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Named Endowment Funds

The Society is grateful to the donors who have established more than 126 endowment funds. Named funds are invested separately and can be created with a commitment or gift of $50,000 or more. Pooled funds are invested with other endowment gifts to support a general program area or historic site. Pooled funds can be created with a gift or commitment of $10,000 or more. Funds starred were newly created during fiscal year 2009. For more information on setting up a fund, please call 651-259-3121.

UNRESTRICTED

NAMED ENDOWMENT FUNDS

An Anonymous Fund (3)
The Terry and Sharon Avent Fund
The Julian B. Baird Fund
The Isabella and Leo Capser Fund
The Anna E.R. Furness Fund
The Marshall R. and Elizabeth Hatfield Fund
The Donald and Gladys Henslin Fund
The Helen Henton Fund
The Waring Jones Fund*
The Helen Katz Fund
The Elsie A. Keasling Fund
The Fred and Elvina Mathison Fund
The Donald and Alice McIlrath Fund
The Raleigh P. and Barbara B. Nelson Fund
The Glen and Inez Oehlke Family Fund
The E.M. Pearson Foundation Fund
The Julien Petit Fund
The Paul and Carolyn Verret Fund

COLLECTIONS

NAMED ENDOWMENT FUNDS

An Anonymous Fund (2)
The T.R. Anderson Rare Collections Acquisitions Fund
The Ballinger/Boeder Fund for Collections and Historic Sites
The Arthur Franklin Bergstrom Fund for Collections
The Josephine L. Darling Fund for Preservation of Manuscripts
The Lila Johnson Goff Collections Endowment Fund
The Loris Sofia Gregory Art Fund
The F.T. Gustavson Fund for Museum Collections
The David and Kim Hakensen Fund for Collections*
The Ronald and Margaret Hubbs Collection Acquisition Fund
The Carl and Helen Winton Jones Fund for Archives and Manuscripts
The Herschel V. Jones Collections Acquisitions Fund
The Jean R. Ljungkull Textile Fund
The Lydia Lucas Fund for Archives and Library Processing
The Roger Preuss Fund for the Arts*
The Louise D. Rose Fund for Processing
The Sibley Flandrau Stewart Fund for Museum Collections
The Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Rare Books Fund
The Henrietta W. Willius Conservation Fund

NAMED POOLED ENDOWMENT FUNDS

The John Nelson Fund For U.S./Dakota War and Civil War Collections*
The Dr. Patrick O’Dougherty Fund for Collections*

EDUCATION

NAMED ENDOWMENT FUNDS

An Anonymous Fund (2)
The Marybeth Nelson Fund for Education
The Noel Fund for History Players
The Jon A. and Delores J. Roeder Fund for Education
The Otto and Martha Schmaltz Education Fund

NAMED POOLED ENDOWMENT FUNDS

An Anonymous Fund*

EXHIBITIONS

NAMED ENDOWMENT FUNDS

An Anonymous Fund
The George W. Wells, Jr., and Mary Cobb Wells Exhibition Fund

HISTORIC PRESERVATION

NAMED ENDOWMENT FUNDS

An Anonymous Fund
The Horace F. and Esther J. Chamberlain Fund for Historic Preservation
The Mary E. Lahiff Historic Preservation Fund for Buildings in Minneapolis
The Charlie Nelson Fund for Historic Preservation

HISTORIC SITES – GENERAL SITES

NAMED ENDOWMENT FUNDS

The Richard and Shirley DeLeo Fund for Historic Sites
The Gerald W. and Victoria K. Johnson Fund for Historic Sites
The Vera Stanton Memorial Fund
The Women's Organization of the Minnesota Historical Society Historic Sites Enhancement Fund

HISTORIC SITES – SPECIFIC SITES

COMSTOCK HOUSE

NAMED ENDOWMENT FUNDS
The Comstock Memorial Fund for the Comstock House
The Hiram M. and Ada Drache Fund for the Comstock House*

FOREST HISTORY CENTER

NAMED ENDOWMENT FUNDS
The Evelyn Robinson Fund for the Forest History Center

NAMED POOLED ENDOWMENT FUNDS
The Richard and Carol Stahl Fund for the Forest History Center

JAMES J. HILL HOUSE

NAMED ENDOWMENT FUNDS
The Elisabeth W. Doermann Fund for the James J. Hill House
The Janet L. Erickson Hill House Fund
The Gertrude Hill Boeckmann Ffolliott Fund for the James J. Hill House

HISTORIC FORESTVILLE

NAMED ENDOWMENT FUNDS
The Florence Donohue Fund for Historic Forestville

HISTORIC FORT SNELLING

NAMED ENDOWMENT FUNDS
An Anonymous Fund
The Noel Ann Ryan Fund
The Joseph and Marie Winter Fund for Historic Fort Snelling

