2014 - Women`s Foundation of Minnesota



2014 - Women`s Foundation of Minnesota
Building Pathways
Annual Report
to Prosperity
Lee Roper-Batker, Foundation president and CEO, was among
a group of key community leaders whose organizations helped move
the Women’s Economic Security Act of 2014 through the
state Legislature to its signing into state law on Mother’s Day, May 11, 2014.
(L-r) Jean Adams and Lee Roper-Batker
Dear Friends,
As a key partner of the Women’s Foundation of
Minnesota, you are integral to our collective
impact toward gender equality – equality that is
paved with economic opportunity and ultimately,
What is the groundwork we must lay to
build pathways to economic opportunity and
prosperity for women?
Every programmatic decision we make and
strategic direction we take begins with this
question and goal in mind. To get there, the dreams
we all share for women’s economic opportunity,
safety, health and reproductive rights, and
leadership serves as our beacon, lighting the way.
We know that when you build these pathways for
women, the benefits are felt by all – children,
families, and communities. Nowhere was this more
powerfully manifested than in the passage of the
Women’s Economic Security Act of 2014.
Underscoring the critical role of data to drive
sound public policy, our Economics research on
the status of women and girls in the state served
as the basis for each bill. Plus, early in the session,
we hired a lobbyist to provide expert, strategic
counsel and represent our interests through to the
Act’s passage (pg. 16).
We were there on that historic day – Mother’s Day
(May 11, 2014), fittingly – when Gov. Mark Dayton
signed the Act into state law. And Lee was honored
to be one of the non-politicians asked to speak on
behalf of the Women’s Foundation (see photo, opposite page).
Over the past fiscal year (4/1/13-3/31/14), our
statewide community investments totaled over
$2.2 million. Through the Social Change Fund,
we awarded $295,000 to 21 nonprofits for a
second year of multi-year funding (pgs. 4, 6-9).
Through the girlsBEST (girls Building Economic
Success Together) Fund, we launched a brand new
cohort of 21 grantees, awarding $333,000 for one
year of funding (pgs. 4, 12-15).
It was another landmark year for our MN Girls
Are Not For Sale campaign, one where we
witnessed a true sea-change in our statewide
communities’ response to child sex trafficking.
We’ve changed laws, increased housing, funded
research, and mobilized the public against child
sex trafficking. Through MN Girls, we awarded
$405,000 in grants to 13 organizations focused
on advocacy, housing, and demand (pgs. 4, 10-11).
None of this good work would have been possible
without the commitment and support of you, our
donor-partners (pgs. 17-27). We are grateful that
you have made the Women’s Foundation of
Minnesota your foundation.
The seeds of why we give are often planted in
childhood, as was the case for Wenda Weekes
Moore, a trusted advisor to the Foundation since
our founding and a new donor advisor. Read her
inspiring story (pg. 17).
Like Wenda, each of you is a powerful contributor to our success and ability to create a safe,
equal, and prosperous state for all Minnesotans,
as chronicled in each page of this report.
Thank you for your partnership: from research to
grantmaking to policy change, you make it happen!
Warm regards,
Lee Roper-Batker
President & CEO
Jean Adams
Chair, Board of Trustees
Fiscal Year 2014 (April 1, 2013 - March 31, 2014)
STATEWIDE COMMMUNITY INVESTMENTS: In fiscal year 2014, the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota distributed
$2,210,411 to nonprofits throughout the state through the Social Change Fund (SCF), MN Girls Are Not For Sale campaign,
girlsBEST (girls Building Economic Success Together) Fund, donor advised funds, giving circles, discretionary grants, and
program related investments.
Social Change Fund
We award grants and provide technical
assistance to nonprofits across the state
working to achieve equality for women
in Economic Opportunity, Safety &
Security, Health & Reproductive Rights,
and Political Power.
2014 Highlights
• GRANT TOTAL: Awarded $295,000
to 21 nonprofits for a second year of
multi-year funding (see pgs. 6-9).
• Served approximately 13,000
women, with an estimated total
impact on over 200,000 women.
• Allocated 50% of total funding
in Economic Opportunity to
organizations focused on education,
workforce development/job training,
employment, soft-skills training,
and access to wraparound services,
including financial literacy and
leadership development (see pg. 6).
• Convened “Leading Change for
Women and Girls” with grantees
from all funds (Social Change
Fund, MN Girls Are Not For Sale,
girlsBEST, donor advised funds, and
giving circles) for a day of learning
and capacity-building.
• As a Partnership for Women’s
Prosperity member fund, received
$900,000 from Walmart Foundation
to support women’s economic
A five year, $5 million campaign to galvanize resources to end the sex trafficking
of Minnesota girls through grantmaking,
research, and public education.
2014 Highlights
• GRANT TOTAL: Awarded $405,000
to 13 nonprofits for one year of
funding (see pgs. 10 -11).
• Since campaign launch in 2011,
invested over $3 million in grants,
research, capacity-building, and
public education to address child sex
trafficking in Minnesota.
• Due to MN Girls’ grants and state
support, safe shelter for child victims
increased from four beds to 25; and
the number of agencies providing
housing and services increased by
• Led a strategy among public/
private partners to advocate funding
for sexually trafficked youth in Gov.
Mark Dayton’s biennium budget for
2013 and 2014; to date, $5 million
secured for housing and treatment,
training, and staffing.
• Funded and provided
communications support to produce
research by the University of MN
to map the market for child sex
trafficking in Minneapolis; to be
released in Sept. 2014.
• Influenced national
legislation introduced by
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and
U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen to combat
child sex trafficking.
(girls Building Economic Success
Together) Fund
We award grants to programs that
prepare girls for future economic wellbeing in four program tracks: Academics,
Entrepreneurship, Public Education &
Advocacy, and Employment Development & High-Paying/High-Skill Careers.
2014 Highlights
• GRANT TOTAL: $333,000 to 21
nonprofits for one year of funding
(see pgs. 12-15).
at a glance
• Independent evaluation outcomes:
100% of programs improved girls’
academic success, leadership
development, and self-esteem; and
95% of girls identified as a leader,
mentored others, and aspired to
work for equal opportunity for
women and girls.
The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota
received $18,030 in donations through
participation in the 2013 Minnesota
State Employees’ Combined Charities
Campaign. Through payroll deductions,
over 2,300 state employees pledged
$895,058 to go toward Minnesota charities. (Fourth from left: Saanii Hernandez,
Foundation’s director of external affairs.)
• Survey results of girlsBEST
programs prove its success in
building girls’ future economic
well-being: 1,706 girls served; 100%
graduated from high school; 97%
pursued post-secondary education;
and teen pregnancy rate of 3 per
1,000, compared to 132 per 1,000
in Minnesota, overall.
We move Minnesota forward by
educating and influencing leaders,
institutions, and communities to invest
in economic, political, and social
equality for women and girls.
2014 Highlights
• Economics research on the status
of women and girls in Minnesota
served as basis for Women’s
Economic Security Act of 2014,
introduced Jan. 30, 2014. Served as
key partner in collaborative to pass
the Act, designed to break down
barriers to economic progress for
women (see pg. 16).
• Trained 800+ people on how to
use the Gender Equality Explorer
to create tables, maps, and
reports to illustrate, analyze, and
understand the status of women
and girls in their community.
• Maintained partnerships to add
a gender lens to public policy
discussions: MN Council on
Foundations’ Advancing Voices
Task Force, MN Trafficking Task
Funding by geographic Area
Twin Cities Metro ... 67%
Statewide ............... 6%
Greater MN ........... 23%
Other ...................... 4%
Cheryl Strayed (front, second from right), the New York Times’ bestselling author
of the memoir, WILD, was the keynote at The Stir, the Foundation’s annual
fundraising event in March 2014. (L-r, front: Vednita Carter (Breaking Free),
Lee Roper-Batker (Foundation president), Cheryl Strayed, Ellen Luger (director,
General Mills Foundation; The Stir lead sponsor). L-r, back: John Roper-Batker
(donor), Sen. Sandy Pappas, Terry Williams (Foundation vice president), Andrea
Satter (Foundation program officer), Mpls. City Attorney Susan Segal.)
Force, Start Early Funders Coalition
for Children & Minnesota’s Future,
and Women’s Funding Network.
• Membership in the Partnership
for Women’s Prosperity with six
other women’s foundations and
Walmart Foundation to share best
practices and find solutions
to systemic problems facing
economically vulnerable women and
girls in communities, nationwide.
Engaging diverse, new generations
of Minnesota donors to practice social
change philanthropy for women
and girls.
2014 Highlights
• Convened annual fundraising
event, The Stir, with keynote
Cheryl Strayed, New York Times’
Focus Area
bestselling author of WILD.
• Leadership Circle level ($1,000+)
grew to 254 donor-leaders and
welcomed three new members to
the Legacy Circle (planned gifts)
(see pg. 18).
• In total, $433,311 in charitable
gifts from donor advised funds and
giving circles held at the Women’s
Foundation were awarded to create
pathways to prosperity and move
equality forward (see pgs. 17-18).
• Ripley Memorial Foundation
awarded $62,100 to 11 nonprofits
for one year of funding (see pg. 18).
• Women of Influence giving circle
awarded $16,000 to four nonprofits
(see pg. 18).
• Engaged one Reatha Clark
King Fellow to create a pipeline
of leadership opportunities for
women of color in philanthropy and
nonprofits (see pg. 28).
at a glance
• Celebrated and nurtured the
leadership of nine girl grantmakers
on the girlsBEST Fund Committee
(see pg. 29).
Funding use
Economic Opportunity ....49%
Program ..................... 81%
Safety & Security .......... 35%
Health &
Reproductive Rights ...... 12%
Political Power ................ 4%
Advocacy/Public Policy.... 2%
General Operating ....... 17%
Create Economic
Opportunity for Women
Our Vision: Women have increased economic opportunity and
fairness because of access to education, employment opportunities,
availability of child care, and workforce development.
The YWCA of Minneapolis
promotes access to early childhood
education for all Minnesota children,
so they will be well prepared for
kindergarten and parents can go to
work or school, empowering families
to be economically self-sufficient.
YWCA of Minneapolis
(Minneapolis) | $15,000
To conduct research on the
intersection of racial equity and
early education and support
advocacy efforts to bring this
information into the public
debate around childcare policy.
Grantee Partners
In February 2014, the Women’s
Foundation awarded $120,000 in grants
to eight organizations in this funding
cornerstone for a second year of multiyear funding. Multi-year grants will be
renewed for up to three years, based on
an annual grant review and approval of
progress towards goals. The grant period
is through January 31, 2015.
Arrowhead Economic Opportunity
Agency (Virginia) | $15,000
To support the Adult Workforce
collaboration in Hibbing and
Virginia to bring a gender lens to
post-secondary technical education
for welding and millwright work in
the region.
Asian Economic Development
Association (St. Paul) | $15,000
To increase and support the leadership
of Asian women business owners
and managers through business
counseling and training.
Comunidades Latinas Unidas
En Servicio (St. Paul) | $15,000
To implement a financial
empowerment program to educate
survivors of domestic violence/
sexual assault about economic
Community Action Duluth
(Duluth) | $15,000
To implement Getting Ahead, a
10-week economic justice
leadership program to educate
participants on issues of poverty
in order to help them identify and
overcome economic and related
barriers in their own lives.
Jeremiah Program
(Minneapolis) | $15,000
General operating support.
Jeremiah Program’s model
approach guides families from
poverty to prosperity, two
generations at a time, through
affordable, safe housing and
supportive services for single
mothers and their children.
Latino Economic Development
Center (Minneapolis) | $15,000
To attract and involve more
Latina women in its microentrepreneurship trainings
and to expose them to career
opportunities in the construction
Legal Services of Northwest
Minnesota (Moorhead) | $15,000
To broaden employment access,
enhance economic opportunity,
and address the needs of women
in workforce development.
Arrowhead Economic
Opportunity Agency
The Arrowhead Economic Opportunity
Agency (AEOA) is in the small, rural community of Two Harbors. With funding
received from the Women’s Foundation,
the AEOA has been working in partnership with a local technical college and
businesses to create pathways for
women into nontraditional employment,
specifically welding and millwright.
The pathways include certificate training
at the technical college, access to jobs
at local businesses, and supportive and
wrap-around services provided by the
When Ginger first arrived at AEOA, she
was a high school drop-out and worked
a minimum-wage job. After graduating
from the program with high honors in
welding, Ginger now has a job in the
community that pays $20 an hour, feels
economically secure, and inspires other
local women to follow in her footsteps.
Advance Women’s
Safety & Security
Our Vision: Women have the right to experience the world as a safe place.
Grantee Partners
In February 2014, the Women’s
Foundation awarded $60,000 in
grants to four organizations in this
funding cornerstone for a second
year of multi-year funding. Multiyear grants will be renewed for up
to three years, based on an annual
grant review and approval of
progress towards goals. The grant
period is through January 31, 2015.
Breaking Free, Inc.
