne

Hildebrand, Lloyd

Meuser, Rev. Paul and Vivian

Sand, Helen

Ziemer, Arlene D.

Sateren, Lance and Judith

Zimmerman, Donna

Sather, Robert and Kitty

Zion Lutheran Church

Scharpen Estate, Lillie A.

Zion Lutheran WELCA

Collins, Joseph and Carol Cook, Lloyd O.

Cullen, Melissa N.

Hobert, Gary and Debra Hoovestol, Etheleen

Meyer, Harry and Luella Miller, Dr. David E.

The costs are great for the specialized equipment that makes this camp possible. Donors opened their hearts to generously support our recent Summer Camp Appeal, and have helped ensure that

US Food Service

McCutcheon, June E.

Hettinger Lutheran Church Women

That’s exactly how we feel about your support! Thank you for making amazing experiences possible … for Adam and our other extraordinary campers.

Tunby, Mabel F.

West End Hide, Fur & Metal Co., Inc.

City of East Grand Forks

TechnoCamp, a partnership between Elks Camp Grassick and the Anne Carlsen Center, was held June 24-29. Highly-trained staff, assistive technology and adapted equipment helped campers fully participate in the summer camp experience and become more proficient in their communication and computer skills. The camp, held every summer near Dawson, N.D., also gives teenagers the opportunity to enjoy traditional camp activities like hayrides, bingo, campfires, swimming in the lake, pontoon rides and talent shows!

Adam, who enjoyed his fourth summer of TechnoCamp this year, soaks up every moment of the week-long experience. He has cerebral palsy, and the highly-trained camp staff is fully equipped to meet his medical and mobility needs. With his everpresent smile, Adam says TechnoCamp is “awesome!”

Tufte, Erling and Elizabeth

Rolfsrud, Harold and Marilyn

Hernes, Rev. and Mrs. Joel E.


t’s a week of swimming, singing, creating, imagining, playing and exploring, and your love is helping make it possible.

individuals with disabilities participate in every aspect of summer camp.

Trimble, Thomas H.

McCauley, Tom and Beth

Christopherson, Muriel

Adventure of a Lifetime!

Wittenberg, Ralph


Maddy, who has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis, was locked inside her own little world, until her family turned to the Anne Carlsen Center for help. Your love and support empowered us to step in and provide them with valuable services.

prompt response and compassion has helped us expand our Autism Services. We’re taking what we’ve learned from success stories like Maddy’s … and from nearly three decades of providing autism services … and adding in a structured curriculum focused on systematic and purposeful skill development.

Utilizing a curriculum specifically designed to treat and educate individuals with autism and related disorders, our highlytrained staff worked with Maddy to help improve her abilities to learn, communicate and socialize. Maddy’s success doesn’t have to stand alone! Donors responded generously to our Autism Services Appeal this past winter, and this The Ambassador 7

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Leon and Evelyn Fergerson Jean and Anthony Peszko Evan and Marie Moe Mrs. Mertis Hill Mrs. Velma P. Martin Mrs. Dorothy B. Stover Ms. Shirley Jensvold Mrs. Carol J. Bertelsen Sheila Connole Liz Wolsky Ms. Roselyn Lueck Ms. Judy L. Kulla Mrs. B. Sophie Loftsgard Dr. Randall J. Bjork M.D. Mrs. Alice Bloms Rod and Karen Backman Ms. Shirley Jensvold Gerald and Elenore Borstad Gerald and Elenore Borstad Mrs. Eleanor Enget Ms. Patricia L. Bossert James and Linda Kimball Robert and Donna Lagein Mrs. Irene B. Meyer Robb and Deone Kulla Gordon and Loretta Domier Mrs. Lilly Johnston Terry and Mary Dawn Steinwand Rodney Brostrom Terry and Brenda Holsten Mrs. Ione Brown Mrs. Elizabeth Kalhagen Terry and Brenda Holsten Mrs. Anna Beauclair Mr. E. Bruce Hagen Mrs. Frieda Hanssen Mrs. Janice S. Bundy Mrs. Janice S. Bundy Mrs. Arlene M. Cullen Leonard and Carolyn Limesand Mrs. Phyllis B. Andersland Richard and Linda McBride Donald and Carol Odenbach Ms. Marcia Hoplin Mrs. Olivia A. Johnson Dr. Theodore and Linda Renna Mrs. Lois Lundgren Mr. John R. Challey Duane and Barbara Butts

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Bertha Berg Eleanor M. Berg Irene Berge Shirley G. Bergeman Shirley G. Bergeman David Bergman Eleanor A. Berndt Charles Bertelsen Elsie I. Bertsch Elsie I. Bertsch Carol Bieber Gary L. Biloff Merna A Bjerke Norman Bjork Martin Bloms Saige E. Blotske Raymond M. Bohnenstingl Bill M. Borstad Charles W. Borstad Sandra Borstad Robert Bossert Mary L. Bourdeau Mary L. Bourdeau Earl Brady Norma E. Bratland Ida S. Brekke James Bromberg James Bromberg Harriet E. Brostrom Deloris M. Brown Ray Brown Bill Brown Hope Brown Mandy Brozovich Oscar G. Bryn Clara C. Buenting Dane A. Bundy Eugene Bundy Mervin Bunn Elsie Bunney Henrietta and Thomas Burgess Steve Burnside Les Cabler Wendell Capouch Dr. Anne H. Carlsen Dr. Anne H. Carlsen Anna Eleanor Carlson Andrew M. Challey Gladys A. Chelgren

