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Sponsors & Donors

While there is still work to be done (and we hope to add more to this list in the near future), we are SO very grateful for the outpouring of support to help make sure that the legacy of John Little and our proud UND tradition survive!

The 49th Annual UND Writers Conference (March 21-23, 2018) will happen, thanks, in part, to the generous gifts and grants from the following individuals and organizations.

If you would like to help make sure that the UND Writers Conference continues to offer free and open access to the arts and humanities to Grand Forks, the Greater Red River Valley, the State of North Dakota, and beyond through our freely available UND Writers Confernce Digital Collection (1970-present), please consider making donation online here.

2018 Sponsors

The Estate of Alice Lillian Carlson

The Kemen/Randall Family Writers Conference Distribution Fund

John Little Memorial Endowment

Jackie McElroy-Edwards and Tom Edwards Writers Conference Endowment

The Myers Foundation

Greater Grand Forks Visitors & Convention Bureau

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Last updated April 14, 2017

2018 Donors

Cameron T. Bachmeier
Martin Brown
Anik Chartrand
Sarah Ebel
Danielle J. Hale
Sam and Mary Johnson
Casey Kohs
Drs. Erin and Carter Kunz
Judy Milavetz
Dr. John and Cathy Martsolf
Rev. Donna L. Monteith
Lee and June Murdock
Sheryl and David Nelson
Peter M Patterson
Dr. Cynthia and John Shabb
Stephanie R. West
Dr. Jeff Weatherly
;Jan Zahrly
Andrea and Jason Zevenbergen
Paul J. Zollar

(last updated April 15, 2017)

2016 Sponsors

The Estate of Alice Lillian Carlson

The Kemen/Randall Family Writers Conference Distribution Fund

John Little Memorial Endowment

Jackie McElroy-Edwards and Tom Edwards Writers Conference Endowment

The Myers Foundation

The North Dakota Humanities Council

North Dakota Council on the Arts

UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences

UND Division of Research and Economic Development

ND EPSCoR at UND

High Plains Reader

North Dakota Quarterly

The UND Writers Conference is funded in part by the North Dakota Humanities Council, a nonprofit, independent state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed during the UND Writers Conference or on its website do not necessarily reflect those of the North Dakota Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

North Dakota Humanities Council   North Dakota Council on the Arts

Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau High Plains Reader

2016 Donors

Madelyne Camrud
Gene Olson
Sam & Mary Johnson
Eugene C. Frazer
Cameron T. Bachmeier
Hazel Behrens
Luise T. Beringer
Gerald & Margaret Bodine
Martin Brown
Janet Daley Jury & George Jury
Karen & Dr. Van Doze
Mark D. Foss
Constance E. Frankenbery
Ron Frannea
Carl J Grimm III
David Haberman & Cathy Williams
Jon & Mary Jane Halverson
Michael & Margo Harvey
Dr. Jonathan & Maniphone Haug
Daniel J. Howell
Elizabeth & Evan Jones
Paula J. Kaledzi
Carol & David Ratchenski
Dorothy M. Kiljan
Kathleen & Alan King
Erin & Dr. Carter Kunz
Marvin & Susan Larson
Sara & Donald Lindberg
Christie A. Logan
Dr. John & Cathy Martsolf
Lynn D. Middleton-Koller
Karen Moore
Drs. Douglas & Laura Munski
Marie Monson
Lee & June Murdock
Marjorie M. Murray
Robert C. Nelson, Jr.
Jan & Larry Orvik
Seth & Dr. Jane Peterson
Randy L. Rasmussen
Brenda C. Richens
Dr. Marielle R. Risse
Michelle M. Rydz
Gordon E. Severinson
Joan & Kirk Smith
Elaine L. Speare
Bill R. Thorness
Remington G. Zacher
Dr. Margaret M. Zidon

2015 Sponsors

The Estate of Alice Lillian Carlson

The Kemen/Randall Family Writers Conference Distribution Fund

The Myers Foundation

The North Dakota Humanities Council

The North Dakota Council on the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts

The UND Writers Conference is funded in part by the North Dakota Humanities Council, a nonprofit, independent state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed during the UND Writers Conference or on its website do not necessarily reflect those of the North Dakota Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Art Works National Endowment for the Arts

North Dakota Humanities Council  Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau

 North Valley Arts Council North Dakota Council on the Arts

2015 Donors

Madelyne Camrud
Gene Olson
Sam & Mary Johnson
Dr. and Mrs. Jonathan S. Haug
Michael L. Burbach
General Mills Foundation
Heidi and Jerry Hastings
Laura & Chad Kourajian
Andrew & Lisa Finsness
Anne C. Goodman
Drs. Shirley & Douglas Greves
Peter J. Grimes
Lisa D. Lewis
Robert C. Nelson, Jr.
Blanca A. Richmond
James A. Wagner, Jr.
Jan Zahrly
Del Rae & Marvin Meier
Lee & June Murdock
Mr. & Mrs. Michael L. Harvey
Desty A. Shoemaker
Drs. Joshua Wynne & Susan Farkas
Alvin Boucher & Thomasine Heitkamp
Harold & Kathy Gershman
Joyce E. McWilliams
Greg & Susan Opp
Susan & Mark Walton
David C. Bailey
Janet Daley Jury & George Jury
Raymond G. Dorsher
Sarah Ebel
Dr. Kim E Higgs
James L. Luptak
Lynn D. Middleton-Koller
Toni & Donald Poochigian
Dr. Cynthia & John Shabb
George & Joanne Slanger
David R. Solheim
David J. Williamson
Martin Brown
Robin David & Brian Schill
David S. Eckman
Dr. & Mrs. John T. Martsolf
Rev. Donna L. Monteith
Drs. Douglas & Laura Munski
Randy L. Rasmussen
Barbara & Isaac Schlosser
Kathleen M. Sears
James B. Nickson
Drs. Eric A. Wolfe & Lori Robison
Dr. J. Colleen Berry
Dan & Jodee Muus
Dr. Jeffrey N. Weatherly
Tanya & John Butler
Provost Thomas DiLorenzo
Stephanie H. Liden
Cameron T. Bachmeier
DeAnna Carlson Zink & Wayne Zink
Dr. Jeffrey S. Carmichael
Brandy & Brad Chaffee
Eugene C. Frazer
Erin & Dr. Carter Kunz
Randy L. Rasmussen
Dr. Thomas B. Steen
Remington G. Zacher
David G. Bjerklie
Sarah Ebel
Craig & Kristen Garaas-Johnson
Mr. & Mrs. James L. Lies
Stephanie Rausch
Beth Saiki-Olsen & Morgan Olsen
Elaine L. Speare
Stephanie R. West
Richard & Joanne Becker
Dr. James & Jolene Brosseau
Eloise M. Browne
Debra A. Dawson
David Halberman & Cathy Williams
Dalton Little
Dr. Christie A. Logan
Janet & Mylan Moen
Dr. Kim Porter & Linda Baeza-Porter