(St. Paul) | $15,000
General operating support.
Breaking Free serves women
and girls involved in systems of
commercial sexual exploitation
and sex trafficking.
Minnesota Indian
Women’s Resource Center
(Minneapolis) | $15,000
General operating support.
Minnesota Indian Women’s
Resource Center addresses
systemic gender inequities
across boundaries, focusing on
the disproportionate gender
violence against American Indian
women and girls.
North Shore Horizons
(Two Harbors) | $15,000
To strengthen women and
girls’ crime-victim rights in
Lake County, North Shore
Horizons works with partnering
agencies to improve the system
and community response to
sexual and domestic violence
crimes through a multi-agency
Breaking Free helps diverse populations of women and girls escape systems of
sex trafficking and prostitution and live self-sufficient, peaceful lives through
advocacy, direct services, housing, and education.
Breaking Free
Breaking Free educates and provides
services to women and girls involved
in systems of commercial sexual
exploitation and sex trafficking. Every
year, Breaking Free helps about 450
women and girls escape this violent,
sometimes fatal situation through
advocacy, direct services, housing,
and education.
Its Life & Job Skills/Education program focuses on financial and life
skills, education, and creating pathways to employment. Partnerships
with local businesses offer program
graduates mentoring, internships,
and employment.
Jennifer came to Breaking Free as
a single-parent and sex-trafficking
survivor. Participation in the program
helped her to heal and develop the
life skills she needed to advance her
education and increase her prospects
for future employment. An internship
at Breaking Free led to a full-time
position. Now a paralegal student at
North Hennepin Technical College,
it is Jennifer’s dream to one day work
in the nonprofit’s legal department,
fighting for girls and women building
new lives.
Kwanzaa Community Church –
Northside Women’s Space
(Minneapolis) | $15,000
General operating support.
Northside Women’s Space
provides a safe place and
supportive services for girls and
women who have been exploited
by sex trafficking and the
sex trade.
Guarantee Women’s Health
& Reproductive Rights
Our Vision: Women have access to local, legal, and affordable
health care, access to comprehensive sex education,
and healthcare systems responsive to their needs.
Using evidence-informed practices, the doulas and project staff at Isis Rising
(pictured above) work with women offenders in the prison system to restore
dignity, develop life skills, and improve the overall health of families and communities upon reentry.
Grantee Partners
In February 2014, the Women’s
Foundation awarded $60,000 in grants
to five organizations in this funding
cornerstone for a second year of multiyear funding. Multi-year grants will be
renewed for up to three years, based
on an annual grant review and approval
of progress towards goals. The grant
period is through January 31, 2015.
Centro Cultural Chicano
(Minneapolis) | $5,000
To support and develop systems
and evaluation practices related
to its health program, including
logic models, work plans, and
performance monitoring plans for
program implementation.
Everyday Miracles
(Shakopee) | $15,000
To support Isis Rising, a prisonbased pregnancy, birth, and
parenting project for women
prisoners at the Shakopee Women’s
Prison to improve maternal and
health outcomes in the context of
incarceration and to support its
advocacy efforts focused on an
anti-shackling bill.
Planned Parenthood of Minnesota,
North Dakota, South Dakota
(Statewide) | $15,000
General operating support for public
policy work to advance reproductive
Pro-Choice Resources
(Minneapolis) | $10,000
To build a coordinated, long-term
organizing effort that strengthens
organizational, policymaker, and
public support for public coverage
of abortion.
Women’s Health Center of Duluth
(Duluth) | $15,000
To build community capacity by
strengthening women leaders,
increasing access to resources, and
creating effective networks.
Centro supports Latino families in the
Twin Cities to envision and live a strong
future. While the organization offers
a wide range of programs, Women’s
Foundation funding supports wellness
programs that deliver a culturally
appropriate continuum of care for
Latina women and girls.
Maternal & Child Health, an intensive
three-month program in partnership
with the Hennepin County Medical
Center, combines health and parenting
education. It connects pregnant Latinas
with community mentors and a bilingual
doctor for the culturally appropriate
prenatal services and support they need
to carry out a healthy pregnancy. The
program increases parent education
and reduces social isolation, leading to
healthier pregnancies, births, and babies.
Through this program, Karen, a first-time
mother, learned how to have a healthy
pregnancy, raise a healthy baby, and
model a healthy family. “The best part
was connecting and learning from other
mothers. The program offered me so
much more than information; I felt
supported and loved.”
Expand Women’s
Political Power
OUR VISION: Women will enjoy equal influence at all levels of
government, business, and nonprofits bringing new perspectives
and expertise that advance equality and justice.
Grantee Partners
In February 2014, the Women’s
Foundation awarded $55,000 in grants
to four organizations in this funding
cornerstone for a second year of multiyear funding. Multi-year grants will be
renewed for up to three years, based on
an annual grant review and approval of
progress towards goals. The grant period
is through January 31, 2015.
American Indian and
Rural Women’s Leadership Project
(Moorhead) | $15,000
To confront and challenge political
inequality and change the cultural
context of political leadership by providing practical skills, support, ongoing relationships, and training for
American Indian and rural women.
OutFront Minnesota Community
Services (Minneapolis) | $15,000
To identify and develop leaders
within the lesbian, bisexual, and
transgender women of color communities around economic justice
and marriage equality.
When the Minnesota Legislature passed the same-sex marriage bill in May 2013,
Project 515 proudly declared, “Mission accomplished!” Funding from the Women’s
Foundation enabled the organization to focus on targeted public, legislative, and
political advocacy to help bring marriage equality to the state.
Project 515
(Minneapolis) | $10,000
To educate the state about discrimination of same-sex couples and
advance policy change.
To support a comprehensive,
multi-year program to build the
leadership and communications
capacity of women leaders in
Minnesota in order to advance
long-term, sustainable solutions.
Women’s Action for New Directions
Women’s Action for New Directions
(WAND) builds the leadership and
communications capacity for elected
women leaders in Minnesota and
around the country. Any woman legislator is eligible to participate, which
includes conferences and webinars to
develop essential leadership skills in
the public sector. WAND’s trainings
also provide participants with a wider
context to understand the connection between the federal budget and
local priorities, and women’s peace
and security.
Rep. Rena Moran joined the Women
Legislators’ Lobby, a program of
WAND, after she was first elected
to the Minnesota House in 2010.
Through WAND, she received
extensive media training, which
helped prepare her for a successful
reelection bid in 2012.
Women’s Action for New Directions
Education Fund (Statewide) | $15,000
“Through WAND, I learned directly
from other women legislators, which
was both empowering and insightful.
I believe that experience, coupled
with the media and leadership
training, made all the difference in
my last campaign,” said Rep. Moran.
SALE Campaign
Grantee Partners
In March 2014, the Women’s Foundation
awarded $405,000 in grants to 13
organizations and extended two grants
from last year’s cohort through MN Girls
Are Not For Sale. The grant period is
through January 31, 2015.
Advocacy and Systems Building
The Advocates for Human Rights
(Statewide) | $15,000
To develop and disseminate core
educational resources for community
and social service providers about
sex trafficking in Minnesota, best
practices for victim identification
and primary prevention, and referral
resources now available through
Minnesota’s Safe Harbor laws.
Casa de Esperanza
(St. Paul, Statewide) | $10,000
To ensure the impact of trafficked
Latinas is better understood and
addressed; build organizational
capacity and the capacity of others;
and provide culturally specific
resources and training that are
relevant for Latina victims.
Cornerstone Advocacy Services
(Statewide) | $15,000
MN Girls are not for sale
To create a coordinated response to
support the state’s No Wrong Door
model for sexually exploited youth,
and enhance the Day One
A five year, $5 million campaign launched by
the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota in November 2011
to galvanize resources to end the sex trafficking
of Minnesota girls through grantmaking, research,
public education, and convening.
Domestic Violence Crisis Line to be
the centralized point of contact for
trafficked youth and those working
with youth survivors.
developed by the trafficking
task force to ensure appropriate
intervention, services, and referrals
support sex trafficked children.
The Family Partnership
(Statewide) | $40,000
Housing and Services
To provide policy and advocacy
leadership toward full funding
and implementation of Minnesota’s
Safe Harbor model, and steward
relationships with Minnesota’s
congressional delegation and local
policymakers to draw upon federal
resources and effectively implement
the model.
Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource
Center (Minneapolis) | $15,000
To conduct significant public
awareness outreach to advocate
for the needs of trafficked girls,
and support replicable communitybased initiatives to empower the
urban American Indian community
to address issues that leave girls
disproportionately vulnerable to sex
Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual
Assault (Duluth) | $15,000
To develop and implement formalized
protocols within the Duluth Police
Department, the St. Louis County
prosecutor’s office, and Sexual
Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)
program, and use the model
In November 2013, the Foundation gathered its partners in the fight against
child sex trafficking for a housing and services conference to share best
practices, increase expertise and capacity, and strengthen Minnesota’s
comprehensive model. (L-r: Jeff Bauer, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi,
Beth Holger-Ambrose, Suzanne Koepplinger, CeCe Terlouw.)
180 Degrees (St. Paul) | $50,000
To hire a housing and services
director to supervise programming
at the new 12-bed therapeutic
housing facility for trafficked youth,
scheduled to open August 2014.
Breaking Free (St. Paul) | $50,000
To ensure access to housing and
holistic services for survivors of sex
trafficking; open a dedicated shelter
for trafficked girls, ages 16 -17,
through Safe Harbor funding; and
continue criminal justice advocacy
and ongoing training of the judicial
Heartland Girls’ Ranch
(Benson) | $50,000
To expand housing and evidencedbased culturally specific services
to trafficked girls through the
Hearts for Freedom program; to
incorporate survivor voices into
core programming and services;
and to expand outreach to increase
victim identification and referrals of
sexually exploited youth for creation
of a referral network to ensure a
system of coordinated care in their
Luis CdeBaca, United States Ambassador in
the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking
in Persons, delivered an impassioned keynote
at the Foundation’s housing and services
conference in November 2013.
Life House (Duluth) | $15,000
To build infrastructure and increase
the capacity of the Safe Harbor
Shelter Project-Duluth collaborative;
and to create a new response for
sexually exploited girls with case
management, systems advocacy, and
shelter advocates, who will work
across agencies to accomplish this
continuum of services and housing.
The Link (Minneapolis) | $50,000
To develop shelter, housing, and
trauma-based therapy; survivor
mentoring; educational services;
case management; health care; youth
development activities; and six beds
for youth in emergency shelter and
five units of transitional housing.
In November 2013, Richard Gardell (180 Degrees president, third from left),
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (fourth from left), Lee Roper-Batker (Foundation
president, fifth from right), Ramsey County Attorney John Choi (Foundation
trustee, far right) and other partners participated in a groundbreaking for
Brittany’s Place, a new 14-bed safe housing and trauma-informed care shelter
for trafficked girls, ages 10 to 17, that opened in August 2014.
Addressing Demand
St. Paul Police Department
(St. Paul) | $47,500
Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office
(Hennepin County) | $40,000
To transform police and prosecution
practices to address juvenile sexual
exploitation across Minnesota and
develop a toolkit that consists
Minneapolis Police Department
(Minneapolis) | $47,500
To expand ongoing work in
investigations of sex-trafficking cases;
increase partnerships with the City
of Minneapolis; and develop protocols
which are victim-partnered, crossdisciplinary, and rapid response.
(Extended grant.)
MN girls are not for sale
Measures of Success Since Campaign Launch in 2011
$3 Million
$5 Million
Foundation investments, to date,
in grantmaking, research,
and public education.
State funding secured, to date,
to address child sex trafficking
in Minnesota.
Number of Minnesotans
trained about the issue
in 700 trainings.
Number of safe shelter
beds for child victims,
up from 4.
Ramsey County Attorney’s Office
(St. Paul) | $40,000
To develop a statewide protocol for law
enforcement, prosecutors, and county
attorneys who encounter trafficked
youth; disseminate investigative best
practices to identify sex trafficked
victims and traffickers; and develop
and conduct statewide training for
law enforcement and prosecutors on
model protocol and Safe Harbor Law.
MN Girls are not for sale
To formalize law enforcement’s
relationships across Hennepin
County; train law enforcement; adopt
a standard approach to prosecuting
perpetrators; implement practices that
impact penalties for traffickers and
perpetrators; and support a Crime
Information Sharing Analyst to share
data with localities and match it with
local investigations.
of protocols, investigative tools,
internal training resources, and
community outreach materials to
share with police and prosecutors,
statewide. (Extended grant.)
girls Building Economic Success Together FUND
girlsBEST Fund Notable Practices
Independent evaluation of girlsBEST programs shows that those most successful in developing the economic
potential of girls share the following six notable practices:
1. Mentoring. Programs include
mentors from the community to serve
as cultural and professional role models
for girls to help them build confidence
and economic readiness.
3. Leadership Development. Programs
build girls’ leadership by allowing
them to plan, design, and implement
program and evaluation strategies and
take activist roles in the community.