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Ralph and Carol King Mrs. Elizabeth Kalhagen John and Rae Desautel Ms. Doris E. Desautels Ms. Esther R. Grabanski Ms. Esther R. Grabanski Ms. Judy L. Kulla Conrad and Agnes Christianson Ralph and Carol King Al and Judy Dosch Ted and Shirley Wallace Gloria and Bryan Jones Mr. Bert J. Dunn Tim Dwyer Farm Trust Mr. and Mrs. Dale C. Svingen Irving and Janice Thompson Mrs. Evon J. Praus Glenn and Connie Schwinkendorf Robert and Gloria Larson Dr. and Mrs. Henry D. Edwards Mrs. Magdaline L. Giesen C. William and Patricia Dennert Mr. and Mrs. Gene Fischer Stewart Ekstrom James and Sharon Hatlewick Milton and Danene McLaen Howard and Catherine Larson Mrs. Marilyn Garrelts Roy and Esther Peterson Mr. Rodney L. Tennyson Orville and Sheryl Kjelland Paul and Elaine Carlson James and Carol Erkens Mr. Warren H. Ernie Ms. JoAnne M. Purdue Harvey and Marlene Skaare Mrs. Cordy Farsdale Dean and Sylvia Fatland Slavko and Elfrieda Vasiljevic Mrs. Sharon I. Sullivan Glen and Nathlie Miller Mrs. Irene L. Fink Mrs. Muriel Hoplin Ms. Marcia Hoplin Ms. Harriet E. Olson Mr. and Mrs. Gene Fischer District 13 Republican Party Harvey and Kathleen Huber Albert and Solveig Bartz Ms. Ruth M. Fitterer C. William and Patricia Dennert Larry and Jean Moe Don and Charleen Schermerhorn B. Martin and Betty Jo Gray Dr. Linnea M. Anderson Mrs. Mary Ellen Kulla Ms. Judy L. Kulla C. William and Patricia Dennert Mr. Percy R. Foss Roy and Esther Peterson Mr. Rodney L. Tennyson Gerald and Loy Stutrud Vera and Frank Fraass Mrs. MarJean Schauer Mr. Arlon E. Fuchs Mrs. Gloria I. Fuhrer Mrs. Donna E. Gaffaney Rev. Wells and Yvonne Gage George and Michelle Gagnon George and Michelle Gagnon

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Dan and Lola Rudnick Ralph and Carol King Mrs. Mabel Dahl Jean and Anthony Peszko Mrs. Mary Seim C. William and Patricia Dennert David and Cecelia Collins Jim and Mary Jondahl Lyle and Lorene Andrews Fran Dohrmann Gregory and Hilda Eldevik Karen Jane Dosch Ingmar and Christine Draxten Apollo Hair Clinics Swanhild M. Morrison Thomas Dunford Mr. Thomas N. Gregg Dorothy Dunn Richard and Ethel Grieson Tim Dwyer Mr. Dennis L. Anderson Judy G. Dzul Mrs. Agnes R. Stewart Judy G. Dzul Eldon and Clara Jo Conant Lucille Eberl Mrs. Sheila Gulson Janet Eckholm Mrs. Mary L. Johnson C. William and Patricia Borgni Edin Dennert Ruby and Roy Edwards Craig and Alane Grosz Joseph Eeckhout Mr. Tom Haffner Dean A. Eichler Raydon and Betty Workin Ernest and Amanda Eitzmann Mr. Delmar R. Hagerott Myron and Bonnie Papachek Carl and Mary Ekstrom Dale and Ruby Kvande Edwin Elhard Mr. Allan W. Hankel Lester Ellefson Renee and Galen Larson Ann and Elmer Ellingson Mr. Meryl T. Hansey William I. Ellis Mrs. Lois Lundgren Arnold M. Engh Ms. Esther R. Grabanski Arnold M. Engh Mrs. Sherry Mischke Percy Ensrude Kermit and Arlys Sorby John J. Erber Ms. Shirley Jensvold Thomas J. Erkens Mrs. Frieda Hanssen Ruby Ernie Ms. Adele M. Harrington Karen L. Fagerlund Ardean and Diana Harstad Bill Fanset Leslie P. Sorenson Wade Farsdale Gordon and Loretta Domier Jan M. Fatland Gordon and Loretta Domier Jan M. Fatland Marilyn and William Hughes Darcy J. Feickert C. William and Patricia Jerry Feldt Dennert Otto Fink Mr. Dennis L. Anderson Carl Finstrom Marvin and Laverne Schulz Carl Finstrom Lloyd and Phyllis Anderson Carl Finstrom Mrs. Patricia C. Nelson Harry and Susie Fischer Ms. Judy L. Kulla Tom Fischer Mrs. Mary Ellen Kulla Tom Fischer Robert and Becky Herman Erick Fiss Robert and Becky Herman Wilfred Fitterer Mrs. Marilyn Garrelts Rita E. Fix Kim and Gail Christianson Joan C. Flaat Mrs. Arva Dell Tahran Rodney Flatau Ronald and Jane Falk Merle Flatt Mrs. Mary Ann Engebretson Dennis Follman Armin and Lorene Erdmann Gayle L. Forester Glen and Nathlie Miller Gayle L. Forester Drs. J. M. and Mary Meland Vera M. Forsting Glen and Nathlie Miller Lucretia Foss Mrs. Lucille A. Rotz Lucretia Foss Mr. Richard K. Hofstrand Lucretia Foss Robert and Peggy Paul Dennis Fossum Frank, Duane & Billy Bradley Ms. Shirley Jensvold Joel and Karen Nelson Howard Fricke Vernon and Marcy Grant Jeanette Fuchs Arlin and Karen Oas Edward Fuhrer Lavonne Horowitz Char James Gaffaney Foundation Edward F. Gage Mrs. Gladys Jondahl-Morton Ed Gagnon Neal and Phyllis Folstad George W. Gagnon Herb Daub Jean K. Davis-Miller John D. Desautel Fred and Joan Desautels Elgin and Florence Dickson Phyllis M. Dickson Carol A. Dockter Alan Doerr

