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MISSOURI SLOPE AREAWIDE UNITED WAY 2019 Annual Report to the Community

LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR Jena Gullo, Executive Director Missouri Slope Areawide United Way jgullo@msaunitedway.org

Wow, it has been a fast 10 years - an exciting 10 years - at United Way. Bismarck-Mandan sure is different and our United Way has evolved with it. Our goal this past decade has been to work with our partners to provide lasting solutions to the most pressing issues in our community. School officials reported that families were falling through the cracks. Kids in poverty had low attendance rates, low reading proficiency rates, and were entering kindergarten far behind their peers, having a domino effect on their life. Seventy-one percent of our youth didn’t have a positive role model. Behaviors in school were on the rise. Kids were acting out more than ever. United Way began prioritizing a more proactive approach to break the cycle of poverty – saving Neighbors Network by becoming their sole funder for years, targeting early childhood development by bringing in new partners with evidenced-based programs, and even helping to bring Restorative Justice to Simle Middle School (now all middle schools) in our community. We developed a mentoring program called Adopt-a-Classroom, making it so easy to volunteer. Kids no longer have to worry about where their next meal will come from over the weekends or throughout the summer. Hundreds of thousands of books are now in the homes of tens of thousands of local preschoolers. You’ve sheltered the homeless when there was nowhere else for people in crisis to turn. We’ve opened a permanent emergency shelter, all while continuing our commitment to highquality community programs. We have raised more than $25,555,000 and have supported more than 40 nonprofits in accomplishing their mission – programs that fill big needs in our community. So many things are going right in our nonprofit sector, but unfortunately, the poor in our community have a near impossible chance of changing their circumstances or accessing the help they need. There’s more work to be done. While we’ve broken the cycle of poverty and abuse for some, it’s time to take it to scale. Our Center for Opportunity will do just that. It’s a game-changer for our community. I’ll end on this… Every morning and every night, I look into the eyes of my sweet baby boy, and I see love, hope, and possibility. I hope that I’m enough, that I can give him more than he could ever need, and that his life is full of opportunity. I imagine most parents feel that same way, but too often don’t have the means. I’ve seen the heartache and worry on the faces of many moms staying at our shelter. Let’s work together on giving all parents the tools they deserve so their kids have a life full of open doors and possibilities. Let’s level the playing field for kids and be there for them in a real way. With your help, we can do this while continuing to support vital programs that provide a high quality of life for all.




BUILD COMMUNITIES The past decade charted a more intentional path for MSA United Way. Historically a driver in fundraising, United Way made a big impact in program and agency operations throughout Bismarck-Mandan. It became evident, however, that being everything to everyone wasn’t creating measurable change. In 2011, “United Way…Much More Than A Fundraiser” was a key message used to begin moving the needle on social issues. It spoke to the past, where success was measured almost solely by the money raised and alluded to a future with a proactive approach to addressing the community’s most pressing issues. MSA United Way’s Community Impact Committee developed a process which brought together more than 50 volunteers to review needs assessments and determine community priorities, score applications and work with partners to develop long-term solutions.


Today, United Way continues to support partner agencies and explores ways to bring them together, align community initiatives and create lasting change. Unfortunately, critical gaps in human services remain, and MSA United Way steps up to address immediate and often dire needs. A shelter closes – United Way builds a permanent emergency homeless shelter with quality services. Kids go hungry over the weekends – United Way pulls people together to end weekend hunger. Problems are solved, but the need doesn’t disappear. A community this size will always need a well-run homeless shelter, and, with it now opening 24/7, we can check that off of our priority list with your continued support. However, we can do more. By working to bring necessary assistance from across the community directly to those in need, we can provide a pathway out of poverty. We rely heavily on the expertise of our partner agencies. We can’t do this alone. While we have focused more on problem-solving and impact these last 10 years, our mission remains the same: We unite people and resources to build a better community. We will do this by continuing to find bold solutions for lasting change.


2009 Dolly Parton Imagination Library began with support from Basin Electric. It has grown from hundreds of children who participate, to providing monthly books to 4,022 kids in the counties of Sioux, Emmons, Grant, McClean, Sheridan, Pierce, Logan, Kidder, Burleigh, Morton, Oliver and Mercer, sending more than 414,000 books to the homes of area preschoolers!

2011 Women United’s 1st Day of Action. We now collect, pack & deliver more than 100 baby baskets to new moms in need.

2011 The Community Impact Committee, led by cochairs Brenda Nagel and Jason Millner, developed a robust investment process with online applications, reporting and evaluation. This transition to collective impact targets collaborations focused on outcomes and measurable solutions.

Capacity Building - Through the support of the Bremer Trust, United Way provided $700,000 in training, technical support and mini grants to build up our nonprofit sector between 2012 and 2016.



MSA United Way hit $2 million mark in contributions with Dave Goodin, MDU Resources, and Dr. Craig Lambrecht, Sanford, leading the charge.

www.VolunteerBisMan.com was launched to better connect volunteers with local nonprofits.

