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Building for the Future Donors

Thank you to the tremendously generous donors who have contributed to our Building for the Future campaign. The support and commitment of donors paves the way for opportunities in STEM education and exploration for students and visitors. Together, we are building, growing, and supporting a community of scientists of all ages who have access to and are excited and engaged in STEM.

STEM Champion ($200,000+)

Jim & Lynn Arthaud Family

The Bone & Joint Center

City of Bismarck

Crestwood Equity Partners LP

Great River Energy

Hess Corporation

Marathon Petroleum – Mandan Refinery

Marvin J. Masset and Barbara A. Masset Family Fund

Metro-Area Ambulance Service, Inc.


State of North Dakota

Berk & Kay Strothman

Tom & Frances Leach Foundation

Touchstone Energy Cooperatives of North Dakota


Innovator ($100,000+)



Bartlett & West

Basin Electric Power Cooperative

Chord Energy

John & Mikey Hoeven

Dr. Tom & Katie Hutchens

Inland Oil & Gas

Joan Klemer

Frank & Kay Koch

MDU Resources Foundation

Wade & Lynn Moser / Wyatt & Kate Black



North Dakota Department of Health & Human Services

North Dakota Farmers Union & North Dakota Farmers Union Insurance

Northwest Contracting

Oasis Petroleum


MG David & Connie Sprynczynatyk

Starion Bank

Mark & Claudia Thompson, Jennifer Thompson & Tracy (Thompson) Kindem – H.A. Thompson & Sons


Explorer ($50,000+)

Barth Family

Braun Intertec

Duemelands Commercial Real Estate

Mike & Vicki Fitzmaurice

Goebel Pediatric Dentistry

I. Keating Furniture World

JLG Architects


Minnkota Power Cooperative

North Dakota Corn Council

North Dakota Dental Foundation

North Dakota Forest Service & USDA Forest Service

North Dakota Industrial Commission

North Dakota Soybean Council

Pine Family

Sanford Health


Maker ($25,000+)

Apex Engineering Group, Inc.


Keith & Beth Demke

Denny’s Electric

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Missouri Slope Section

Lions District 5-NW

Midwest Dairy Association

North Dakota Ethanol Council

North Dakota Ethanol Industry Partners – CTE Global, Inc., Growth Energy, IFF, Lallemand, New Age Cryo, Viterra

Kevin & Hildy Oberlander

Paris Family Foundation

Marc & Sarah Ricks Family

Skeels Electric Company

Wells Fargo

Mylo & Kris Wolding

XTO Energy


Scientist ($10,000+)

Advantage Appliance


James & Carrie Berg, Robert & Glenda Berg, Clyde & Kathleen Galliger in memory of Ben Berg

Bismarck-Mandan Home Builders Association

BNSF Railway Foundation

Arthur & Shirley Carlson

Tom & Laura Davis

Nancy Koch Durow & Steven Durow, Alexander S. Durow, Emily Durow

Maureen V. Egan

The George and Marcia Good Family Foundation

Dr. Linda & Joe Gutensohn

Hegge-Rosendahl Family

Dale & Jennifer Heglund

Kurt & Lesley Icenogle


Tim & Shelli Langerud

Tim & Kelly Lervick

McQuade Distributing Co., Inc.

North Dakota Natural Resources Trust

Scott & Sandy Olson

Otter Tail Power Company

Preston & Chelsea Page

Quality Inn

Michael & Karol Riedman

The Title Team

Gregg & Sandra Wiche


Donor ($5,000+)

Marjory & Myron Atkinson

Drs. Jayaram & Savitha Bharadwaj

Robin Bopp and Ale Works Restaurant

Jeff & Kim Eslinger

Gizmonics – Evan & Ganya Anderson

Ernest & Carolyn Godfread

House of Color

Kory Schauer Hagler in memory of Verdun K. Schauer

John & Rachel Holmen

K & L Homes, Inc.

Landman’s Association of North Dakota

Darin & Tammy Langerud

Dan & Kathy Mayer

Midway Lanes

North Dakota Petroleum Foundation

Russ & Kristie Ormiston

Troy & Kellie Pierce

Planning Team Financial Advisors

Prairie View Landscaping

Verdun & Jacque Schauer

Christina Stroh

Mark & Stephanie Swenson

David Vinchattle

Vernon & Joyce Welder

Joy L. Wezelman


Donor ($500+)

American City Bureau

Jason & Cathryn Anderson

Barbara & Steve Andrist

Mort & Michelle Bank

Randy & Pam Binegar

Bismarck Kiwanis Club

Bismarck Motor Company

The Bismarck Tribune

David & Myrna Blackstead

BNI Energy

Mary P. Burns

Connor, Carter & Everly

Crowley Fleck, PLLP

Crusoe Energy Systems Inc

Dr. Brian & Sarah Dahl & Family

DisruptWell Summit

Chris & Kate Dorfschmidt

Patrick & Mary Ann Durick

Nick & Amanda Eberle

Elgin Lions Club

Cheryl Senger Elsbernd & Mark Elsbernd

Enterprise Holdings Foundation

Bernie & Susan Feland

Marc & Margaret Fiechtner

Dr. Walter & Carolyn Frank

Judy Lynn Froseth

Jesse Thor Haabak

Karen & Mike Holman

Robert & LuAnne Honkola

Jaxon, Greyson & Hayes Houdek & Blake O’Keefe

Jeff Hruby

Jim & Beth Hughes

Innovative Renewables

Brendan & Loralyn Joyce

The Robert & Donna King Fund

Knife River Corporation

Jack & Marge Knoll

Beth, Nathan, Levi, & Lily Kroh

Gordon & Jackie Leingang

Midco Foundation

George & Cheryl Mizell

Joan Nordstrom

ND Chapter American Institute of Professional Geologists

North Dakota Grain Growers Association

North Star Lions

Richard P. Olson

DeLaine Poppke

Rainbow Energy Marketing Corporation

Bill & Joanne Redmond

Robin Schaner

William & Kay Schlosser

Virginia Smith

Shirley & Russ Staiger

Stickville Trust in memory of David Wheeler

Swenson, Hagen & Co.

Sheri & Lee Swindler

Karen Traeholt in memory of Alan Traeholt

Terry & Debbie Traynor

Amanda Wangler

Western Steel & Plumbing

Pete & Jane White

Phil & Anne Wisecup

Cory Wrolstad

Doug & Tonya Zinke