2014 Annual Report - Minnesota State Fair Foundation

2014 Annual Report - Minnesota State Fair Foundation

2014 Annual Report STATE FAIR HIGHLIGHTS Minnesota State Fair Foundation 2014 Report to Donors and Friends Dear Donors and Friends, It is our great...

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2014 Annual Report


Minnesota State Fair Foundation 2014 Report to Donors and Friends Dear Donors and Friends, It is our great delight to report a record year for the Minnesota State Fair Foundation, and to thank you for making it so. The results noted in our 2014 Annual Report are possible because of your generosity and interest in the advancement and success of the State Fair.

The Foundation is the Minnesota State Fair’s fundraising and educational program partner. Highlights from the 2014 State Fair: • The State Fair set an overall attendance record of 1,824,830, including the best-attended single day in State Fair history on Aug. 30, when 252,092 guests came through the gates. • Introduction of the West End Market, the largest project on the fairgrounds since the WPA days in the 1930s. The new neighborhood features concessionaire and vendor pavilions, a transit hub, the History & Heritage Center, entertainment venues and a new guest entrance through the restored State Fair Streetcar Arch. • Concessionaires served 500 different types of food, 28 of which were new in 2014. • The fairgrounds hosted 120 non-fair events, including newcomers such as the North Star Roller Girls, a BMW Motorcycle Rally and the Jingle Bell 5K run. • The 2015 State Fair runs Aug. 27 – Sept. 7.


In 2014, we had the largest granting year in the history of the Foundation with $2.3 million given to the State Fair for projects ranging from the new History & Heritage Center to 96 new Friends of the Fair recognition benches. We hosted a record number of guests at Taste of the Fair, made our first grants from the Foundation’s Endowment Fund and overall had the largest increase in contributions since the start of the Foundation in 2002. The first year of the History & Heritage Campaign was the largest single fundraising effort in the history of the Foundation, with $3.3 million raised to date. With these funds, we supported the History & Heritage Center which features State Fair exhibits, the Schilling Amphitheater, preservation of countless State Fair artifacts including the Streetcar Arch, and the addition of greenery and seating throughout the new West End Market. As donors and volunteers, your support is at the very heart of the Foundation’s success in providing tangible, visible and record results. Combined with outstanding leadership from our Board of Directors, we have created a nonprofit that is worthy of your continuing involvement and support. In looking ahead, we have just one request – let’s do it again!

Patrick Bailey Chair, Board of Directors

Kay Cady Executive Director

On the Cover: The History & Heritage Center was built as part of the Foundation’s History & Heritage Campaign, supporting the new West End Market.

Financial Statements


Fiscal Year November 1, 2013 – October 31, 2014 Statements of Financial Position

10/31/14 10/31/13


$ 2,093,851 $ 1,370,382






Net Assets: Undesignated

$ 419,095

$ 384,877

Net Assets: Board Designated – Fine Arts





Net Assets: Board Designated – Endowment





Net Assets: Temporarily Restricted

$ 1,309,101

Net Assets: Permanently Restricted

$ 240,398

$ 161,759

Total Net Assets

$2 ,017,580

$ 1,317,381


$ 2,093,851

$ 1,370,382

Statements of Activities



$ 3,291,602

$ 556,985

REVENUES Contributions Support from the Minnesota State Agricultural Society (State Fair)

$ 734,078

$ 218,051

$ 210,535

In-kind Contributions





Special Events, Net of Direct Benefits





Interest and Dividends





Unrealized Gains on Investments





Miscellaneous Income




Net Merchandise Sales

$ 184,303

$ 158,264


$ 3,854,454

$ 1,099,298

EXPENSES Grants to the Minnesota State Agricultural Society (State Fair)

$ 2,346,879

$ 535,680


$ 537,628

$ 421,879

Professional Services


$ 48,009

Office and Production

$ 138,580








Business Expenses











$ 3,154,255

$ 1,166,716


$ 700,199

$ (67,418)

Net Assets, Beginning

$ 1,317,381

$ 1,384,799

Net Assets, Ending

$ 2,017,580

$ 1,317,381



• 2014 was the largest granting year in the history of the Foundation. Grants of $2,346,879 were made to the Minnesota State Agricultural Society (State Fair), primarily for the West End Market. Other grants were made in agriculture, history, fairgrounds environment, art and education. • Endowment payouts were for history and art. Investments are held in the Vanguard Star Fund, where earnings averaged 7.4 percent in 2014. • Records were set in the number of recognition benches (96) and guests at the annual Taste of the Fair (1,000). • For a seventh year, we had favorable unrestricted net assets, strengthening the capacity to fulfill our mission. • Three hundred volunteers contributed their time by greeting fair guests, promoting the Foundation and selling merchandise such as Blue Ribbon Bargain Books.



Friends of the Fair Annually Supporting the Foundation

We salute our donors who have each cumulatively given $100,000 or more since 2002: AgStar Financial Services Ames Construction Inc. Bailey Nurseries and Family Foundation Bremer Bank David Cavallaro Christensen Farms CHS Foundation Betty Jayne Dahlberg Davis Family Holdings and Families Cynthia and Steve Eilertson Terry and David Gilberstadt and the

Terhuly Foundation

Horton Holding Inc. Hubbard Broadcasting and Foundation Ruth and John Huss Land O’Lakes Foundation

Friends of the Fair is the annual giving program of the Minnesota State Fair Foundation. Started in 2004, the program and its 2,000 donors help the Foundation continue to preserve and improve State Fair buildings, grounds and educational programs.

Manitou Fund Midwest Dairy Association Minnesota Corn Growers Association Minnesota Legacy Funds Partnership

with Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota Horse Council Minnesota Pork Producers Association Minnesota Soybean Growers Association

As a thank you for supporting the Foundation mission, Friends of the Fair membership donors enjoy benefits such as admission tickets and access to preferred seating for Grandstand shows, as well as personalized recognition bricks and benches on the fairgrounds. In 2014, the Foundation granted a record 258 bricks and 96 benches to the State Fair to improve seating and make the fairgrounds more inviting.

Donor Hospitality at the Bailey House

Brad and Lori Ribar Tom Rosen Hugh and Margaret Schilling The Scrooby Foundation Target


Board member Bert Greener (right) enroute to the parade for a family trolley ride.

Each year at the fair, the Foundation hosts its many supporters, volunteers and Board members. Highlights during the 2014 State Fair included welcoming thousands of donors and their families and friends, an art gallery featuring the works of former State Fair Fine Arts Superintendent Lowell Bobleter, and memorable moments for Board members and friends. The J.V. Bailey House, formerly the residence for State Fair groundskeepers, serves as year-round offices for the Foundation.

Record-Setting Taste of the Fair The 11th annual Taste of the Fair had its most successful year to date. The event drew 1,000 guests and raised $157,000, bringing together donors, friends, Foundation Board members and fair partners for the benefit of our mission.

GRANTS SUMMARY Foundation grants to the State Fair in 2014 totaled $2,346,879 of cash and in-kind contributions. Donor gifts helped fund these State Fair capital and program improvements: Agriculture

At the International Bazaar, guests tested their skills at Mighty Midway games, presented by Candy Anderson, and participated in fundraising activities such as Pick-a-Pin, the Blue Ribbon Wall and a stellar silent auction. The evening ended with a sunset ride on the Skyride, owned and operated by Don McClure. Guests feasted on fair favorites and new foods this year thanks to contributions from State Fair concessionaires: Barona Concessions, Bayou Bob’s, Dino’s Gyros, Green Mill, JonnyPops, Loret Foods, Mancini’s, Minnesota Turkey Growers Association, Poncho Dog, Shanghaied Henri’s, Sweet Martha’s and Tom Thumb Mini Donuts.