2013 UW Backpack Program was founded and now provides more than 1,400 backpacks of food to students in Bismarck, Mandan, Beulah, Hazen, Lincoln, Linton, Carson, Hazelton, Moffit and Braddock. 5


2013 Thanks to Townsquare Media, United Way became on-air sensations, hosting United Way’s Community Talk on SuperTalk 1270 twice a month.

2014 Little Black Dress Campaign began, and has raised $389,293 to date for women & children in poverty.

2015 Adopt-a-Classroom – Women United responded to the statistic that only 29% of local youth feel they have a positive adult role model by reading, tutoring, and mentoring at-risk youth at high-poverty schools.

2016 Summer Hunger Program - Responding to the DPI statistic that only 7% of our high-poverty youth are reached during the summer months, United Way partnered with Bismarck and Mandan Public Schools feeding both children and adults every weekday in 7-10 parks.

2017 Temporary United Way Homeless Shelter – Thanks to partnerships with the local business community, United Way was able to step in and shelter the homeless when our community’s only shelter closed its doors at the start of winter.

2018 Day of Caring grew from 350 volunteers in 2011 to more than 1300 in 2018.


2019 The United Way endowment fund grew from $78,000 in 2009 to $1,856,000 in 2019.

2019 Thanks to a partnership with the City of Bismarck, United Way secured funding to open our shelter doors 24/7 and become the only 24/7 drop-in center in central and western ND on January 1, 2020.

Permanent Homeless Shelter – Thanks to a partnership with Community Works of North Dakota, United Way opened a permanent homeless shelter for our community.

2019 MSA United Way surpassed $3m with the leadership of Dale Pahlke and Cindy Schaaf, Dakota Community Bank & Trust, and by Jim and Julie Haussler. 6



fter discovering that kids were going hungry over the weekend and coming to school dizzy and distracted, United Way stepped

in to fill the gap. Businesses and generous community members sponsor, pack, and deliver more than 1,400 backpacks of food so local students don’t go hungry on the weekends. Department of Public Instruction reported that only 7 percent of children in need are being reached with meals during the summer months. This was alarming to us, and we knew something had to be done immediately. Bismarck and Mandan Public Schools felt the same way and wanted to prepare meals. We work together to ensure that no child goes hungry over the summer.

HOW UNITED WAY HELPED IN 2019: • 480 volunteers recruited and coordinated to serve 33,211 meals in ten parks throughout the summer. • 148,434 meals provided through the United Way Backpack Program to end weekend hunger. • $216,900 invested in hunger-relief programs, including meals for the elderly, The Banquet to support expansion of their evening meals, Ministry on the Margin’s Food Pantry, Underwood’s Community Cupboard, and Great Plains Food Bank’s food recovery program. 7




ennifer, originally from a rural town outside of Bismarck, lost her job and soon found

herself living in her car with her 8 and 10-yearold daughters. It became difficult to get her girls to school, and, with no options in sight, Jennifer and the girls made their way to Bismarck in hope of finding a safe place to stay at United Way’s Homeless Shelter. They received warm meals, toiletries, and immediate assistance in getting the girls registered for school. Jennifer was connected with multiple agencies to help her get back on her feet. After spending the holidays at the shelter, Jennifer and her family secured a place of their own and are rebuilding a life in Bismarck.



-year-old Jacob arrived at the shelter distraught and discouraged. He did not have a stable upbringing and

was without a support system at home. More than anything, he wanted to secure a job and live independently. With the help and resources of United Way and its partners, Jacob is now employed and lives in his own apartment. Coordinated and consistent efforts like this within the Center for Opportunity result in easy access to services and an opportunity for clients to live independent, healthy lives.


• Sheltered 490 men, women and children at United Way’s Emergency Homeless Shelter.

• Opened a permanent homeless shelter

• Provided 35,131 nights of shelter together with our community partners.

• Secured funds to open the shelter 24/7 at the start of the new year.

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focus on early childhood development is critical in preparing kids for success in life. If children aren’t reading proficiently

by the end of the third grade, they are four times more likely to not graduate from high school on time. A child is 90 percent more likely to remain a poor reader at the end of the fourth grade if he or she is a poor reader at the end of the first grade. Children from low-income families are at greater risk for entering school unprepared. According to a national longitudinal analysis by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, economically disadvantaged children may know only one or two letters of the alphabet when entering kindergarten, while children in the middle class will know all 26. Confidence is lost, and school becomes frustrating for these kids as they fall further behind, thus amplifying the problem. Equipping children with the tools needed to be prepared for kindergarten is one way we can help break the cycle of poverty. MSA United Way supports programs like BECEP, Healthy Families, CREA, and HeadStart, as well as literacy programs like ND Reading Corps, to help give all children a jump start & set them up for success in school.


