Contributions & Support

We graciously thank the financial contributors who help us save lives and offer hope and healing.

Money raised supports public education about organ, eye and tissue donation so that more people in our communities say yes to donation as well as provide care and resources for donor families.

We raised

More than $16,000

on a single day in November

...Give to the Max Day

Memorial Gifts

23% of gifts were received in memory of loved ones.

...priceless!

Individual & Corporate Gifts

50% of funds raised were from individuals.

...thank you!

A Generous Legacy Gift

In 2017 we learned that LifeSource was a beneficiary of the Trust of Vern Jackson and Kathleen Hallinan. Their generosity continues through this significant legacy gift.

Vern Jackson received a single lung transplant in 2007. Vern and his wife Kathleen were an amazing duo as they shared Vern’s story and the life-saving message of donation throughout the Twin Cities area. Kathleen and Vern gave countless hours to LifeSource, especially during our “State Fair Booth” years and were always ready to go at a moment’s notice with their trademark energy.

Donor Family Events

Donor families spread awareness of donation and celebrated the life of their loved one by hosting fundraising events in their communities. Examples of the creativity of our donor families include:

  • Golf tournaments and “Challenge the Golf Pro”
  • 5K run/walk
  • Euchre tournament
  • Restaurant fundraiser
  • Family-friendly concert event

Proceeds from events like these support a variety of LifeSource programs of education, awareness and donor family support.

There are many ways you can support us

Whether you make a financial contribution in memory of a friend or loved one, include LifeSource in your estate plans or attend a fundraising event, we recognize these gifts and steward them in service of our mission to offer hope and healing through excellence in organ and tissue donation.

Your support helps sustain our programs to increase donor designation and support families of organ, eye and tissue donors. For more information about making a charitable contribution, please contact Laura Kelly Lovdahl or contribute online.

2017 Contributors

* designates LifeSource staff
** designates LifeSource Board of Directors and Clinical Policy Board

Download a Printable List of Contributors

Leaders

$50,000+
  • Aviation Charter, Inc
  • The Estate of Kathleen Hallinan & Vernon Jackson
  • Minnesota Department of Health

Pillars

$15,000 – $49,999
  • Carl Bolander & Sons
  • Organ Recovery Systems
  • RTI Donor Services
  • Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation
  • The Weasel - JLC Memorial Golf Tournament

Partners

$5,000 – $14,999
  • The Ament Group at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • American Express Members Give Program
  • Bridge to Life, Ltd.
  • Charter First
  • Paul Mellblom & Peter Farstad *
  • Greiner Construction
  • Hennepin County Medical Center
  • Highland Bank
  • Life Time, Inc.
  • LifeNet Health
  • Lions Gift of Sight
  • Adam McCloud Foundation
  • Schwebel, Goetz and Sieben
  • Kirsten E. Voss
  • H. William & Judy Walter
  • Peter Westlake

Friends

$2,500 – $4,999
  • AiTech
  • Scott & Jennifer Anderson **
  • Anonymous
  • Avtex
  • Randall & Marcia Betcher
  • Tim & Bonnie Bjork **
  • Bremer Insurance
  • Dan Raether & Susan Gunderson*
  • Jared & Cheryl Heisler
  • John Nasseff & Helene Houle
  • Jeffrey & Julie Kemink *
  • Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation
  • Promethera
  • Shelley & Bob Shutes *
  • Patti Stowers
  • The Transplant Foundation
  • Trinity Kuehn Memorial Fund
  • Patty & Joe Wirth**
  • YYES