June E. Gamble Edena L. Garman Agnes Gasmann Agnes Gasmann Gordon Gemmill Stella Geranen-Tusing Fred and Kay Gerber Joshua J. Gerdes Sharen Gilbert Dale Goettle Jane Gordon Linda Greathouse Mary Jane Gregg Sharol A. Grieson Lewis M. Griggs Amber Grindeland Della E. Gronneberg Dale Gulson Lorraine P. Gunlikson Frances A. Gutenkauf Janice Haffner Janice Haffner Loren Hage Fred and Laura Hagerott Florence A. L. Halvorson Lucy Halvorson Luella A. Hankel Allison M. Hannestad Laurel Hansey David Hanson Erv Hanson MarJo Hanson Olga Hanson Stella V. Hanson Doris L. Hanssen Vivian Harris Merlin C. Harstad Harvey Hassler Margaret M. Haugen Vicki Haugen Harold C. Hayward Erick L. Head Donovan R. Hegre Wilbert Heid Oris Heiden Astrid Heimdal Harry Helmstetler Harry Helmstetler Sharon G. Herman Todd Herman Ronald E. Herum Charlotte J. Hetherington Charlotte J. Hetherington Laura and Malcome Hildebrant Gloria Hill DeWayne R. Hirschkorn Emma and Quinten Hjelter Lenore Hobbs Logan S. Hoehne Alvena Hoffman Dorothy and Leslie Hofstrand Jaydon Hohbein Arthur Hoium Arthur Hoium Pamalee E. Holm Clayton W. Holte Lavonne Horowitz Char Arthur J. Hovland Sonny Hubrig

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Ryan L. Hust Helen Huwe Darryl Indvik Lorraine Irving Alice Isenberg George Ista Leon Jacobson Don Jan Russell Janssen Rose M. Jasmer Beverly Jasper Brenda Jasper Elsie and Gottlieb Jenner Duane Jennett Erling C. Jodock Josh Joerz Kent John Audrey Johnson Lori Johnson Clarence Johnson Gerry Johnson Kenneth and Toddy Johnson Lorna Johnson Lorna Johnson Lorraine C. Johnson Lorraine C. Johnson Louis K. Johnson Leonard Johnson Leonard Johnson

Kirsten and Norman Tafelmeyer Orville and Sheryl Kjelland Mrs. Muriel Hoplin Ms. Harriet E. Olson Mrs. Mary L. Johnson Mrs. Ruth E. Kuss Scott and Rhonda Donaldson Mrs. Mary Ann Engebretson C. William and Patricia Dennert James and Loyce Rauser Bison 6 Cinema Richard D Keller Ms. Norma J. Dillenburg Mrs. Ruby M. DeLair Raymond and Hildegarde Baumann Mrs. Le Nora E. Malm Raydon and Betty Workin James and Loyce Rauser Edith A. Anderson Mr. Arnold A. Kirsch

Leonard Johnson Herbert Johnson Merlyn Johnson Merlyn Johnson Sean A. Johnson Gracie Joler James R. Jungroth Glen Kaldahl Charlotte Keeter Bernice A. Kehn Loren Keim Cheri Keller Donald W. Kelley Beryle Kelly Jeanete Kienzler Nettie Kihlstrom Donald King Diane King Ester A. Kingsnorth Gladys Kirsch

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Mrs. Marilyn F. Nissen Mrs. Maxine Rostad Raydon and Betty Workin Mrs. Lucille A. Rotz Mrs. Bernice Rudnick Rudnick Electric Mr. Robert J. Rudolph Dean and Kathy Rueger Ms. Beverly G. Schons Carl and DeLores Turnquist Mrs. Dolores Landblom Mr. Milton L. Aisenbrey Helen Sand Reinhart and Patricia Floeter Mrs. Gladys Jondahl-Morton Mrs. Jo Ann Rueckert R. L. and Betty Wood Rhonda and Greg Pennington Dale and Arnola Savelkoul Apollo Hair Clinics Marcia and James Gums Darryl and Angela Sayer Ms. Judy L. Kulla Robert and Kristi Salisbury Mrs. Lois E. Scheel Mrs. Doris Schultz Susan and Gerald Simonson Leslie and Marlys Brewster Mrs. Dolores E. Williams Bert and Helen Egstad Mr. Eldred Schmidt Myron and Lois Schmidt Mrs. Jacquelyn R. Schulte Dale and Bev Brunsch Mrs. Margaret Erickson Tim Timmerman David Watkins Jeff and Doreen Schumacher David and Maxine Syhre Leslie and Carma Branch Glenn and Connie Schwinkendorf Ms. Judy L. Kulla Gereld and Marian Gerntholz Mrs. Irene B. Meyer Keith and Rebecca Solberg Mr. Lloyd C. Sheldon Mrs. Mary Ann Engebretson Kent and Bonnie Eicholtz Apollo Hair Clinics Ms. Shirley Jensvold Mrs. Barbara J. Anderson Mrs. Zona G. Vick Mrs. Gayle E. Lee Gregory and Hilda Eldevik Byron and Ardyce Ellingson Mr. Mahlon B. Smith Kermit and Arlys Sorby Mrs. Irene Brockel Dennis and Karen Erber Mrs. LaVonne M. Fannik Curtis and Marlene Hill Ms. Margaret A. Ketterling Ms. Kathleen M. Kidd Shannon and Chuck Kranz Mr. and Mrs. Gerald L. Lawson Robin and Sandra Payne Ms. Helen M. Payne Terry and Peggy Quinlen Dwight and Ardis Reichenberger Mrs. MarJean Schauer

