Thank You to Our Donors

The Arts Partnership is extremely grateful for every donor that supports our ability to fulfill our mission, from the Tri-Cities to businesses to the many individuals who #SupportLocalArt each year. 

These lists represent donors over the prior 12 months and are updated in January and July.

All our donors are important to us. Our individual donor list below represents donors from the 2022 calendar year. If you donated in 2022 but do not see your name listed, please contact us.

Government Support

The Cities of Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo support the City Arts Partnership Grants program, while the North Dakota Council on the Arts provides institutional support.

Business Supporters

$40,000 and above

Local and regional businesses and foundations support our programs and general operations with significant monetary support or its equivalent in the form of in-kind donations.

Thanks to West Acres, which underwrites Aptitude, our artist studios located in the mall.

$7,500 – $12,500

$1,000 – $5,000

Employee Matching Funds

Sandy’s Tax Service*


$250 – $750

* denotes in-kind donation

Individual Supporters

$7,500 – $10,000

Julie Blehm

$2,000 – $5,000

David Hasbargen and Wayne Zimmerman
Dan Leeaphon and Laura Fulop
Sally McCravey and Philip Henry
Shirley Nelson
Gina Sandgren
Carol and Brad Schlossman
Shyla and Josh Thompson

$1,000– $1,999

Jane and Thomas Ahlin
David and Mary Batcheller
Patricia and Burton Belknap
David Clardy
Tom and Georgia Dawson
Samantha de Silva +
Dayna Del Val and Andrew Mazz Marry
Christi McGeorge
Roger Minch
Tracey and Richard Moorhead
Kathleen Neugebauer
Muriel and Joe Richardson
William Roden
Jane Schuh
Scott Seiler
Judith and Stephen Spellman
Melissa Tomlinson and Rachel Asleson

+ In memory of Milton Yergens

$500 – $999

Jennifer and Jeff Anderson
Steve and Amy Baenen
Tania Blanich
Linda Boyd
Melissa Burkland
Betsy and Jon Ewen
Carrie and Jessie Feigum
Mark and Gwen Halaas
Deb and Scott Johnson
Tammy and Stephen Linn
Andrew and Miriam Mara
Lauris Molbert
Austin and Laura Morris
Michael and Martha Olsen
Susan and Daniel Pederson
Cairn Reisch
Denis and Nelson Richardson
Jeffrey Robinson
Robert and Nancy Schlomann
Ellen and Rod Shafer
Karen Stoker
Shelley Szudera and Kurt Kopperud
Jane Winston and Roger Grimm
Ene and Nick Vogel

$250 – $499

Margie and Richard Bailly
John and Maria Balintona
Cynthia and David Baumgardner
Chad and Julie Belch
Ann Braaten
Julie Burgum
Shelly and Ron Carlson
Charlie and Helen Grommesh
Bill and Marylin Guy
Gary and Amie Haugo
Gwen Hoberg and Bruce Ringstrom, Jr.
Angelique Kube and Barry Scribner
Barry and Sandra Kutzer
Ron and Sue Miller
Martha Moore
Karin Rudd
Hugo Sarmiento and Peter Van Eerden
Kay Schwartzwalter and Paul Gleye
Erica Serquina
Sandy Thiel
Jeff Walkinshaw

$150 – $249

Valerie Axt
Mary Bjerke
Eloise Breikjern
Rose Dunn ++
Noah Ford-Dunker
Nikkie Gullickson
David Hamilton and Bernie Erickson
Roy and Peggy Hammerling
Maureen and Martin Jonason
Joan Justesen
Lori and Hardy Koenig
Brandi Malarkey *
Danica McDonald
Gene and Rennitta Okerlund
Michael Olson
Eric Peterson
Larry Peterson and Mary Struck 
Anne Thurmer
Lynn Tkachuk
Rooth Varland and Sigurd Johnsons
Anne Zarling

++ In memory of Travis Dunn
* In-Kind Donation

$75 – $149

Ken and Rose Andersen
Alyson and Mark Bjornstad
Pamela Burns
Jane Capistran
Virginia Dambach
Sue and Clay Ellingson
Jay Evans
Debra Haarsager
Sally and David Harmon
Linda Hinrichs
Mitch Hoffarth and Karen Olsson
Leah Kastner
Theodore Kleiman
Nancy Leier
Shirley Leiphon
Janelle Leiseth
Paul and Kathy Lindquist
Mari McCullough
Laetitia Mizero Hellerud
Jon and Marie Offutt
Pamela O’Leary
Sara Owens-Granger
Jennifer Paulsrud
Joni Janz Peterson 
Jill and Greg Post
Beth Postema
Carol Rogne
John and Sherri Stern
Diane Szudera
John and Emily Williams-Wheeler

Under $100

Matt and Bridgette Bitzegaio
Joshua Boschee
Monika Browne-Ecker
Susan and Reid Curtis
Marcy Dronen
Genevieve Eidem
Rebecca Fisher
Jeremiah Gard and Ricky Greenwell
Rick Gion
Kara Hadley
Willy and Arland Jacobson +++
Jeff Knight and Crystal Cossette Knight
Dan Koeck
Carolyn Koesterman
Stephanie Kost
John Machacek
Michelle Roise
Sheri and James Schrock
Davis Scott
Gary and Yvonne Smith
Carl Wichman

+++ In memory of Richard Seitz


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