Sustainers

$1,000 – $2,499
  • Abbott Northwestern Hospital
  • Alexion
  • Anonymous
  • Astellas Pharma US, Inc.
  • Mary Jo Bailey
  • Best & Flanagan
  • Craig & Karen Broman **
  • Carey Worldwide Chauffeured Services
  • Linda & Andrew Caruthers
  • CryoLife, Inc
  • Dr. Frazier & Heidi Eales **
  • Bruce & Neil Fink Families
  • First Fiduciary Investment Counsel
  • Penny Frost
  • Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
  • Bob & Gayle Garrison
  • GEORGE: Purpose, People, Performance, Ltd.
  • Dr. Mark & Kari Hill
  • Hill-Rom
  • IIAM
  • Dean & Patricia Johnson
  • Lapekas & Associates
  • Susan M. & Daniel Larson *
  • Ann Sonnesyn & Brian Love
  • LTS Medical, LLC
  • Michael Meyer & Kate Mahigan
  • Merced Capital, L.P.
  • Paul Vahle & Sara Meslow
  • Jason & Kristin Narverud *
  • New York Life
  • Marilyn Nisbet
  • Michelle Nisbet
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • Tim O'Donnell
  • Emily Olson
  • OlympiaTech
  • Parametric
  • Dr. William & Suzanne Payne *
  • Pediatric Home Respiratory Services
  • Kathleen Purdy
  • William & Susan Ramsey
  • Max Rathman
  • Recycle Yourself 5K
  • RespirTech Inc.
  • Jim Ronald & Kristin Rigg *
  • RSM US
  • RSP Architects
  • Sanofi Genzyme
  • Schadegg Mechanical
  • Shapco Printing, Inc.
  • Hans & Karen Siefker
  • Signature Flight Support
  • Kimberly & John Simensen **
  • Carole & Jim Southam
  • Stablish Foundation
  • Kirk Stubbee
  • Tim & Beth Sullivan
  • Sullivan Cotter & Associates, Inc.
  • Dr. Benjamin Sun**
  • Tail Wind Informatics Corp.
  • Rachel Telecky
  • Thompson Insurance Agency
  • Thoresen Diaby Helle Condon & Dodge, Inc.
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Venture Bank
  • Sue & Curt Weese *
  • Wings Insurance Agency

Supporters

$500 – $999
  • All City Cab
  • Anonymous
  • BreakThru Beverage Minnesota
  • Andy Capistrant
  • Carver Aero
  • Paul & Sandra Cimmerer
  • Charles Cudd Co. LLC
  • Cute Fox Studios
  • CVC Capital Partners Advisory Inc.
  • Brian Davis
  • E.A. Sween Company
  • Paul & Laura Ekholm
  • Ely Private Wealth
  • Kristin Erdmann *
  • First Lutheran Church
  • Martie Woods Godich & Pete Godich
  • Goodfellows Landscapes, Inc.
  • Mary & Tom Gorzycki
  • Hon. Dale Sandstrom & Hon. Gail Hagerty **
  • Alexander Hill **
  • Don & Lyn Holmes
  • Gary & Luana Houle
  • Buddy Hulbert
  • Benjamin S. Jaffray
  • Kathy Jolly *
  • Kafe 421
  • Laura Kelly Lovdahl & Tom Lovdahl *
  • Mayo Foundation for Medical Education & Research
  • Jennifer McGee *
  • The MedTrend Group
  • Douglas Milbrath**
  • Marty Mosley
  • Nasseff Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
  • Byron & Theresa Nielson
  • Sara Olson
  • Carole & Brian Olson *
  • James Ousley
  • Tim & Susan Palmer
  • Rapid City Regional Hospital Transplant Support Group
  • Karen & Dave Rice
  • Jason Ripple
  • Meg & Joe Rogers *
  • Kirk Schamens
  • Steven & Susan Schmitt
  • Randy & Linda Schroeder
  • Susan Severson
  • Varde Partners
  • Brenda & Mike Welsch *
  • Eileen & John Wenschlag
  • Douglas & Connie Wylie
  • Zumbrota Combined Charities