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Kenneth Rostad Kenneth Rostad Kenneth Rostad George Rotz Robert Rudnick Frank L. Rudnick August and Mary Rudolph KateLynn A. Rueger James M. Rutherford Rose Rutherford Cheryl L. Samson Melvin Sand Carl Sand Miss Jamie I. Satrom Miss Jamie I. Satrom Miss Jamie I. Satrom Hailey Sattler Annie E. Saulsberry Kenny Savelkoul Les Savey Calvin Schaible Calvin Schaible Janet G. Schanilec-Schulze Paul Scheel Paul Scheel Paul Scheel Donald Schiele Martha M. Schlafman Evan Schmidt Calvin A. Schmidt Marie Schmidt Rev. Russell C. Schmidt Kenneth A. Schulte Otto P. Schultz Frankie Schulz Frankie Schulz Frankie Schulz Bobby Schumacher Mathilda Schumacher Alma and Carl Schwarz Joyce A. Schwinkendorf Donald Sevik Irene Shanenko Paul J. Shasky Raymond O. Sheets Eleanor Sheldon Rev. Edwin O. Silrum Donna M Sitek Alton O. S. Skjefte Vonnie Skoglund Edward T. Skura Laymn Slavick Marles Jean Smestad Carrie A. Smith Ruth Smith Yvonne C. Smith Duane Solheim Delores ‘Babe’ Sorenson Delores ‘Babe’ Sorenson Delores ‘Babe’ Sorenson Delores ‘Babe’ Sorenson Delores ‘Babe’ Sorenson Delores ‘Babe’ Sorenson Delores ‘Babe’ Sorenson Delores ‘Babe’ Sorenson

Delores ‘Babe’ Sorenson Delores ‘Babe’ Sorenson Delores ‘Babe’ Sorenson Delores ‘Babe’ Sorenson Delores ‘Babe’ Sorenson Lyle Sorenson Philip Spichke Arlene Springer Earl H. Stahl William Stanke Kathryn Staudinger Ethel C. Stauffer Ernest L. Stave Ernest L. Stave LaVina Stave Gregory Steen Greg Steffes Ruth Stillings Mary Pauline Stowman Ann Streifel Darrice Stringer Harold Strobel Rodney Sundby Lyle Sundeen Royal Sundet Regina Sundre Merton Svaleson Brian A. Svangstu Frances M. Svarstad Ellard S. Swanson Bedvi Swanson Gregory K. Swanson Lois A. Swanson Mary Jo Swanson Mary Jo Swanson Mary Jo Swanson Leo J. Tamble Jr. C. Morris Tangsrud Basil and Naomi Taylor Walter Taylor Marit Teigen Joanne Tennyson Joanne Tennyson

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John and Dorothy Terrill Darwin and Mary Ann Bitz Mr. Dennis L. Anderson Harvey and Marilyn Burley Mrs. Carol Rinde-Lewis Evan and Marie Moe Mrs. Marilyn F. Nissen Mrs. Leona Thon D. Clarke and Iris Tungseth C. William and Patricia Dennert Mrs. Betty J. Aarhus Ms. Shirley Jensvold Mrs. Evelyn Galt Mrs. Elaine F. Nieland Erling and Elizabeth Tufte Erling and Elizabeth Tufte Howard and Bernice Carlson Mrs. Eleanor M. Tupa Mark and Lynn Turnquist Gregory and Hilda Eldevik James and Linda Kimball James and Linda Kimball James and Linda Kimball Paul and Elaine Carlson Eldon and Clara Jo Conant John and Erna Vinje Ms. Shirley Jensvold Lowell and Amy Anderson Vernon and Charlotte Baenen Jon L. Way, D.D.S., M.S. C. William and Patricia Dennert Cynthia Schreiber-Beck Mrs. Marilyn Garrelts Robert and Ruth Wedman Eldon and Clara Jo Conant Elga M. Weisgram Larry and Karen Weisz June Remmich-Wilen Mrs. Juanita J. Dura Ms. Judy L. Kulla Mrs. Mary Ellen Kulla Mrs. Eunice Milne Wendell and Judith Perleberg Dale and Marian Western Mr. Dennis L. Anderson Mrs. Mavis A. Wold Alon and Merle Wieland Dale and Marian Western Waldo and Marion Platte Mrs. Lucille A. Rotz Ms. Carol L. Christianson Gloria and Bryan Jones James and Linda Kimball Waldo and Marion Platte Gregory and Hilda Eldevik Mrs. Mertis Hill Mrs. Velma P. Martin David and Faye Bernstein Ms. Shirley Jensvold Mrs. Mavis A. Wold James and Ruth Anderson Vernon and Charlotte Baenen Mrs. Eunice Wunderlich David and Geraldine Yaggie Norman and Belle Kvale Hon. Lyle A. Podoll

