President's Society

The President’s Society recognizes the university’s most generous contributors. Members include individuals, families, and organizations. ThePresident’s Society is based on lifetime/cumulative giving to the Bemidji State University Foundation. 

Visionary’s Society - ($2,500,000 + )

Joseph* and Janice Lueken/The Joseph and Janice Lueken Family Foundation

Trustee’s Society - ($1,000,000 + )

  • The George W. Neilson Foundation
  • Michael W. and Tracy Roberge

Chancellor’s Society - ($500,000 + )

  • 3M, Inc.
  • Keith and Maria Johanneson/Marketplace Food and Drug
  • Edwin* and Myra* Johnson
  • Sam and Peggy* Johnson
  • David and Brenda Odegaard
  • Paul Bunyan Communications
  • Wayne and Beverly Thorson

Benefactor’s Society - ($250,000 + ) 

  • Dr. M. James and Nancy Bensen
  • Doug and Sue Fredrickson/’Big Oaks Foundation
  • M. Fern Birnstihl*
  • First National Bank Bemidji
  • Elfrida B. Glas*
  • Kirk P. Gregg/Gregg Family Charitable Fund
  • Kathryn K. Hamm*
  • John and Delphine Jacobsen
  • Robin Norgaard Kelleher
  • Elwood and Jean Largis
  • Eva Lind*
  • John W. Marvin
  • Susan I. Marvin
  • Mary A. Mushel*
  • Trudy and Kevin Rautio
  • Sanford Health
  • Rich and Joyce Siegert /Edgewater Group (Hampton Inn and Suites, Green Mill)
  • David and Kathryn Sorensen
  • George and Sandra Thelen
  • Security Bank USA
  • Steve and Lauren Vogt

Directors' Society ($100,000+)

  • Donald G. Anderson* and Vicki Brown
  • Trent and Beth Baalke
  • Bank Forward
  • Ron Batchelder
  • Jeffrey and Kathy Baumgartner/Circle B Properties
  • Big North Distributing, Inc.
  • Fred F. Breen*
  • Raymond Breen*
  • Dr. Almond and Shalyn Clark/Al Clark’s Formula 4 Success
  • Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Bemidji, Inc.
  • Dr. Donald* and Petra DeKrey
  • Dondelinger GM
  • Enbridge Energy Co.
  • Kenneth and Mary* Erickson
  • Dr. Bruce and Mary Jo Falk
  • Federated Insurance
  • Anthony S. Gramer
  • Russell* and Gudrun* Harding
  • Dr. Evan and Elaine* Hazard
  • Dr. Ruth Howe and Merril Thiel
  • Paul and Lynn Hunt
  • Christine Janda*
  • Margaret H. Johnson*
  • Katharine Neilson Cram Foundation
  • Kopp Family Foundation
  • Kraus-Anderson Construction Company - North
  • Joan L. Kriegler*
  • Leech Lake Casinos: Norther Lights, Palace, and White Oak
  • Lueken’s Village Foods
  • Michael McKinley and Deborah Grabrian/McKinley Companies
  • Mark and Sandra Niblick
  • North Country Business Products
  • North Country Health Services
  • Northern Inn/Gary Gangelhoff
  • Otter Tail Power Company
  • Otto Bremer Foundation
  • Robert and Mary Lou Peters
  • Pinnacle Publishing LLC
  • David and Kim Ramsey
  • Dr. Patrick Riley and Dr. Natalie Roholt
  • Marcella Sherman
  • TruStar Federal Credit Union
  • Moses and Angela Tsang
  • Robert* and Jeanette* Welle
  • Bob Whelan/Whelan Properties/Supreme Lumber
  • Stephen G. Wick

Builder’s Society - ($50,000 + )