Contributors

Under $500
  • Mike & Amy Ablan
  • Arnold & Margit Alderman
  • Samina Ali
  • Aaron Almeroth
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Darrin Amundson
  • Joel Anderson
  • Julie & Eric Anderson
  • Donna Anderson
  • Wendy Anderson
  • Lucas Anderson
  • Deb Andvik *
  • Anonymous (13)
  • apmeyer llc
  • Arteka Companies LLC
  • Jaime Backhaus
  • Sharon & Gerald Behensky
  • Karen M. Baker
  • Marcy Barby *
  • Bruce Barnes & Julie Zapp
  • Ramona & Martin Barrett
  • Arlene & John Barrett
  • Mary Ellen Barry
  • Sharon Beard
  • Kris Bell
  • Christina Benson
  • Steve Berg
  • Jennifer Berg
  • Terri & Paul Bester
  • Kristin & Brian Bigler
  • Colleen Bigler
  • Erika Binger
  • Kaethe Bisek
  • Shana Bjorg
  • Laura Bjorklund
  • Lawrence Blakeborough
  • Linda & John Blakstvedt
  • Butch Blakstvedt
  • Eugene & Marlene Blommel
  • Blytheco
  • Jill Books
  • Wanda Borchert
  • Arlene & Charles Borman
  • Gary & Susann Bougie
  • Rebecca & Craig Bower
  • Linda & Garry Bowhall
  • Roseann Brandt
  • Roger Briese
  • Isabella Briggs *
  • Rhonda Couey Brisson & Daniel Brisson
  • Holli & Mark Brisson
  • Randy & Brandi Broehl
  • Joyce & Ray Brown
  • Cathlene Buchholz
  • Scott & Ann Budzynski
  • Mary Jo Burgdorf
  • Claudia Burns
  • Brian Burnstein
  • Janette Burton
  • Natalie & Ben Bushaw
  • Cannon Cochran Management Services Inc.
  • Shannon Canny
  • Bruce & Barb Carlson
  • Lynn & William Carlson
  • Aaron Casterton
  • John & Mary Cebula
  • Barbara & Coy Chelgren
  • Barbara & Richard Chernus
  • Therese Chlebeck
  • Carol & Phillip Christensen
  • Kari Christensen
  • Shirley Christensen
  • Doreen & Lee Claseman
  • Lora & John Cleaveland
  • Gary Cohen
  • Dan Cherryhomes & Patricia Collins
  • Community Shares of Minnesota
  • Jane Conger
  • Nicholas & Barbara Cookas
  • Dave & Lori Cornelius
  • Audrey Costello
  • Jeffrey & Margaret Cotter
  • Sara & Wayne Criger **
  • Lisa Cunningham
  • Jeffrey Daggit
  • Carole Ann & Duane Dahlberg
  • Dakota Community Bank & Trust
  • Conor Davitt
  • Jerry & Linda Deleski
  • Jim DeLong
  • Bob & Dianne Denman
  • Gwen & Chuck Denninger
  • Tammy Dieman
  • Charlene Dignan
  • John & Susan Doherty
  • Joan & Sam Dorman
  • Ty & Dan Dunn *
  • Harley & Charlotte Eaton
  • Jennifer Eller *
  • Heidi Elmasri
  • Bill Emery
  • Kathryn Enerson
  • Vanessa Engelmann
  • Katherine Engler
  • Hailey Englund
  • Janet & Arnie Entzel
  • Brian Erickson
  • Matt & Kate Erickson *
  • Shannon & Brian Erickson
  • Priscilla Erickson
  • Jamie Wilson & David Ericson
  • Matt Rinkenberger & Tanya Estenson
  • M. Fahey
  • Jim Falkanger
  • Hawn Family Fund
  • Jack Farness
  • Joyce Farness
  • Susan & Daniel Fehlberg
  • Chelsey Ferro
  • Jessie Fiene *
  • Spencer Finseth
  • Rebecca Fleming
  • Florida Trend Homes, LLC
  • Matthew & April Forse *
  • Amazon Smile Foundation
  • Gene Frampton
  • Connie Francis
  • John Frautschi
  • W. Richard Freeman
  • Tanya & Chad Friese
  • Kevin & Rebecca Fruechte
  • Connie Fryman
  • Ann Fuller
  • Shirley & Richard Fulmer
  • George Galleberg
  • Steve & Diane Galleger
  • Dina Gallinger
  • Catherine & Stephen Garvey
  • Linda Geldert
  • Noah Gerding
  • Mark Gerlach
  • Kerry Geurkink
  • Stephen & Karolyn Geyen