• Agricultural awards • Common Table exhibit • Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum Arts and Culture • Arts A’Fair • Arts awards • Fine Arts exhibition catalog • Giant Sing Along Education • Alphabet Forest Fairgrounds Environment • Pavers, benches and tables • Soil pulverizer • Tree maintenance and landscaping History & Heritage • History & Heritage Center and the West End Market • History Walking Tour • KSTP Heritage Plaza

Join us for the 2015 Taste of the Fair on Thursday, Aug. 20.

First Glance The Foundation annually hosts First Glance, a private preview of the State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition. Supporters of State Fair arts and culture purchased artwork at the event, with 20 percent of sales benefiting a Board-designated fine arts fund through the Foundation. Guests selected “Morning Mist” by Mike Behr to receive the First Glance Award. The 2015 First Glance event will be on Tuesday, Aug. 25.

• Schilling Amphitheater • State Fair history exhibits In-Kind • Moose sculptures, dirt, log cabin and trees



Friends of the Fair Annually Supporting State Fair Programs Friends of the Fair can choose to contribute to a specific program area or project, reflecting personal interests in agriculture, art, education, fairgrounds environment or history and heritage. Having these funds available for special projects helps create a State Fair that is relevant to our communities, while also preserving many traditions and developing new initiatives. Grants made to the State Fair from program area funds are for capital or program improvements.

Fairgrounds Environment One of the Foundation’s goals is to improve the fairgrounds each year to be more accessible, green and welcoming. In 2014, Foundation donors contributed a record 96 new recognition benches for a place to sit, relax and enjoy fair happenings.

The State Fair has been an important part of Rosella Fefercorn’s life for more than 80 years. Growing up in Blackduck, MN, she won several trips to the fair in the 1930s to compete in 4-H baking and canning competitions. “These trips got me off the farm, enabled me to see new things, and opened my horizons to new opportunities.” She received several blue ribbons and won the prestigious 4-H Achievement Award – a memorable trip to Washington, D.C., where she met President Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Rosella has rarely missed a fair since World War II. She enjoys the 4-H, Fine Arts, Creative Activities, and Horticulture exhibits; listening to music; and eating honey ice cream. An avid gardener, she judged State Fair flower shows for more than 30 years before retiring in 2002 at age 82. “My 4-H trips to the State Fair meant so much to me and helped shape my life. The fair is an important resource that represents the best of Minnesota and must be preserved and nourished for the benefit of future generations. That’s why I support the Foundation.” Rosella’s generous support has provided a dozen benches on the fairgrounds.


To date, donors have contributed 546 benches as a way to honor loved ones and share State Fair stories while providing seating for 1.8 million fair guests. Having a welcoming environment is important to the Minnesota State Fair, and donors play a key role in its improvement each year.

Agriculture From the construction of the CHS Miracle of Birth Center and AgStar Arena to the revamping of the Moo Booth, the Foundation has helped enhance agricultural facilities and traditions. In 2014, a major grant from the Foundation helped the State Fair improve the Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum, which was named in 2006. This prestigious building is now home to livestock, equine and trade shows, as well as other events. Lee F. Warner’s nephew, the late Donald McNeely, wanted to find a way to honor his uncle, who served on the Minnesota State Agricultural Society Board. Through a major gift, the Manitou Fund, formerly the Lee & Rose Warner Foundation, stepped forward to significantly improve the Warner Coliseum. Improvements have included replacing exterior windows, installing energyefficient concourse lighting and adding technology. In 2014, the HVAC system was updated and the bowl of the Warner Coliseum is now heated, expanding its year-round use. The Manitou Fund recently renewed multi-year support to help sustain improvements to the Warner Coliseum.

History & Heritage The Foundation helps the State Fair preserve historic buildings, programs and traditions for future generations. In addition to the Foundation’s support of the new History & Heritage Center and the archives, we present the History Walking Tour, made possible by MN Legacy Funds and our partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society. This free, self-guided tour has guests walk from landmark to landmark (providing a 2.5 mile walk!) to discover the history of the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

Education Foundation support for the educational focus of the fair involves both raising funds and bringing forward new programs. In its fifth year, the Alphabet Forest, funded by Target, encouraged families to engage in reading, vocabulary and storytelling. Thanks to project founder Debra Frasier, MELSA public libraries, Children’s Literature Network and the Foundation’s commitment to education, children used fair words from Alpacas to the Zipper midway ride to expand vocabulary.

Arts & Culture Expanding cultural and artistic experiences at the State Fair, including performing and visual arts, is a priority. In its second year, Arts A’Fair featured groups from across the Twin Cities. Foundation donors and support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation helped to present the best of Minnesota performing arts.

CREATE A LASTING LEGACY A strong endowment helps to ensure the State Fair will be a treasured resource for generations to come. Our Legacy Funds Program provides fair lovers with a special opportunity to create a lasting legacy of their involvement in and love of the State Fair. Donors may create a named Legacy Fund with a gift of $20,000 or more paid over several years or with a future gift of at least $20,000 through their estate plan. Funds may be designated to support an aspect of the fair that is of special interest or to provide unrestricted support to be used where most needed. We gratefully acknowledge the six donors (listed on Page 12) who have created the Foundation’s first named Legacy Funds. Donors may also make a gift of any amount to one of the Foundation’s program endowment funds – Agricultural Education, Arts and Culture, Education, Fairgrounds Environment, and History and Heritage – or to the Foundation’s General Endowment Fund. For more information, please call Mark Haidet at (651) 288-4322.

Giant Sing Along, with funding from Bremer Bank, was in its fourth year in 2014. Lyrics from fan-voted songs lit up the screen and brought young and old alike to sing together. “Bremer Bank’s vision is to strengthen communities, and it is that vision that employees strive to achieve every day,” said Barb Brotherton, senior vice president with Bremer Bank. “Supporting the Foundation and its arts and culture program, including Giant Sing Along, help us achieve our vision by bringing people together and making our communities stronger.”



Celebrating State Fair History The Foundation’s History & Heritage Campaign, which runs through June 30, 2015, is helping to fund the West End Market development, including the new History & Heritage Center and exhibits, and the Hugh & Margaret Schilling Amphitheater. Our donors contributed recognition benches, supported the green aspects of the project and helped preserve State Fair artifacts. Throughout the Campaign, the history exhibits and recognition benches have brought forward hundreds of names and stories from over the State Fair’s nearly 160-year history. We once again celebrated the 1911 Agricultural Society Creed that “the State Fair is a mirror of Minnesota’s greatness, a school for her citizens, and a place where all are welcome, entertained and experience the results of the best thought and effort in all lines of endeavor.”

Rob Hubbard (second from left) and colleagues at the dedication of KSTP Heritage Plaza.

For 86 years, KSTP and the Hubbard family have been promoting and celebrating the Great Minnesota Get-Together. In 1928, broadcasting pioneer Stanley E. Hubbard founded KSTP Radio and began the tradition of live broadcasts from the fair. Eleven years later and only a few months after RCA publicly unveiled television to the American public at the New York World’s Fair, Hubbard made arrangements for “a large and very spectacular” television exhibit at the 1939 State Fair. KSTP-TV became the first television station between Chicago and Los Angeles in 1948 and began broadcasting live from the fair two years later. In 2014, Hubbard Broadcasting made a leadership gift to the Foundation’s History & Heritage Campaign. In recognition of their generous gift and their longtime partnership with the fair, the central plaza in the West End Market is named the KSTP Heritage Plaza. The plaza was one of the locations of the popular Arts A’Fair program in 2014.