2. Diversity. Programs serve underrepresented and underserved girls
throughout the state, including lowincome girls, girls of color, immigrant
and refugee girls, and girls in greater
4. Cultural and Community
Awareness. Programs focus on helping
girls build self-esteem within their
cultural traditions and community
identities and enhance girls’ leadership
skills and self-confidence.
5. Collaboration. Programs build
collaborative relationships between
schools, community agencies, religious
institutions, and nonprofits.
6. Financial Literacy. Programs offer
a variety of financial literacy curricula
to help girls learn how to manage and
save money as well as plan for the
Grantee Partners
Through the girlsBEST Fund, the
Women’s Foundation awarded 21
multi-year grants and one planning
grant totaling $333,000 to programs
that build the future economic success
of Minnesota’s girls. Priority funding is
given to underserved, underrepresented
populations of girls around the state.
In August 2013, the following
girlsBEST grantees were awarded
their first year of funding:
Bagosendaan (Mahnomen) | $15,000
To use Talking Circles, mentoring,
and horseback riding to develop and
promote self-confidence, independent
thinking, and initiative; the ability to
function in a group; life skills; and
lifelong friends to help youth become
successful adults.
Casa de Esperanza
(St. Paul) | $20,000
Two Harbors High School is focused on building pathways for girls into
nontraditional, high-skill/high-paid fields in science, technology, math, and
engineering. Through its Girls Industrial Technology (GIT) class, the school offers
real-time training, exploration of careers within the trades and industrial tech.,
and assistance with the post-secondary education needed to get there.
To support young Latinas in
developing and strengthening their
capacity to lead and engage with
other youth by preparing young
Latinas to provide peer education
strategies and lead community
action projects and social change
activities they have self-identified
as being critical issues important to
their own well-being and that of their
peers, families, and communities
through its Peer Leaders program.
To develop awareness of selfidentity, self-esteem, healthy
body image, and healthy lifestyle
choices for Latina girls through
educational and interactive
workshops, mentorships, field
trips, and civic engagement to
build economic readiness and
prepare for lifelong success
through its La Potencia
Latina: Academic and Career
Empowerment (PLACE) program.
Dakota Wicohan
(Morton) | $18,000
To build the leadership capacity of
young Native American women/
adolescent girls in the Redwood
Falls-Lower Sioux Community
area, through culturally relevant
mentoring with an academic and
community focus, and preserve
Dakota as a living language and
transmit Dakota lifeways to future
generations through its peer leadership project.
academic support,
internships, and group
and one-on-one mentoring
through its Hmong Girls
Career Program.
Lake Superior School
(Two Harbors) | $17,000
To offer a semester
of all-girl industrial
technology programming
at Two Harbors High
School; partner in the
development of a Mesabi
Range Community &
Technical College Science,
Technology, Engineering
and Mathematics
(STEM) Camp specific
to the North Shore; and
partner with Northeast
Minnesota’s Office of Jobs
and Training’s Career
EdVenture program
for eMentoring, jobshadowing, and bringing
CEOs into the classroom
specific to this program.
Girl Scouts of MN & WI River
Valleys (Rochester) | $15,000
Casa de Esperanza’s Peer Leaders program prepares
young Latinas to provide peer education strategies
and lead community action projects they have selfidentified as being critical issues important to their
own well-being and that of their peers, families, and
To develop girls’ leadership in
healthy relations and self-esteem,
college and career readiness,
leadership development and
service learning, financial
literacy, and STEM (science,
technology, engineering, and
girlsBest fund I Signs of Success
Girl Scouts of MN & WI River
Valleys (Worthington) | $15,000
To provide additional academic
support and enrichment opportunities for middle and high school
students through its Girl Scouts
ConnectZ after-school program.
Hmong American Partnership
(St. Paul) | $18,000
To provide girls with the
opportunity to connect with a
professional adult Hmong
woman and develop a mentor/
mentee relationship including
on ethnicity)
high school
GRADuation rates
teen pregnancy
3 per
per 1000
Casa Guadalupe
Multicultural Communities
(Cold Spring) | $10,000
Grantee Partners I cont.
Life-Work Planning Center
(St. James, Madelia) | $15,000
To empower young Latinas in a gender
and culturally specific bilingual
program and foster emotional and
economic self-sufficiency through
one-to-one meetings, weekly afterschool workshops, college site visits,
and referrals and coordination with
other service providers through its
Project Succeed.
Men as Peacemakers
(Duluth) | $18,000
To identify at-risk girls and provide
the support needed to graduate from
high school, including tutoring,
mentoring, and connection to postsecondary institutions through its
Girls Restorative Program, in partnership with Denfeld High School.
Minnesota African Women’s
Association (Brooklyn Park/Northern
Hennepin County) | $20,000
Minnesota Urban Debate League
(Minneapolis/St. Paul) | $15,000
To empower girl debaters to become
engaged learners, critical thinkers,
and active citizens, and provide girl
debaters the skills to graduate on
time from high school, attend
college, and develop leadership skills
to ensure their long-term economic
and social success in partnership
with Augsburg College.
New Horizons Crisis Center
(Redwood Falls) | $15,000
To give girls knowledge and tools
and an outlet to address the issues
they face with mentors and peers,
in order to help them make more
positive, informed choices in their
present and future relationships
through its peer learning Girls
Relationship Program.
Peacemaker Resources
(Warroad) | $15,000
To emphasize developing the self
as the first step in leadership and
programming to empower and equip
young women to have positive
relationships with self, others, and
community through its summer
Girls Lead program.
Pillsbury United Communities Brian Coyle Community Center
(Minneapolis) | $15,000
To support the Sisterhood of the
Traveling Scarf, a youth-developed
and operated entrepreneurial venture
managed by the African and East
African girls’ and young women’s
youth program at the Brian Coyle
Community Center.
Project FINE (Winona) | $15,000
To work with immigrant and refugee
girls to help them discover their
identity and strengths and create
a roadmap to pursue their dreams
through its Girls Reaching Above
and Beyond (GRAB) program.
To provide culturally specific afterschool and summer programming
for Pan-African girls, ages 14-18, in
Northern Hennepin County through
its African Girls Initiative for Leadership and Empowerment Program.
Girls Lead, a six-week summer leadership program for girls offered by Peacemaker Resources, includes a week on a state
college campus and focuses on developing positive relationships with self, others, and community, while creating pathways to
future post-secondary education.
SURGE! (Mankato) | $10,000
To empower at-risk girls in junior
and senior high school and help
participants understand their
own ability to control their future
through their strengths, positive
thinking, goal-setting, and
WE WIN Institute
(Minneapolis) | $17,000
To develop positive peer relationships necessary to support each
other towards becoming capable,
responsible, and determined women
through its Women of Distinction
program for African-American
Western Community Action, Inc.
(Marshall) | $15,000
Willmar Public Schools,
Independent School District 327 Willmar Community Education &
Recreation (Willmar) | $15,000
To support East African immigrant
middle and high school girls to stay
in school and pursue college and
future career goals including
applying for jobs and learning about
careers; connecting to American
culture, the Willmar area, and
resources; and increasing understanding across the community
through its Girl Talk program.
Women’s Initiative for Self
Empowerment (St. Paul) | $15,000
To build immigrant and refugee
girls’ financial and economic capacity
through programs that help them
stay in school and pursue
college and future career goals
through its Girls Getting Ahead in
Leadership program.
Planning Grants
St. Cloud State University - Native
Skywatchers (St. Cloud) | $5,000
To empower girls through traditional
astronomy and arts/cultural based
Special thanks to the
Walmart Foundation for its
generous support.
To encourage 9th-12th grade girls
from low-income families in rural
Cottonwood and Jackson Counties
to pursue post-secondary education through academic success and
mentoring through its Generation
Next II: Building Young Women of
Excellence program.
The African and East African girls and young women who launched and run The Sisterhood of the Traveling Scarf,
a thrift boutique in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, develop on-the-job leadership and
professional skills.
Foundation research results in Women’s Economic Security Act of 2014
On January 30, 2014, a bi-partisan
group of over 300 legislators,
advocates and community leaders
focused on ways to improve economic
security for women in Minnesota.
The event was hosted by the Women’s
Foundation and members of the state
Coalition for Women’s Economic
Security, including AARP, University
of MN Humphrey School’s Center on
Women & Public Policy (the Center),
Gender Justice, Minnesota Women’s
Consortium, and Women Venture.
research, educatiom & public policy
At the summit, the Women’s
Foundation released new economicsfocused research as part of its Status
of Women & Girls in Minnesota
project with the Center. The new
research provided the basis for the
Women’s Economic Security Act of
2014, a comprehensive package of
bills introduced that day by House
Speaker Paul Thissen.
“We know that for women in our
state to achieve economic security,
they must first have economic
opportunity, including access to
education and training, good jobs,
and childcare. This will improve
the lives of women and of all
Minnesotans,” said Lee Roper-Batker,
Women’s Foundation president and
CEO. The Foundation’s research
revealed that the greatest barriers to
economic security are poverty, the
wage gap, and occupational clustering.
Poverty. Minnesota’s female-headed
households are more likely than
other family configurations to be in
poverty. Since 2000, there has been
a 64 percent jump in the number of
families with children below the
poverty line. This is important,
because working mothers in Minnesota are increasingly the primary
breadwinners in their families.
Wage Gap. The research found
that regardless of education,
age, or race and ethnicity, the
wage gap continues to prevent
Minnesota women and their families
from receiving their fair share.
All full-time working women earn
less than white men. White, Asian
American, African American,
American Indian and Latina women
earn $0.80, $0.74, $0.62, $0.62 and
$0.57 on the dollar, respectively, compared to white men. Women with disabilities and women who have lived
in the U.S. six to 10 years earn $0.61
and $0.58 on
the dollar,
compared to
white men.
Occupational Clustering.
“Occupational clustering contributes
to the wage gap, threatens women’s
economic security and stability, and
compromises the productivity of
Minnesota’s economy,” said
Roper-Batker. Twenty-nine percent
(29%) of Minnesota’s white men work
in sales, office, and service compared
to 63 percent of African American,
62 percent of American Indian, and
57 percent of Latina women.
To access the Economics and full
research on the status of women and
girls in Minnesota, visit WFMN.ORG.
In January 2014, Minnesota House Speaker Paul Thissen
introduced the Women’s Economic Security Act of
2014, based on the Foundation’s economics research
on women and girls in the state. (L-r: House Speaker
Paul Thissen, Rep. Rena Moran, and Lee Roper-Batker,
Foundation president.)
legacy circle
ACORN FUND | N. Jeanne Burns and
Elizabeth A. Oppenheimer
Nordhaus/Holasek Family
Women’s Foundation of Minnesota
Women’s Foundation of Minnesota
ARTEMIS FUND | Blanche and
Thane Hawkins, Lisa Hawklove
Women’s Foundation of Minnesota
Women’s Leadership Works
Youth Frontiers
ASTIA FUND | Lee and John Roper-Batker
Southern Poverty Law Center
In fiscal year 2014, charitable gifts made from Donor Advised Funds and Giving
Circles, and planned gifts made to the Foundation, help to create pathways to
prosperity for all women and girls in Minnesota, now and into the future.
GroundSpark, Inc.
Inspired Legacies
Nonviolent Peaceforce
CONCOLE FUND | Barbara Smith Reis
Kay and Martin Harris
Women’s Foundation of Minnesota
African Women’s Development Fund
Breaking Free, Inc.
Center for Victims of Torture
The Family Partnership
Minneapolis Community and
Technical College Foundation
New York Women’s Foundation, Inc.
Pathfinder International
Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North
Dakota, South Dakota
Twin Cities Habitat For Humanity
Women’s Funding Network
Women’s Foundation of Minnesota
(Cont. on next page)
Hmong Women Achieving Together
Wenda Weekes Moore was 10 years
old when the meaning of “philanthropy”
hit home. She was with her father at
Howard University College of Medicine
(Washington, D.C.), his alma mater,
attending a ceremony in his honor.
A son of immigrant parents from
Barbados, he worked his way through
medical school. Once he was a successful OB/GYN in Los Angeles, he
established a scholarship at Howard
to help other students pay for medical
Before the ceremony, Wenda asked her
father, “Why are you giving our money
away to someone we don’t know?” He
replied, “Somebody helped me, and
that’s why I’m here, and why you’re
here. It’s important that we help others.
Somebody gave to me, so I give back.”
The impact on Wenda was profound
and lasting. She and her husband
taught their children the personal
responsibility to “give back” and the
critical role philanthropy plays in making
the world a more civil and just place.
Wenda put this belief into practice by
serving on many philanthropic boards,
including the Women’s Funding
Network, Ms. Foundation, University
of Minnesota’s Board of Regents, and
W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Through
work with grantees, she learned that
women were most often at the core of
transformative and positive community
change and held the power to create
that civil and just world.