HOW UNITED WAY HELPED IN 2019: • Mailed 47,963 books to 4,022 local children through our Dolly Parton Imagination Library. • 77 percent improved reading scores and 78 percent improved math scores after receiving case management support. • 284 kids and adults participated in Adopt-a-Classroom and Parents United.





abel, 88-years-young, was born and raised in Bismarck, ND. She no longer has family living in

the area, leaving her with little social interaction or help at home. Rebuilding Together volunteers stepped in to make necessary repairs to her home and Burleigh County Senior Center delivers meals to Mabel throughout the winter when it’s difficult for her to venture out. She also receives frequent visits from a volunteer at the LSS Senior Companion Program. When the weather warms up, Mabel stays active by enjoying bingo and coffee at the local senior center and takes part in the YMCA Parkinson’s Program. Mabel and hundreds of other Bismarck-Mandan seniors lead active, healthy lives with the support of United Way partners and your contributions.

HOW UNITED WAY HELPED IN 2019: • 497 seniors were able to stay in their homes because of United Way funded services.

• 729 seniors received health maintenance services in Mandan.

• 68 people were helped this year through the YMCA Live Strong Program.

• 40 individuals participated in the Parkinson’s Wellness Program. 14


EVENTS Online Auction April 27–May 1, 2020 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive May 9, 2020 Day of Action/Community Baby Shower June 19, 2020 Day of Caring August 12, 2020 Little Black Dress (LBD) September 14-17, 2020 LBD Celebration September 17, 2020 Coins for a Cause September 21–October 2, 2020 LIVE UNITED Day November 6, 2020 2021 Annual Luncheon January 28, 2021


TOP 20

INVESTORS Corporate and Employee

01. MDU Resources Group, Inc. 02. Basin Electric Power Cooperative 03. Dakota Community Bank & Trust 04. SCHEELS 05. Doosan/Bobcat Company 06. KLJ 07. Bismarck Public Schools 08. Starion Bank 09. N  ational Information Solutions Coop – NISC 10. Aetna 11. Eide Bailly 12. BNC National Bank 13. University of Mary 14. American Bank Center 15. CHI St. Alexius Health 16. Sea Foam International, Inc. 17. Alliance Real Estate 18. BNI Coal 19. Capital Credit Union 20. Bartlett & West, Inc. 17


Each year, we honor one business that shows outstanding commitment to the BismarckMandan community. This organization encourages employee involvement through volunteerism and creative workplace campaigns. •  MDU Resources Group


In recognition of going above and beyond during the 2019 MSA United Way Campaign. • Dale Pahlke


The LIVE UNITED Award is given to businesses, organizations, or groups who exemplify the idea of living united. • • • •

Legacy United Methodist Trademark Realty City of Bismarck Wells Fargo


Best in show is presented to a business in each division, based on the percentage of overall campaign increase. • Corporate & Employee: Aetna • Small Business: Bartlett & West • Employee Campaign: Mid Dakota Clinic • Professional Division: Dakota Eye Institute •  Agency: Dacotah Foundation • Agency: Lewis & Clark Development Group








LEADERSHIP EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Kirk Pandolfo – President, Wells Fargo Advisors Barb Aasen – Vice President, Eide Bailly Dr. Steven Chuppe – Treasurer, Chuppe Clinic Shelley Larson – Secretary, Friend of United Way Kevin Stadler – Past President, BNC National Bank

BOARD MEMBERS Gary Adkisson, Bismarck Tribune Brenda Blazer, Vogel Law Firm Gary Delorme, US Attorney Office Jeff Fastnacht, Mandan Public Schools Martin Fritz, KLJ Dr. Ernest Godfread, Friend of United Way Tyler Halm, SCHEELS Jim Haussler, MDU Resources Community Bowl Dave Hunter, ND Retirement & Investment Office Dave Ingstad, Dakotah Paper Company Jon Klein, Basin Electric Power Cooperative

Bryan Klipfel, Workforce Safety & Insurance, and Job Service ND Laurie Leingang, Friend of United Way Peggy Link, MDU Resources Group, Inc. Keith Mantz, Capital Credit Union Brenda Nagel, University of Mary Dana Petersen, Bremer Bank Ann Reich, ND Bankers Association Bob Romine, Friend of United Way Kurt Schley, CHI St. Alexius Health John Weber, NISC Derek Weigel, Cornerstone Bank

CAMPAIGN CABINET Jim and Julie Hausler, Co-Chairs, MDU Resources Community Bowl Bruce and Barb Evanson, Friends of United Way Stacey Geiger, Bismarck Public Schools Tracey Reinbold, Bismarck Public Schools Mylynn Tufte, ND Dept. of Health Dorothy Lick, ND Bankers Association

Keith Mantz, Capital Credit Union Ben Sand, Crowley Fleck Weston Dressler, Sanford Health Sarah Carlson, CCO Kilee Harmon, CHI St. Alexius Health Mallory Green, Mandan Public Schools

COMMUNITY IMPACT COMMITTEE John Weber — Chair, NISC Bonnie Dahl, University of Mary