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Karen J. Terrill Richard Tewksbury Irene Thompson Florence Thompson Wallace Thompson Ada L. Thompson-Moe Ada L. Thompson-Moe Gorden Thon Gorden Thon John G. Thurn Vangi Tingelstad Myrtle E. Tosse William Trecker Jr. William Trecker Jr. Amanda B. Tufte Olivia C. Tufte Charles and Alfred Tuhkanen Dorothy Tupa Alice Turnquist Leo Vachal Dorothy E. Verlinde Jennifer Verlinde Margaret E. Verlinde Kelly Vig Alna Vincent Donna & Edward Vinje Elvira A. Walker Alan F. Wallstead Sandy Wanzek Helen Wong Way Sally Webb

In Honor Of Living tributes to the Anne Carlsen Center honor family members and friends on special occasions such as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and holidays. Recognizing loved ones in this way helps the Center provide comprehensive care to individuals of all abilities, equipping and empowering them to experience life to the very fullest. Given By In Honor Of

City of East Grand Forks Douglas and Sharon Bonsness Annetta and Larry Knecht Mrs. Evelyn Reynolds Mr. Orville R. Ose Amanda and Scott Brekhus Mrs. Marlys A. Bergene Edward and Elaine Boehm Lyle and Jean Sevre Mrs. Murriel A. Carlson Douglas and Leslie Collins Marcia and James Gums Mary Cory Dr. and Mrs. Lewis M. Cowardin Mr. Allan W. Hankel Alvin and Eva Erbele Ms. Virginia Eastmo Ms. Sandra Franke Ervin and Carrie Langholz Mrs. Lois A. Estrem Brooke Fredrickson Darin and Sue Plutowski Ms. Esther R. Grabanski A Pro Maintenance Inc. Mr. Steven R. Sarafolean Mr. Harold F. Priddy Terry and Sue Anderson Mrs. Eileen M. Heider Paul and Leona Thomas Ryan and Annie Keffeler Ryan and Annie Keffeler Ryan and Annie Keffeler Marcia and James Gums Susan and Chris Warcken Thomas and Mariol Knapp Cory and Elisha Anderson Marcia and James Gums Thomas and Mariol Knapp Ms. Martha K. Barker David and Carol McCarthy Ms. Cynthia M. Stecher Orville and Sheryl Kjelland Mrs. Elizabeth J. Lemm

ACC Staff ACC Students ACC Students ACC Students Marie Anderson Lenny and Karen Behm Margo Bergene Everly Boehm Muriel Christopherson Jeannine K. Colburn David and Cecelia Collins Mark Coppin Olivia Cory Ted Cowardin

Dennis D. Dockter Emmy Dziuk Jacob Eastmo Natasha Bud and Helen Eskritt Peter Estrem Aubrey Fredrickson Esther R. Grabanski Leonard Grabanski Austin Gray Patricia Gromak JoAnn Grossman Marcia Gums Heider Family Austin Hettich Wayne Western Jason and Bobbi Jarrett David Wheeler Mike and Rita Jarrett Les Wichmann Paul and Cil Jarrett Eldora and Gustav Wieland Bette Johnson Olida Wigdahl Luke Manville Wigern Audrey Jones Doris Williams Gloria Jones Wayne Wilson Gloria Jones William C. Wilson Shirley M. Jones Leonard Winter Charlie Audrey G. Wipplinger Charlie Selina R. Wirtz Ben Mildred L. Witkowski Sander Mildred L. Witkowski John P. and F. Lorraine Laura Woeste Knecht Ruth E. Wohlwend Tyler Wm. and Patricia Dowell Ida Wold Christopher Charles and Louise Wolfmeyer Gary and Shirley Skarphol Christopher Galen and Terri Skarphol Harriet Wooddell RomaKay Jerry and Kay Gnoinsky Vernon Wunderlich Carolyn Lara-Braud Ms. Dorla J. Hill Tanya K. Yaggie William and Margaret Leech Sarah M. Leech Rollin Young Keaton Bob and Helen Lewis Yvonne I. Zillmer Keaton Leif and Cynthia Peterson Connie Lillejord Marcia and James Gums Paul Mayer Ardina and Elmo Bentz Alexandria McCallum George and Elizabeth McCallum Ruth Weber LoEtta Weber Julius Wedman Edward B. Weigel Joe Weisgram Lorentina W. Weisz Nettie Welo Donald Wenaas Donald Wenaas Donald Wenaas Donald Wenaas Donald Wenaas

Given By In Honor Of

Rev. Paul and Vivian Meuser Rev. Paul and Vivian Meuser Marcia and James Gums Ms. Alice M. Alexander Leon and Dawn Helstad Mrs. Mary Ann Pedersen Mrs. Mary Ann Pedersen Mr. Robert B. Mitchell Jr. Arthur and Esther Bender Olivieri Birthday Bash Douglas and Marcia Olson Bobcat Company by Doosan Mr. Thomas A. Heie Gary and Debra Hobert Kenneth and Carol Hogue Arthur and Earl Lillevig Lawrence and Irma Rathbun Martha and Guy Rosenberg Mrs. Carol L. Kahn Mr. Marvin L. Rapp Les and Gloria Reister Marcia and James Gums Ms. Evonne I. Peterson Curtis and Peggy Christopherson Mrs. Muriel Christopherson James and Colleen Weyrauch Mrs. Mary Ann Pedersen Mrs. Lillian G. Rost Raydon and Betty Workin Gordon and Ida Mae Smith