  • Bernice M. Anderson Charitable Rmndr. Unitrust
  • Thomas J. Beech
  • Dr. Richard and Josephine Beitzel
  • Bemidji Woolens, Inc./Bill Batchelder
  • The Bernick Companies
  • Elaine D. Bohanon*
  • Bradley Borkhuis
  • BSU Dining Services/ARAMARK
  • Lynne C. Bunt Estate
  • Jim* and Lorraine F. Cecil
  • Michael and Noel Clay
  • Herbert and Lynn Doran
  • Gregory S. Droba
  • Joe and Karen Dunn
  • Rebecca Eggers*
  • Steve and Sue Engel
  • Drs. Gary and Nancy Erickson/Gary S. Erickson, DDS
  • General Mills Foundation
  • Dr. Lowell* and Ardis* Gillett
  • Dr. Muriel B. Gilman
  • Bernard* and Fern* Granum
  • Dr. Richard and Dianne Hanson
  • Margaret H. Harlow*
  • Thomas and Joanne Heaviland
  • Paul and Tammi Hedtke
  • Dr. Annie B. Henry
  • Lynne K. Holt
  • William and Bette* Howe
  • Myrtie A. Hunt*
  • Esther F. Instebo*
  • The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation
  • Alan and Judy Killian
  • Alan Korpi and Martha Nelson
  • Dale and Michelle Ladig
  • Lake Region Bone and Joint Surgeons
  • Lakeland Public Television
  • Margaret Listberger Estate
  • LeRoy E. Maas*
  • Marvin Lumber and Cedar Co
  • Jon and Debra McTaggart
  • MeritCare Clinic Bemidji
  • Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
  • Miller McDonald, Inc.
  • R. Alexander Milowski
  • Dr. Thomas and Mary Moberg
  • Harry Moore*
  • Ronald and Alvina Morrison
  • NLFX Professional
  • Nash Finch Company
  • Charles Naylor*
  • William* and Dona Mae Naylor
  • Nei Bottling, Inc.
  • Darby and Geraldine Nelson
  • Norbord Minnesota
  • Northwest Minnesota Foundation
  • Paul Bunyan Broadcasting
  • Harold T. Peters*
  • Phillips Plastics Corp.
  • The Pioneer/Advertiser
  • Drs. Jon and Patricia Quistgaard
  • Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians
  • Steven and Robyn Seide
  • Tom and Cindy Serratore
  • Anonymous
  • Lowell and Lois Sorenson
  • Jack and Marie St. Martin/The Jack and Marie St. Martin Family Foundation/KFC
  • State Farm Companies Foundation
  • The Idea Circle, Inc.
  • Dr. Theodore and Margaret Thorson
  • Gary* and Joanne E. Torfin
  • Mervin "Sock" Wagner*
  • E. Joseph and Jane Welle
  • Tom and Paulette Welle
  • Wells Fargo Bank N.A.
  • White Earth Reservation Tribal Council
  • Robert and DeAnn Zavoral

Ambassador’s Society - ($25,000 + )