Peggy Link, MDU Resources Group, Inc. Jan Tello, Friend of United Way

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Terry Kraft, American Family Insurance Brian Bjella, Friend of United Way Vicki Kunz, Friend of United Way Barb Aasen, Eide Bailly Vern Dosch, NISC Shawn Deisz, Basin Electric Power Cooperative Dr. Steven Chuppe, Chuppe Clinic Jason Millner, Stifel Greg Ellwein, Gate City Bank Andy Mongeon, Metlife Resources Joe Hauer, United Printing John Giese, Friend of United Way Chuck Peterson, Jobbers Moving and Storage Ardie Poppe, Friend of United Way Darcy Volk, Friend of United Way George Keiser, Friend of United Way Herman Schafer, Friend of United Way Mike LaLonde, Friend of United Way Brian Kroshus, ND Public Service Commission Gerridee Wheeler, Friend of United Way Sr. Thomas Welder, University of Mary

Curt Walth, Starion Bank Brenda Nagel, University of Mary Al Klein, Friend of United Way Leslie Oliver, Office of ND Governor Monsignor James Shea, University of Mary Kelvin Hullet, Bank of North Dakota John Berger, Friend of United Way Myron Pfeifle, Friend of United Way Al Wolf, Wheeler Wolf Law Firm Greg Vetter, Friend of United Way Rodger Wetzel, Friend of United Way Keith Ulmer, Friend of United Way Steve Schwan, Schwan Pontiac GMC Martin White, Friend of United Way Todd Steinwand, Bank of North Dakota Laurie Kadrmas, Friend of United Way Kevin Stadler, BNC National Bank Dale Pahlke, Dakota Community Bank & Trust Cindy Schaaf, Dakota Community Bank & Trust Craig Larson, Starion Bank Shelley Larson, Friend of United Way

WOMEN UNITED STEERING COMMITTEE Julie Dahle – Past Chair, Choice Financial Group Sarah Mack – Chair, Chuppe Clinic Amy Mazigian – Vice Chair, Gate City Bank Deb Schmidt – Recognition Chair, U.S. Bank Jessica Cottingham-Hardy – Event Liaison, Cottingham Insurance Agency

Teresa Chrest – Impact Liaison, Bartlett & West Sara Pic ­– Member at Large, EMC Insurance Cindy Schaaf – Recruitment & Cabinet Liaison, Dakota Community Bank & Trust Tammy Langerud – Communication Chair, Basin Electric Power Cooperative



INDIVIDUALS TOCQUEVILLE — $10,000+ Barb & Keith Aasen Michael Becker Kerry J. Carpenter Ward & Barbara Fredrickson Martin & Mary Ellen Fritz Dave & Pat Goodin

Senator John & Mrs. Mikey Hoeven Paul Govig & Julie Krenz Craig & Shelley Larson Kelly & Stephen McCormick Cheryl A. Moore

Kirk & Nancy Pandolfo Jack & Kristi Paris Dorothy Rolfstad Major Stan Sayler Dale Pahlke & Cindy Schaaf

24 KARAT — $5,000 - $9,999 Ann Andre Dennis & Laurie Bense John & Robynn Berger Dennis Biesecker & Theresa Hall Julie & Glen Bosch Drs. Robert & Jan Bury Greg Clum Dr. Mike Jankoviak & Dr. Joan Connell Jessica Cottingham-Hardy Adam & Sonya Dever Scott & Holly Dietrich Chris B. Ford

Dr. Ernest & Carolyn Godfread Tom & Janelle Gunderson Bruce & Karin Haskell Barry Haugen James & Julie Haussler Catherine R. Jones Dianna L. Kindseth Matt & Nicole Kivisto Dr. Siriwan Kriengkrairut Dan & Mary Kuntz Peggy Link Marvin & Barbara Masset

Gary & Karen Miller Carolyn & John Olson Jay Pahlke Anne Rolfstad Bob & Patricia Romine Dr. Sid & Amy Schmidt Mike & Kathy Schneider Jamie Sorenson Jason Stahl Cedric & Mary Theel Beverly Ann & Curtis Walth Dr. Peter & Jane White

Mark Foss & Sharon Eckert Sharon & Charles Gallagher Renae Hansen Russell & Debra Honeyman Ivan & Lisa Johnson Darrell Lingle Mandy Maxon & Aaron Ness Pat Mayer & Larry Schmidt Corrie Mayher

Paul & Lori Myerchin Brenda & Tony Nagel SuAnn Olson Sara Pic Jim Poolman Larry & Faye Rolfson Laura & Jeffrey Rust Amber M. Schafer Chad Wachter

PLATINUM — $2,500 - $4,999 Bob & Tamie Aberle Joanne C. Bavendick Rob Johnson Kurt & Lisa Chaffee Dr. Gregory & Laurie Chuppe Dr. Steven & Debra Chuppe Rebecca J. Dorwart Dana & Shawnda Ereth David & Cazanne Fitterer