Kerry McKinney Allyse McKinny Marilyn McMurray Saige Saige Ruth Michaud Rachel Mickelson Stuart Mitchell Brady Lucas Robert and June Olson Bobcat Dealers & Staff Children Henry & Easton Daniel, David, Stacy Hogue The School Loved ones Mary Ann Pedersen George A. Porter Jr. Jean Rapp & granddaughter Brian and Brenda Reister Danielle Remmick Fred Remund Jaxon Jaxon Jaxon

Martha Rosenberg Dennis and Shirley Rost Ken & Maxine Rostad Dr. and Mrs. Charles Sarabun Jr. Bruce and Carolyn Adams Casey Mrs. Alice Bloms Casey Eugene and Carol Hanson Casey Mrs. Dolores E. Williams Austin Lynette Terjesen Ida Schmitt William and Naomi Vining Erna E. Schwartz Thomas and Mariol Knapp Edith Skelton Dan and Pamela Kunzman Wayne A. Stroup Ted and Agnes Hoversten Terry Tiseth Mrs. Elizabeth J. Lemm Tom and June Vangerud Vernon and Geraldine Glass Gabriella Ms. Dorla J. Hill Modena Weatherbee Marcia and James Gums Michele Well

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 included the Center in their wills or estate planning. Some have made the Center a life insurance beneficiary, while others have established a charitable annuity or a trust. The following individuals and couples have been inducted into the Legacy Circle. With their thoughtful gifts, they support the Center’s tradition of providing compassionate care and meaningful, life-changing experiences. Individuals of all ages are gaining greater independence, while showing the world the power of hope and determination. Mrs. Mable D. Banderet Ms. Elaine D. Baron Francis F. Birnbaumer Estate Marilyn Brunson Mrs. Janice S. Bundy Mrs. Elaine Caldis Anonymous Mrs. Esther M. Crabtree Rev. Delmar D. Dahl Maron and Charlotte Davis Grace and Arthur Dietze Grace and Arthur Dietze Mr. James Duff Mrs. Carol Dunker Mrs. Carol Dunker Jerry and Jean Ebertz Mr. and Mrs. Richard Edinger Mr. Elmer Ellwein Mrs. Esther Erickson Mr. Warren H. Ernie Mrs. Clara P. Fadness Steve and Avonne Fagerland Merlin and Doris Flesner Mrs. Clarine M. Fredrickson Ms. Mavis Gaines Mrs. Evelyn Galt Michael and Marie Gillen Tony and Anne-Marie Goh Mr. Theodore R. Goll Ms. Esther R. Grabanski Ms. Esther R. Grabanski Mr. Robert Green Mr. Norman D. Gust Ms. Barbara M. Handelmann Phillip and Mildred Hart Mrs. Eunice Helfenstein

Anonymous Roland and Janet Hinrichs Mr. Glenn Ista Ms. Clara E. Iverson James and Joanne Kack Ms. Eunice Kanne Ms. Blanche P. Kelley Mr. Norman L. Kissick Ms. Joy L. Kjellbotn Mrs. Irene Koehn Robert and Ann Lee Jon and Connie Lillejord Mr. George Litke Mrs. Harriet R. Lowe-Berg Mrs. Sarah Luithle Ms. Pauline Mauser Mrs. Estelle McGillis Mrs. Eldora E. McLaughlin Mrs. Dorothy E. McCormack Mrs. Dorothy E. McCormack Anonymous Ms. Anna Moran Claire and Opal Mueller Mrs. Alice C. Nelson Douglas and May Nelson Mrs. Myrtle I. Nickelson Mr. Arthur H. Nordman Mr. Alvin C. Nordsven Ms. Myrtle I. Oeder Mrs. Viola C. Ost Mrs. Ruby Patton Mr. J. Brayton Person Mrs. Helen F. Peters Ms. Evangeline M. Quam Mrs. Marilyn A. Quanbeck Mrs. Hazel M. Rasmussen

Mrs. Dorothy R. Reichert James and Marilyn Rexin Calvin and Shirley Rolfson Mr. Ray R. Rylander Mr. Wendelin Scherr Mrs. Ella M. Schlundt Mr. David R. Schumm Mr. Larry Seeger Mr. Ernest E. Slagg Jr. Mr. Ernest E. Slagg Jr. Richard and Rose Ann Splitter Mrs. Nettie M. Storhaug Anonymous Ms. Unamae S. Stoyka Mrs. Ivy M. Streu Mrs. Bertina Thorvig Mr. Paul Tiede Robert and Gladys Timmerman Mr. Thomas H. Trimble Ms. Lana Vorland Dean and Alicia Vorland Mr. Chester M. Vosburg Mrs. Harriette J. Wagman Mr. and Mrs. Roy A. Williams Mr. Frank W. Wilson Mrs. Stella J. Wingert Ms. Martha and Arnold Winter Mr. Arnold Winter Ryan and Diane Zakopyko Ms. Arlene D. Ziemer

