Our Contributors

The work of the Minnesota Medical Association Foundation is made possible by the generous support of many individuals and organizations.

We wish to thank and acknowledge these generous contributors here. 

Names are listed according to the donor’s preference. If you wish to be listed differently, or if you have made a gift but your name does not appear below, please contact the foundation at (612) 362-3746 or by email at mmaf@mnmed.org.

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  • John Abenstein, M.D.
  • ABIM Foundation
  • Paul and Jo-Ellen Abraham 
  • David A. Abraham, M.D.
  • Bruce E. Adams, M.D. 
  • Affiliated Community Medical Centers
  • David C. Agerter 
  • Michael B. Ainslie, M.D.
  • Kellen Albrecht
  • Peter Amadio, M.D.
  • Joseph Amberg, M.D.
  • AMS/Endo
  • Alfred Anderson, M.D.
  • Anthony V. Anderson, M.D.
  • Brian J. and Susan A. Anderson 
  • Dale Anderson, M.D. 
  • David C. Anderson, M.D.
  • Anonymous (3) 
  • Dr. Howard Ansel 
  • Byron C. Backus, M.D.
  • Macaran A. Baird, M.D.
  • Efthimios and Nancy Bakalakos
  • Beth Baker, M.D. 
  • Gail Baldwin, M.D.
  • Margaret Barnes, M.D.
  • Harriet and Bruce Bart, M.D. 
  • Lloyd G. Bartholomew, M.D. 
  • Jennifer Bartlotti Telesz, M.D.
  • Jay & Dr. Carolyn Becker, M.D.
  • Lee H.Beecher, M.D. 
  • Joseph C. Belshe, M.D. 
  • Elisabeth Bennett, M.D.
  • Susan Bergeson
  • Vernon Berglund, M.D.
  • Blanton and Bonnie Bessinger 
  • Kevin Best, M.D.
  • Paul Biewen, M.D.
  • Elisabeth F. Bilden, M.D.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation
  • Blue Earth County Medical Society 
  • Blue Earth Valley Medical Society
  • Edwin Bogonko, M.D.
  • Peter Bornstein, M.D.
  • Juan and Debbie Bowen 
  • Jeff and Bonnie Brand
  • Todd D. Brandt 
  • Jerome Bray, M.D.
  • Otto Bremer Foundation
  • Dr. Thomas G. and Joan A. Briggs 
  • Suhair Burhan, M.D. 
  • Carl E. Burkland, M.D. 
  • Amy C. Burt, D.O.
  • Terence Cahill, M.D.
  • Dennis J. Callahan, M.D. 
  • Stuart Cameron, M.D.
  • Darrell L. Carter, M.D. 
  • Dr. Joseph A. Cella
  • CentraCare Foundation
  • Benjamin Chaska, M.D. 
  • Sagar Chawla
  • Raymond G. Christensen, M.D. 
  • Robert D. and Nancy E. Christensen 
  • Graham Clark, M.D.
  • CM Group 
  • Becki and Charles Coddington
  • Nancy M. Collins, M.D. 
  • Mark Connelly, M.D. 
  • Mary Joan Connolly, M.D. 
    In memory of Lea Rose Hogan, M.D. 
  • V. Stuart Cox 
  • Kenneth and Gwen Crabb 
  • James L. Craig, M.D. 
  • Tim Crimmins and Sharon Marx 
  • John T. Crosson, M.D. 
  • Stephen F. Darrow, M.D.
  • David E. Pautz, M.D.
  • Dr. and Mrs. James J. Dehen Jr. 
  • Ramona De Jesus, M.D.
  • Ramnik Dhaliwal, M.D.
  • Eric Dick
  • Robert E. Doan, M.D. 
  • Dale T. Dobrin, M.D. 
  • Kevin Donnelly, M.D.
  • Laurie C. Drill-Mellum 
  • Rene duCret, M.D. and Susan J. Roe, M.D. 
  • Dave Dvorak, M.D.
  • East Central Medical Society
  • East Metro Medical Society Foundation 
  • Hugh and Joyce Edmondson 
  • Edwards Memorial Trust
  • Phillip L. Edwardson, M.D.
  • Britt and Michael Ehlert
  • Edward P. Ehlinger, M.D. 
  • Mark A. Elias, M.D. 
  • E.D. Engstrom, M.D.
  • Dr. Lisa and Mr. David Erickson
  • Armantina M. Espinosa, M.D. 
  • David Estrin
    In memory of Peggy Craig, M.D. 
  • Virgil F. Fairbanks, M.D.
  • Fairview Health Services
