Northwest Minnesota Foundation’s Circle of Giving members are individuals and businesses that care deeply about Northwest Minnesota and want to support the continued well-being of the region— helping to sustain the place we call home.

As a donor, your gift helps accomplish much in the development and impact of the Northwest Minnesota Foundation. Circle of Giving members support all areas of our work—helping people start and grow new businesses, providing youth with leadership training, and addressing long-standing social challenges.

Members of our Circle of Giving make an annual contribution of $500 or more to the NMF Endowment. The gift may be made outright in cash or in stock. It can also be done in one payment or in installments.

The Circle of Giving includes the following levels:

Circle of Leadership- Lifetime gifts of $1,000,000 or more
Year Donors
2005 Arnold F. Lund, Sr
2007 William S. and Margaret W. Marvin
2014 Jane B. and Arthur I. Snustad
Circle of Community Champions - Lifetime gifts of $500,000 or more
Year Donors
2015 Mark and Peggy Hewitt
Sam and Peg Johnson
Circle of Vision - Lifetime gifts of $100,000 or more
Year Donors
1997 Bill and Jessie Baer
Arnold F. Lund, Sr.
1998 Lyle H. Engelstad
Eldor and Stella Omdahl
1999 Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians
LuVerne Trogstad
2001 Frances Drivold
Leonard J. and Rosemond Kucera
Elsie Semrau
2002 Mark and Peggy Hewitt
Ole and Ruth Tweet
2003 Robert F. and Marian Foley
2004 Gaylord A. Gunderson
2005 The Hellekson Family/Courage North
Employees of TEAM Industries/TEAM Foundation
2006 Peg and Sam Johnson
Maggi Adams
2007 Dorrance H. Johnston
2008 Mary and Robert Johnson
2011 Orin and Marjorie Green
2013 Eleanor and Russell Jeske
2014 Jess and Wanda Dishman
Bob Naylor
John and Faye Hedin
2015 Sam and Jane Evans
Mississippi Headwaters Blood Bank
Mike and Sarah Karvakko
2016 Frank and Margaret Marvin
Susan I. Marvin
2017 Merril Thiel and Ruth Howe
2018 Anita “Neen” Lillquist – Neen’s Future in Space Scholarship
Kris Fontaine Memorial Scholarship Fund
2019 Joe and Amy Cass
Circle of Changemakers: Annual gift of $500 and above
Steve and Hollilynn Anderson
Tom and Corrinne Anderson
Ann Daley
Mike and Dawn Ganje
Granite Equity Partners LLC
Ruth Howe
Paul Samuel and Margaret Ann Johnson Estate
Philip Knutson
Paul and Maureen Marvin
The McKnight Foundation
Diane Morey
John and Eloise Ostrem
Dennis Sobolik
Tabitha Steinmetz
Nancy Vyskocil
Jim and Karen White

As valued partners, Circle of Giving members are recognized in our publications and at our events. We strive to keep you informed through our website, newsletters and annual report about the progress your gifts are helping us to build better lives in throughout the region.

Give today and become a member of our Circle of Giving.