Clockwise from upper right: Board chair Pat Bailey inside the new History & Heritage Center; the historic State Fair Streetcar Arch; the Schilling Amphitheater, the venue for Americana music and more during the 12-day fair; guests in the new Center; recognition bench in the West End Market.

Campaign Get-Togethers

History & Heritage Campaign donors celebrated the opening of the West End Market and the new History & Heritage Center at two special events before the fair. Major donors gathered to dedicate the Hugh and Margaret Schilling Amphitheater, KSTP Heritage Plaza and to explore the History & Heritage Center, where two galleries were named for John and Ruth Huss and Betty Jane Dahlberg and family.


John and Janet Desmond at the Tom Thumb Donut booth.

After reading a story in Baker’s Digest about a machine that produced 36 miniature donuts a minute, Janet and her first husband Charles Hansen purchased a Tom Thumb donut machine and brought Tom Thumb donuts to the State Fair in 1950. They eventually acquired the national rights to the machine and created the Tom Thumb Donut Corporation. Charles died in 1960, and two years later Janet married John Desmond. Together they built the business along with a group of dedicated employees, most notably Bobby Everett and Rod Beltz – neighborhood boys whom they first hired as teenagers. In 1995, the Desmonds retired and transferred ownership to Bobby and Rod. John passed away in 2003 and Janet in 2013. Through their estate plan, they created the John E. and Janet C. Desmond Foundation to support causes that were important to them during their lifetimes, including the Minnesota State Fair. Bobby and Rod serve as two of the Foundation’s trustees.

Clockwise from upper right: Hugh and Margaret Schilling and family; Betty Jane Dahlberg and Paul Waldon at the West End Market; 4-H Ambassadors at the Aug. 20 donor event; Ruth and John Huss in the Huss Gallery.

The Desmond Foundation has made a major gift to the History & Heritage Campaign in memory of John and Janet.



The Minnesota State Fair Foundation gratefully acknowledges all donors to the History & Heritage Campaign. The list below represents contributions of $10,000 or more through February 2015. FOUNDERS

Betty Jayne Dahlberg, Nancy Dahlberg, Dede Dahlberg Disbrow Jeff and Michele Dahlberg Hubbard Broadcasting Ruth and John Huss Hugh and Margaret Schilling


Ames Construction Inc. Horton Holding Inc. The Scrooby Foundation

BENEFACTORS Dave and his daughter, Marie.

David Cavallaro remembers the fair being the highlight of his summer as a youngster growing up in St. Paul. As a city boy, he especially relished seeing the farm animals. He also enjoyed watching the concession stand employees feed the hungry guests. In 1988, he developed his own food concession business traveling to fairs and events throughout the region, and in 2002, he received a license to sell cheese curds at the State Fair. To Dave, “The fair is important because it celebrates Minnesota’s leadership in agriculture and teaches younger generations about the importance of agriculture. It’s also a great venue for family and friends to meet and celebrate relationships.”

Dave and Marie Cavallaro Martin V. Chorzempa The Driscoll Foundation Ribar Families


By The Yard Inc. Sandy and Don Craighead John E. and Janet C. Desmond Foundation Dietz Family Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation Hardenbergh Foundation Lucy Rosenberry Jones and James E. Johnson The Longview Foundation - Eleanor and Fred Winston McCarthy Bjorklund Foundation McGough Construction Jack and Leila Nessen Robin and Barbara Schaller Terhuly Foundation Dick Werner in memory of Bill Brede


Larry and Caryl Abdo Family Athwin Foundation Maynard Augst Lawrence and Louise Bachman Bailey Family and Nurseries Berger Transfer & Storage Inc.

Alan Calavano Kathy and Jim Cargill Stacy, Barry and Nick Cenaiko Jr. in memory of Nicholas Cenaiko and in honor of Deanna Cenaiko Collins Electrical Cuningham Group Architecture Inc. Mark and Mary Davis Mitch and Laurie Davis Lisa Dayton The DeLonais Foundation Firestone BP and K.R. Kline & Associates Jim and Liz Foss Gale Family Foundation Giant Slide, Australian Battered Potatoes LLC David C. and Terry Schilling Gilberstadt The Family of Helen J. and Lawrence F. Haeg Mark and Kathryn Tokar Haidet Jeff and Diane Hawkins Family Orville C. Hognander Jr. David E. and Patricia Johnson Bob and Diana Kirschner Barbara G. and David A. Koch Peg and Dick Lidstad Don McClure - Skyride Jerry Meigs Minnesota Farm Bureau Gift in memory of Maggie Mithun Dick and Nancy Nicholson Sherry Turner Oleson O’Neil Family Frank Parisi and Joan Autrey Dick and Francy Reitz Elizabeth Ringer Donald L. Roscoe Ken and Nina Rothchild Dave and Erika Rustad Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation Shanghaied Henri’s David and Kathryn Sorensen Sweet Martha’s Cookie Jar Helen Wagner in memory of Mary Jean and Francis Wagner The Weiss Family - Giggles’ Campfire Grill

Dave has supported the Foundation since its inception and made a major gift to the History & Heritage Campaign in 2014. In 2011, he created the Foundation’s first Legacy Fund to honor his daughter – “The most inspirational person I know, donating her time and talents to many charities.” The Marie Cavallaro Endowment Fund provides funding for seating, gardens and other environmental improvements that make the grounds more comfortable and welcoming for guests.


The new West End Market, supported by donors to the History & Heritage Campaign.

$1,000 - $9,999

Anonymous Byron Anderson Pat and Laura Bailey Janet Balej Lisa and Michael Bjorkman Jody Bjornstad and Carrie Terrell Elizabeth Buckingham James Crocker Andy Currie and Ames Sheldon Carol Daniels and Richard Jacker Ray Diekrager Jennine and Daniel Duda Connie Dufresne Nancy Ellingsen John and Anne Fabie Famous Dave’s Joseph and Ann Fox G&G Concessions LLC Mary Ann Gilbertson Alden and Patricia Gjevre Chuck and Sharleen Gooder Bert and Jean Greener Jerry and Debby Hammer Doug and Nancy Hansen Gary and Marlys Hansen Robyn Hansen and John Clarey Bruce and Terry Hutchins Kay Kane-Oltmann and Wayne Oltmann Dawn and Gilbert Kinnunen F. Alexandra and Robert Klas David Koepp Larry and Amanda Konsterlie Scott and Karla Lalim Bruce Lindgren Pam and Fritz Lott Elaine Magnan Valerie Mahowald Jacqueline and Fred Manning John and Sherri Maruska Larry Matthews Malcolm and Patricia McDonald Sue Nauha Daniel Ojeda Al and Julie Paulson Playworld Unlimited William and Judith Ann Postiglione Vern and Helen Prokosch Margaret Rockstroh-Genung Rose’s Rides LLC Tom Rush Kenneth Sandvik Clarice and Rodney Schmidt Susan and Alan Schuweiler Robert J. Sivertsen Cindie and Jim Smart Brad and Madge Thorsen Vagabond Imports of South America Sharon Voto Daniel and Gillian Ward Eric and Sara Werzel