  • John and Dianne Fenyk
  • Charles and Victoria Fodor
  • Kurt L. Fox, M.D. 
  • Richard J. Frey 
  • Aaron Friedman, M.D. 
  • James Gage, M.D.
  • Ian Gallaher, M.D.
  • Thomas Galligan
  • Gail L. Gamble, M.D. and Mark Pittelkow, M.D.
  • Dr. Richard and Patricia Geier 
  • Robert W. Geist, M.D. 
  • Treyce Gladney, in honor of Mary  Nesvig, M.D.
  • Carla R. Goerish, M.D.
  • Richard B. Gosen, M.D.
  • Carol Grabowski, M.D. and
    Joel Greenwald, M.D. 
  • Lisa S. Graham, M.D.
  • Diane M. Grewe
  • C.R. Guiton, M.D.
  • Mark and Elizabeth Hagberg
  • Norman L. Hagberg, M.D. 
  • Laurel M. Hansen, M.D.
  • A. Stuart Hanson, M.D. 
  • Hardenbergh Foundation
  • Dionne Hart, M.D.
  • James Hart, M.D.
  • John Haugen and Alicia Reeves
  • Dan Hauser
  • HealthPartners
  • Louis J. Heck, M.D. 
  • Dr. Michael Heck 
  • Josie and Bill Heegaard
  • Jessica Heiring, M.D.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Hetchler
  • Richard F. Hirt, M.D.
  • Doug Holm
  • Roy F. House, M.D.
  • Thomas Huntley
  • Patrick W. Irvine, M.D. 
  • Donald M. Jacobs, M.D. and
       Jill M. Julsrud, M.D. 
  • Anthony C. Jaspers, M.D. 
  • Gerald and Carol Jensen 
  • Bob and Katie Jeske
  • Fatima Jiwa, MBChB
  • Christopher Johnson, M.D.
  • Daniel A. Johnson, M.D. 
  • James L. Johnson  
  • Marvin W. Johnson, M.D. 
  • David and Kathy Johnston 
  • James and Mary Ellen Jordan
  • Dr. and Mrs. Robert Kaiser
  • Roger and Mary Kathol 
  • Bridget Keller, M.D. 
  • Dennis and Mary Kelly 
  • Kourtney Kemp, M.D.
  • Kenneth Kephart, M.D.
  • Peter and Patricia Koontz
  • Bob and Loxley Koshnick 
  • Frederic J. Kottke, M.D.
  • Thomas E. Kottke, M.D.
  • Linda E. Krach, M.D. 
  • Joan M. Krikava, M.D. 
  • Kim Kruger, M.D.  
  • Ernest Lampe, M.D.
  • David A. Lee, M.D. 
  • Alexander Levitan, M.D.
  • Mark Liebow, M.D.
  • Patrick Lilja, M.D.
  • Lincoln-Lyon Medical Society
  • Dr. Patricia & Rev. John Lindholm
  • Martin Lipschultz, M.D.
  • Brielle Loe 
  • George and Brenda Lohmer 
  • David D. Luehr, M.D. 
  • Roger and Jackie MacDonald 
  • Daniel and Colleen Maddox
  • Harmeet Malhi, M.D.
  • Deane C.  and Nancy G. Manolis
  • Paul Matson, M.D. 
  • Carolyn McClain, M.D.
  • Heather McDougall, M.D.
  • Carolyn McKay, M.D.
  • Andrew McKeon, M.D.
  • Kimberly McKeon, M.D.
  • Jay McNamara
  • Jennifer McNertney
  • Patrick C. Meekin, M.D.
  • Susan and Robert Meiches 
  • D.C. and Marge Meredith
  • Dr. and Mrs. James R. Michel
  • Mid-Minnesota Medical Society 
  • Mark R. Migliori, M.D. 
  • Dr. Timothy Miley and Dr. Mary Z. Miley 
  • R. Allen Miner, M.D.
  • Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation/HFA 
  • Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians Foundation 
  • Minnesota Nursing Home Social Workers Association
  • MMA Alliance
    In memory of Past President Vi Culp
    In memory of Past President Maria Kelsey
  • Dr. James and Mary Ann Mongé 
  • Robert Moravec, M.D. and Roxanne Rosell 
  • Richard J. Morris, M.D. 
  • Clinton and Michelle Muench
  • Maureen O. Murphy-Ryan, M.D.
  • Ted Nagel 
  • Audrey M. Nelson 
  • Leon Nesvacil, M.D.
  • Network for Good 
  • William Nicholson, M.D.
  • Jerrod Nordberg, M.D.
  • Joel Oberstar, M.D. 
  • Eugene W. Ollila, M.D.
  • Sara J. Olmanson, M.D.
  • Jeremy and Katie Olsen
  • Richard E. Olson, M.D.