  • Caryn Goettsch
  • Robert Toborg & Rosemary Goff
  • Julie Goldsborough *
  • Susan & Stan Goltz
  • Craig Golz
  • Denis Grande
  • Mary & David Griffin
  • Eunice Groschen
  • Chris Grove
  • Clifford Guggisberg
  • Michael Guilday
  • Tom Gunderson
  • Tom & Deb Gustafson
  • Mark Haavisto
  • Jeffrey A. Hagen
  • Hagen, Graves & Company LTD
  • Anita & James Hager
  • Darlene & Ronald Hager
  • Jim Haigh
  • Ellen Halvorson
  • Kristen Hans
  • Jean Hanson
  • Stephan Hanson
  • Celeste Hanson *
  • Paula Hartos
  • Carol Hattel
  • Helen Haugerud
  • Jane Hauser
  • Pamela Hayner
  • Florence & Carter Hedeen
  • Hegg Companies Inc.
  • Charles & Sharon Henneman
  • Max's
  • Mary Dee & George Hicks
  • Andrea Higgins
  • Nick Hillman
  • Jerry & Mary Ann Hinderman
  • Lee & Bernice Hinds
  • Kristine Hinton
  • Geri Hoag
  • Ronald Hoepner
  • Terri & William Hoepner
  • Mary Hofstad
  • Christine Howard
  • Ethan & Colleen Hueners
  • Celeste Hughes
  • Anne Hunter
  • Michael & Deborah Hunter
  • Michael Hutto *
  • Iron Range Veterinary Clinic LLC
  • Jill Jasper
  • Jane Johnson & Brent Stickels
  • Karen R. Johnson
  • Stephanie Johnson
  • Shalin & Paula Johnson
  • Richard Jefferson & Alice Johnson
  • Dorothy Johnson
  • Kay Johnson
  • Mary Jo Rowe
  • Janet Jones
  • Brenda Jones
  • Nancy Josephson
  • Gretchen & Charles Joyce
  • Beth & Haji Kabba
  • Phyllis Kahn
  • Elizabeth Kane
  • Jesse Karich
  • Richard Kasel
  • Stephen & Lauren Kavan
  • Dennis & Cheryl Kelly
  • Mary Kes
  • Key Builders
  • Anne Kiefer
  • Bruce King **
  • Konnie Klipfel-Wightman
  • Paul Kloster
  • Christopher Knight
  • Kurt Koehler
  • Lisa Koelfgen
  • Kevin Kosse
  • Brian & Jacqueline Krech
  • Gregg Kyllo
  • Erwin & Mary Jo Lang
  • Katie Lange
  • David & Ann Langer
  • Gregory & Cynthia Larson
  • Delmae Larson
  • Laurie Larson
  • Gayle & Edward Latendresse
  • Patrick & Anne Laughlin
  • Cheryl Smith Leeper
  • Alberta Lehn
  • Jerry Lehrman
  • Pam & Hal Leibel
  • Liberty Diversified International
  • Terry & Patty Lind
  • Kathryn Lindsay
  • Sonja & Virgil Logelin
  • Mike Woelfel &Ann Lovdahl *
  • Randy & Patty Lucking
  • Jessica Ludwigson
  • Brian Lunde
  • Margaret Lundell
  • Dan & Marcy Lunn *
  • Robin Lunzer *
  • Molly Lynett *
  • Alan Maas
  • James & Rosanne Maas
  • Marjorie Maas
  • Donna Magin *
  • Gretchen Mahigan
  • Virgil Malard
  • Mark & Gina Malchow
  • Micah Marcks
  • Amy Martin *
  • Ronald & Janice Mattson
  • Brandon McClintock *
  • Kenneth McInnis
  • OP Team *
  • Matthew Webster & Katie McKee*
  • Carleen & David McMillan
  • Sid & Judith McMurray
  • Medtronic
  • Mentair Group Pro, LLC
  • Gene Merriam
  • Arlene & Arlan Meszaros
  • Steve & Linette Meyer *
  • Miranda Meyer *
  • Barb Beckstead & Cindy Michalak *
  • Lisa Miller
  • John & Sheila Mohr
  • Carol & Craig Loleski
  • Timothy Moore
  • Elizabeth Mueller
  • Danielle Murillo *
  • Michelle Gill Murray
  • Robert & Rebecca Namovicz
  • Steve Nasseff
  • Tawnee Nasseff
  • Nehemiah Larimer Memorial Fund
  • June & Kurt Neil
  • Marianne Neitzel
  • Jean Nelson
  • Newport Group
  • Marilyn Newstrum
  • Kevin & Suzanne Nickelson
  • Charlotte Enger & Les Nordgaard
  • Nancy Aronson Norr
  • North Central Aviation