Sharon Wessel and Michael Rouillard Wally and Jean Wichmann Jim and Lori Winter

$100 - $999

African Violet Society of Minnesota Joel and Teresa Anderson David Anger Art On Tiles/New Age Group Nancy Ayinde Marilyn Bagne Shirlee Bates Laroyia Berka Best Western White Bear Country Inn Thomas Bettenburg Daniel R. Blegen The Blue Barn Edward Breun and Marc Markell Carol and Harold Brown Dan and Lisa Bunting Jerry and Dee Cain Campbell’s Corn Dogs Norris and Lesley Carnes Chris Carney Chan’s Concessions Cheese Curds - Kropp Enterprises Inc. Custom Remodelers Inc. Richard and Judith Dahlin Brian and M. Catherine Dusbiber Thomas Dzik and Hannah McGraw-Dzik Adam Ellingsberg Michael and Cheryl Eterno Lynn Flagstad Flowering Onion - A & M Concessions Candace Freeman Bernie and Lois Freiermuth Paul and Therese Gagne Pat Gavrilescu Judith Gibson Gifts Made By Hand Marcia and James Gilman Florence V. Golden Jewelie Grape Rusty Groscurth Todd and Raquel Hansen Harrington Enterprises Bob and Sally Hauser Tom and Patti Hayes George G. Healy Mike and Pat Heffron Nancy Hendrickson Bob and Esther Anne Horn Imagin Studios Inc. Duane Jansen Dale and Marcy Janson Renae Jeno Jim and Marilynn Johnson Robert R. Johnson Robert Kamps Jim and Janet Kappers

Kath Fuel Oil Service John and Marna Keenan Carol Kline Steve and Carolyn Koziolek Ralph and Virginia Kurtzman Art Lemke Allen and Nancy Levine Matt and Rita Liiste David Lindeman Luxury Bath Vanessa McGuire Herman and LaDonna Meinders Paul Merkins and Clarine Howe Minnesota Farmers Union Virginia Mold David E. and Mary Jo Monson Linda Moore David Mrozek MSF Marketing Coalition Muskar Inc. Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association and Foundation Barbara and Raleigh Nelson Mary Norris Neil and Brenda O’Leary Fred O’Neil III and Cerise Kogl-O’Neil Katie Olecik Irene Ott George and Mary Peichel Performance Pools Bill Peters Tina Ham Peterson Teresa and Bruno Ras Rockler Co. Inc. Richard and Lois Rockney Jim Rustad Beth and Bob Schafer Suzanne Schiller Dan Shogren and Susan Meyer Simonsons Family Ginger Sisco Patty D. Smith Steve and Kathy Soucy Marcia St. Hilaire St. Paul Plumbers & Gasfitters Local 34 Don Steinke Tim Stevens Mike Strub Structural Restoration Inc. Kent Thiesse Udder Tech Inc. Larry and Suzanne VandenPlas David Walerak Kristie and Chuck Wanstrom Mary Ward Lucy Wegscheider Lori and Rick Weyrauch Dan and Sharon Williams Al Zdrazil and Sally Mortenson


Through its History & Heritage Campaign, the Foundation had a major role in making the new West End Market a reality. Our donors have contributed nearly $3.3 million for featured aspects of the new neighborhood, including the History & Heritage Center, Hugh and Margaret Schilling Amphitheater, KSTP Heritage Plaza for performing arts, landscaping and greenery, and recognition benches. Funds raised will continue to support additional history exhibits, guest amenities, educational programs, greenery and new picnic pavilions scheduled to be ready for the 2015 State Fair. The Campaign continues through June 30, 2015. Donors of $10,000 or more will be permanently recognized in the History & Heritage Center. Gifts of $1,000 and above qualify for a named bench, and all donors of $100 and above are listed in the Foundation’s Annual Report. Please call Mark Haidet at (651) 288-4322 for information about how to make a gift.


FOUNDATION DONORS ENDOWMENTS We gratefully acknowledge the donors who have established endowments: • Marie Cavallaro Fund for Fairgrounds Environment • Mitch and Laurie Davis Fund for Animal Agriculture • Huntington-Eilertson Family Fund for Arts and Culture • •

Fabie Family Fund for General Support of the Foundation and its Mission Minnesota Livestock Breeders’ Association Agricultural Fund for Livestock

• Sorensen Family Fund to Preserve the History and Legacy of the State Fair and Minnesota

We acknowledge you for generously supporting programs, projects and Foundation operations. Gifts and pledges listed here represent contributions of $100 or more made between Nov. 1, 2013 and Feb. 6, 2015.

ORGANIZATIONS $100,000 and above Manitou Fund

$10,000 - $99,999

Ames Construction Inc. Bremer Bank Minnesota Legacy Funds Partnership with Minnesota Historical Society Minnesota Horse Council Target

$1,000 - $9,999

2nd Wind Exercise Equipment Accredited Investors Inc. Allied Blacktop Anchor Bank ARCTEK Satellite Productions AVI-SPL Borgert Products Inc. By The Yard Inc. Cal Spas By Spa & Leisure Inc. Cambria CliftonLarsonAllen Collins Electrical Complete Health, Environmental & Safety Services Inc. Cuningham Group Architecture P.A. Davis Family Holdings Ecolab Inc. Famous Dave’s


Frederick & Rosen Ltd. Fredrikson & Byron Good Health Saunas Green Mill Restaurant Hubbard Broadcasting Inc. Land O’Lakes Inc. Lorenz Bus Service Maertens-Brenny Construction Co. Mancini’s McGough Construction Metropolitan Library Service Agency Midway Mens Club Minneapple Pie - The Original Minneapple Pie Minnesota Dept. of Labor and Industry Minnesota Vikings Northern Tool and Equipment Northwood Industries Peterson Brothers Roofing Reigstad & Associates Space Center Inc. Spriggs Structural Restoration Inc. Sun Country Airlines Sweet Martha’s Cookie Jar Syndicate Sales Corp. TKDA Engineers Architects Planners Tom Thumb Donuts Western Bank

$250 - $999

Aamodt’s Hot Air Balloon Rides Alamo Amusements Inc. Allina Health System Ameriprise Financial Employee Matching Gift Program Becker Concessions The Benevity Community Impact Fund Blake’s Concessions Bongards’ Creameries Brede Exposition Services Butcher Boys - F&W Concessions Casey’s General Stores Inc. Connolly-Kuhl Group Inc. Cristiani Concessions Inc. Eat Your Heart Out Embassy Suites Saint Paul Downtown Epic Realty French Meadow Bakery Haferman Water Conditioning Inc. Harrington Enterprises Hotel Ivy The Inn on Lake Superior J.B. Nelson Lake County Historical Society Lemonade - Wiles Enterprises Lockridge Grindal Nauen PLLP LuLu’s Public House Lutsen Mountains Mackin Educational Resources Mills Fleet Farm Minnesota Apples Inc. Minnesota Farmers Union Minnesota Horse Breeders Association Minnesota State Lottery

Minnesota Wild Muskar Inc. Neuenfeldt & Co. Nicollet Island Inn Oven Fresh Brownies Parsons Electric LLC Pavay Organics Radisson Blu Mall of America Rainbow Ice Cream Ramsey County Fair Roseville Visitors Association St. Paul East Parks Lions Club St. Paul Plumbers & Gasfitters Local 34 Sausage by Cynthia Starr International Trading Surdyk’s Liquor & Cheese Shop Tiny Tim Miniature Donuts The Toro Giving Program Twin City Jacuzzi LLC Udder Tech Inc. United Strategies LLC Xccent Zumbrota Rotary

