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“It is important to honor these individuals and organizations that have demonstrated their generous support in preserving Minot State’s vision, tradition, and ideals. The Development Foundation is deeply appreciative to all members of the Old Main Society and Legacy Society for the incredible support and leadership they offer for the betterment of Minot State University.”
Rick Hedberg, Development Foundation Executive Director

University Communications

Old Main Society honors those who give

MINOT, N.D. – Minot State University Development Foundation recognized 76 donors at its Old Main Society dinner celebrating charitable giving to Minot State University’s Foundation.  The society is made up of MSU’s most loyal and generous alumni and friends who vision and leadership enables the University to empower generations. 

“It is important to honor these individuals and organizations that have demonstrated their generous support in preserving Minot State’s vision, tradition, and ideals,” Development Foundation Executive Director Rick Hedberg said. “The Development Foundation is deeply appreciative to all members of the Old Main Society and Legacy Society for the incredible support and leadership they offer for the betterment of Minot State University.”

The Old Main Society was established in 1993 as part of the Development Foundation’s effort to recognize the contributions of donors to the university. Minimum membership level is $15,000, with recognition also given to donors when they exceed the $50,000, $100,000, $250,000, $500,000, and $1 million levels.

This year’s master of ceremonies was MSU Development Foundation president Maynard Sandberg.

The order of events included a welcome given by Sandberg, followed by dinner, remarks by MSU president Steven Shirley, and the induction ceremony.

Donors recognized in the induction ceremony include:

Leader Member ($1,000,000 + level)
City of Minot
Janis Ann Dislevy
Dr. Doris Slaaten

Founder Member ($500,000 + level)
Loren Holub

Benefactor Member ($250,000 + level)
Dr. Rose Morgan
Sertoma Club of Minot

Cornerstone Member ($100,000 + level)
John and Lucille Decker Charitable Gift Endowment
Al and Shirley Dietz
Dr. Virginia H. Geesaman
Edson and Margaret Larson Foundation
Minot Symphony Orchestra
Robert and Patricia Nelson
David and Carla Reiten/Reiten Television
Richard and Stephanie Strom

Builder Member ($50,000 + level)
Don and Joyce Anderson
Donald and Carolyn Andrews
Jan Barlow
Ted and Joan Brinkman
Farstad Oil, Inc.
Dr. David and Nancy Fuller
Jerome’s Collision Center/Jay and Jacie Lundeen
Karen Krebsbach
Drs. Tyrone Langager and Rita Curl-Langager
Tim and Laura Mihalick
Minot Junior Golf Association
Minot Model Alumni Association
MSU Alumni Association Gaming
Nell E. Sander
Mary Lou Soukup
Robert Torgerson

Old Main Member ($15,000 + level)
David and Kathy Aas
American Trust Center
Richard and Linda Beall
Duane and Jeanne Brekke
Frank and Val Bruels
Randy and Pat Burckhard
Catherine Carlson
Shirley Cole-Harding
Charles Cunningham
In Loving Memory of Kay Erickson by Shelley K. Erickson
Dean and Sara Frantsvog
Mike and Kathy Gaddie/Ryan Family Dealerships, Inc.
Matt and DelRae Geinert
Dr. Marita B. Hoffart
Gary and Carol Hovdestad
Sherry Jensen
John and Ann Jermiason
Marlys Haagenson Johnson
KMOT
Bill Koering
Dan and Jeri Langemo
Michael and Nancy Lucy
M&S Concessions, Inc.
Claude and Gwenlyn (Lawlar) Marsh
Gayne (Sandy) and Barbara Meiers
Jim Montgomery
Mark and Noel Nesheim
Newman Signs
John and Cheryl Nilsen
North Hill Bowl
Tim and Kathy (Sayler) Peil
Planet Pizza/Fred and Mary Mueller
Harold and Diana Randall
Milton and Bonnie Rolle
Dave Schmitz
In Memory of Marilyn Joy Selland by Paula, Mark and Brian Selland
Joe and Nancy Siefried
Jock and Lacey Stevick
In Memory of Betty Jean Halvorson by CharlotteThiemecke-Floyd
Myron and Shirley Thompson
Roger and Michelle Tollefson
Town and Country Credit Union
Burt and Gwen Traub
Richard Walker
Visit Minot
Lori J. Willoughby

The ceremony also recognized members of the Legacy Society. Established in 1996, the Legacy Society includes those who have made a planned gift to the MSU Development Foundation to benefit Minot State University. Membership is open to anyone making a deferred or planned gift including bequests, charitable trusts, charitable gift annuities, and life insurance.

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Published: 07/27/18



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