Foundation’s values mirror her own:
justice, social change, inclusion,
feminism, and hope. “I believe in the
Women’s Foundation’s mission, commitment to diversity, and what it does
consistently: meeting people where they
are and feeding the sense of ‘you can
do it’ in women and girls across
Minnesota,” said Wenda. “My father
believed it was important to help others,
and I’m thrilled I have continued his
legacy of philanthropy.”
This recognition led Wenda to the
Women’s Foundation back in the early
1980s. Over 31 years’ time, she has
served as a trusted advisor to Foundation
leadership and watched as it has grown
from $8 million in assets in the 1990’s
to the $23.1 million it is today.
This past year, W.K. Kellogg
Foundation honored Wenda’s 26 years
of service on their Board by setting up
a Donor Advised Fund in her name.
Wenda chose to open her Donor
Advised Fund at the Women’s Foundation
because of its proven effectiveness to
affect real economic, political, and social
equality for all women and girls in the
state. Equally important, the
Wenda Weekes Moore
profile: Wenda Weekes Moore
Donor Advised Fund established in March 2014
(Donor Advised Funds, cont.)
Peggy Ann Fisher Johaningsmeir
Muskoka Foundation
Karen Leonard
Women’s Foundation of Minnesota
Kathryn L. Glessing
Freedom Farm
Susan Kinder and David Vealitzek
Minnesota International Center
Women’s Foundation of Minnesota
YWCA of Minneapolis
Terry and Susan Cogger-Williams
Plymouth Christian Youth Center
Resource, Inc.
Way to Grow
West Side Community Health Services
Sally Johnson, Kay Kramer
SANBORN FUND | Lauren P. Weck
Wenda Weekes Moore
Romaine Scharlemann, Richard Baker
Dunwoody College of Technology
Women’s Foundation of Minnesota
Southside Family Charter School
THE LEXI FUND | Lynne Hardey
Women’s Foundation of Minnesota
Kathryn L. Glessing
Pro-Choice Resources
Alexandra House, Inc.
Augsburg College - MN Urban Debate League
Breaking Free, Inc.
Laura Jeffrey Academy
Jan Malcolm, Kristen Carlton
Mary Hilfiker
Ice Age Trail Alliance, Inc.
Red Cedar Community Wesleyan Church
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Foundation Inc.
Metropolitan Consortium of
Community Developers
Southside Family School
Women’s Foundation of Minnesota
YMCA Camp Widjiwagan
Pro-Choice Resources
Women’s Health Center of Duluth, P.A.
RENOTA FUND | Anonymous
Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio, Inc.
New Horizons Crisis Center
St. Cloud State University
Western Community Action, Inc.
Annex Teen Clinic
CENTRO Cultural Chicano
Division of Indian Work
Family Tree Clinic
Neighborhood Health Source
Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North
Dakota, South Dakota
2014 Legacy circle Members
We thank the following donors for placing the Women’s Foundation in a will,
trust or as a beneficiary of a retirement fund or life insurance policy.
Barbara Andersen
John E. Andrus III
David Baginski
Beverly Balos and
Mary Louise Fellows
Connie Barry
Sue Bateman
Grayce Belvedere-Young
and Daniel Young
Inez Waltmann Bergquist
Priscilla Braun
N. Jeanne Burns and
Elizabeth A.
Erin Ceynar and Kevin
Julia Classen
Terry and Susan
Gloria Contreras Edin
Julie Corty
Mary Lee Dayton
Patricia Egan
Barbara L. Forster
Linda Ganister and
Sue Duffy
Joan Gilbertson
Deborah Goodwin
Sheila and Tim Gothmann
Elizabeth C. Grant
Nancy Halverson
Teresa A. Hanratty and
Luz Maria Hernandez
Lynne Hardey
Blanche and Thane Hawkins
Carol and Bud Hayden
Mary Ellen Hennen
Julia A. Kelly
Frances A. Kolb
Kay Kramer and
Sally Johnson
Marleen and Richard
Karen Leonard
Llewellyn Linde
Ann Lonstein
Carol Ann Lowinske
Jan Malcolm and
Kristen Carlton
Margo Maris
Julia Maritz
Kris Maritz
Roberta and
Robert Megard
Deanne Neiman
Ellen O’Neill and
Sue Lawson
Elinor Ogden
Constance Otis
Jean Phillips
Jane B. Ransom
Barbara and Jack Reis
Lee and John Roper-Batker
Terry Saario and Lee Lynch
Pat Samuel
Susan and Bill Sands
Susan Sanger
Romaine Scharlemann
and Richard Baker
Barbara Schmitt
Jan Schwarz
Nancy Slaughter
Irene Steiner
Evelyn Swenson
Sally T. Koplin Trust Estate
Emily Anne Tuttle
Janet Watson
Lauren Weck
Barbara Zimmerman
and John Dickey
a Deceased
April 1, 2 013 - March 31, 2 014
$500,000 plus
Butler Family Foundation
W. K. Kellogg Foundation
Walmart Foundation
Pohlad Family Foundation
Margaret and
Angus Wurtele
F.R. Bigelow Foundation
Otto Bremer Foundation
The George Family
Kim Lund
The Minneapolis
The St. Paul Foundation
We thank these donors for their partnership to move equality forward
and create pathways to prosperity for all women and girls in Minnesota.
Katharine and Tom Hull
Kristine and Rob Johnson
Sidney Kaplan
Krisbin Foundation
Karen Leonard
Mall of America
Gail Polley-Nordhaus
Brenda Radichel Quaye
William D. Radichel
Barbara and Jack Reis
Mary W. Vaughan
Lauren Weck
Wells Fargo Bank
Whole Woman’s Health
of the Twin Cities, LLC
Susan and
Timothy Anderson
Catherine Andrus
Elizabeth Andrus
James and
Ascent Private Capital
Carmen Campbell
Management of
Carlson Family Foundation
U.S. Bank
Charlson Foundation
Caliber Foundation
Mardag Foundation
Kristen Carlton and
Kris Maritz
Jan Malcolm
Valerie and Ed Spencer
Page and Jay Cowles
Mary Dolan
Eileen Fisher, Inc.
Caroline Amplatz
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Hugh J. Andersen
HRK Foundation
Martha and
Julie Corty
Art Kaemmer
Mary Lee Dayton
Kay Kramer and
Sara and Jock Donaldson
Sally Johnson
General Mills, Inc.
Susan and Brian Mark
Beverly N. Grossman
Erica Marsden
Roger Hale and Nor Hall
Jan and David McNair
Katharine L. Kelly
Family Fund
Joyce and
Minnesota Women’s
Richard McFarland
Midwest Health Center
I. A. O’Shaughnessy
for Women
Minnesota Community
Nancy Owen and
John Lavander
Susan and Bill Sands
The West Fork Foundation Patricia Ploetz
RBC Wealth Management
Sunrise Banks
Weck Charitable Trust
Anonymous (2)
Kathleen Blatz and
Patrice D. Cooper
Wheelock Whitney
Nicole Cooper and
David Znameroski
Mr. and Mrs. James Gesell $2,500-$4,999
Steven Goldberg
Polly Grose
AAUW - St. Paul
Blanche and
Jean Adams
Thane Hawkins
Margaret and
Carol and Bud Hayden
David Anderson
Marion H. Andrus
Endowment Fund
Connie Archbald
Associated Bank
Minnesota, N.A.
Katherine Austin Mahle
Grayce Belvedere Young
and Daniel Young
Shayna Berkowitz and
Phyllis Wiener
Tamra Borton
Roger Bredeson
Bremer Bank
Briggs and Morgan
Calvert Social
Investment Foundation
Brenda and Jim Coulter
Cushman & Wakefield/
Suzanna de Baca
Delta Dental
Susan Denk and
Deborah Cundy
Marion Etzwiler
Fafinski Mark &
Johnson, P.A.
Elly Grace
Grant Thornton LLP
Gray Plant Mooty
Hays Companies
Hammel, Green and
Abrahamson, Inc.
House of Mercy
Sally A. Hwang
Rebecca Parsons Klevan
Mortenson Construction
Mortenson Family
Kate Mortenson
Annie Nelson
Gayle and Timothy Ober
Project Leadership
Services, Inc.
Joyce Prudden and
Michael Shoop
Public Welfare Foundation
Anna Schaefer
Romaine Scharlemann and
Richard Baker
Still Ain’t Satisfied,
A Foundation
With Attitude
Thomson Reuters
Thrivent Financial for
The Private Client
Reserve at U.S. Bank
Winthrop and Weinstine
Last September, Kim Lund received the 2013
Mary Lee Dayton Catalyst for Change Award at
the Foundation’s annual luncheon for Leadership
& Legacy Circle members. Kim has been a
Foundation donor since 1985 and opened a
Donor Advised Fund at the Foundation in 2004.
(L-r: Kim, daughter Ani, and son Ben.)
Align Pilates LLC
Sally Anaya-Boyer
Sarah Andersen and
Christopher Hayner
Julie Andrus
Sally Anson
Connie Barry
Lindsay Berryman
Sharon Bigot
Beth Bird
Tawanna Black
Carla Blumberg
Kimberly Borton and
Michael Guest
Angela and Davin Brandt
Michael Breza
N. Jeanne Burns and
Elizabeth A.
Maura Cahill
Joan Campbell
Lois Carlson
Jude Anne Carluccio
Erin Ceynar and
Kevin Dalager
Margaret Chutich and
Penny Wheeler
Terry and Susan
Gloria Contreras Edin
Judy Dayton
Mae and Toby Dayton
Wendy Dayton
Toni D’Eramo
Sandy Dischinger
Laurie Duxbury
Cynthia Eyunni
Christina Fasbender
Connie Foote
Shelly Franz
Kay Fredericks
Lola Fredrickson
Karen Fussy
Christine and
Jon Galloway
Debra Gardner
Heidi Gesell and
John Edgerton III
Gray Plant Mooty
Graybrier Foundation
Pat Grossman
Guardian Counsel
Law Office
Jocelyn Hale
Lili Hall Scarpa
Teresa Hanratty and
Luz Maria Hernandez
Aimee Hatlestad
Gayle Hayhurst
Saanii Hernandez-Mohr
and Adam Mohr
Joan H. Higinbotham
Susan Hodgson
Marilyn Hoegemeyer
Anne Hoffman
Marjorie Hooley
Tina Hoye
Lisa Huey
a Deceased
Toni Jelinek
Michele Jensrud
Jane Kaufman
Rosemary Kessler
Jessica and Ricardo Khan
Michele Kimball
Laura Kinkead and
Richard Neuner
John S. and James L.
Knight Foundation
Winona Lakin
Land O’Lakes, Inc.
John Larsen and
Mike Stewart
Janet Leslie
Alice Lesney
DJ Lester
Diana Lewis
Lindquist & Vennum
Julie Loomis
Jennifer Martin
Kathy McKay
Karen and John Meslow
Morgan Stanley Wealth
Sandra Morris
Brenna Munoz
Margaret Murphy
Carolyn Muska
Wendy Nelson
Ann Newhall and
Rick Schleuss
Newman Long Term Care
Toni G. Nosbush
Laura Oberst
Meredith Olson
Carolyn and
Robert Papke
Cheyenne Peters
Shannon Peterson
Wynne Reece
Michael Resnick and
Linda Bearinger
Paula Roe
Lucy Rogers
Lee and
John Roper-Batker
Bonnie Russ
Pat Samuel
Susan Sanger
Kathy Schaaf
Denny Scharlemann
and Bob Cochran
Karen Schneider
Christina Sheran
Mary Sill
Nancy Slaughter
Marla Tipping
Carol and
Lynn Truesdell
Emily Anne Tuttle
Marie Uhrich
Sandra Vargas
Joanne Von Blon
The Wallin Foundation
Pamela Weisdorf
Susan Westerman
Dr. Julie White
Penny Winton
WMN Foundation
Debra Womack
The Woman’s Club
of Minneapolis
Mary Wong
Anonymous (2)
Marcia Appel and
Vincent Giorgi
Connie Ardin
Patricia Benson
Pamela Binns
Patricia A. Bloodgood
Priscilla Braun
Lynn Brofman
Theresa Brunker
Kimberly Brunner
Jeanne Buckner
Reatha Clark King and
N. Judge King
Men as Peacemakers (grantee, pg. 14).