  • Ron Nowicki
  • Jeri O'Brien
  • Doran O'Brien
  • Kyle Oen *
  • Olmsted Medical Center Hospital
  • Andrea Olson
  • Randall & Rosemary Olson
  • Sandra & Thomas Olson
  • One Life Financial Group Inc.
  • Susan Oney
  • Jim & Marilyn Opp
  • Rebecca & Nick Ousley *
  • Barbara Palmer
  • Richard Parenteau
  • Robert & Pankaj Parta
  • Eric & JoAnn Pasternack
  • Barry & Melissa Patrick
  • Vicky Paulson
  • M. Beverly Pehler
  • Sharon Peterson
  • Verle & Sandra Peterson
  • Joan Peterson
  • Laurette Peterson
  • Tammy & Brian Peterson
  • Sara Jo Peterson
  • Karen & Ned Podany
  • Linda Ponsford
  • Dianne & Ronald Powers
  • Shirley Preda
  • Mary Prince *
  • Janet Prince
  • Cindy Prins
  • Angie Propp
  • Punch & Associates Investment Management, Inc.
  • John Quaderer
  • Becky Ramsey
  • Mary Rassatt
  • Barbara Reinert
  • Elizabeth Rensch
  • Jed Richardson
  • Scott & Jackie Rigby
  • Joseph Rinowski
  • RISE
  • Nancy Gaschott & Mark Ritchie**
  • Brian Robideaux *
  • Susan & Bill Robiner
  • Rochester Area Foundation
  • Dean & Kathy Rogers
  • John Rowan
  • Mary Jo Rowe
  • Matthew Ruble
  • Rachel Ruzanic
  • Georgiana Ruzich
  • Jolynn Ryan *
  • Isaac Ryherd
  • Sylvia & Martin Sabo
  • Sagent Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Wilson & Barb Salter
  • Susan & Paul Sauer
  • Scandia Marine Lions Club
  • Alisa & Paul Schley
  • Beverly & Paul Schmidt
  • Barbara Schmidt
  • Regan Schmidt
  • Valerie Schoenert
  • Dr. Thomas & Kathy Schwab **
  • Joel Schwartz
  • Jean & Roger Schwartz
  • Erin Scott
  • SDDI Sign Systems
  • Denny & Carol Seefeldt
  • SeQuel Response
  • Chad Shafer
  • Gene Sherman
  • Brock & Lois Shimon
  • Gerry Kuntz & Marsha Shotley **
  • Sarene Silver
  • Jane & Wayne Simoneau
  • Vanessa Simonet
  • Mark Skubic
  • Shelley Smith
  • Shelley & Steven Snedeker
  • Bruce Solvie
  • John & Joann O'Leary
  • Heidi & Mark Sorensen
  • South Park Corporation
  • Emilia Spalding
  • LaRae Spencer
  • Ruth & Duane Spoo
  • Debbie Staedt
  • Lara Stahr
  • Beth Bakke Stenehjem
  • Trevor Stewart
  • Tim & Tracy Steward
  • Stinson Leonard Street
  • Mary Stoick
  • Marvin Strandlund
  • Marcy Strauss
  • Aaron Stromberg
  • Superior Consulting Services
  • Laura Svoboda *
  • Mike Swanson
  • James C. & Elizabeth Swanson
  • Linda Taber
  • Kim & Lawrence Tessier
  • Shikhar Thapa
  • Kim Thompson
  • Susie & Ben Thomsen
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Thrivent Financial
  • DaRinda & Rick Trudel
  • Miki Tufto
  • Teresa Turner *
  • Twin Cities Trade Service
  • United Way of Olmsted County
  • Angela & Grant Urbanz
  • John & Linda Venables
  • Ashley Vigesaa
  • Richard & Ruth Vohs
  • Tanner Volkmann
  • Voya Foundation
  • Laverne & Mari Wagner
  • Thomas & Diane Wagner
  • Gary & Wendy Wahlgren
  • Richard Walzer
  • Brittany Wanhala
  • Robert & Sherry Wechsler
  • Bob & Emily Weiher
  • Cary & Cathy Wencil *
  • Eric Werwie
  • Joe Westerberg
  • Austin Whitehurst
  • Lindsey Williams *
  • Mary Wilson
  • Diana Wilson
  • Winona State University Foundation
  • Brent & Kathryn Wirth
  • Paul & Carol Wogen
  • Ellyn Wolfenson
  • World Fuel Services
  • H.F. Wykstra
  • Xcel Energy Foundation Matching Program
  • Deborah Yunger
  • Armando Zarate

