Thank You to Our Donors

The Arts Partnership is grateful for each 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 who have given in the prior 12 months. We update the lists in January and July of each year.

All our donors are important to us. Our individual donor list below represents donors from the 2023 calendar year. If you donated in 2023 but do not see your name listed or have a correction, 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 and Foundation Support

$40,000 and above

Thanks to West Acres for underwriting Aptitude creative arts studios, which is located in the mall’s Best Buy corridor.*

$5,000 - $15,000


$1,000 – $4,999

Employee Matching Funds

Sandy’s Tax Service*


$250 – $750

* denotes in-kind donation

Individual Supporters

$5,00 – $10,000

Julie Blehm
Shirley and Bob Montgomery
Kendra and Matt O’Brien

$2,000 – $5,000

David Hasbargen and Wayne Zimmerman
Sally McCravey and Philip Henry
Shirley Nelson
Gina Sandgren
Carol and Brad Schlossman
Shyla and Josh Thompson
Susie Yakowicz Creative Arts Scholarship Fund (FM Area Foundation)

$1,000– $1,999

Jane and Thomas Ahlin
Tania Blanich
David Clardy
Tom and Georgia Dawson
Dayna Del Val and Andrew Mazz Marry
Mark and Gwen Halaas
Tracey and Richard Moorhead
Muriel and Joe Richardson
William Roden
Gina Sandgren
Scott Seiler
Judith and Stephen Spellman
Jane Winston and Roger Grimm

$500 – $999

Jennifer and Jeff Anderson
Steve and Amy Baenen
Melissa Burkland
Betsy and Jon Ewen
Noah Ford-Dunker
Christi McGeorge
Roger Minch
Austin and Laura Morris
Kathleen Neugebauer
Michael and Martha Olsen
Cairn Reisch
Marcia and Ken Retzer
Ellen and Rod Shafer
Karen Stoker
Shelley Szudera and Kurt Kopperud
Melissa Tomlinson and Rachel Asleson
Ene and Nick Vogel

$250 – $499

Margie and Richard Bailly
John and Maria Balintona
Cynthia and David Baumgardner
Chad and Julie Belch
Linda Boyd
Julie Burgum
Shelly and Ron Carlson
Charlie and Helen Grommesh
Roy and Peggy Hammerling
Deb and Scott Johnson
Angelique Kube and Barry Scribner
Barry and Sandra Kutzer
Ron and Sue Miller
Martha Moore
Gene and Rennitta Okerlund
Jennifer Paulsrud
Susan and Daniel Pederson
Karin Rudd
Sandy Thiel *
Jillian Veil-Ehnert

*In honor of Dayna Del Val

$150 – $249

Valerie Axt
Mary Bjerke
Ann Braaten
Eloise Breikjern
Susan and Reid Curtis
Mary Dahl
Nikkie Gullickson
David Hamilton and Bernie Erickson
Aaron Hill
Charley and Mary Johnson
Maureen and Martin Jonason
Joan Justesen **
Michal and Chuck Lang
Danica McDonald
Michael Olson
Eric Peterson
Larry Peterson and Mary Struck
Robert and Nancy Schlomann
Marjorie Schlossman and Ivan Weir
Erica Serquina
Diane Szudera ***
Anne Thurmer
Rooth Varland and Sigurd Johnsons
Anne Zarling

** In honor of Dr. Chad Justesen

*** In honor of Shelley Szudera

$75 – $149

Brad and Sue Bachmeier
Kim and John Baird
Carmen and Bill Biddle
Alyson and Mark Bjornstad
Joshua Boschee
John Britton and Linda Winters
Emily and Bill Brooks
Pamela Burns
Jim and Cheri Buus
Virginia Dambach
Barbara and Robert Deraas
Rose Dunn*
Sue and Clay Ellingson
Jay Evans
Rebecca Fisher
Debra Haarsager
Linda Hinrichs
Gwen Hoberg and Bruce Ringstrom, Jr.
Mitch Hoffarth and Karen Olson
Darren Huber**
Thomas Jefferson
Amy and Tim Johnson
Anna Johnson
Virginia and Rick Johnson
Leah Kastner
Tim and Nancy Kelly
Jo and Don Kilander
Theodore Kleiman
Dan Koeck
Lori and Hardy Koenig
Stephanie Kost
Don Larew
Shirley Leiphon
Janelle Leiseth
Paul and Kathy Lindquist
Tim and Anne McLarnan
Sara Owens-Granger
Sandra and Joseph Payne
Joni Janz Peterson
Jill and Greg Post
Carol and Kent Rogne
Ron and Nancy Saeger
Sheri and James Schrock
Kay Schwartzwalter and Paul Gleye
Lynn Tkachuk

* In memory of Travis Dunn

** In memory of Sharon Huber

$75 and under

Matt and Bridgette Bitzegaio
Tamara Blanich
Monika Browne-Ecker
Patty Corwin
Louise and Bernie Dardis
Marcy Dronen
Genevieve Eidem
Chelsey and Michael Ewen
Tyler Fischbach
Erin Gillette ***
Danielle Gravon
Jeff Knight and Crystal Cossette Knight
Cathy Knutson****
Carolyn Koesterman
John Machacek
Pamela O’Leary
Ann and Tom Riley
Michelle Roise
Jen and Derek Swenson
Carl Wichman

***In memory of Patricia Fillmore

****In memory of Nelson Richardson



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