Jeff Coate and
Sylvie Martinez
Janet Conn
Jeanne Corwin
Susan Crow and
William Metz
Ingrid and Chris Culp
Deborah Cundy
Terrell Daniels
Elisabeth Dayton
John Dayton
Sherry Ann and
Edward Dayton
Cass Dennison
Margaret Dennison and
Corey LeVasseur
Maria Dillon
Kristin Eggerling and
Paul Blomquist
Brenda Ewing
Nancy Feldman
Pauline Fofana
Meleah and Charles Follen
Sharon Frank
Nicola Giancola
Mary Gillespie
Girl Scout Troop 10180
Jen Glaeser and
Michele Allen
Karen Grabow
Joanne Green
Penelope Greene
Greta Grosch
Susan and
Bert Gross
Dolores Gutierrez
Katherine Hadley and
Cynthia Fay
Elizabeth Halloran
Mary Beth Hanson
Elizabeth Hawn
Elizabeth Held
Peggy Johaningsmeir
Karen Kodzik
Frances Kolb
Carolyn and Larry Kuechle
Allison Laffen
Libby Larsen and
James Reece
Jenni Larson
Katherine and Patrick
Jessica Libby
Llewellyn Linde
Kelly Link
Laura Liu
Lauren Livingston
Ann Lonstein
Craig Marble
Phyllis Maritz
Rachael Marret
Katie and
Timothy McGinley
Carla McGrath
Mary McKay
Phyllis Moen
Louise and Jon Morgan
Chris and Jack Morrison
Dr. Nicolette Myers
Jean Nitchals
Barbara Norrgard
Oak Grove Foundation
Elizabeth Olson
Deirdre and Sheff Otis
Jean Phillips
Terese Pritschet
Bonnie Reiland
Marna Ricker
Donna Rodel
Bridget Rogers
Georgiana Ruzich
Saint Timothy Lutheran
Arthur Schlobohm
Ann and David Scovil
Susan Segal
Sarah and Kevin Shriver
Karen Snedeker
Angiela Steele
Lynae Steinhagen
April Sutor
Evelyn Swenson
Mary Tambornino
Jane Treston
University of Wisconsin
Amy Walsh Kern
Heidi and Kevin Walsh
Suzanne Weinstein
Deborah Wexler and
Michael Mann
Diane Wilkins
Women’s Student
Activist Collective
Nou Yang
Eric Zahniser
Louise Ziegler
Anonymous (6)
Veronica Ahern
Charlene Altman
Alicia Amling
Martha Anderson
Laura Barbeau
Jennifer Barrett
Cynthia Bartell
Cynthia Barthel
Marion Bauer
Ramona Beard
Michelle Beeman
David Berger
Laura Bishop
Blandin Foundation
Susan Boren
Marilyn Bryant
Tyler Candee
Karen Chandler
John Choi
Sadie Christianson
Julia Classen
Chris Cohen
Dr. Yvonne Condell
Carrie Connor
Erica Cooper
Nancy Cosgriff
Kristi Cousineau
Laurie Coyle
Lesley and Stewart Crosby
Annie Cull and Jen King
Priscilla Cushman
Kat Dalager
Dr. Virginia Dale
Karen Diver and
Arnold Selnes
Ellen Dresselhuls
Denise D’Rozario
Dawn Emry
Ann Fairbairn
Becky and Ben Field
Mary Foarde
Nicky Forsyth
Bonnie Francisco
Pat Gaarder
Emily Green
Jennifer Greene
Katherine Grumstrup and
Michael Bing
Sarah Haberman
Mary Bridget Handke
Linda Hanson
Marae Hartwell
Heidi Hawkins
Cassandra Headrick
Janis Heaney
Ruth Henderson
Maggie Hoeg
Diane Hoehne
Gina Holje
Gena Holland
David Hottman
Jennifer Houston
Terri Hudoba
Sharon Hughes
Carole Hunter
Stephanie Huss
Suzanne James
Holly Johnson
Lisa Jore
Sally Jorgensen
Phyllis and Donald Kahn
Emily Kaiser
Anne Kersten
Dr. Thomas Knabel and
Kent Allin
Teresa Knippel
Robin Kocina
Katy Kopp Adam and
Mark Adam
Jennifer Kray
Jess Kubis
Dr. June La Valleur
Catherine Lawrence
Debbie and Andy Lee
Kathryn Leitch
Diana Lewis
Sarah and
B. John Lindahl, Jr.
Wendy Lisman
Lisa Litchfield
Corie Loes
Kendal Loewen
Lin Mac Master
Anupam Malhotra
Monica and Tim Marx
Shannon McDonough
Janet McFarland
Deirdre McGraw
Cathy McLane
Victoria McWane-Creek
Jill Meyer and
Louise Hotka
Minnesota Women’s
Economic Roundtable
Pat Moore
Martha and
Jonathan Morgan
Mary Mortenson
Michele Moylan
Liz Murphy
Karla and Peter Myers
Katherine Nevins
Linda Ojala
Nancy Olson
Helene and
Martin Oppenheimer
Laura Pape
Ellison Pidot
Karen Prest
Charlie Quimby and
Susan Cushman
Ashley Rajaratnam
Julie Rapacki
Linda Rebane
James Reece
Kendra and
Ben Reichenau
Kathleen Riley
Ruth Roberson
Astia Roper-Batker
Kristen and
Stephen Rose
Christy Rother
Charlie Rounds and
Mark Hiemenz
Trisha Rutter
Brenda Sallstrom
Sandra D. Sandell and
Clayton F. Giese
Paula Schaefer
Christopher Schermer
Gail and
Patrick Schoenfelder
Kathleen Schroeder
Robin Schroeder
Judy and
Anthony Schumacher
Karen Scofield
Dr. Cynthia Scott
Joan Setterlund
Stephanie Shimp
Ginger Sisco
Tim Sitzman
Ann and
Conrad Smith
Christine Smith
Liz Smith
Sherry Smith
Stephanie Spence
Susan Stacey
Jackie Starbird
Jane Sternberg
Sarah Stoesz
Kari Suzuki
Sandra Swami
Dr. Kay Thomas
Jean Thomson
Charlaine Tolkien and
Karen Hawley
Clara Ueland
Nancy Vanderheider
Anne Walters
Elizabeth Warner
Peg Webb
Gretchen Westbrock
Whitney Foundation
Kimberly Wier
Ann Wiesner
Sandra L. Williams
Sara and Doug Wolff
Maryah Wolszon
Barbara Wood
Honey Zelle
Anonymous (20)
AAUW Minnesota
Adam L. Mohr Agency
Gail Ahern
Betty Albitz
Christine Albrecht
Lorie Alveshere
Ameriprise Financial
Employee Gift
Matching Program
Amy Andersen
Roma Anderson Milton
Susan A. Anderson
Roger Andre
Nancy Antin
Nnenna Anyaogu
A. Austin
Aileen Baesemann
Cathy and Gary Ballman
Joan Banashek
Alyssa Bance
Mary Bang
Ann Barkelew
Regina Barr
Linda Bartlett
Katherine Barton
Jeff Bauer
Cynthia Bauerly
Rita Bauerly
Edie Baumgart
Janet Beasley
Paula Beck
Carol and Thomas Beech
Laura Beecham
Susan Benjamin
Dan Berg
Jacquie Berglund
Janet and
David Pecek Berry
Kelly Berryman
Jennifer Bierlein
Barb Billing
Lisa Billingham
Carolyn Bingham
Caryn Boisen
Haley Bonar
Falen Bonsett
Diane and David Borton
Diane Boruff
Jerra Boudjouk
Aimee Brantseg
Mary C. Bredeck
Sandra Brenny
Mary Brindley
Allen Brookins-Brown
Ronnie Brooks
Ann Brucciani Lyon
Carol Bruess
Kim Brunner
Britney Bryant
Ryan Buck
Beth Burgstahler
Nancy Burke
Julia Burman
Connie Bush
Amanda Bushweiler
Camille Byars
Lisa Byrne
Patricia Callaghan
Christine Cammack
Dr. Karlyn Kohrs Campbell
Beth and Paul Carlson
Heidi Carpenter
Mary Lou Carpenter
Anne Carrier
Susan Carter
Julie Causey
Barbara Cederberg
Cecilia Cervantes
Charter Solutions, Inc.
Deborah Christakos
Rachel and
Donald Christensen
James Christenson
Megan Clapp
Anita Cline-Cole
Dakota Wicohan (grantee, pg. 13).
Charles and Joyce Coate
Richard Cogger
Alicia Coleman
Lori Collier
Janna and
Nicholas Conant
Harriet Conkey
M. Eileen Conlin
Deb Connelly
Katie Cooney
Cathy Coyle
Virginia Craig
Jeanne Crain
Lori Crever
Jan Cronquist and
Lee Toman
Eleanor and
Tom Crosby
Laura and John Crosby
Linda Crosby
Anita Cummings
Marilyn Cuneo
Christine and
Thomas Custer
Dr. Jacqueline Dahl
Kathy Dahl
Judi Dalager
Laura Daly
Mary Lynn Dana
Cynthia and Jasper Daube
Aimee Dayhoff
Mary de Baca
Stacey DeKalb
Karen Desnick
Lisa Desotelle
Lori Dewey
Angela Dhruvan
Eugenia Dixon
Tracey Donesky
Paul Donovan
Mary and
Ernest Dorn
Lucille Dotté
Douglas & Wendy
Dayton Foundation
Shannon Doyle
Marie Drescich
Joy and David Drummond
Marta Drury
Marilynn Dunbar
Sarah Duniway
Janet Dunn
Ann Dunnigan
Christine Durand
Timothy Dykstal
Matthew Eastvold
Mary Lynn and
Michael Eckert
Patricia Egan
William Egan
Maryann and
Robert Eliason
Kelly Elkin
Patti Elliott Allen
Barbara Elliott
Dr. Victoria Elmer
Jean Enloe
Ellen Etzkin
Laura Feehan
Ruth Fen
Kenneth Fick
Gregory Filice
Antonia Filipiak
Charlotte Frampton
Vicki Frawley
Bobbie Ann Fredsall
Carol Freeman
John Frey and
Jane Letourneau
Katy Friesz
Nancy Fulton
Amy Gage
Deborah Gagnon
Jane Galbraith
Debora Garvey
Karen Garvin and
Jan Brundige
Amy Gasman
Kathleen Gavin
Judy and Jamie Gaviser
Girl Scouts of MN & WI River Valleys (grantee,
pg. 13).
Enrique Gentzsch
Robert George
Janet Gilbert
Rhonda Gilbraith
Julie and Thomas Johns
Angela Gilligan
Ann Gilligan
Ellen Goldberg Luger
Linda Goldenberg
Dorothy Goldie
Jane Gould
Jan and John Gray
Nanci Green
Sima Griffith
Diane Grinde
Gregory N. Grinley
Joan Growe
Anne Gueinzius
Sarah Guillet
Colin Gulling
Laura Gust
Amy Guttery
Linda Hall
Michelle Halverson
Jessica Hammerberg
Paul Hanson and
Steve Riendl
Victoria Hanson
Cindy Hardel
Margaret Harder
Lynne Hardey
Helen Hartfiel
Renee and Terry Hartman
Connie and
Bob Hartshorn
Mary Hartwig
Elizabeth and
Edward Hasselman
Jody Hauer
Elizabeth Haugen
Alice Hawks
Diane Hayden
Elizabeth Heefner
Lee Heidenreich
Vanessa Heinecke
Mari Henderson
Kelly Hendrickson
Tammy Herrmann
Dawn Hespenheide
Tori and Leon Hill
Anne Hodgson
Judith and Alan Hoffman
Mary Hogan-Bard
Dr. Wilhelmina Holder
Nancy Houlton
Tom Houlton
Kathryn Houston
Jason Howard
Ruth Howe
Kim Hunwardsen
Mary Husband
Rebecca Iverson
Bonnie Jackles
Anne Jackson
Ruth Jackson
Nicole James Gilchrist
Ann James
Nancy Jamieson
Judith Jaskowiak
Rosemary Jennings
Gina Jensen
Karin Johanek
Dawn Johnson
Veronica Johnson
Charlotte and
Ward Johnson
Mary Jones
Ruth M. Jones
Shawn Judge and
Stephen Yoakam
Cynthia Kahrmann
Jennifer Kalla
Sylvia Kaplan
Molly Kasel
Darla Kashian
Katherine Kearney Bidwell
Kia Kehrer
Michele and
Joseph Kelly
Tia Keobounpheng
Kim Keprios
Pamela Kerber
Mary Kiley
Rocel Kingman
Tracy Kirby
Michael Kithcart
Wendy Klager
Leon Knight
Tracy Kochendorfer
Suzanne Koepplinger
Sandy Koessler
Kathleen Kohler
Jan and John Kronholm
Teresa Kruse
Amy Kuester
Kathleen Kukielka
Leslie Kupchella
Marleen and
Richard Kurschner
Teri Kwant
Jane LaLonde Shea
Anna Mae and
Doug Lambert
Elizabeth Larsen
Duffy Larsen-Abramson
Marjorie and
Norbert Larson
Kristin Lau
Pamela Lehan
Kristin Leiding
Gwen Leifeld
Gwen Lerner
Connie Lewis
Ted Lillehei
Sheila and Peter Lind
Katharine Lindahl
Carolee Lindsey
Kate and Jonathan Loging
Ann Longfellow
Jessica Looman and
Jason Lonstein
Mari Lowe
Mrs. William E. Ludwick
Barbara Lund and
Cathy Muldoon
Prisca and
George Lupambo
Kathryn Magnusson
Jeff Mahmud
Marilyn J. Maloney
Sarah Marquardt
Kathleen Marron
Trevor Marty
Naomi Marx
Tim Marx
Leigh Mattox
Maria Maughn
Alison Maule-Kronmiller
Jaclyn May
Wanda McCaa
Melanie McCall
Mary McCarthy
Catharine McClintock
Jeannine McCormick
James McDonough
Alison McElroy
Jennifer McGee
Jennifer McGeehan
Bridget McGreevy
Lori McKenzie
McKnight Foundation
Avangeline McKnight
McMaster-Carr Supply
Priscilla McNulty
Cheryl Meyer
Dr. Christopher Meyer
Athena Mihas
Maren Milbert
Karen and David Miley
Laurie and John Miller
Minneapolis Institute
of Arts
Mark Moehlenbrock
Carolyn Mohn
Lynn Moline and
Becca Norris
Judith and
Michael Mollerus
Carol Mollner
Julie A. Moore Rapacki
David E. Moore, Jr.