GOLD — $1,500 - $2,499 Jason & Tricia Arenz Randall J. Bakke Lynn & Carol Beiswanger Brenda Blazer Michael & Angela Bolme Michael & Teresa Chrest Nancy K. Christenson Timothy & Kathy Dawson Tom & Sandy Deis Shawn & Michael Deisz Natalie & Gregory Eckes David & Karla Ehlis Micheal & Jennifer Farley Lisa Frank MeLea Grabinger Teresa & Troy Grothe

Jerry & Denise Hauff Ken Hedge Michael & Kristen Jahner Steven & Francine Johnson Jim & Kathy Kaiser Sheldon & Marsha Kauk Sandra & Wally Keller Kim L. Lee Tim Lervick Dorothy & Brad Lick Faye D. Miller Mark & Lenette Momerak Gary Petersen Nancy Petersen Tyler J. Peterson Myron & Judy Pfeifle

Bethany Pfister Dave & Ann Reich Mike & Kathy Ressler Karl & Jessica Rockeman Sara Ryckman Deb Schmidt Christa Schwartzenberger Garret Senger Monsignor James Shea Tammy Skogen Robin Thorstenson Jame Todd David & Mary Kay Tokach Justice Jerod & Mylynn Tufte Bryan Wetch

Alan & Lynn Burgard Bradley Christensen Rick Clayburgh Mike & Bonnie Dahl Julie Dahle Pat & Kyle Darras Jim & Elizabeth Deutsch Carroll & Crystal Dewing Dr. Lynn J. Dodge Tammy Dolan Stacy & Dave DuToit Kevin & Rachel Dykema Mr. & Mrs. Clifford Enockson Wendy Feeney Leland & Valerie Fischer

Jacob Fisketjon Dave & Patricia Flohr Marilyn Foss John & Lori Frank Amy L. Garman Shelley Geiger Annie Gerhardt Sarah & Tyler Getzlaff Titus J. Gietzen Lawerence & Carmen Glasser Michelle Gramling Cheri Greff Greg Gunderson Tyler Halm Lyle Halvorson

SILVER — $750 - $1,500 Corina & Jeremy Abbatoye Gary & Glenda Adkisson LLoyd E. Anderson, LLLP Mark & Jill Anderson Bradley & Claudia Ballweber David & Lisa Barney Martin Paul & Jane E. Baumann Ryan Beck Scott & Kristie Becker Dawn L. Behlohlavek Erica R. Berg Steve & Karly Berger Kimberly Bethke Patrick & Doreen Brown Tony & Britta Burbach

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Craig & Melissa Hanson Wayne & Jennifer Harvison Amanda Haseleu Don & Marlene Hastings Loren & Linda Haugen Blaine Heidt Mark & Gail Heinert Daniel Hildebrand Joyce Hinman Dave & Nicole Hoekstra Kyle Holwegner Jodey Houn Dr. Cheryl & George Mizell Kelvin & Amy Hullet Jaden & ShaLee N. Huntley Christopher Ibach Chuck & Carol Iten Secretary of State Al Jaeger Debbie Jans Ann Jenks Carol Johnson Emily & David Johnson Jessie L. Johnson Mr. Scott Kadlec Sheila K. Keller Rebecca & Joshua Kern Elmer Kirsch Alan & Ginger Klein Amy Klein Jon O. Klein Jonathan & Marie Klein Patricia Klein Bryan Klipfel Berkley Kraft Troy D. & Bernie Kraft Debbie M. Kroshus Joy Krush Lisa J. Kudelka Dean & Michelle Kuhn Rachel A. Kuntz Alicia Lacher Robert & Rebecca Lacher Darin & Tammy Langerud Amber Larson Ryan & Stacy Larson Roger & Julie Lawyer 23

Lori & Gary Ledahl Lori L. Leingang Al & Angie Lick Andy Heinle & Diane Lillis Dennis & Beth Lipp Victoria J. Loesch Craig & Sandra Lohstreter Jay T. Lundstrom James Luptak Wade & Amy Mann Keith & Debbie Mantz Becky & Bill Marion Judy Maslowski Amy & Jason Mazigian Ryan McKay Mary R. Miller Jason L. Millner Andy & Karin Mongeon Joe R. Morrissette LaMonte Mikesh Darcy & Kimberly Neigum David Nelson Jim & Lorri Nelson Gloria Olson John M. Olson Becky Osborn Greg & Carol Oshea Bruce E. Ostrum Harold & Rebecca Parkin Carol Perry Dana J. Petersen Muriel M. Peterson Jesse & Mindy Piatz Jane & Tracy Porter Lisa S. Quintus Michelle & Eugene Radke Kari R. Reichert Jeff & Brandee Rensch Vonette J. Richter Michael Risan Phyllis & Paul Rittenbach Mark & Amy Roberts Dr. Joellen Roller & Bob Martinson Kurt & Amber Ruzicka Dr. MG Sanathanamurthy