  • 3M Foundation
  • Ace on the Lake
  • Alltech Associates, Inc.
  • American Legion Post 14
  • Winnifred Anderson*
  • Dr. Will and Mary Lou Antell
  • Bill* and Jesse* Baer
  • Carl and Terry Baer
  • Beaver Bookstore
  • Dr. Marjory C. Beck
  • Julie and Scott Becker
  • Bemidji Dental Clinic
  • Bemidji Lions Club
  • Kermit and Sandy Bensen
  • Marie Bishop*
  • Blandin Foundation
  • Bois Forte Reservation Tribal Council
  • Robert and Lisa Bollinger
  • Alan P. Brew
  • David and Stormi Brown
  • Patrick Brown/Clem’s Hardware Hank
  • Jeffrey P. Busse
  • Joan Campbell Anderson and David Anderson
  • John and Ann Carlson/John Carlson Agency, Inc.
  • Steve Carter Jr.
  • Bertha A. Christianson*
  • Kenneth* and Marion M. Christianson
  • Citizens State Bank Midwest
  • Corner Sports, Inc.
  • Annie M. Czarnecki
  • D & T Landscaping, Inc.
  • Eugene Dalzotto*
  • Deerwood Bank
  • DeLaHunt Broadcasting
  • DeLoitte Foundation
  • Dick’s Northside, Inc.
  • Dickson Enterprises, Inc.
  • James and Tiffany Fankhanel/Bemidji Chrysler Center/Honda of Bemidji
  • Dr. Jeremy and Megan Fogelson-Dahlby
  • Fred and Virginia Forseman
  • Dr. Jeanine and Ronald Gangeness
  • George and Joann Gardner
  • Dale Greenwalt and Kim Warren
  • Cedsel J. Hagen*
  • Paul and Paige Hanson
  • Hartz Foundation
  • Gary and Diane Hazelton
  • Jim* and Marilyn Heltzer
  • John R. Heneman
  • Barbara Higgins*
  • Hill’s Plumbing and Heating
  • Terry and Cindy Holter
  • Dr. Howard and Mary* Hoody
  • InFaith Community Foundation
  • InHarvest
  • John Johanneson*
  • Arnold* and Nancy* Johnson
  • Virginia Hope Johnson*
  • Wilbur Johnson Estate
  • Jeffrey D. Kemink
  • Lillie M. Kleven*
  • Gary D. Knutson*
  • Krigbaum and Jones, Ltd.
  • League of Women Voters -
  • Bemidji Area
  • Douglas and Renee Leif
  • Drs. Gordon and Alice Lindgren
  • James* and Janet* Love
  • Lutheran Community Foundation
  • William and Jodi Maki
  • Gary and Ruth McBride
  • Betsy J. McDowell
  • Neil and Patricia* McMurrin
  • Dr. Thomas and Marilyn Miller
  • The Minneapolis Foundation
  • Minnesota Energy Resources
  • Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Diane Moe and Thomas Fitzgerald
  • Gary and Marlene Moe
  • Sharon Moe
  • Betty L. Murray
  • James and Janice Naylor
  • Judy Nelson
  • Dr. Raymond* and Jane* Nelson
  • Lee A. Norman
  • North Central Door Company
  • NorthEnd Trust
  • Northern Aggregate, Inc.
  • Northland Electric
  • Northwestern Surveying & Engineering, Inc.
  • Marc and Kay Olson
  • Kris and Grant Oppegaard/The Oppegaard Family Foundation
  • Otter Tail Power Company
  • Joel and Kary Otto
  • David and Dianne Parnow
  • Edward and Marla Patrias
  • Dr. John C. Pearce
  • Stephen Pearce, M.D.
  • Rod and Delores Pickett
  • The Presto Foundation
  • Raphael’s Bakery Cafe
  • REM Northstar, Inc. Bemidji Regional Office
  • Dr. Tom and Sandra Richard
  • James and Carol Richards
  • RJ Ahmann Company
  • RiverWood Bank
  • Carol Russell/Russell Herder
  • Lee C. Scotland, DDS
  • Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
  • Mark A. Shanfeld, MD, Ph.D.
  • Hazel Shimmin Estate
  • Robert Fiskum and Yvonne* E.
  • Siats-Fiskum
  • Skyline Exhibits
  • Slim’s Bar & Grill
  • Bob and Jane Smith/Image Photography and Framing
  • Dr. Kathryn Smith
  • Buster and Helen Spaulding/Spaulding Motors, Inc
  • Michael and Melinda Spry
  • St. Joseph’s Area Health Services
  • Super 8 Motel
  • Dr. Thomas and Bonnie Swanson
  • Dr. Martin and LaRae Tadlock
  • Eugene and Sue Teigland/Bemidji Sports Centre/Ground Round
  • Dr. Dave and Peggy Tiffany
  • Terri Traudt
  • Dr. Ken Traxler
  • Tri-State Manufacturers’ Association
  • Dr. James and Diane Tuorila
  • USA Color Printing
  • Austin and Paula Wallestad
  • Richard and Judith Werner
  • Drs. Larry and Ranae Womack
  • Barbara L. Wylie
  • Zetah Construction, Inc.

Founder’s Society - ($10,000 + )