Leni and David Moore
Joan Moser
Dr. Mia Mulrennan
Molly Muniz
M. Kathleen Murphy
Markline Mwirigi
Gwen and Mason Myers
Mary and David Neal
Carol Neeser
Annie Nelson
Deb Nelson
Jill Nelson
Lynn Ingrid Nelson
Marilyn Carlson Nelson
Ann Ness
Kimbra Ness
Della Neuharth
Judith Neumeier
Debra Newman
Sheila Nordquist
Laura Norris
Marnie Ochs-Raleigh
Judith and
James O’Donnell
Elinor Ogden
Ana Oliveira
Cathryn Towley Olson
Claire Olson
Anneliese and
Joachim Opitz
Margaret and
Charles Opp
Elizabeth Ordal
Renae Oswald-Anderson
Melanie Ounsworth and
Shirley Shimota
Mari Oyanagi and
Thomas Eggum
Laurie Paal
Kerri Pacholke
Packaging Corporation
of America
Margaret Paddock
Nicole Padget
Senator Sandy Pappas
Shari Parsons
Tim Thorpe
Kathryn Peacock
Happy Peris
Carol Peterfeso
Mary Ellis Peterson
Naomi Peterson
Joan and John Petroff
Josie and
Ed Phelps
Martha Phelps
Melissa Pickar
Benjamin Pickhardt
Janine Pingel
Marsha Pitts-Phillips
Maureen and
Irvin Piltzuweit
Sharon and
George Polley
Amber Pone
Mary Pouch Meador
Lucinda Pratt
Lawrence Pry
Kathryn Quaintance
Anne Quinlan
Kate Quinn
Mary Quist-Newins
Diane Ramsey
Susan and
Gary Rappaport
Alisia Ray
Abigail Read
Marianne Remedios
Kari Rihm
Laurie Rivard
Amy Roberts
Tamera Robinson
Carolyn Roby
Paul Roth
Anne Rozga
Beth and Peter Rozga
Casey Rundquist
Ann P. Ruschy
Judith Russell
James Rustad
Debra Ruth
Karen Sakamoto and
Robert Angell
Diane Sakry
Susan Sanborn
Joseph Sandbulte
Robert Sauer
Deborah Saul
Jane Scallen
Jean Schaeffer
M. Patricia Schaffer and
David Weissbrodt
Barbara Schmitt
Edward Schneider
Melissa Schoech
Connie Scholfield
Barbara Schubring
Erica Schumacher
Maria Schwingler
Miriam Seidenfeld
Senator Kathleen Sheran
Nancy Sheran
Sonja Short
Carolyn Shrewsbury
George Shuffelton
Kevin Silberman
Robert Simonds
Linda Singh
Sam Skoda
Cynthia Slater
Megan and Patrick Smith
Susannah Smith and
Matt Sobek
Melanie and Grant Snyder
Paula and Jeffrey Soholt
Vicki Sorensen
John Soshnik
Kristi Specker
Kathleen Spehar
St. Joan of Arc Catholic
Mark St. Sauver
Mary Ann Stauffenecker
Betsy Stites
John Stout
Libby Strong
Sarah Sturgis
Marcia Summers
Rose Svitak
Pamela Sweet
Deborah Talen
Tamera Tesky Ausen
Russell Testa and
Charles Salmen
Briana Thein
Jeanette Thomas
Carol and
Patrick Thompson
Shannon Thompson
Berne Thury
Peter Tiffin
Dr. Kim Tillemans
Matthew Tillotson
Patricia Tinder
Claire Topp
Karen Trouba
Leslie Turner
Abby Uhrich
Linda Ungerland
Tracy VanDeBoom
Barbara VanGuilder
Janet and Dirk VanOppen
Carrie Vill
Van Vu
Mary and
Steve Walsh
Sandra Warner
Dr. Penelope Warren
Dr. Jeanie Watson
Wokie Weah
Karen Weathers
Moira Webster-Larranaga
Dianne Wegscheid
Mary and
Jerome Weigenant
Kathleen Weinbeck
Susan Weinberg
Wren and David Wells
Kathleen Wenzel
Mark Wiger
Anne B. Wight
Ann C. Wilcox
Sharon Williams
Kathleen Winters
Kate Woodman
Elizabeth Wray
Dr. Elisa Wright
Elaine Wyatt
Lauren Zeller
Kathleen Zeug
Jane Zilch
Lee Zurek
Colleen Zuro-White
Anonymous (21)
Ellen Abbott and
Gerald Krause
Kadra Abdi
Elizabeth Abel
Nana Ahwoi
Amna Al-Arfaj
Debrah Albert and
Sheldon Finver
Sara Albert
Jeri Albrecht
Carol Allin
Diane Alshouse
Catie Amundsen
Chase Andersen
Floyd Anderson
Kari Anderson
Karla Anderson
Lynn Anderson
Sara and Brett Anderson
Patricia Angus
Michelle Asell
Louis Asher and
Lisa Wersal
Virginia Ashlock Harn
Louise Austin
Cullin Bachmeier
Jane Baer
Ellen Baker
Terri Banaszewski
Sandra Barnes
Sarah Barton
Joyce Battcher-Malchow
Jocelyn Beard
Constance Beck
Dara Beevas
Anne Behrendt
Bell Museum of
Natural History
Kathryn Berger
Heather Berglund
Barbara Bergman
Farrel Bergner
Natalie Bernard
Carolyn Bernhardt
Best Buy Co., Inc.
LeeAnn Bezek
Jennifer Biskner
Raymond Bissonnette
Anna Bjorkstrand
Gail Blackburn
Marybeth Block
Barbara Blumer
Cynde Bock
Sandra and
Geoffrey Bodeau
Jacqui Bohlinger
Amy Bond
Sharon and Carl Borine
Robert Bothmann
Lauren Boulware
Joseph Bourne
Susan Boutwell
William Boyer
Cynthia Boyle
Jane Braun
Paul Brendle
Erin Broviak
Carolyn Brunelle
David and Ann Buran
Naomi Burchett
Hillary Burkhardt
Jacqueline Byrd-Nickels
C & M Ford Sales Inc.
Carolyn Cade
Maureen Cahill
Claire Cambridge
Amanda Cammack
Lyndsay Capeder
Mary Capes
Michelle Carlson
Terry Carlson
Marilyn and
Thomas Carman
Cheryl Casey
Laurie Casey
Xiaoying Chen
Michael Chmiel
Susan Cipolle
Darolyn Clark
Elizabeth and
Richard Clarke
Jean Clarke
Annie Clement
Sueann Coan
Tasha Coats
Jennifer Cole
Beverly Conerton
Barbara Conti
Alicia Cook
Kate Cowley
Catherine Crane
Rene Cronquist
Holly Dahl
Steve Dahlberg
Lorie Dahlheimer
Piyali Nath Dalal and
Justin Felicetta
Jennifer Davy
Anthony De Angelis
Paige de Wees
Mary Deering
Gail Dekker
David Delaney
Meg Dennison
Royetta DePrycker
Heather Diersen
Sadie Dietrich
Francisco Diez
Anna Dirkswager
Lisa Dittmann
Rekha Dixit
Flannery Dolan
Meghan Doll
Jen Dreis
Carol Drinkard
Jennifer A. Duesman
Jan Dugas
Amanda Eastvold
Alisa Echols
Kathleen Eddy
Jennifer Edstrom
Mrs. J. M. Edwards
Barbara Ego
Deborah Eisenstadt
Suzanne Elwell
Linda Engberg
Julie Engel
Heidi Erickson
Misty Erickson
Wendy D. and
Roger Evans
Robin Fairchild
Emilie Falc
Ann Farrell
Fashion Odds
Cathy Faucher
Florence Felknor
Danielle Fitzsimmons
Tana Flaten
Jennifer Fleming-Harvey
Rachel Flynn
Tammie Follett
Stephanie Foreman
Jennifer Fox
Laura Freas
Barbara Frohnert
Stephanie Frost
Monica and
Stephen Frytak
Heather Gardner
Dr. Nancy Garrett
Kelly Garrison
Dorothy J. Gascoigne
Nancy Gellerman
Ruth Mary Gens
Shawna Giese
Michelle Gilats
Nicole Gitler
Jessica Glancey
Karen and
Howard Gochberg
Stephen Goff
John Goggin and
Julie Weighter
Jacqueline Gohdes
Goldstein Family Fund
Katherine Gowans
Patricia Gozzoli
Pamela Green
Stephanie and
Aaron Green
Aretha Green-Rupert
Carrie Gregor
Ruth Grendahl
Laura Grevas
Alison Griffin
Katherine Grimm
Project FINE (grantee, pg. 14).
Ronald Grimm
Molly Grove
Kristen and Denver Grubb
Gail Gruis
Janice Gudknecht
Makedonka Gulcev
Sylvia and
Glen Gunderson
Betty Gustafson
Danielle Haag
Peter Haakenson
Marianne Hageman
Bonita Hagstrom
Deirdre Hagstrom
Beverly Hall
Trudy Halla
Ashley Halladay
Heather Halverson
Susan Hammel
Karen Hansen
Nancy Hansen
Stephanie Hansen
Candice Harding
Martha Hardy
Lea Harpster and
Han Hoppe
John Harrer
Kay Harris
Nami Harris
Susan Clark Harris
Zahra Harrison
Nathan Hartshorn
Cheryl and Scott Hauch
Britany Haukom
Terri and
Jack Hawthorne
Julie Hays
Donna Heaston
Alana Hedlund
Jessica Heggem
Amy Hendrickson
Verlaine Henn
Suzette Henry
Kaaren Hensrud and
Carol Hubbard
Amy Hertel
Denise Hertz
Sandra Heuer
Louise Hiller
Nell Hillsley
Jeanne Hilpisch
Lisa Hinz and
Stuart Macdonald
Amanda Hoang
Kathleen and Douglas
Douglas Hollie IV
Grace and David Holm
Timothy Holm
Holmes Corporation
Margaret Holste
Courtney Horbach
Elizabeth Horton
Kristin Hough
Sarah Howard
Victoria Howe
Kimberly Hruba
Mary Huettl
Blake Huffman
Pamela Hulleman
Thelma and
Sam Hunter
Mildred Huttenmaier
Sharon Hwee
Denise Isaak
Frances Iverson
Sally Iverson
Karin Jacobs and
Kent Williams
Marlene Jacobs
Barbara Janski
Dana Jensen
Marcia Jensen
Wendy Jerome
Jeremiah Program (grantee, pg. 6).