John & Tania Schell Kurt & Debbie Schley Alisha Schmidt Chris Schmitt Jesse & Terri Schuette Chad & Shanna Scott Paul & Katie Selid John & Mary Shaffer Jordan & Sandra Sivertson Jay & Linda Skabo Curtis Skaley Dr. Larry Skogen Kirk Snustad Jene M. Sobolik Daryl & Mary Splichal Kevin Stadler Jason & Christy Steffenhagen Todd & Shelly Steinwand Suzann Sweeney Missy Thompson Dawn Tipton Leon & Audrey Uhrich Jodi Vander Hoek Hon. Gerald W. VandeWalle Chad & Amanda Vinchattle David Vinchattle Dr. Charles R. Volk Jason & Alana Vollmer Jesse Walstad Jerome & Renee Walz Lynette Weigel Dan & Brenda Weisz Dan & Cindy Werner Michael & Shari Wetzel Martin & Sheila White Dirk & Jamie Wilke Scott Winkels Tracy & Dal Yanke

BRONZE — $500 - $749 Richard Aberle Terry & Delphine Alm Jackie Andahl Barbara & Steve Andrist Representative Kelly Armstrong Michelle R. Bachmeier Stephanie Barth Matt Bauer Jeff & Melanie Beauchamp Jane Beauclair Hermela Bekele Dustin H. Berntson Troy & Joetta Bichler Randy & Elizabeth Bina Mike & Kristi Bitz John & Jodi Bjornson Marsha Blackard Kristi Blumhagen Dyke Boese Wade W. Boeshans Stephanie Bohn Terrance R. Bohn Mike Bothun Ann Braun Sidney Bridgeford Malcolm & Carol Brown John C. Butler Jr. Sarah & Karl Carlson Gretchen K. Cash

Kim & Gail Christianson Bethanie J. Christmann Carrie Clayton Sen. Kent Conrad & Lucy Calautti Renee Daffinrud Terry Daffinrud Wendy Dannenfelzer Gloria David Nicole M. Davy Jeanne DeKrey Gary & Heide Delorme Keith & Beth Demke Justin & Michelle Dever Michelle M. Dire Kimberly Dockter Claude & Mary Dockter Susan Dodd Harvey D. Dorfschmidt Connie Dowling Jennifer Ehli Doreen Eichele Rick Eide Greg & Stacy Eider Jay Ell Greg & Carol Ellwein Amanda Enriquez Colin Entringer Therese Entringer Blaine & Toni Erhardt

Alice Erling Jennifer Evans Jeff & Lisa Fastnacht Michael A. Fisher Mike & Diane Fladeland Connie L. Flanagan Cory & Cecily Fong Jeffrey Forsberg & Lisa Banister Joshua H. Forsgren Becky Freidt David A. Fritz Cheryl A. Froelich Curtis & Holli Furman Kimberly Gabriel Katherine L. Gartner Pam R. Geiger Stacey Geiger Dana & Cal Gendreau Randal & Julie Gerving Mandy Gienger Andrew & Alayna Gottsman Paula Graner Jason A. Gregoryk Dr. John M. & Twila Grunseth Charles A. Gullicks Jena M. Gullo Deborah Gustin David Gutschmidt Steven & Chris Hall

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Col. & Mrs. Michael Hall Stacy Hall Terry L. Halstengard Shawn M. Hammes Hailey Hansen Lee & Missy Hanson Ruth A. Hart Arthur G. Haskins Mike & Rochelle Heilman Tim & Abigail Helbling Shasta M. Held Laura Hermanson Mike Herner Molly & Jim Herrington Dr. Robert & Debra Hieb Patricia Hilmoe Sandi C. Himmelspach Dick Hipple Michael & Jenelle Hoff Douglas Hoffman Roxane Hohimer Jennifer Holen Mike & Karen Holman Brandon & Ellen Holt Chuck & Pat Huber Jackie Huber Lane Huber Jablonsky Family Gwen Jakel Ron & Joyce Jeppson Allan Jirges Troy Jochim Lisa A. Johnson Mary Beth Johnson


Andrew Jones Jason Kaiser Adam D. Kaufman Gail A. Keator Edward Kehrwald Lisa Keplin Timothy Kingstad Scott & Kris Kleinjan Braun Knutson Lynette Koch Natalie Koch Lynn Koenig Bob & Neva Kordonowy Arnie Kosobud Mathew Krogen Brian K. Kroshus Lisa A. Kruckenberg Rosemarie Kuntz Jillian Lagasse James D. Landenberger Jennifer & Dale Lang Karen & Dr. Thomas Lengowski Karl A. Liepitz Jeff & Michele Lind Grace M. Link & the late Gov Arthur A. Link Dr. Douglas W. Litchfield Sheila Long Marci A. Loomis Mary J. Ludwig Analena M Lunde Peggy Lutovsky Jared Mack Dr. Sarah & Stanley Mack III Tahnee J. Magnus

