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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 Conference 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

Sam A. Johnson Fund for Arts & Humanities

The Myers Foundation

Humanities North Dakota

The North Dakota Council on the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts

UND Office for Research & Economic Development

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Greater Grand Forks Visitors & Convention Bureau

High Plains Reader

HB Sound & Light Technology

The UND Writers Conference is funded in part by the Humanities North Dakota, 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, the National Endowment for the Humanities, UND, or any of our sponsors/donors. 

North Dakota Council on the Arts   Humanities ND

High Plains Reader   GGFCVB Logo    HB Sound & Light

Art Works National Endowment for the Arts

2018 Donors

Cameron T. Bachmeier
Margaret and Jerry Bodine
Martin Brown
Anik Chartrand
Sandra E. Cunningham
Dunn County Writers
Sarah Ebel
Kevin J. Fitzpatrick
Drs. Albert and Marcia Fivizzani
Mark D. Foss
Drs. Shirley and Douglas Greves
David Haberman and Dr. Cathy Williams
Danielle J. Hale
Margo and Michael Harvey
Dr. Jonathan & Maniphone Haug
Dr. Kim E. Higgs
Casey M. Kohs
Cynthia A Koppinger
Drs. Erin and Carter Kunz
Marvin and Susan Larson
Sara and Donald Lindberg
Ann and John Mahoney
Dr. John & Cathy Martsolf
Lynn D. Middleton-Koller
Judy Milavetz
Marie I. Monson
Rev Donna L. Monteith
Lee and June Murdock
Marjorie M. Murray
Perry and Heather Nelson
Robert C. Nelson, Jr.
Sheryl and David Nelson
Gene O. Olson
Rebecca L. Olson
Larry and Jan Orvik
Peter M. Patterson
Randy L. Rasmussen
Brittany Rhodes
Blanca A. Richmond
Dr. Marielle R. Risse
Dr. Cynthia and John Shabb
Elaine L. Speare
Linden A. Vimislik
Cecilia Volden and David Lambeth
Dr. Jeffrey N. Weatherly
Stephanie R. West
Remington G. Zacher
Jan Zahrly
Tammy J. Zambo
Andrea and Jason Zevenbergen

(last updated March 5, 2018)

2017 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 City of Grand Forks

The North Dakota Humanities Council

The North Dakota Council on the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts

High Plains Reader

Greater Grand Forks Visitors & Convention Bureau

Happy Harry's Bottle Shops

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 City of Grand Forks
High Plains Reader GGFCVB Logo

Art Works National Endowment for the Arts

2017 Donors

Eugene C. Frazer
Dr. Jonathan & Maniphone Haug
Lisa D. Lewis
Sam & Mary Johnson
Naomi J. Thorson
Blanca A. Richmond
Lynn D. Middleton-Koller
Mark D. Foss
Randy L. Rasmussen
Sandra E. Cunningham
Drs. Erin & Carter Kunz
Paula J. Kaledzi
Robert C. Nelson, Jr.
David C. Bailey
Debra A. Dawson
Kathleen M Sears
Jan & Larry Orvik
Lora & John Cunningham
Paul J. Zollar
Carl J. Grimm III
Karissa A. Haugeberg
Ron Frannea
Desty A. Shoemaker
Katilyn Dahle
Danielle J. Hale
Richard & Sandra Van Eck
Cameron T. Bachmeier
Martin Brown
Sara & Donald Lindberg
Dr. John & Cathy Martsolf
Rev. Donna L Monteith
Lee & June Murdock
Sheryl & David Nelson
Peter M Patterson

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