  • Duane L. Orn, M.D. 
  • Park Nicollet Institute
  • Park Region Medical Society
  • Jeremy and Katie Olsen 
  • Richard E. Olson, M.D.
  • Park Nicollet Institute 
  • Park Region Medical Society
  • John R. Parkin, M.D.
  • David E. Pautz, M.D.
  • Marilyn J. Peitso, M.D. 
  • Chuck Pelzl 
  • Kimberly M. Petersen, M.D. 
  • Charles R. Peterson, M.D.
  • Noel R. Peterson, M.D. 
  • Thomas and Patricia Peyla 
  • The Physicians Foundation 
  • Gregory A. Plotnikoff, M.D.
  • Jack Popowich
  • Phillip Price, M.D. 
  • Jacob Prunuske, M.D.
  • Lauretta and Harley Racer, M.D. 
  • Dr. Erick Reeber 
  • John Reichert, M.D.
  • Christopher Reif, M.D.
  • Laurel Reis, M.D.
  • Relf EyeCare Specialists
  • David and Jean Renner 
  • Dr. Nicholas and Bernice Reuter 
  • Randy and Ramona Rice
  • Stephanie Rice, M.D.
  • Timothy C. Rietz
  • Natalie Rigelman-Hedberg, M.D.
  • Leeann Rock, M.D.
  • Terrence Ruane
  • Jeffrey Rubins, M.D.
  • Robb Rutledge
  • Ed and Jenni Ryan 
  • Scott J. Rysdahl, M.D. 
  • Randy Saliares, M.D.
  • Paul Sanders, M.D.
  • John Sandgren, M.D.
  • Dr. and Mrs. Paul Sanford
    In honor of Dr. John Sanford and
    Dr. Julie Moller 
  • Janice and John Sargent
  • Paul J. Savaryn, M.D. 
  • Nicholas and Erin Schneeman
  • George Schoephoerster, M.D. 
  • Lawrence D. Schuster, M.D., Ph.D. 
  • Burton Schwartz, M.D.
  • Andrew Sciallis, M.D.  
  • Gabriel F. Sciallis, M.D. 
  • Neil Shah, M.D.
  • Judith F. Shank, M.D. 
  • Jonathan Shelver, M.D.
  • William and Theresa Shores
  • Steven Shu, M.D.
  • Byron Simmons, M.D.
  • Annette C. Smith Charitable Fund
  • Cindy F. Smith, M.D. 
  • Theresa Smith, M.D.
  • Allan Solum, M.D. 
  • William Spinelli, M.D. 
  • Jeremy Springer, M.D.
  • Karen Steiner, M.D. 
  • Keith Stelter, M.D.
  • Tierza and Mark Stephan 
  • Farell S. Stiegler, M.D.
  • Phillip H. Stoltenberg, M.D. 
  • Philip Stoyke, M.D. 
  • Richard E. Streu, M.D. 
  • Jack Strobel, M.D.
  • Gregory and Julie Stroh 
  • Brian Strub
  • Craig Svendsen, M.D.
  • Lyle Swenson, M.D. 
  • Paige Swenson
  • Wade Swenson, M.D. 
  • Marc F. Swiontkowski, M.D. 
  • Karin Tansek, M.D. 
  • T. Michael Tedford, M.D.
  • Charles Terzian, M.D. 
  • Michele T. Thieman, M.D. 
  • Christopher Thiessen, M.D.
  • Lindsey C. Thomas, M.D. 
  • David Thorson, M.D. 
  • Kimberley Tjaden, M.D.
  • Joseph M. Tombers, M.D. 
  • Richard B. Tompkins 
  • Fred Townsend, M.D. 
  • Sally J. Trippel
    In memory of Dr. Melvin A. Amundsen 
  • UCare 
  • Upper Mississippi Medical Society 
  • John and Linda Van Etta
  • Jon Van Loon, M.D.
  • Neal R. Vanstrom, M.D. 
  • Ann C. Vogel, M.D. 
    In memory of my father, Howard A. Vogel, MD, and Milton L.  Kaiser, M.D.
  • Elizabeth Vogel, M.D.
  • Craig Walvatne, M.D.
  • Leonard J. Warren, M.D.
  • Robert D. Wasson, M.D.
  • West Metro Medical Society Foundation 
  • David and Solveig Westgard 
  • Kathleen Whitley, M.D.
  • Benjamin H. Whitten, M.D.
  • Per and Elaine Wickstrom
  • Robert Widmer, M.D.
  • Ann and Kent S. Wilson, M.D. 
  • Thomas J.Witt, M.D.
  • Douglas L. Wood, M.D. 
  • Phillip J. Worrell, M.D.
  • Louise G. Wright, M.D. 
  • Roy Yawn, M.D. and Barbara Yawn, M.D. 
  • Mallory Yelenich-Huss and Adam Huss 
  • James A. Young II, M.D. 
  • Patrick J. Zook, M.D. 
  • Zumbro Valley Medical Society 