Barbara and
David Johnson
Dale Johnson
Erin Johnson
LeeAnn Johnson
Mehgan Johnson
Meredith and
Frank Johnson
Janet Jones
Bradley Jordahl Redlin
Mary Jordan
The Jostens Foundation
Emily Kahlenbeck
Judith Kahn
Lisa Kahn
Cindy Kaiser
Linda Kaner
Keith Kapphahn
Stephanie Kaufenberg
Paris Kaye
Margaret Keating
Mary Keirstead and
Edward Swain
Tanya Kellar
Laura Keller
Jill Kielblock
Andrea Kiepe
Sitha Kim
Susan Kimberly
Karen King
Tracy King
Maggie Kirchoff
Ben Klaasen
Patricia Klaassen
Benjamin Klang
Erin Klegstad
Kelley Knapek
Sharda Kneen
Liz Knight
Katie Knutson
Sara Kobbermann
Callie Koeniger
Laurie Koltes
Ramona Kopnick and
Julie Woodhull
Randy Kopycinski
Lori Korte
Luanne Koskinen
Alexis Kotschevar
Pamela Kovacs
Sara Kraft
Jacalyn Krammer and
Daniel Shaw
Kelly Kratz
Jessica Krenz
Sherry Kromschroeder
Leslie Krona
Evelyn Kuehl
Ann Kuitunen
Kim Kunkel
Rebecca Kutty
Jen Kyllonen
Allison La Pointe
Peg Labore
Barbara Lambert
Larissa Land
Suzanne and Michael Lang
Colles Larkin
Kerstin Larson
Mary Larson
Jon Layer
Barbara Leary
Amy Lee
Don and Marlyce Lee
Kathryn and
Theodore Lee
Shoua Lee
Sarah Leeth
Jane Legwold
William Lehman
Julie Lehr
Diane Leigh and
Janet Hamilton
Jessica Leiman
Beth LeMieux-Madson
Linne Lemke
Paul Lennander
Cheryl Lewis
Dannielle Lewis
Amy Ariel Liddy Rich
Amy Lieberman
Andrea Liming
Beth Limpert
Joy Lindholm
Nicole Litzner
Mary Loberg
Patricia and
Joseph Loehlein
Carol Ann Logan
Hubertina Loobeek
Carol A. Lovegren
Mary Susan Lovett
C. A. Lowinske
Elizabeth Lulfs
Kristen Lund
Margaret Lund
Catherine Lundoff
Josephine Lundquist
Celine Lyman
Carol Lynch
Dustin MacGregor
Kristi Macht
Elda Macias
Jessica Macy
Jon Maggs
Kathleen Maleck
Jill Ann Marks
Mary Maronde
Andrea and Barry Martfeld
Sherri Martin
Jen Martone
Jennifer Mathews
Mary Matthews and
Spencer Nelson
Jessie May
Kelly McBeain
Elizabeth McCambridge
Harriet McCleary
Polly McCormack
R. McCrea
Catherine McDonald
Lynn McDonald
Faith McGown
Jeffrey McHugh
Judith McKloskey and
Daniel Shaw
Cassandra McMahon
Marie and Michael
Zia McNeal
Amy McTavish
Roberta and
Robert Megard
Margie Meier
Andrea Merims
Bonita Meyers
Nancy Meyers
Kate Middlecamp
Susan Miles
Denise Miley
Carrie and
Robert Miller
Holly Miller
Molly Miller
Patricia Milun
Toni Mindrup
Ahna Minge
Susan Moerer
Sara Mohn
Katie Moore
Pamela Moore
Shaneen Moore
Susan Moore
Chelsea Moran
Scott Mork
Erin and Susan Morris
Nancy Morrison
Sheryl Morrison
Sara Mountain
Megan Moynagh
Sharon Mrocek
Carol Mulligan
Kristine Mullmann
Bonnie Munger
Andrea Murphy
Catherine Myhre
John Myser
Manouri Nadaraja and
Michael Menege
Barbara Nash
Sharon Negley
Kay Nelson
Kelly Nelson
Kristen Nelson
Rebekah Nelson
Roxanne Nelson
Terry and Robert Nelson
Tessa Nelson
Angie Neren
Debra and Douglas Ness
Brooke Newfield
Linda Nguyen
Amanda Nickel
Catharine Nisam
Jan Nixon
Leslie Ober
Diane O’Connor
Colleen Oftedahl
Sherelyn Ogden
Cindy Ohlenkamp
Ashley Oliver
Ann Olson
ViAnn Olson
Laverne Orwoll
Elizabeth Ossers
Angela Osuji
Deborah Ousley
Kay Owen Foreman
Elizabeth Ozmon and
Martha Laudert
Sheila Packwood
Angie Palen
Jaimie Palmer
Mary Jane Pappas
Sandra Pappas
Joann Parker
Lane Patten
Laura Paulsen
Angela Paulson
Jill Pavlak
Donna Pavlica
Pearson Education
Suraj Pelluru
Carrie Peltier
Lesley Pereira
Sally Perillat
Mary and
Paul Perron
Robin Persons
Merrell Peters
Karli Peterson
Ruth Peterson
Douglas Petty
Sharon Pfeiffer
Lori Photiades
Mary Pickart
Constance Pikala
Lauren Pike
Barbara Pilling
C. J. Pitezel
E. M. Pitezel
Liz Plambeck
Stephanie Podulke
Merry Poferl
Lisa Pogoff and
Jeffrey Zuckerman
Paquita Poindexter
David Poretti
Sharon Power
Linda Price
Katie Prindle
Renee Pritzker
Anne Pryor
Emily Puchalski
Roberta Radford
Karen Rajcic and
Francesco Favazza
Roshini Rajkumar
Elizabeth Sheridan
Leele Rao
Sarah Raser
Sarah Rasmusson
Patsy Redfield
Diana Rehnberg
Britta Reitan
Pam Rochlin
Heather Rogers
Carlye Rooney
Kathy Rosenberg
Dan Rosenbush
Marilyn Rossman
Roberta Roth
Nancy Rotramel
Nancy Rubin
Lindsey Ruschmeyer
Anne Russell
Kelly Ryan
Nancy Sabin
Philomena Morrissey Satre
Andrea and Joseph Satter
Patricia Saunders
Jean Sazevich
Aida Schaefer
Lori Schaefer
Lisa Schlosser
Elizabeth Schmeling
Chris Schmidt
Sarah Schmidt
Larissa Schmitt
Jacinda Schneiter
Jacob Schroeder
Pamela Schubat
Holly Schultz
Jennifer Schwope
Belle and
Robert Scott
Edna Scoville
Joe Selvaggio
Debra Serum
Heather Sexton
Alan Shavit-Lonstein
Jennifer Shea
Elizabeth Shippee
Pamela Shubat
Susan Shuff
Galina Sidorova
Linda Singel
Betsy Sitkoff
Theodore Sitz
Andrew Skirka
Dorothy Skobba
Brad Skolnick
Erik Smith
Joan Smith
Linda Snouffer
Lisa Snyder
Jennie Soine
Neil Sontag
Jennifer Sowieja
Christopher Spong
Barbara Sporlein
Karisa Sprague
Michelle St. Pierre
Megan Stanton
Janet Stark
Erika Staub
Dawn Stebbing
Todd Stebelton
Peacemaker Resources (grantee pg. 14).
Sabrina Steen
Kristi Stevens
June and Ken Stewart
Jackie Sticha
Claire Stokes
Melissa Stone
Dr. Susan Strauss
Diane Stroot
Kimberly Stuart
Rachel Stulen
Rachel Sturgis
Kim Sueoka
Emily Sullivan
Kari Swan
Audrey Swanson
Susan Swanson
Molly Swenson
Anne Taft
Linda Tedford
Charisse Tester
The Research Shop, Inc.
Krystell Theisen Escobar
Carolyn Thompson
Van Petten
Erin Thompson
Jocelyn Thomson-Thelen
Deborah Thorp
Allison Thrash
Thrivent Financial for
Lutherans Foundation
Mary Timmerman-Koloc
Suzanne Todnem
Leigh-Anne Travers
Sophie Tremblay
Katherine Tunheim
Janis Tweedy
U.S. Bancorp Foundation
Marissa Ulstad
Joann Usher and
Connie Nyman
Mary Van Evera
Ms. Van Haaften
Carrie Van Slooten
Tyler van Vierzen
Mary Ann Vande Vusse
Anne Vandeberg
Nancy Vanderburg
Barbara Vaughan
Karla Vehrs
Kathy Velin
Ulrika Vettleson
Traci Vibo
Martha Victor
Jenny Wade
Stephen and Anna Wafler
Stephanie Waite
Kerry Walsh
Susan Walto
Anita and Lee Ward
Steven Ward
Kathleen E. Watson
Summer Watson
Winter Watson
Katherine Watt
Esther and
Lee Wattenberg
Carol Waugh
Tanya Weinblatt
Tracy Weinstein
Judith Weir
Katie Welch
Wells Fargo Community
Support Campaign
Amy Wells
Marnie Wells
Melinda Wells
Erin Werde
Judith and
Darrell Westby
Tessa Wetjen
Elizabeth White
Sarah Whiting
Betsy Whitlatch
Karen Wick
Colleen Wieck
Marguerite and
Alex Wilson
Mary Wilson
Kevin Winge
Mary Winkels
Margie Winn
Kathleen Winters
Michelle Wirtz
Monica Wittstock
Maude Wortham
Howard Yee
Virginia Yingling
Lindy Yokanovich
Alexandra Young
Gina Zaffarano
Deborah Zanish
Cynthia Zelazny
Rebecca Zientek
Frances Zimmerman
Mary Ziniewicz
a Deceased
Jean Adams
Elizabeth Halloran
Alicia Albrecht
Christine Albrecht
Ellene Anderson
Lynn Anderson
Marcia F. Appel
John Myser
Sharon Bauerly
Cynthia Bauerly
Artwork by teen girls in the Girls Restorative Program, a project of
Men as Peacemakers (grantee, pg. 14).
Geraldine Barton
Katherine Barton
Taylor Bernard
Natalie Bernard
Elfrieda Billingham
Lisa Billingham
Shirley Burstein
Betsy Sitkoff
Lillian K. Clark
Susan Clark Harris
Kristi Couvillon-Wise
Amber Pone
Lynne Ann Davey
Deirdre McGraw
Mary Lee Dayton
Bell Museum of
Natural History
Patricia Angus
Sally Anson
John Dayton
Wendy Dayton
Polly Grose
Jane Kaufman
Carla McGrath
Carol Mollner
Elinor Ogden
Paula Roe
Lee and
John Roper-Batker
Susan and Bill Sands
Nancy Slaughter
The Minneapolis
Tim Thorpe
Mary Vaughan
Norene L. Dooley
Louise and
Jon Morgan
Thomas J. Doyle
Shannon Doyle
Jessica Fallon
Joyce and
Richard McFarland
Berneice Freund
Barbara Norrgard
Carol Gebhardt
Diane and David Borton
Lois Greenhaw
Nancy Sabin
JoAnn and
Howard M. Halvorsen
Judy and
Anthony Schumacher
Carolyn Hoegemeyer
Marilyn Hoegemeyer
Dee Dee Hull
Guardian Counsel
Law Office
Jo Jo Jackson
Anne Hoffman
Margaret Knutson
Molly Swenson
Frances A. Kolb
R. McCrea
Susan Moerer
Amanda Nickel
E.M. Pitezel
C.J. Pitezel
Kari Ann Koskinen
Luanne Koskinen
Melanie L. Moen
Phyllis Moen
Patricia Gozzoli
Eleanor G. Nelson
Kristen Nelson
Mary Jean Sampson
Laurie Duxbury
Dale Swagger
Sherri Martin
Ruth Walstad Quist
Mary Quist-Newins
Janet B. Watson
Antonia Filipiak
Amber Williamson
Kylie Williamson
Ellen Kapphahn
Keith Kapphahn
Karla Youngblom
Mary Mortenson
Patty Kirtland
Karla Anderson
Pam Ziemer
Dr. Susan Strauss
Laura Bernhardt
Carolyn Bernhardt
Miss Blue
Suzanne Koepplinger
Sophie Bierlein
Jennifer Bierlein
Ann Blunt
Martha Victor
Diane I. Borton
Tamra Borton
Kimberly Borton
Mary Maronde
Tamera Tesky Ausen
Young Women in
Erin Broviak
Alexandra Brunner
Kimberly Brunner
Joyce Bukosky
Karen Snedeker
Andrea Campion
Alexandra Young
Mary Kay Carle
Theresa Brunker
Erin Ceynar
Dorothy Skobba
All Children
Angiela Steele
Tanya Christine
Trevor Marty
Terry and
Susan Cogger-Williams
Floyd Anderson
David and
Janet Pecek Berry
Jennifer and John Biskner Ann and Greg
Brucciani Lyon Beth and Paul Carlson
Steve and Elizabeth Clarke Richard Cogger and
Mary Kirkpatrick
Nancy Cosgriff
Priscilla Cushman and
Roger Rusack
Steve Dahlberg
Ellen Dresselhuls
Mary Lynn &
Michael Eckert
John Frey and Jane
Gregory N. Grinley
Teresa A. Hanratty and
Luz Maria Hernandez
Mary Beth Hanson
Paul Hanson and
Steve Riendl
John Harrer
Jason Howard and
Chad Keast
Dale Johnson
Meredith and
Frank Johnson
Kim Keprios and
John Everett
Dr. Thomas Knabel and
Kent Allin
John Larsen and
Mike Stewart
Patricia and Joseph
Barbara Lund and
Cathy Muldoon
Jill Meyer and
Louise Hotka Karen and David Miley
Scott Mork
Mary and David Neal
Kay Owen Foreman
Angela Paulson
Benjamin Pickhardt
Roberta Roth and
David Ashworth
Lee and John
Charlie Rounds and
Mark Hiemenz
Romaine Scharlemann and
Richard Baker
Valerie and Ed Spencer
Kim Sueoka
Sandra Swami and
Ward Green
Russell Testa and
Charles Salmen
Charlaine Tolkien and
Karen Hawley
Joann Usher and
Connie Nyman
Stephen and Anna Wafler
Dr. Penelope Warren
Wren and David Wells
Sandra Williams
Kevin Winge
Margie Winn
Sammi Cohen
Chris Cohen
Anne Hunter
Thelma E. Hunter
Kaia and Cati Mitchell
Alicia Amling
Concy Rajkumar
Roshini Rajkumar
Irene Cooper Felknor
Florence Felknor
Alan R. Iverson
Rebecca Iverson
Susan Moore
Jen Kyllonen
Wynne Reece
Joan Setterlund
Tess Dayhoff
Aimee Dayhoff
Katharine L. Kelly
Carrie Connor
Elizabeth Larsen
Mary Morrissey
Philomena Morrissey Satre
Mara Tori and
Kate Rogers
Bridget Rogers
Meredith Dayton Olson
Lindsay Berryman
Maurna Donovan
Paul Donovan
Desi Kneen
Sharda Kneen
Sienna Mullmann
Kristine Mullmann
Caroline Kupchella
Leslie Kupchella
My daughter, sisters,
and mother
Margaret Paddock
Jessie Lafave
Linne Lemke
Dana Ober
Leslie Ober
Glenda Eggerling
Kristin Eggerling and
Paul Blumquist
Shannon Leavitt
Jill Ann Marks
Patricia O’Leary
Kathy Schaaf
Jenna Ernst
Elizabeth Schmeling
Florence Levy
Kay Harris
Patricia Olive
Terri Hudoba
Queen Esther
Amy Ariel Liddy Rich
Carolee A. Lindsey
Darolyn Clark
Elizabeth Olson
Cathryn Towley Olson
Hatlestad Family
Aimee Hatlestad
Ann Lonstein
Alan Shavit-Lonstein
Jessica Looman
Elizabeth A.