Howard Malloy Sengaroun Marohl Patricia S. Masters Lisa McMillan Cassie McNames Greg & Trisha Meidinger Brian Mertz Stephanie J. Michels Darla Miller Kimberly A. Miller Jeanne Mohn Tiffani Morman Carey R. Moser David & Karen Muggli Ed Murphy Michael D. Murray Tom & Claudia Nagel Jess Nehl Danica Nelson Jeff Nelson Shelley L. Ness Rodney & Maxine Nibbe Ashley Nissley Tom & Nicole Nosbusch Jessica R. Nygaard Gary & Linda Oster Nate & Lynae Palczewski Diane & Michael Paul Robert Pedersen Robert & Nicole Peske Amanda E. Peterson Shawna L. Piatz Dan C. Pillar Glenn R. Pladsen

Karen D. Plum Dan & Lorena Poppe Tim & Mary Porter Kristie K. Rants Chris Reiser Jamie L. Remboldt Janice M. Richter Paulson Russ Riehl Chad Rienstra Scott Ritter David M. Rogstad Dr. Benedict Roller Jarred Roloff Matt T. Sagaser Betty J. Sailer Jesse Sailer Nathan J. Sailer John R. Sakariassen, Jr. Sheila Sandness Emily D. Sayler Esther Sayler Kate Schlag Mr. David J. Schmidt Lori Schmidt Lynn Schmidt Thomas Schmidt Scott & Lisa Schneider Mark & Tracy Schneider

Ronald & Mary Schneider Jayse S. Schwan Michael Schwan Laura E. Scott Fred & Laura Selensky Sue D. Seminary Jeremy & Jennifer Severson Colette Sheldon Gayle Klopp & Gayla Sherman Beth Simon Erica Skoglund Gail J. Soderberg Kevin & Tami Solie Glennda Sue Sorlie Karel & Teri Sovak Maj. Gen. David & Connie Sprynczynatyk Melinda Steckler David A. Stennes Rhonda Styles-Rohde Virginia Swan-Adams Mike & Gerry Teevens Brad & Kerry Ann Thompson Seth Thompson Jennifer J. Thorson Kathy Torske Nicole Tryhus Trinity J. Turnbow

Karen Tyler John Van Dyke Brian & Darcy VerDouw Jay Volk Layne A. Volk Kelly Wachter Tim & Melissa Wahlin Al & Bonnie Wald Patrick Walsh Shelly O. Wanek Cathy Watkins John & Lisa Weber Derek & Suzie Weigel John & Linda Westbee Bill Whalen Gerald P. Willer Shawnel Willer Cassity & Kenyon Wingenbach Thomas W. Wirtz Glenn & Karla Wolf Sheldon & Cheryl Wolf Wilfred Wolf Bob & Deb Wood Kay Zander-Woock Steph Zenker

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WOMEN UNITED HOPE DIAMOND — $5,000+ Barb Aasen Ann Andre Barb Berglund Julie Bosch Sylvia Burgess Jessica Cottingham-Hardy Barbara Fredrickson Mary Ellen Fritz Pat Goodin Theresa Hall

Karin Haskell First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum Catherine Jones Dianna Kindseth Nicole Kivisto Julie Krenz Dr. Siriwan Kriengkrairut Shelley Larson Peggy Link

Kelly McCormick Cheryl Moore Carolyn Olson Nancy Pandolfo Kristi Paris Anne Rolfstad Dorothy Rolfstad Patricia Romine Cindy Schaaf Jamie Sorenson

DIAMOND — $2,500 - $4,999 Tamie Aberle Joanne Bavendick Laurie Bense Dr. Jan Bury Lisa Chaffee Holly Dietrich Rebecca Dorwart Sharon Gallagher Carolyn Godfread Janelle Gunderson

Renae Hansen Laura Hunter Lisa Johnson Collette Kraft Mary Kuntz Pat Mayer Corrie Mayher Karen Miller Lori Myerchin Brenda Nagel

SuAnn Olson Nancy Petersen Sara Pic Laura Rust Amber Schafer Kathy Schneider Mary Theel Beverly Ann Walth Jane White

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SAPPHIRE — $1,500 - $2,499 Carol Beiswanger Brenda Blazer Kelly Brooks Nancy Christenson Sandy Deis Shawn Deisz Lisa Frank MeLea Grabinger

Teresa Grothe Debra Honeyman Amy Hullet Kim Lee Dorothy Lick Faye Miller Bethany Pfister Ann Reich

Jessica Rockeman Faye Rolfson Sara Ryckman Deb Schmidt Christa Schwartzenberger Tammy Skogen Robin Thorstenson Mylynn Tufte