$100 - $249

3B Concessions Inc. Accelerated Genetics African Violet Society of Minnesota Apple Dumplings - Rutana Concessions Arthur Murray Dance Studio Minneapolis The Barre Best Western White Bear Country Inn Brown County Fair Candy Factory - George’s Fun Food Carver County Fair Cassata Concessions Chanhassen Dinner Theatres Claycraft Inc. Como Friends Cross Lea Guernseys Crow Wing County Fair Dip Stix - M & S Concessions Donna’s Bar-B-Q Rib Sandwich Eden Valley Watkins FFA Alumni Association Faerie House Inc. French Meadow Gem Mountain Studio Gertens Gifts Made By Hand Glam Doll Donuts Granite City Brewery Guthrie Theater Hawaiian Shaved Ice Hennepin Theatre Trust Hilton Garden Inn Saint Paul/Oakdale Holiday Companies HUGE Theater Hulterstrum Brothers Inc. Hyatt Regency Minneapolis J D Fair Dealers LLC Juanita’s Fajitas Marriott Minneapolis City Center Mexican Hat Minnesota Federation of County Fairs

Minnesota Orchestra Minnesota Shorthorn Lassie Association Minnesota Twins Minnesota Zoo Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association Outdoor News Inc. Peaceful Village Imports Plumbing Solutions Inc. PowerFX Prairie Organic Spirits Radisson Hotel Roseville Roberta’s Inc. Rockler Co. Inc. Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge Saint Croix Vineyards Seven: The Steakhouse Skyview Dairy Spectacle Shoppe Inc. The Strip Club Summit Brewing Co. Swine Services Unlimited Inc. Theater Latte Da Two Rivers Kettle Korn USA Golf Games Venture Photography Vine Park Brewing Co. Windy Ridge Riders Horse Club

Up to $99

Abdallah Candies Anchor Fish and Chips Barbette BBQ Baked Potato - Bianco’s Foods Benson’s Concessions Inc. Big Wood Brewery BitterSweet Gluten Free Bakery Black Sheep Pizza Block Concessions Bonnie Mohr Studio Brave New Workshop Buca di Beppo Cabinetpak Kitchens of Minneapolis Cafe Latte The Cheesecake Factory The Children’s Theatre Company Chilly Billy’s Frozen Yogurt Clear Channel Minneapolis K102 Cloud Forest Coffee Cotton Candy - Yahr Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts Cream Puffs - Tom’s Concessions Cupcake Dunn Bros Coffee Exotic Everest Imports Fantastic Voyage Fitger’s Brewhouse Flaherty’s Arden Bowl Flowering Onion - A & M Concessions Gardner’s Wisconsin Cheese & Sausage Ginger Hop Grand Casino Grandmas’s Restaurant Company GrandSlam Green T Productions Hazel’s Restaurant NorthEast Hell’s Kitchen

History Theatre Inc. Hopkins Center for the Arts Indeed Brewing Company Indian Island Winery Isabel Burkes Olde Tyme Taffy Izzy’s Ice Cream The Jungle Theater Keys Cafe & Bakery Kowalski’s Market Log Creations Lorton Data Inc. Lyon’s Pub MakeShift Accessories Mall of America Marshall County Fair Mid-America Festivals Midwest Dairy Association Mill City Museum Minneapolis Institute of Art Minnesota Children’s Museum Minnesota Museum of American Art Minnesota Swarm Mixed Blood Theatre Moto I Noodle’s & Company Roseville Noodles & Company Old Time Portraits Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Paradise Charter Cruises Pat’s Tap Peace Coffee Pizza Luce Prairie Village Pet Hospital Punch Neopolitan Pizza - Hennepin Punch Neopolitan Pizza Lake Street Punch Neopolitan Pizza - Saint Paul St. Anthony Main Theatre Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra St. Paul Saints Simply Silhouettes Soaps - Skyline Sales Sovereign Estate Winery The Standard Employee Giving Campaign SteppingStone Theatre Stout’s Pub Strawberry Patch Surly Brewing Co. Terrific Fountains Three Rivers Park District Truist U of M Theatre & Dance Department Vic’s Walker Art Center Waseca County Fair Weetown Outpost, Inc. Weisman Art Museum Wildwood Farm Wirth Polled Herefords Zenon Dance Company and School

FOUNDATIONS $10,000 and above John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

The Scrooby Foundation

$1,000 - $9,999

The Boss Foundation Cuningham Group Foundation John E. and Janet C. Desmond Foundation HRK Foundation - Hayes Fund of the HRK Foundation HRK Foundation - Pugsley Fund of the HRK Foundation Hubbard Broadcasting Foundation Lieberman-Okinow Foundation Minneapolis City of Lakes Rotary Foundation Securian Foundation Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation

$100 - $999

Ecolab Foundation General Mills Foundation Gift Matching Program Home Depot Foundation Land O’Lakes Foundation Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation Richard & Nancy Nicholson Fund of the Nicholson Foundation Northwest Area Foundation Quaker Hill Foundation U.S. Bancorp Foundation Matching Gift Program

Up to $99

Chevron Humankind Matching Gift Program Gannett Foundation Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation Xcel Energy Foundation Matching Program

INDIVIDUALS $5,000 and above

Hank and Ellen Hanten Tim and Diane Madden Susan and Edwin McCarthy Brad and Lori Ribar Brad and Marcia Schroder

$1,000 - $4,999

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$100 - $249

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Amy Gabriel and Dawn Gelle Bert Gagnon and Doug Franzen Ross Galarneault Robert and Rebecca Galkiewicz Alayne Gans Julie Garrison Aleathea Garry and Robert Roberson II Denise and Scott Gathje Jane and Steve Gehrke Jaclyn Gehrke Eugene and Juanita Geisz Stacy Gelhaye Karen Gerenz Ken Giannini Margaret and J. William Gibson Resa Gilats Cynthia and Bob Gilbertson Dixie Giloy Gary and Suzanne Giltner John Gisselquist and Shana Crosson Michael Glogowski Debra Fisher Goldstein Kim Goodsell Mary and Michael Gorham Mary Gould Thomas and Cheryl Graff Cindy Grahek Maureen Grailer David and Karen Gratz Keith Grauman Denise Green Matthew Grewe Debra Griffin Phillip Griffin Mary and Karen Groth Rebecca Grothe Danny and Nancy Grunhovd Nancy Gullikson Joseph Guntli James B. Gustafson Jean and Burt Gustafson Armando Gutierrez and Jan Spencer de Gutierrez Michelle Hackett Carol and Kent Hadrits Gloria Hafner Rebecca and Gary Hagemann Michele R. Hagen Dennis Hale Lonnie Halgunseth Margaret Hall Cindy Hall-Duran and Rico Duran John and Betty Halvorson Jim and Lois Hansel Colleen M. Hansen Harley Hanson Margretta A. Hanson Dana Hanson Laura Harpestad Norman Harris Diane Harrison Kimberley Haugen Melody Haugen Ruth Haugen Kate Havelin Janet Havens Jean Hawton Daniel and Judy Hayes Jana Healy and Thomas Motosko Alan Heider Larry and Juanita Heitschmidt Jackie and Thomas Hekele Mark and Shirley Hellem

Leslie Helmes Brad Hemmah Colleen Hendirckson Rodney and Clarice Hendrickson Michael Hendrickson Lindsay Henning Laurie Henning-Johnson Marnie Hensel Christopher Hertel Minda Hervonen Barbara Hill Bonnie and Steven Hillman Willis and Sharon Hinkeldey Larry Hinsa Rachel Hintzman Janice Hobbs Norinne Hobbs David and Susanne Hodnik Cathi Hogan Mark and Cori Hohenwald Michael and Terri Hohenwald Bryan Homzik Janet Hopper Carol Hoskins Joan Howland Andy Hrdlicka James Huebener John Huebner Larry and Diane Huston Amy Hutchins Bruce and Terry Hutchins Susan Hutterer Ruth Hynes Mary Ireland Kristine Isberg Jean Jackson Cindy and Aaron Jacobs Trina Jacobson Dan and Jana Jass Bruce D. Jensen Elaine Jervis Barbara Johnson Carmen Johnson Carol and Marvin Johnson Chris B. Johnson Danielle Johnson David W. Johnson Gary and Sharon Johnson Kathryn L. Johnson Laurie Lee Johnson Lowell R. Johnson and Beverly Johnson Lynnette Johnson Steven P. Johnson Taelor Johnson Donald and Mary Johnson Edward and Paula Jones Rick and Drusilla Jorgensen Leah Junkert Bonnie Kamel Trevor Kanewischer John and Elizabeth Kannas Kent Kanten Libby Kaplan Steve Kaspszak Lori Katz Lisa Kearney Fred Keller Kevin and Jacque Keller David and Betsy Kelly Dale and Vernita Kennen Ryan Kent Anna Kieselbach Cheryl and Lawrence Killien