  • Robert J. Aalberts
  • Don and Susan Addy
  • Bernard V. Adlys
  • Allen Oman State Farm Agency
  • Carol M. Alstrom
  • American Assn. of Univ. Women
  • American Family Insurance
  • Dr. Kris and Linda Anderson
  • Robin and DeAnne Anderson
  • Boris and Caroline Andrican
  • Annexstad Family Foundation
  • Arrow Printing
  • Drs. Norman and Linda Baer
  • Ryan and Jean Baer
  • Baratto Brothers Construction
  • Dr. James and Julie Barta
  • Bear Creek Energy
  • William and Maria Beitzel
  • Edward and Jennifer Belisle
  • Beltrami Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  • Bemidji Ambulance Service, Inc.
  • Bemidji Building Center
  • Bemidji Medical Equipment
  • The Bemidji Rotary Club
  • Bemidji Welders Supply, Inc.
  • June L. Bender
  • Terry and Gail Bergum
  • Best of Bemidji Quarterly Magazine
  • Best Western Bemidji
  • Jon and Linda Blessing
  • Bob Lowth Ford, Inc.
  • Daniel and Midge Boettger
  • Dr. Mel and Ruby Bolster
  • Howard and Rebecca Borden
  • Randy and Marlene Bowen
  • Trey and Ann Bowman
  • Dr. John* and Ann* Brady
  • Bravo Beverage Ltd.
  • Bonnie L. Bredenberg
  • Gurnee K. Bridgman
  • Phillip A. Buhn
  • Louis H. Buron Jr.
  • Robert C. Bush
  • Dr. Mark and Mishel Carlson
  • Dr. Raymond and Margaret Carlson
  • Jason and Angela Caron
  • Caswell International Corporation
  • Central Valley Food Services, Inc.
  • Charter Communications
  • Richard F. Chopp*
  • CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
  • Control Stuff
  • Cool Threads
  • Bret and Veronica Cooper
  • Veita L. Corbin
  • Corner Bar of Bemidji, Inc.
  • Country Kitchen Restaurant
  • William and Teresa Crews
  • Dean and Wendy Crotty
  • Scott Curb and Mary Boranian
  • The Curtis L. Carlson Family Foundation
  • Mike and Michell Curfman
  • Dr. Caroline M. Czarnecki
  • Lyle E. Dally*
  • Dave’s Pizza
  • Richard M. and AnnMarie Day
  • Robert* and Jackie Decker
  • Dr. Steve and Veronica DeKrey
  • John and Kay Delinsky
  • Delta Kappa Gamma
  • Patrick and Barbara DeMarchi
  • Roxanne Desjarlait
  • James and Jana Dewar
  • Dick’s Plumbing and Heating of Bemidji, Inc.
  • John T. Driessen
  • Shawn and Shaina Dudley
  • Richard and Rose Dukek
  • Jon and Beth Duncan
  • Dwayne Young, Inc. Plaster & Drywall
  • Ed Sauer Memorial Fund
  • Eldercare Health Benefits Mgmt. Systems, Inc.
  • Erbert & Gerbert’s Subs and Clubs
  • Janet Esty*
  • Herbert M. Fougner*
  • Joann Fredrickson
  • Michelle and Morris Frenzel
  • Laura Gaines
  • Dr. Fulton and Nancy Gallagher
  • Michael and Deanna Garrett
  • Dr. Daniel Gartrell and Dr. Julie Jochum
  • Georgia-Pacific Corp. - Superwood
  • Dr. James and Connie Ghostley
  • Col. Clark and Judith Gilbertson
  • Dr. Eric Gilbertson
  • Keith and Jeannie Gilbertson
  • Ordella M. Gilbertson
  • Marjorie and James Gildersleeve
  • Paul and Kathy Godlewski
  • Dr. Richard and Carol Goeb
  • Dr. Frank and Marilyn Goodell
  • Bruce L. Gordon
  • Gourmet House
  • Bryan and Paulette Grand
  • Great Lakes Gas Transmission Ltd. Partnership
  • Dr. Colleen Greer
  • Beulah F. Gregoire*
  • James and Barbara Grier
  • Robert and Susan Griggs
  • Keith W. Gunderson*
  • Richard F. Haberer*
  • Lisa L. Haberman
  • Richard and Sheridan Hafdal
  • Dr. Harold* and Renate* Hagg
  • James and Joyce Hanko
  • Hanson Electric of Bemidji, Inc.
  • Linda S. Hanson
  • Hardees of Bemidji
  • Hartz Foundation
  • James and Pamela Harrison
  • Dr. Richard* and Dorothy Haugo
  • Oluf* and Margaret* Haugsrud
  • Headwaters Shrine Club
  • Kenneth Henrikson
  • Beverly Henriques
  • Dr. Mike and Deb Herbert
  • Hobart Laboratories, Inc.
  • Hoeschler Fund - St. Paul Foundation
  • Neal and Maureen Holmstrom
  • Honeywell Foundation
  • Pamela Hovland
  • Kenneth and Kari Howe
  • IBM
  • Insure Forward
  • Myriam Ivers
  • Iverson Corner Drug
  • JC Penney Co.