Kristen Jahner Debbie Jans Ann Jenks Emily Johnson Francine Johnson Jessie Johnson Kathy Kaiser Marsha Kauk Sandra Keller Sheila Keller Rebecca Kern Amy Klein Patricia Klein Berkley Kraft Debbie Kroshus Joy Krush Lisa Kudelka Rachel Kuntz Amber Larson Julie Lawyer Lori Ledahl Lori Leingang Diane Lillis Beth Lipp Victoria Loesch Judy Maslowski Mandy Maxon Amy Mazigian Mary Miller Lenette Momerak Gloria Olson Becky Osborn Carol Perry

Muriel Peterson Judy Pfeifle Mindy Piatz Lisa Quintus Michelle Radke Kari Reichert Vonette Richter Phyllis Rittenbach Dr. Joellen Roller Alisha Schmidt Terri Schuette Sandra Sivertson Mary Splichal Suzann Sweeney Missy Thompson Dawn Tipton Mary Kay Tokach Wendy Van Duyne Jodi Vander Hoek Renee Walz Susan Wefald Lynette Weigel Brenda Weisz Tracy Yanke

RUBY — $750 - $1,499 Corina Abbatoye Tricia Arenz Dawn Behlohlavek Erica Berg Kimberly Bethke Lynn Burgard Teresa Chrest Debra Chuppe Laurie Chuppe Bonnie Dahl Julie Dahle Kathy Dawson Lynn Dodge Tammy Dolan Stacy DuToit Natalie Eckes Karla Ehlis Shawnda Ereth Wendy Feeney Cazanne Fitterer Marilyn Foss Amy Garman Shelley Geiger Annie Gerhardt Sarah Getzlaff Carmen Glasser Michelle Gramling Cheri Greff Amanda Haseleu Denise Hauff Joyce Hinman Cheryl Huber Mizell ShaLee Huntley

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EMERALD — $500 - $749 Delphine Alm Jackie Andahl Michelle Bachmeier Lisa Barney Stephanie Barth Jane Beauclair Kristie Becker Karlynn Berger Marsha Blackard Kristi Blumhagen Stephanie Bohn Angela Bolme Ann Braun Sidney Bridgeford Sarah Carlson Gretchen Cash Bethanie Christmann Carrie Clayton Renee Daffinrud Wendy Dannenfelzer Gloria David Nicole Davy Jeanne DeKrey Heide Delorme Elizabeth Deutsch Michelle Dire Kimberly Dockter Mary Dockter Susan Dodd Connie Dowling Jennifer Ehli Doreen Eichele Carol Ellwein Amanda Enriquez Therese Entringer Jennifer Evans Dr. Tara Feil Diane Fladeland Connie Flanagan Becky Freidt Cheryl Froelich Kimberly Gabriel Katherine Gartner Pam Geiger


Stacey Geiger Dana Gendreau Mandy Gienger Paula Graner Jena M. Gullo Deborah Gustin Chris Hall Mary Ann Hanson Ruth Hart Marlene Hastings Rochelle Heilman Gail Heinert Shasta Held Laura Hermanson Molly Herrington Sandi Himmelspach Roxane Hohimer Jennifer Holen Karen Holman Ellen Holt Jackie Huber Carol Iten Gwendolyn Jakel Lisa Johnson Mary Beth Johnson Laurie Kadrmas Gail Keator Lisa Keplin Ginger Klein Kristin Kleinjan Braun Knutson Lynette Koch Natalie Koch Lynn Koenig Lisa Kruckenberg Rosemarie Kuntz Jillian Lagasse Jennifer Lang Tamara Langerud Stacy Larson Grace Link Sheila Long Marci Loomis Mary Ludwig

Analena Lunde Peggy Lutovsky Dr. Sarah Mack Tahnee Magnus Sengaroun Marohl Lisa McMillan Cassie McNames Trisha Meidinger Stephanie Michels Doris Mikesh Darla Miller Kimberly Miller Karin Mongeon Tiffani Morman Carey Moser Kimberly Neigum Danica Nelson Shelley Ness Ashley Nissley Jessica Nygaard Linda Oster Rebecca Parkin Nicole Peske Amanda Peterson Shawna Piatz Karen Plum Kristie Rants Janice Richter Paulson Amber Ruzicka Betty Sailer Jesse Sailer Sheila Sandness Emily Sayler Esther Sayler Kate Schlag Debbie Schley Lori Schmidt Lisa Schneider Laura Scott Sue Seminary Mary Shaffer Colette Sheldon Beth Simon Linda Skabo

H E R O L I S T I N G I N C LU D E S N A M E S R E P O RT E D BY D E C E M B E R 31, 2019

Gail Soderberg Glennda Sue Sorlie Teri Sovak Melinda Steckler Christy Steffenhagen Shelly Steinwand Rhonda Styles-Rohde Virginia Swan-Adams

Geraldine Teevens Jennifer Thorson Kathy Torske Nicole Tryhus Karen Tyler Alana Vollmer Kelly Wachter Shelly Wanek

Cathy Watkins Sheila White Jamie Wilke Shawnel Willer Cassity Wingenbach Cheryl Wolf Kay Zander-Woock Steph Zenker

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