Floyd and Eloise Kimball Eunice Kistner Roberta Kitlinski Tom Kjellberg Kim Kleinschmidt Kathleen Klinkhammer Karen Klose Jeff and Monica Knack Eileen and Fred Knudsen Mrs. Karen Knudtson Mary Knutson Paula and Nels Knutzen Toni Kopponen Katy Korby Carlyn and Janet Kraabel Nellie Krakau Bonnie Kramer Marian Kramer and Eric Sampson Timothy Kramm Douglas Krant Cindi Krasky Kathy Kratz Jason and Laura Krause Linda Krech John and Kari Kreft Richard Krengel Lawrence and Betty Kriedberg Anne Krisnik Jill Kroll and Kenneth Slayton Leslie Krona Katherine and Larry Kuehn Susan Kunz Guntis Kupers Edward Kurhajetz Bonnie Laabs Clayton, Laurie and Samantha Lahman Carol Lahti Katie Lail Robert and Sharon Lake Joan Lambert Charlotte Lampe Lora Landers Brett and Jan Landow Mary Langner Ava Larsen Mary E. Larson Stacy Larson Barbara Laughlin Linda LeClair Susan Lee Don and Marlyce Lee Kathy Lee Lynn Leisen Roger Lentz Katherine Leonidas Mary Lou Lepowsky Robin LeVine John Lewis Richard Liddle Dan Lieberman and Suzanne Fenton Mary Moreno Lien Val Lies and Jeff Peasley Rebecca and George Lieser James Lind Scott Lindell Bridget and Todd Litterbrant Alex Lodner Michelle Loeffler Alice Loew Shirley Ann Lohmann Mary Ellen Loney Andrew Longen Randy and Vicki Luhrsen

Rachel Lupton Mariann Macalus Robert Mack Sonja and Bart Mackey Lance and Anne Madson Beth Madson Laurie Magnus Marie Magnuson Janet Maher and Sarah Maher Nora Makky Vicky Makky Jim and Diane Malcolm Kristina Manke Sheldon and Kerry Manthei Ed Marek Cynthia Marotteck Jon and Janet Martin Steve and Jane Martin Denise Martineau Rose Masanz Debra Massman Bob Matchinsky Sara and Jory Matson Larry Matthews Susanne and Jim Mattison Amanda Maud James and Nancy McCarthy Laura McClendon David McClurg Jan McElfish Kara McGuire Sue and Scott McKinney Marie and Darryl McLain Pam and Scott McLean Tim, Carol and Erick McLellan Vickie and John McPhillips Phyllis Meester Gregg Mekler Jennifer Menken Skip and Sue Meredith Don Merkens Tom and Kris Metzdorff Ann Meyer Kim and Mike Mikulich Camille and Stephen Miller Terese Mitchell Kristi Moebeck Kathy Moore R.M. Moran Jane Morrison James and Gloria Morrissette Mary C. Murphy Matthew Murphy Richard and Janet Myers Carol Nagan Ann Napp Lindsay B. Nauen and Richard H. Weil Peter and Linda Neigebauer Jill and Nathan Nelson Robert and Elizabeth Nelson Ken and Carol Nelson Ron Nelson Tim Nerud Janet Newberg Mary Newstrom Sharon Nibbe Gary Nichols Nancee Nichols Neal Nickerson Nicole and Terence Nielsen Gerard Nienhaus Gene Nightengale and Jonell Nielsen


Melinda Ninefeldt and Gene Dutkin Jon Nisja Christine Noonan Marilyn Nordquist Natalie North Mark Nunemacher Dennis and Marian Nygard Gary Nygren Mary Ann O’Brien Sheila O’Brien Sally O’Brien Mary O’Hearn Mary O’Hotto Stephen and Meghan O’Neill Dennis and Paula Olander Glad and Baiba Olinger Julia Olson Kaye Olson David O. Olson and Jean A. Olson Jayne Olson Sue Olson Patricia A. Olson Shirley Olson Joe and Barbara Omundson Jennifer Onsum Alexis Orosz Susan Osborne Cheri Williams Osekowsky and Gene Osekowsky Kim and Daniel Otten Meg Otten Jim Otto Alan and Connie Overland Dorothy Paddock LaRae Painter Melissa Palank Dana Palbicki Donna Pannkuk Joe and Chris Parisi Julia Parnell Robert Patient Marisa Patrin Jill Paul John Paulmann Jannette and Gary Paulu Vonda Pearson Dave and Linda Pedersen Valerie Pedersen Janet Pederson Kay Peltier Heidi Pemberton Carol Ann Petersen Patricia and Gary Peterson Donald and Fay Peterson Douglas Peterson Jerry Peterson Sonja Peterson Tom and Mary Peterson Anthony Pilla Susan and Jeff Pinske Joe Plante and Eric Neumann Janice Plumb Christine and Glen Pofahl Sharon Pogreba Mary Ann and Donald Pojar Jean and Richard Porter Mary Prasch Ron and Jennifer Prasek Gene and Judy Probst Mel Ptacek Ellen Puff Helen Purvey Julee Quarve-Peterson Geoff and Bernie Quist


Valerie Raivo Kathy Rapatt Monica Millsap Rasmussen and David Rasmussen Marlowe Rasmusson Carmen Reckard James and Debbie Reese Robert Reinhart James Reistad Dawn Renner Geri Retzlaff Kim Ricker Mercedes Rider and Gary Joyner Michael and Joyce Rief Ronald Riemenschneider Robert Riess Charles Rike Lucky Rimpila Chris and Chris Ripka Clayton Rivard Echo Rivera Kate Roberts Raymond Robertson and Sarah West Renee Rodier Stephanie Rodriguez and Thomas McDonald Dale Rohwer Daniel Rolf Diana Roman Steve and Beth Ronald Nancy Rose Barbara Ross Monica Ross Eve Roycraft John and Tricia Rozek Linda Ruecker Ann Ruehling Bridget Ruemmele Mary Anne Ruemmele Valerie Ruha Martha Russell Jim Rustad Indy Rutks Vince Ruzic Bob Sammelson Kathryn Sanchez Maribeth Sandager James and Susan Sanford Patricia Saunders Megan Savage Karen and Todd Saville Tara Saville Helen Schadegg Francine Schaefer Melanie and Peter Schaller Susan and Gary Scheff Karen Schell Hilary Schickler Geraldine Schmalke Doris and Steve Schmaltz Warren and Mabel Schmalz Lori Schmidt Ann Schnaith Al and Amy Schoch Bill and Carole Schoetz Ella Schovanec Dana and Jon Schroeder Tom and Lana Schuette John M. Schumacher Dorie J. Schwieger Frank and Linda Seaberg Susan Seatter Jeri Seegmiller