  • Louise H. Jackson
  • Richard and Sheri Jahner
  • Paul S. and Sarah B. Jensen
  • Jerry Downs Agency
  • Johnson Controls
  • Diane and Thomas Johnson
  • Jeremiah D. Johnson
  • Dr. Terrance and Susan Johnson
  • Dr. Johannas M. Jordan
  • Thomas and Susan Kaplan
  • Jeff Keckheisen/Keck Sports
  • Keg N’ Cork
  • Rich and Meredith Kehoe
  • Keith’s Pizza
  • Dr. Debra Kellerman and Anthony Wandersee
  • Ken K Thompson Jewelry
  • David and Charlotte Kingsbury
  • Knife River Materials/MDU Resources Foundation
  • Drs. Raymond and Beatrice Knodel
  • Clayton M. Knoshaug
  • Paul and Catherine Koski
  • James and Patricia Kraby
  • Derek Kringen
  • Lois M. Kruger Estate
  • Dr. Franklin and Diane Labadie
  • Dr. David and Alice Larkin
  • Lesa and Jeff Lawrence
  • Dr. Arthur and Judith Lee
  • Hazel M. Leland*
  • LePier Oil Company
  • Dr. Robert and Dale Ley
  • Lime Valley Advertising, Inc.
  • Paul and Teri Lindseth
  • Mark and Monica Liska
  • Brad and Dawn Logan
  • Kenneth and Mary Lundberg
  • Steven Lundeen and Jennifer Driscoll
  • Brian J. Maciej
  • Keith Marek
  • Mark’s Frame House/Mark and Linda LaFond
  • Marvin Windows and Doors
  • Douglas and Mary Mason
  • MasTec North America Inc.
  • Allen and Susie Mathieu
  • John and Judith McClellan
  • Dr. Judith L. McDonald
  • James D. McElmury
  • Robin and Diane Mechelke
  • Medsave Family Pharmacy
  • Debra M. Melby*
  • Dr. Kathleen J. Meyer
  • Midcontinent Communications
  • Midwest Cable Communications
  • Minnesota Humanities Commission
  • James and Sharon Molde
  • Dr. Robert and Sally Montebello
  • Dr. Dorothy L. Moore*
  • Robb H. Naylor
  • Katharine Neilson Cram*
  • Gerald* and Fern* Nichols
  • North Country Dental
  • Northern Amusement
  • Northern Liquor Offsale
  • David and Jean Olderman
  • Bruce L. Olson
  • Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home
  • Douglas L. Onan
  • Royal and Diane Orser
  • Family and Friends of Ruth Ouverson
  • Dr. Donna K. Palivec
  • Greg and Kathy Palm
  • John and Lori Paris
  • Pat Knoer State Farm Insurance
  • Patterson’s Men’s Wear
  • R. Scott and Kathy Pearson
  • Rep. John S. Persell
  • Dr. Martha and Don Peters
  • David Lee Peterson Estate
  • Debra F. Peterson
  • Rohl and Patricia Peterson
  • Pickett Agency, Inc.
  • Productivity, Inc.
  • Dr. Joanne M. Provo
  • Jack* and Mary Betty Quistgard
  • Michael and Jackie Rasch
  • Roger Rasmussen
  • Dr. John and Mary Sue Redebaugh
  • Mary A. Reitter
  • Billy and Lainey Rodgers
  • Richard Rude Architectural
  • Dr. Patricia A. Rosenbrock
  • Ross Lewis Sign Company
  • Susan and Stuart Rosselet
  • RP Broadcasting, Inc.
  • Dr. Samuel and Sara Sant
  • William and Rochelle Scheela
  • Kevin and Paige Schoepel
  • Lee and Deborah Schreck
  • John* and Evelyn* Schuiling
  • Walter and Mardene Schuiling
  • John and Charlotte Schullo
  • John and Mary Seamans
  • Patricia and Mark Shough
  • Pete* and Marilyn Simonson
  • Dr. Maria and Terry Statton
  • Irene K. Stewart
  • Willie and Arla Stittsworth
  • Stittsworth’s Meats
  • Maurice and Lorna Sullivan
  • Dr. Bruce and Shari Sutor
  • Chet* Swedmark and Helen Kohl-Swedmark
  • Systec, Inc.
  • Doug and Lori Taylor
  • Teammates for Kids Foundation
  • Telespectrum Worldwide
  • Jeff and Susan Tesch
  • Dr. Jerome and Jane Thompson
  • Thorson, Inc.
  • Chris and Dick Tolman
  • Shane A. Veenker
  • Mary M. Veranth
  • Robert and Patricia Walrath
  • Ruth E. Warde Estate
  • Dr. Victor D. Weber*
  • Julie A. Wegner
  • George* and Paula Welte
  • Wes’ Plumbing & Heating
  • Bryan and Judy Westerman
  • Harvey and Loris Westrom
  • Widseth Smith Nolting & Associates
  • Wilde Financial, Inc.
  • Dr. Rodney Will and Anne
  • Meredith-Will
  • Jerry and Kathy Winans
  • James and Lois Wood
  • Bud and Gloria Woodward

New members in 2015

*Deceased