NAMED POOLED ENDOWMENT FUNDS
The Agnes Gerlach Fund for Historic Fort Snelling
The Robert Loring Jackson Fund for Historic Fort Snelling

CHARLES A LINDBERGH HISTORIC SITE

NAMED ENDOWMENT FUNDS
The Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site Endowment Fund

MILLE LACS INDIAN MUSEUM

NAMED ENDOWMENT FUNDS
The Harry D. and Jeannette Ayer Fund for the Mille Lacs Indian Museum

MINNESOTA RIVER VALLEY HISTORIC SITES

NAMED ENDOWMENT FUNDS
The Nel Schweiss Fund for Minnesota River Valley Historic Sites

ALEXANDER RAMSEY HOUSE

NAMED ENDOWMENT FUNDS
The Alexander Ramsey House Historic Site Endowment Fund*

SIBLEY HOUSE HISTORIC SITE

NAMED POOLED ENDOWMENT FUNDS
The Dorothy M. Bennett Fund for Historic Sibley House
The Robert and Marveen Minish Fund for the Sibley House

SPLIT ROCK LIGHTHOUSE

NAMED POOLED ENDOWMENT FUNDS
The Allan L. Apter and Brenda J. Ion Fund for Split Rock Lighthouse
The Odyssey Development Corporation Fund

HISTORICAL SUBJECT FUNDS

NAMED ENDOWMENT FUNDS

An Anonymous Fund*
The Eugenie M. Anderson Women in Public Affairs Fund
The Atherton and Winifred (Wollaeger) Bean Fund for Business History
The James Taylor Dunn Fund for St. Croix Valley History
The Harriet Thwing Holden Fund for American Indian History
The Ken and Nina Rothchild Fund for Business History and Women's History
The Joseph and Josephine Ruttger Descendants Fund
The John, Bernice and Judy Schwartau Fund for Agriculture and Rural Life

LIBRARY PROGRAMS

NAMED ENDOWMENT FUNDS

An Anonymous Fund*
The Dorothy Hagen Kettner Fund for Library and Archives
The William H. Likins Memorial Library Fund
The Peg Meier Fund for Publications and the Library*

MILL CITY MUSEUM

NAMED ENDOWMENT FUNDS

An Anonymous Fund (5)
The Ed and Elly Asplin Fund for Mill City Museum
The Charles H. and Lucy Winton Bell Endowment Fund
The Sage and John Cowles Fund
The David and Barbara Koch Fund for the Mill City Museum*
The Harrison Hayes Whiting Fund

NAMED POOLED ENDOWMENT FUNDS

An Anonymous Fund
The G. Richard Slade Fund for Mill City Museum

MINNESOTA’S GREATEST GENERATION

NAMED ENDOWMENT FUNDS

An Anonymous Fund

ORAL HISTORY

NAMED POOLED ENDOWMENT FUNDS

The Rodney N. Searle Fund for Oral History

PHOTOGRAPHY

NAMED POOLED ENDOWMENT FUNDS

The Virginia P. Moe Fund for the Acquisition and Preservation of Historic Photographs

PROCESSING

NAMED POOLED ENDOWMENT FUNDS

The Kathryn A. Johnson Fund for Manuscript Processing

PUBLIC AFFAIRS

NAMED POOLED ENDOWMENT FUNDS

An Anonymous Fund

PUBLICATIONS

NAMED ENDOWMENT FUNDS

The Elmer L. and Eleanor Andersen Publications Fund
The June D. Holmquist Publications and Research Fund
The Frank Dowding Mirador Fund for the Minnesota History Quarterly Journal of the Minnesota
 Historical Society
The Henry and Donna Morgan Fund for Research and Publications

SPECIAL FUNDS

NAMED ENDOWMENT FUNDS

An Anonymous Fund
The Earl E. Bakken Fund for Creativity and Innovation
The Charles E. Flandrau Research Leave Fund
The Mavis E. Hogan Fund for Genealogical Research
The Lenore Jesness Fund for Genealogical Research
The Kuhrmeyer Family Fund for Information Technology
The Charles A. Lindbergh Memorial Fund
The Betty Scandrett Oehler Fund
The Stans Lectureship Fund

STATEWIDE OUTREACH

NAMED ENDOWMENT FUNDS

An Anonymous Fund
The Jean and Frank Chesley Fund for Local and County Historical Societies
The George W. Neilson Fund for Northwestern Minnesota
The John Newton and Julia Morrow Peyton Fund

NAMED POOLED ENDOWMENT FUNDS

An Anonymous Fund