Today & Tomorrow Initiative Donors

All gifts to the HHF are important and impact our mission! As our Comprehensive Fund Development Program grows we will make every effort to publicly acknowledge the generosity of our friends and connect their gifts with the various programs and funds of the HHF. It is our pleasure to begin acknowledging the following gifts received since January 1, 2013. If we have incorrectly listed your gift intention please contact us at

Oarsmen Annual Fund Donors

Nordic Friends

2015 Donors
In Honor of Ritchie Houge
Penny Bates DavisClyde & Janell Houge
Audrey Nelson
Michael Olsen

2016 Donors

Corey Thompson
Mall Coffee Group #2
Sons of Norway Thor Lodge
Duane Brekke Real Estate
Richard Johnson

980 Explorers

2015 DonorsBruce Carlson
Kev Davick
Martha & Craig Elliot
Betty Fedorchak
Debra Kunkel
Leann Mellum

2016 Donors

Restauration Society

Bruce Christenson2016
Ed Haugen – Thrivent Financial
Stacy Norton – Helgeson-Norton Agency
Howard & Associates, PC- Estate Planning Law Center


John Burton
Dennis & Marvel Helgeson
Souris Valley Dental Group – Mark Hildahl and Jock Stevick2016 Donors
Paradiso Mexican Restaurant


Oarsmen Annual Fund Chieftains

HHF Director Ritch Houge presents HHF Drakkar #1 to “Chieftain” Leann Mellum.
HHF Director Ritch Houge presents HHF Drakkar #2 to Jock Stevick and Souris Valley Dental Group!
Paradiso drakkar 1
Paradiso Mexican Restaurant staff celebrate HHF Drakkar #3 for gifts to the 2016 Oarsman Annual Fund campaign!

HHF Funds

HHF General Discretionary Spendable

Gary and Helen Anderson
Duane and Jeanne Brekke
Rick Buresh
Lila Burmeister
Citizens State Bank at Mohall
Deanne Cunningham
Roger Egeberg
Dena Filler
First National Bank & Trust Co., Williston
Elsie Gilbertson
Walfried (Wally) and Winifred Hankla
Dennis & Marvel Helgeson
David Hubble
In Memory of Leonard and Alma Jorgenson
James and Cynthia JorgensonJerry &Pat Jorgenson
Sana Keller
Allen and Shirley Larson
Rolland Larson
Lowell and Ann Latimer
Tracey Lawson
Ginny Lee
Baard Lien
Dave & Marsha Looysen
Arlyn Marquardt
Neal Moore
Don and Lynn Meyers
Sandra Myers
Cheryl Naze
Kenneth Nelson
Jeri Novak

In Honor of George Officer’s 94th Birthday
George and Jeanice Officer

Everett Olson
Linda Osborne
Dena Penton
Connie Philipenko
David and Carla Reiten
Terry Sarkilalti
Jerry Saude
Wayne and Shelley Semeau
Gerald and Melanie Shonkwiler
Doris Slaaten
Andy Solsvig
John Erik Stacy
State Bank & Trust of Kenmare
Christopher Summers
Ross Sutter
Arnikka Thompson
Duane and Sharlene Tollefson
Orlan & Rosella Tollefson

In Memory of Orlan Tollefson
Jerry and Norma Effertz
Larry and Holly Eidsness
Warren and Sonja Fried
Walfried (Wally) and Winifred Hankla
Dennis & Marvel Helgeson
Fred and Kathleen Helming
Alma Hildahl
Mark and Linda Hildahl
W L and Marion Kolb
Tyrone and Rita Langager
Dan and Jerlyn Langemo
Lester and Taryce Malnaa
Charlotte Mosqueira
Videll Nordmark
David and Carla Reiten
Evron and Marilyn Rostad
John and Barbara Samuelson
Robert and Diana Schempp
Harley and Gloria Schmidt
John and Jodi Stewart
Donna Stuck
Myron and Shirley Thompson
Bruce and Diane Walker
James Westlie
Dick and Judy Winje
Xcel Energy, Northern State Power Company
Dave and Susann Traiser
Trinity Health Foundation
Wilfred Volesky
Bruce and Diane Walker
Vernon and Barbara Wenger
Chuck and Madge Westlie Estate
Kay York

HHF General Discretionary Endowment

Walfried (Wally) and Winifred Hankla

In Memory of Lori Tollefson
Ritchie and Kelly Houge

Bruce and Diane Walker

HHF Vision for the Future Spendable

Fred and Joyce Evans

Norsk Høstfest General Spendable

In Memory and Honor of Chet and Joy Reiten
Dennis and Marvel Helgeson
Robert Horne
Romeo Entertainment Group, Inc.
John and Barbara Samuelson
In Memory of Thomas Vera, Sr.
Karen KrebsbachChester and Joy Reiten Charitable Remainder Trust

Norsk Høstfest Guardian Spendable

Pamela Alme Davy
Elsie Gilbertson
Ardella Holte
James Maragos
Kay York

SHA General Spendable

HHF Vision for the Future Endowment

Norsk Høstfest General Endowment

In memory of Joy ReitenDennis and Marvel Helgeson
Ritchie and Kelly Houge

Norsk Høstfest Endowment for Nordic Entertainment

SHA General Endowment

SHA Park Endowment


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