Gary Seiler Inta Sellars Bonnie Sellner Robin Selvig George Shaw Linda L. Sherry Mary Agnes Shimota Nora Andersen Sillerud Janet Simenson Don and Marjorie Simons Doris Skalstad Cynthia Wisniak Skelton Dan Smieja Charles and Susanne Smith Gayle Smith Janice A. Smith Kirk S. Smith Janean Smolik Patricia Snook Wendy Sockness Marcia Soderholm Sharon Soike Kristine Soleta Rebecca Sorenson Kathleen and Robert Sorteberg Andrea Spartz Sharon Spartz Andrea Specht Karen Springborn Jeannine Springer George and Connie St. Martin Deb and Bob Stachon John Stanley and Jeanne Mealy Jill Stanton Dorothy Stearns Sheryl Steele Dan Steinke Jennifer and Rolly Stevens Carla Stevenson Ilia Stevenson Miriam Stohl Leslie Stovring Linda Stowe Joe and Evelyn Stransky Rene Streater Cathy Strub Stephen Sutten and Anna Cherry Marie Svang Sigvald Svendsen Michael and Barb Swalinkavich Betty and Ronald Swanson Katherine Swanson Tayler Swanson Donna Swedin Gwen Swenson Andrea Szondy Alison Talley Jo Talley Cheryl and Luke Taylor Brenda and Mark Teats Susan Terry and Barb Gacek Char Thoemke David and Dawn Thompson Family Beth Thompson Martha Thurlow Virginia Timmerman Eldon Tlam Joyce Tobiason Clayton Tomsicek Doug and Shirley Triplett Nilgün Tuna Jeffrey Tutewohl Kara Murphy Tweedy Donald P. Untiedt

Jacob Urbancic Mary Ann Urbanski Jim Urie Renee Vail Paul and Bette Vandersteen Charis VanEe Jane Victor Margaret and Anthony Vigil John Vinton Sandy Vogel Kyle Volkers Michael von Fange Deb Vos Mary Vrabel Tom Vukelich Mary Wagner Amy Wagner Nancy Wagner Allison and Peter Wagstrom Michael Waksdahl Agnes and Tom Walker Janice Hovey Walker Casey Walsh David and Monica Walsh Donna Walters Wade Walters Brian Walters Shirley Wannarka Charlie Warner Ken and Joan Weber Shannon Welch Dennis and Debbie Welle Lynette and Bruce Wellendorf Alexandra Wennberg Sarah Wentzien Paul Wigley B. Harris and Geraldine Williams Barbara Wills Shawn and Kristie Willy Caroline Wilmot and William Brown Patrick and Mary Wilson Erica Winegar Lynn Wolander Bradley Wold Joan and Mark Wolters Timothy Wong and Jodi Pope Kathleen Worman Mari Yomota Brent and Katie Young Mary Zahradka Robert Zambrano Jim Zdrazil Vickie Zell Eugene Zerwas Eileen Zimmer

GIFTS IN HONOR Frances Barrett-Bianco David Bergstrom Larry Boumeester Steve and Julie Chamberlain Wanda Cook Jennine Duda Carl Erickson Dennis Erickson Pat Fayling Gail M. Fokken Jim and Liz Foss Gene Gerth Jerry Goplin Charles W. Gustafson Mark Haidet

Dennis Hanold Laura Harpestad Bob Haven Terry Heller Evelyne Hesselton Julie Hintzman James Hunter Jim Jungbauer Michael Kawas Karen Knudsen Barbara LaBau Roger and Ramona Larson Jared and Margot Leese David Lenzen Gladys Lossow Elaine Magnan John L. Martin Wendell and Cleo Mensink Lonnie and Karin Navis Mark Nelson Chris, Heidi, Ted, Will & Maggie Overtree Al and Julie Paulson Currie and Sydney Putrah Michael P. Reiling Larry Rush Kira and Riley Sandager Carol Schindler Donna Speltz Nick Tschida Melanie Wehrmacher Wally and Jean Wichmann Robert Wieman Andrea Wilkerson Clara Woller Marie Wuertz Wustenberg Family Jennifer Yungers

GIFTS IN MEMORY Claris and Gladyce Ackerman Marcus Almand Gene Almquist Mark Amundson Alfred W. Anderson Helen Anderson Ione Anderson Marian Applen Roy and Marion Ash Raymond Atzmiller Ken Austin Esther and Steve Bachleitner Robert Bade Martha Ball Macy Balzer Willard Battcher W.R. (Bill) Beamish Arlyce N. Becker Joel Bennett Linda Berg Steven J. Berka Margery Bischoff William and Alvera Blank Bob Bobzien Raymond Bonnabeau Glen Brown Russ Brown Bill Browne Donn Bruess Kathryn “Pat” Bryant Leona M. Budzynski Mark Bufkin Tim, Yvonne and Mike Burbage

Doug Buss Irene Byers Nicole A. Calgaro Norris K. Carnes Bill Casey Edward O. Cassidy Richard Chase Lance Christie Robert Cincotta Dave Cooper Joe and Elsie Cosimini Roy Daniels Jim Deacon Don Detlie Ken Detviler Roland and Betty Devine Trevor Dexheimer LeRoy and Darlene Dockter Orville Doering Wes Dorr Calvin and Dorthy Douglas Francis Duerr Abbey C. Duncan Jim Eckblad Judy Eiler Steve Elfering Edwin and Mary Emery Clarice Erickson Jeannine Erickson Carol Erickson Cosgrove Stan Fairchild Irene Farrell Joseph Fellner Robert Finn Joe Fischler Ajerae Fitzgerald George and Ruth Fricke Grandma and Grandpa Gacek Jordyn and Derek Gardner Chris Garvey Isaac and Minnie Geisz Donald and Douglas George Robert and Gwyneth Gilbert David Goldman Joyce Goodrich Rozi Graham Greg Gramer Lorraine S. Grant Jason Graske Jeanne and Roland Griep Kenneth Grunhovd Carrie Hafner Bill Hallstead Robert Hammer John and Renee Hand Adam J. Hanson Lee and Barb Hanson Bernice and Nathaniel Hardy Raymond Harmon Emmett and Patricia Helin Bud and Ellie Heller Shirley Hendrickson William D. Hendry Marvin and Gert Hermel Roger and Mary Ann Hess John and Elsie Hildebrand Jim Hill Orville Hoernemann August Holleschau Willard Holmberg Patricia Holtz James Hovanetz Lauren Hueffner Art and Ilane Huso

Tom Iwen Dennis Jackson Art Jacobson Ethel Jacobson Dickie Jandric Dave L. Johnson Elden Johnson Johnny E. Johnson Harvey and Marie Johnston Suzanne Kaczmarczyk Mike Kaju Arline Keenan Mary Kelsey Ron and Hazel Keppen Alida Kiesner Jan R. Kirst Earl Kitchen Joseph W. and Margery J. Knoblauch Karen Knudsen Boyd and Edna Knutson Marlo Kohn John E. Konchal Lowell and Carol Lee Konsterlie John Kontola Morley Kornegor Shiro Kosobayashi Anne Elizabeth Kraft Paul Kramer Henry Krassenhoft Morris Krueger Elvin and Amy Kulenkamp Jeanne Kusterman Judy Larson LeRoy Larson Greg Lawton Jim Learn Art Lemke Judy Lilledahl Brian Linscheid Tami Lubich Mary Ann Mancini Mildred and Clarence Marks Suzanne Matthews Mary and Lawrence McDevitt Bruce McDonagh John McGinnis Bob and Denny McPhillips Bernice Menard Peter Meslow Kari Mills Louise Miner Amanda Mitchell Maggie Mithun Keenan Moore Mikey Morgan Harold and Grace Moser Harold Moses Gene Moskop Dean and Susan Nelson Lynn Nelson Josephine Nielsen Irene and Ernie Ninefeldt Sulo Ojakangas Aurora Ojeda John S. Olmsted Mary Lou Olson Alexander Orosz Celia Ortiz Eleanor Paulmann Emmett Pearson John B. Petro Misty and Jazmine Petschl Wally and Penny Pettit