New to the Tree The members of this group have made significant gifts in support of the mission and vision of the Anne Carlsen Center. The Tree of Life—a work of art and focal point at the Center’s Jamestown campus—recognizes these individuals and businesses. These donors, who have given at least $5,000 to the Center, are making a lasting impact on the individuals we are proud to serve. With every day, the Tree of Life continues to grow, and so do the children and adults in our care, as they reach for … and achieve … their dreams! Those who joined the Tree in 2011: American Insurance Center M. Russell Eckstrom Rick and Janet Ennen First Community Credit Union Mr. Mike Fitzmaurice Ruth L. Grande Aaron Henderson Theodore Hoff Ingstad Family Media William D. Jeffrey Getlow Kvislen Mr. Everett C. Lee Reuben and Clarice Liechty Lloyd Lundeen Lillian and Harold Magedanz Middaugh & Associates, Inc. Swanhild M. Morrison

Mrs. Lucille M. Nilson Rae Y. Olson Red River Valley Jim Beam Bottles Kevin and Cynthia Roorda Larry and Mary Selle Mrs. Beva C. Stringer Reuben Wentz Ms. Neva I. Wiese Mr. Delbert Wright David and Geraldine Yaggie Leona M. Zeller Estate

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REVENUES – The Anne Carlsen Center (ACC) has a proud heritage of wise stewardship. In 2011, ACC continued this tradition, demonstrating efficiency and effectiveness in the use of the funds we receive. Of all our sources of revenue (outlined below), 88 percent in 2011 went directly toward our programs and services for children, adults and their families. This is within the ideal range, according to the accountability standards developed by non-profit databases. Note: The Charities Review Council of Minnesota, Inc., recommends at least 65 percent of a non-profit’s three-year average annual revenue be used for direct program support, and the ideal range, according to the Council, is 70–90 percent. The funding the Anne Carlsen Center receives comes from local, state and federal sources, as well as from the generous support of donors who believe in our mission and values. Local Funding – The Center receives funding from local school districts for the children unable to attend the public school system. State Funding –The state of North Dakota believes the care for individuals with intellectual disabilities is important, and the legislature generously appropriates Medicaid funds for these individuals. Federal Funding – The federal government allocates funding for individuals with disabilities through Special Education appropriations. Development Funding –The Anne Carlsen Center Foundation provides funding for special projects that support the needs … and enhance the abilities … of the children and young adults we serve. Our generous donors have provided funds for our therapy pool, the solarium, technology tools, a Chaplaincy Program, adaptive playground equipment, and a variety of other specialized equipment. Current Giving – The Anne Carlsen Center receives contributions from multiple sources, which include: Donations – From specific donor events such as Giving Hearts Day, to designated appeals, to contributions given in response to our Ambassador publication—gifts from friends of the Center represent an important portion of the money used to fund our unique and special projects. Memorials/In Honor Of – Donating in memory of an individual who has passed away or in honor of a close living friend or relative provides an opportunity to empower others for years to come. Securities– Gifting an investment to the Center may be the optimal way to provide a significant gift that is sure to change lives. Planned Giving – Anne Carlsen Center donors also participate in a variety of unique giving opportunities that ensure sustainability of our programs. Long-term gift opportunities include: 14 The Ambassador

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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—receives fixed payments that will continue regardless of how long you or your designee live. Charitable Trusts – If you are interested in making a substantial gift to the Center over a period of years, consider making us a beneficiary of 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 ACC is to name it as the recipient of all or a portion of the proceeds of a life insurance policy. In this way, you can ensure a gift that may ultimately be larger than its cost.

EXPENDITURES – The Anne Carlsen Center believes in using the most cost-effective and responsible methods for spending on programs, infrastructure and administration. Our passion and purpose revolve around those we serve, with new programs and projects serving as investments in the care we provide to students and clients. The growing needs of individuals and their families has been the driving force behind ACC’s growth over the past year, and will continue to transform the way we deliver services in the years to come. The following are some of the life-changing programs and services that donor support has helped make possible. Community Based Services – ACC assists individuals with disabilities and their families in building lives of dignity, independence and well-being. We provide services in the home through customized supports for individuals from birth to age 21. For adults, we create a unique plan for independence, vocational skill development and community involvement. Our investment in providing these communitybased services has meant the addition of offices and staff in Fargo, Grand Forks and Devils Lake, in addition to Jamestown. This year ACC will open another Community Based Services office in Bismarck.

KIDS Infant Development Program – The KIDS Program is an early-intervention, home-based service for children from birth to age three. Our staff helps identify learning opportunities in the home and natural environment, and provides support, instruction and resources. We empower parents and caregivers to help their child learn and develop to his or her full potential. Resource Center – As ACC has grown in size and expertise, we recognize that the needs of some individuals are best served outside of our Jamestown Campus. Through our newly developed Resource Center, we seek to share our staff’s expertise with other professionals and families in an effort to improve the lives of others. The Resource Center offers diagnostic services; an evaluation team; training, education, and conferences; and a variety of additional assistance options for families, guardians and professional caregivers. Technology – In 2011, the Anne Carlsen Center made a significant investment in placing new technology tools in the hands of the individuals we serve. The equipment we utilize throughout ACC helps children and young adults develop critical skills for everyday tasks. From mainstream consumer devices—like the iPad—to voice activated computers, we actively look for ways to enhance the lives of those we serve. Technology investments in 2011 included: • iPads • SMART Boards and TAP-it interactive learning stations • Specialized education software • Specially equipped vehicles for accessible transportation • Specialized curriculum including CARD Skills® Autism Services – The Anne Carlsen Center is always looking to the future and the potential need for additional services to better serve our clients. Research indicates the need for autism services is increasing in North Dakota and all across the United States. In 2011, ACC devoted significant resources to developing and expanding programs designed to help individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families enjoy lives of quality and learning at home, at school, and in the community. Extended Services – In May 2011, ACC served 874 individuals. A year later, that number increased to 1,244. Our growth in services has also meant growth in staff. In addition to our well-established campus in Jamestown, we are now providing critical services in many corners of the state. We take pride in the professionals and caregivers who all contribute to continuing the legacy started by Dr. Anne Carlsen. We have added training initiatives and programs such as the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) program, Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI), and course work through the College of Direct Support (CDS).

