About the Foundation

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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

Executive Director
Mindy (Hanneman) Fuder
Class of 1997

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

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)
Sarah Casey (’05)
Scott DeBrito (’93)
Bob Duncan (Community Member)
Stephen Mouritsen (Community Member)
Amy Anderson (Community Member)
Nick Mariotti (’97)
Kelsee Macintosh-Ellig (Community Member)
Terry Harrington (Retired Faculty)
Abbie Thurmes (Community Member)
Cris Oehler (Former Faculty)
Dacia Johnson (’84)
Tony Rendz (’75)
Jeff Drake (Superintendent)
Kirby Anderson (School Board Member and ’74)
Mindy Fuder (Executive Director and ’97)

Grant/Scholarship: Cris, Scott, Mary, Sarah, Amy
Finance/Investment/Legacy Donors: *Scott, Bob, Nick, Steve
Marketing/Membership: *Mary, Terry, Kelsee, Dacia, Abbie
Alumni: Steve, Dacia, Tony
Legends: Scott, Tony
Kindred Groups: Terry, Kelsee, Cris, Abbie
Executive: Kelsee (Pres.), Nick (VP), Cris (Sec.), Steve (Treas.)
* Designates chair of the committee

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218.998.0544 ext. 9206 544foundation@fergusotters.org


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