Ramona Peura Stephen Plaster David Plath John Pojar Marcella A. Proffitt Michael Puente Natalie Quinn Howard and Betty Recknor Lorraine Reistad Wes Roehlke Ted Rosdahl Harlund Routhe Jacob Ruemmele Jim Ruemmele Clem C. Sammon Dale E. Sauer Spencer Schindler Lucy Schmidt Julia Marie Schnacky Nicholas Schneider Phil Schneider Henry Schumann Margaret Schutte Joan L. Schwoch Dave Seitzer Carmen Shoberg Orris and Leona Shulstad Nathan Shupien Dawn Simons Robert Skarsten Earl and Virginia Smith Lesley O. Smith Margaret Springborn Mike Stahowiak Delores Stanley Lyle Steltz Hank and Bertha Stettner Ray and Hazel Stolp Dawn Stransky Gilbert Sullwood Ricky Swenson Pamela Taylor Dorothea and Merle Thompson Gerry Thornberg Harriet Thureson James Trapskin Uvonne VanHecke Justin Viker Andrew J. Vrabel Francis and Mary Jean Wagner Vernon Waldner Rick Wandersee Jerry Wannarka Tony Waschbusch John and Edith Wegscheider Donald H. Weseman Muriel Wexler Linda Woolever Beryl Wright Ted Wright Ray and Eileen Zeilinger

Best efforts are made to include your name(s) correctly. We apologize for any errors and ask that you let us know of any changes by calling (651) 288-4323. To see our full list of donors, including gifts made as tributes, visit our website at www.msffoundation.org.


This Is Why We’re Here The Minnesota State Fair is as popular as ever and successfully lives up to being the Great Minnesota Get-Together. It is internationally acclaimed and serves a broad audience, blending rural and urban, young and old, and all income levels. With a history that is older than the State of Minnesota, the State Fair has connected generations of families and created treasured memories.

CHS Miracle of Birth Center - 2006

J.V. Bailey House - 2005

However, resources for capital and program improvements are limited for the State Fair, which is an independently funded organization that receives no government appropriations. In 2002, the State Fair created the Minnesota State Fair Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, to help preserve and improve State Fair buildings, grounds and educational programs. The Foundation is the State Fair’s fundraising partner for capital and program improvements in agriculture, art, environment, history and education. The Foundation has developed major funds for the Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum, the CHS Miracle of Birth/FFA Center, Moo Booth, AgStar Arena and the West End Market including the new State Fair History & Heritage Center. Our donors have helped fund preservation of the J.V. Bailey House, the Grandstand Marquee, and livestock barns; beautification of the fairgrounds with trees, gardens, vines and recognition benches; and educational programs such as history exhibits, State Fair archives, Giant Sing Along, Alphabet Forest and Arts A’Fair. The Foundation’s 20-member Board of Directors gives leadership to having a successful nonprofit organization, developing new initiatives, and generating funds for projects. The Foundation Board and staff work in partnership with State Fair leadership. Looking ahead, the Foundation will help the State Fair: • Develop educational programs and experiences. • Preserve historic buildings, programs and traditions. • Enhance agricultural programs and facilities. • Expand cultural experiences in public, performing and visual arts. • Improve the fairgrounds to be more accessible, green and welcoming.

AgStar Arena - 2012

Vines on the fence lines - Ongoing


Former Board chairs: Malcolm McDonald, Joe Fox, Frank Parisi, Dave Johnson and Pat Bailey.

2014 Board of Directors Pat Bailey, Chair Vice President, Bailey Nurseries Inc.

Directors Emeritus

Mitch Davis, Vice Chair General Manager, Davis Family Dairies

2012 Joe Fox Mike Miles

Dave Sorensen, Treasurer Retired, General Mills Terry Gilberstadt, Development Chair Corporate Secretary, Horton Holding Inc. Jerry Hammer, Secretary General Manager, State Fair Sandy Craighead Community Volunteer John Fabie Senior Director for Foundations and Endowments, Abbot Downing Bert Greener Retired, Fredrikson & Byron Robyn Hansen Stinson Leonard Street LLP Jeff Hawkins President, Anchor Bank and COO, Anchor Bancorp Inc. Ginny Morris President, Hubbard Radio Allen Levine Vice Provost, University of Minnesota Frank Parisi Retired, Director of Strategic Partnerships, City of Minneapolis Al Paulson Board of Managers, Minnesota State Agricultural Society Steve Poppen Vice President of Finance and CFO, Minnesota Vikings Brad Ribar Owner, Ribco Enterprises Cindie Smart President, Smart Legal Assistance Jim Smart President, Smart Associates LTD Patty D. Smith CEO, Elizabeth Charles Corporation Jim Winter Vice President of Agri-Business, Ecolab


2013 David Johnson Malcolm McDonald 2015 Steve Eilertson, President of Grain Millers, was elected at the 2015 State Fair Foundation Annual Meeting. He was a founding member of the Board and served as treasurer.

Saluting Frank and Robyn Frank Parisi and Robyn Hansen reached maximum term limits. Frank served three years as chair of the Foundation Board of Directors, and Robyn served as chair of the Corporate Governance Committee.

In January 2015, the Minnesota State Fair Foundation Board of Directors elected new officers: Mitch Davis, Chair Patty D. Smith, Vice Chair Jerry Hammer, Secretary Jeff Hawkins, Treasurer

On behalf of the State Fair and Foundation, thank you for your combined 18 years of service and commitment.

Foundation Staff Kay Cady Executive Director Mark Haidet Senior Development Officer Jennine Duda Operations & Finance Manager Jesse Poppe Development Manager Danielle Dullinger Development Coordinator

Dave Mona and Michael Sullivan, both of Edina, were newly elected to the Foundation Board of Directors in January 2015. Mona is the retired founder and chair of Mona Meyer McGrath & Gavin public relations. Sullivan is an attorney and partner with Gray Plant Mooty, Minnesota's oldest law firm.


Minnesota State Fair Foundation 1265 Snelling Avenue N. Saint Paul, MN 55108

Gordie Bailey, Kay Cady and Patty Smith with Fairborne at the 2014 Taste of the Fair.

Thank you for supporting the Minnesota State Fair Foundation nonprofit mission to preserve and improve the historic Minnesota State Fairgrounds, and support State Fair agricultural, scientific and educational programs. We invite you to consider one or more of these ways to contribute:

Friends of the Fair – Annual giving donors can be members

who receive benefits which may include gate admission, access to preferred seating for Grandstand shows and recognition bricks and benches. Friends of the Fair donors can also support program areas in agriculture, art, education, fairgrounds environment and history.

Unrestricted – Many State Fair guests support the Foundation mission with purchases at the State FairWear Gift Shops, and Commemorative Poster and Blue Ribbon Bargain Books sales.

Campaign – Consider a gift to the History & Heritage Campaign, supporting additional elements of the new West End Market.

Legacy Funds Program – Add to our general fund endowment,

create a named endowment or launch a program endowment for an area that is of special interest to you or your family. You may also include the Foundation in your estate planning.

Foundation Events – Come to Taste of the Fair, First Glance or other educational events.

Volunteer – Contact us if you are interested in volunteering during the State Fair or throughout the year.

Visit our website at www.msffoundation.org

Contact Information: Minnesota State Fair Foundation (651) 288-4323 / [email protected] www.msffoundation.org