2011 SUMMARY – As you can see, donors to the Anne Carlsen Center are vital in helping us accomplish our mission. Your gifts—in the form of contributions, memorials and bequests/ trusts—empower us to provide quality services and programs, and remain on the cutting-edge of service delivery and technologies. As the Center continues to expand and enhance our services, your generosity is nurturing abilities and changing lives. We are extremely grateful for the many individuals who believe in our mission to make the world a more inclusive place where independence is a gift to all.

ANNE CARLSEN CENTER PROGRAM AND SERVICES Education • 9 Month School • 10 Week Extended Summer Program • Adaptive Physical Education • Library Services • Transition Support • Assistive Technology • Behavior Support • Vocational Training Home Life/Residential • Advanced Medical Care • Nursing • Physician • Dietary • Psychological/Behavior • Support Services • Recreation

Community Based Services • In-Home Supports • Community Day Supports • Assessments Resource Center • Evaluations and Assessments • Outpatient Therapy • Professional Development • Consultations • Conferences and Workshops KIDS Infant Development Program • Evaluation • Individual Family Service Plan • Home Visits • Consultations

Therapeutic Support • Physical Therapy • Occupational Therapy • Speech Therapy • Sensory Motor Integration • Aquatic Therapy • Dysphasia Treatment • Adaptive Equipment • Behavioral Therapy

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2011 ACC REVENUES DIRECT Care/Program Services

2011 ACC Expenditures DIRECT Care/Program services

Community Based Services (9.5%) $2,199,799

Medical/Home Life Services (36.3%) $8,367,068

Medical/Home Life Services (43.19%) $11,624,092

KIDS Infant Development Program (16.08%) $3,708,299

Rehab Services (6.22%) $1,675,227

Community Based Services (9.51%) $2,560,119 KIDS Infant Development Program (14.68%) $3,949,866 Other (1.63%) $438,481

Rehabilitative Therapy (6.5%) $1,495,387

Contributions (1.89%) $509,543

Dietary Services (1.4%) $320,298

Property & Household (3.5%) $816,985

Taxes/Depreciation/ Property Insurance (3.4%) $775,009

Transportation (0.4%) $89,170 Education (10.5%) $2,416,417

Public Information/ Fundraising (3.2%) $731,584

Administration (9.2%) $2,115,701

Tuition (13.13%) $3,533,163

Memorials (0.23%) $62,734 Bequests/Trusts (4.54%) $1,221,638 Earnings on Endowment (3.93%) $1,057,075 + Minerals (1.04%) $280,413 = (4.97%) $1,337,488

ACC Continuum of Services As of april 2012 Community Services (7.87%) Residential (5%)

Outreach Evaluations – Diagnostics (2%) Outpatient (15%)

Educational Services (5.22%)

Kid’s Infant Development Program (64.79%)

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Kid’s Infant Development Program: Served 806 individuals Outpatient: Served 187 individuals Community Services: Served 98 individuals Residential: Served 62 individuals Educational Services: Served 65 students * 8 of the students are/were day students and reside at home with their natural supports or in another setting. Outreach Evaluations – Diagnostics: Served 26 individuals Total Clients Served: 1,244 individuals served

Board of Trustees Tim Flakoll Fargo, N.D.

Sue Offutt, Ph.D. Wheeling, Ill.

Joel Fremstad Fargo, N.D.

Thomas Rohleder Immediate Past Chair Fargo, N.D.

Harvey Huber Treasurer Jamestown, N.D.

Janet Seaworth Bismarck, N.D.

Bruce Iserman Vice Chair Fargo, N.D.

Pat Traynor Chair Fargo, N.D.

Pat McCullough Secretary Edina, Minn.

Reesa Webb Denver, Colo.

Robert Montgomery, M.D. Fargo, N.D.

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

the ambassador Published by: Anne Carlsen Center 701 3rd St. N.W., P.O. Box 8000 Jamestown, ND 58402 1-800-568-5175 Brenda Tappert, Editor Scott Hobert, Assistant Editor Paul Johnson, Designer The Ambassador is mailed, free of charge, for supporters of the mission and vision of the Anne Carlsen Center. Notice of Non-Discrimination Policy: Anne Carlsen Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age or disability in employment or services. If you would like to be removed from our mailing list, please call 1-800-568-5175, ext. 167. Eco-friendly Ambassador At the Anne Carlsen Center, we are taking steps every day to be kind to the environment. The Forest Stewardship Council logo you see here means we are printing The Ambassador on an environmentally-certified paper. Each page has a 10% post-consumer Cert no. BV-COC-070703 waste content, and the inks utilized are Soy Inks.


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The Anne Carlsen Center has partnered in 2012 with area businesses who share our passion for empowering children, adults and families touched by disability or developmental delay. This year, eight businesses are helping us carry on the legacy of our namesake, Dr. Anne Carlsen. We are grateful for their commitment and compassion. As the Anne Carlsen Center works steadfastly to nurture abilities and change lives, we thank these Community Partners for joining us on this amazing journey.

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