Partners in Fundraising

Friends and Family of
  • Matt Heisler
  • Scott Houle
  • Trinity Kuehn
  • Adam McCloud
  • Michael Nisbet
  • Terri Opp
  • Team MN/DAK
  • Dustin Telecky-Lattimer
  • Kevin Theurer
  • Tyler Torstenson

In-Kind Sponsors

  • Barby Selden
  • Shapco Printing, Inc.
  • YYES

In Honor Of

  • Mark Aune
  • Steve & Mary Baumgart
  • Susan Gunderson
  • Andrew & Lauren Jolly
  • Paul Kleeberg
  • Myra Kosse
  • Robert Petersen
  • Dwight Powell
  • Shelley Shutes
  • Gina Spencer
  • Lisa Stackhouse
  • Sharlene Shelton & Duane Windseth

In Memory Of

  • Patrick Beard
  • Bob's heart donor
  • Trevor Brown
  • Dan Burns
  • Ron Cantler
  • Ronald Carlson
  • Franklin Clobes
  • George Conzemius
  • Dave Costello
  • Zachary Crouse
  • Aaron Matthew Dahl
  • Rachel Danberg
  • Patrick Davitt
  • Dean's heart donor
  • Juanita Bower & Ralph Doonan
  • Denise Engebretson
  • Scott Flor
  • Sydney Michele Galleger
  • John Galo
  • Kelsey Christine Gerlach
  • Kevin Hanson
  • Thomas "T.J." Hedeen
  • Matthew Heisler
  • Leo Hoehn
  • Hunter Houle
  • Scott Houle
  • Kathleen Hallinan & Vernon Jackson
  • Jeanne Johnson
  • Leisa Karl
  • Sam Kelderman
  • John Reed King
  • Robert King
  • Trinity Kuehn
  • Jim Lang
  • Michael Lang
  • Daniel Ray Lasee
  • Lynda A. Limberg
  • Isaac Lucking
  • Lynette Maas
  • Carol Malard
  • Annabella Marie Marcks
  • Adam McCloud
  • Jason Moszer
  • James H. Mueller
  • My donor
  • David Nanstad
  • Chelsey Nielson
  • Michael Nisbet
  • Franklin LeRoy Olson
  • Gordon O. Olson
  • John Paul Oney Jr.
  • Terri Opp
  • Duane & Barb Palmer
  • Taryn Dalain Paul
  • Daniel Powell
  • Steven L. Richardson
  • Mary Gwen Salter
  • Thomas Sangillo
  • Britney Nicole Sauer
  • Charles "Chuck" Schamens
  • Kari Seeker
  • Richard "Rick" Selle
  • Terrance Edward Shafer
  • Austin Shimon
  • Michael Simones
  • Scott Allen Spoo
  • Dustin Telecky-Lattimer
  • Jon Kyle Volkmann
  • Gordon O. Voss
  • Wendy Vraa
  • Jacob Wald
  • Crist Wechsler
  • Trisha Whitley
  • Terry Willson
  • Kathy Zimmerman

Thank you for your support!

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Our list of contributors recognizes contributions made January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017.
We are grateful for your support of our mission.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this list. If you name has been inadvertently omitted or listed inaccurately, please contact us at 1.888.5.DONATE or giving@life-source.org.

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2225 West River Road North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Tel: 612.800.6100 · Toll-Free: 1.888.536.6283 · Fax: 612.800.6331
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