Helene and
Martin Oppenheimer
Matt Eastvold
Amanda Eastvold
Maggie Foarde
Mary Foarde
Tina Garret
Darla Kashian
Betsy Stites
Anita Cummings
Mary Tambornino
Alexandra Gougeon
Caroline Amplatz
Dorothy Hall
Linda Hall
Teresa A. Hanratty and
Luz Maria Hernandez
Judy and Jamie Gaviser
Bob & Connie Hartshorn
Nathan Hartshorn
Kenzie Hochhalter
Nicole Gitler
Lisa A. Huey
Liz Knight
Simply Neat
Julie Loomis
Judy Marquardt
Sarah Marquardt
Kris Maritz
Phyllis Maritz
Winkie Marsh
Karen Rajcic
Livian May
Jaclyn May
Igbo Women League
of Minnesota
Angela N. Osuji
All Women
Mary Jane Pappas
Laure Perillat
Sally Perillat
Elizabeth W. Peters
Merrell Peters
Artika Roller
Gwen Lerner
Lee Roper-Batker
Ann Barkelew
Astia Roper-Batker and
David Hottman
Amy Lieberman
Prisca Lupambo
Ana Oliveira
Duane Rost
Dr. June La Valleur
Beth Rozga
Stephen Goff
Dorothy I. Russell
Anne C. Russell
Mary Ann Sauerer
Bonnie Francisco
Kay Skarhus
Holly Schultz
Valerie Spencer
Rocel Kingman
Winter Watson
Cheryl Strayed
Paige de Wees
Linda Thomas
Jeanette Thomas
Marla Tipping
Kathryn Leitch
Zoe Vandeberg
Anne Vandeberg
Romaine Scharlemann
Denny Scharlemann
Judy J. Schumacher
Erica Schumacher
Darlene Sherman
Regina Barr
Kathy Sweetman
J. Waight
Dr. Elisa Wright
Nancy Ward
Anita and Lee Ward
Toni Weinbeck
Kathleen Weinbeck
Sherri Weiss
Kristen Lund
Susan Westerman
Penelope Greene
Sima Griffith
Mary Husband
Susan Sanborn
Ramona White
Colleen Zuro-White
Jacqui Bohlinger
Women In Trucking
Kari Rihm
Joyce and
Richard McFarland
Jan and John Gray
Cathy McLane
Kathy McKay
Jill L. Meyer
Minneapolis Institute
of Arts
Minneapolis Police
Mark Wiger
Western Community Action, Inc. (grantee, pg. 15).
women’s foundation
of minnesota
Staff, Board & President’s Advisors
(L-r) Mary Beth Hanson,
Heidi Walsh, Prisca Lupambo,
Terry Williams,
Lee Roper-Batker,
Jess Kubis, Saanii Hernandez,
Andrea Satter, Erin Ceynar,
Lulete Mola, Kim Borton.
Kim Borton,
Director of Programs
Jean Adams | Chair
Chief Operating Officer/
Chief Financial Officer,
The Minneapolis Foundation
Erin Ceynar,
Corporate & Major
Gifts Officer
Mary Beth Hanson,
Director of Communications
Saanii Hernandez,
Director of External Affairs
Jess Kubis,
Communications Manager
Prisca Lupambo,
Executive Assistant to the
President & Vice President
Lulete Mola,
Reatha Clark King Fellow/
Program Coordinator
Lee Roper-Batker,
President & CEO
Andrea Satter,
Program Officer
Heidi Walsh,
Director of Finance &
Human Capital
staff, board & president’s advisors
Terry Williams,
Vice President
Joanne Green | Vice Chair
Finance Director,
Surgical Administrative Center,
University of Minnesota
Suzanna de Baca | Treasurer
Vice President,
Wealth Strategies,
Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
Michael Resnick, Ph.D | Secretary
Professor of Pediatrics and
Public Health, and Director,
University of Minnesota Healthy
Youth Development Prevention Research Center
John Choi,
County Attorney,
Ramsey County
Julie Corty,
Community Volunteer
Susan Denk,
Owner and General Manager,
White Crane Construction
Pauline Fofana,
Katharine Hull,
Katharine L. Kelly,
Community Volunteer
June La Valleur,
Sexual Health Counselor,
Tawanna Black,
Executive Director, Northside
Funders Group
President & Consultant,
Innovations by Design
Victoria McWane-Creek,
Student Success Coach,
Minnesota State Community
and Technical College
Cecilia Cervantes,
President, Hennepin
Technical College
Elizabeth Olson,
Chief Financial Officer,
Grassroots Solutions, Inc.
Ashley Rajaratnam,
Proposal Editor,
International Development
Division, Land O’ Lakes
Lucy Rogers,
Development Director,
Wolf Ridge Environmental
Learning Center
April Sutor,
SE Minnesota Mobile Crisis
Coordinator, Family Service
Rochester/Olmsted County
Rosa Tock,
Associate Coordinator for
the International Fellowship
Programs, Humphrey School
of Public Affairs
Victoria White,
Community Volunteer
Karen Diver
Barbara Forster
Blanche Hawkins
Carol Hayden
Kristine Maritz
Valerie Spencer
Wenda Weekes Moore
Taylor Martin
Katie McElrath
Lulete Mola
Razeena Shrestha
(L-r) Ashley Rajaratnam, April Sutor, Victoria White, Susan Denk, Jean Adams, Victoria McWane-Creek, Michael Resnick,
June La Valleur, Katharine Hull, Joanne Green, Rosa Tock, Lee Roper-Batker, Roderic Southall, Katharine L. Kelly, Suzanna de Baca,
Elizabeth Olson. (Not pictured: Tawanna Black, Cecilia Cervantes, John Choi, Julie Corty, Pauline Fofana, Lucy Rogers.)
Committees & Volunteers
Pauline Fofana | Chair
Katy Kopp Adam
Brenda Coulter
Saanii Hernandez
Prisca Lupambo
Jane Treston
Lee Roper-Batker
Heidi Walsh
Maureen Wilson
Elizabeth Olson | Chair
Jean Adams
Mary Bredeck
Joanne Green
Saanii Hernandez
Prisca Lupambo
Catherine McBride
Lee Roper-Batker
Carol Peterfeso
Heidi Walsh
Terry Williams
* Girl Member
Victoria White | Chair
Tawanna Black
| Vice Chair
Grayce Belvedere Young
Kim Borton
Alice Bygd*
Nicole Cooper
Terrell Daniels
Joanne Green
Alexis Hayden*
Diane Hayden
Saanii Hernandez
Joan Higinbotham
Wilhelmina Holder
Kristal Jackson*
Tabitha Jackson
Chanel King*
Karen King
Jess Kubis
Kathy Martin
Sophia Martin*
Taylor Martin*
Clare McGinley*
Katie McGinley
Ming Montgomery*
Ashley Rajaratnam
Lee Roper-Batker
Andrea Satter
Delilah Schuster*
Dinah Swain
Terry Williams
Lucy Rogers | Chair
Grayce Belvedere Young
Cecilia Cervantes
Prisca Lupambo
Ashley Rajaratnam
Rosa Tock
Terry Williams
Victoria McWane-Creek
| Chair
Susan Denk | Vice Chair
Margie Andreason
Susan Beaulieu
Kim Borton
Erin Ceynar
Julie Corty
Saanii Hernandez
Katharine Hull
June La Valleur
Naomi Marx
Anna Min
Lee Roper-Batker
Andrea Satter
Lois Schmidt
Barb Schubring
Roderic Southall
April Sutor
Pheng Thao
Heidi Walsh
Terry Williams
Board Member in blue
Staff Member italicized
Aiyaba Aeikens
Debra Balazovic
Sarah Barton
Amy Bond
Emily Cerkvenik
Megan Clapp
Susan Cogger-Williams
Samantha Daddi
Kat Dalager
Royetta DePrycker
Tana Flaten
Deb Gagnon
Molly Harden
Ruthie Henderson
Linne Lemke
Ann Barkelew
Mark Dougherty
Laurie Duxbury
Christianna Finnern
Betty Grant
Katharine Hull
Kris Larson
MN Girls Are Not
For Sale |
Valerie Spencer | Chair
Grayce Belvedere
Barbara Forster
Brighid Hansen
Katharine Hull
Heidi Humphrey
Katharine L. Kelly
Dick McFarland
Lucy Rogers
Lee Roper-Batker
Kate Strickland
Terry Williams
Suzanna de Baca | Chair
Cordelia Anderson
Kim Borton
Vednita Carter
Joy Friedman
Meseret Mola
Markline Mwirigi
Veronica Nastu
Aleina Paswa
Shannon Pfarr
D.J. Lester
Karen Leonard
Lauren Livingston
Jaclyn May
Kristine Mullman
Arleen Nand
Patti O’Leary
Gail Polley-Nordhaus
Diana Rehnberg
Mary Beth Hanson
Amy Hartman
Saanii Hernandez
Beth Holger-Ambrose
Roberta Jones
Mark Kappelhoff
Katharine L. Kelly
Suzanne Koepplinger
Sharon Lubinski
Lauren Martin
Karen McElrath
Beatriz Menanteau
David Nelson
Wendy Nelson
Kate Richtman
Artika Roller
Lee Roper-Batker
Lauren Ryan
Andrea Satter
Susan Segal
Shunu Shrestha
Valerie Spencer
Rosa Tock
Patty Wetterling
Terry Williams
Wynne Reece
Carolina Schuster
Linda Snouffer
Kathy Velin
Elizabeth Zelles
Emma Zelles
The girlsBEST Fund Committee’s February 2014 meeting was hosted by the Hmong American Partnership at their
headquarters in St. Paul (grantee, pg. 13).
committees & volunteers
Summarized Financial Information
Statements of Financial Position
Operating Cash
Accounts Receivable & Prepaid Expenses
Contributions Receivable
Property & Equipment, Net
Long-Term Investments
Program Related Investments
Beneficial Interest in Trust
Lease Security Deposit
Total Assets
3,789,323 64,284 971,965 236,998 17,822,443 600,000 39,546 7,300 23,531,859 1,497,375
Liabilities and Net Assets
Accounts Payable & Accrued Expenses
Grants Payable
Gift Annuity Liability
Accrued Lease Liability Total Liabilities
82,998 220,000 69,629 31,567
404,195 107,022
Unrestricted, Including
Board Designated
821,750 717,913
Temporarily Restricted
8,271,160 5,133,552
Permanently Restricted
14,034,755 14,023,391
Total Net Assets
Total Liabilities and Net Assets
23,531,859 20,439,647
Statements of Activities
Temporarily Permanently 3/31/14
Support and Revenue
Unrestricted Restricted Restricted Total Total
Grants and Contributions
488,464 3,764,543 8,000 4,261,007 2,227,168
Special Events, Net
159,081 159,081 121,666
Other Operating Income
1,941 1,941 16,796
Investment Income, Net
79,178 2,154,999 3,364 2,237,541 1,251,084
Net Assets Released
from Restrictions
2,780,809 (2,780,809)
Net Asset Transfers
1,125 (1,125)
Total Support and Revenue
3,510,598 3,137,608 11,364 6,659,570 3,616,714
Grants, Research, and
Public Education
2,877,527 2,877,527 2,699,645
503,886 503,886 403,580
25,348 25,348 37,072
Total Expenses
3,406,761 3,406,761 3,140,297
Change in Net Assets
Net Assets, Beginning of Year
Net Assets, End of Year
103,837 3,137,608 11,364 3,252,809 476,417
717,913 821,750 5,133,552 8,271,160 14,023,391 14,034,755 19,874,856 23,127,665 19,398,439
The above financial information is summarized from our records. To receive a copy of our audited financial statement,
please call Heidi at the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota at 612-337-5010.
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