About the Foundation

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Founded
September 27, 2000
Non-profit status – 501(c)(3)

Contact Information
518 Friberg Avenue, Fergus Falls, MN 56537
(218) 998-0544, ext. 9206
Fax (218) 998-0952
544foundation@fergusotters.org
http://www.544foundation.org

Executive Director
Mindy (Hanneman) Fuder
Class of 1997

Vision
To enhance the quality of public education in Independent School District #544.

Mission
To raise, invest and grant money through a charitable foundation to support educational programs.

Core Values
The Fergus Falls 544 Foundation supports the following principles:
– Top priority is best interest of students
– Assist Fergus Falls Public Schools to accomplish their educational mission
– Continue to strive for an immediate impact with the awarding of grants
– Focus on long-term goals for financial stability
– The Foundation will be remain neutral on district policy

Donor Levels
Up to $99 – McKinley Club 
$100-$499 – Adams Club 
$500 – $999 – Cleveland Club 
$1000 – $4,999 – Kennedy Club 
$5,000-$9,999 – Roosevelt Club 
$10,000-$24,999 – Maroon Club 
$25,000-$49,999 – Gold Club 
$50,000 or more – Otter Club 


Board Members
Mary Dolan (’79)
Robert Anderson (Community Member)
Scott DeBrito (’93)
Bob Duncan (Community Member)
Stephen Mouritsen (Community Member)
Linda Mellon (’72)
Nick Mariotti (’97)
Dawn Tenneson (’91)
Terry Harrington (Retired Faculty)
Mike Rengel (Community Member)
Wayne Swenson (Retired Faculty)
Tony Rendz (’75)
Ed Strand (’70)
Jerry Ness (Superintendent)
Blaine Danielson (School Board Member)
Mindy Fuder (Executive Director and ’97)

Committees
Grant/Scholarship: *Linda, Cris, Scott, Dawn, Mary
Finance/Investment/Legacy Donors: *Ed, Bob, Robert, Mike, Nick, Scott
Marketing/Membership: *Mary, Linda, Dawn, Terry
Alumni: Tony
Golf: Tony, Scott, Jerry
Kindred Groups: *Tony, Terry
Executive: Linda (Pres.), Nick (VP), Dawn (Sec.), Robert (Treas.)
* Designates chair of the committee

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