Gifts in Memory

  • In memory of John G. "Jack" Popowich, M.D.
    Robert D. and Nancy E. Christensen
  • In memory of Dr. Melvin A. Amundsen
    Sally J. Trippel
  • In memory of Dr. Milton Lee Kaiser
    Ann C. Vogel, M.D.
  • In memory of Peggy Craig, M.D.
    David Estrin
  • In memory of Lea Rose Hogan, M.D.
    Mary Joan Connolly, M.D.
  • In memory of Past President Vi Culp
    MMA Alliance
  • In memory of Past President Maria Kelsey
    MMA Alliance
  • In memory of Howard Vogel, MD and Milton Kaiser, MD.
  • In memory of Barry Friedman, MD

Gifts in Honor

  • In honor of Dr. John Sanford and Dr. Julie Moller
    Dr. and Mrs. Paul Sanford

21st Century Campaign

The following individual donors are recognized for their support of the 21st Century Campaign through their generous multi-year commitments totaling $5,000, $10,000 and more.

  • Paul and Jo-Ellen Abraham 
  • David Agerter, M.D.
  • Brian J. and Susan A. Anderson 
  • Macaran A. Baird, M.D. 
  • Blanton and Bonnie Bessinger 
  • Benjamin Chaska, M.D. 
  • Dr. and Mrs. James J. Dehen, Jr. 
  • Carol Grabowski, M.D. and Joel Greenwald, M.D. 
  • Donald M. Jacobs, M.D. and Jill M. Julsrud, M.D. 
  • Anthony C. Jaspers, M.D. 
  • Dr. Patricia and Rev. John Lindholm
  • George and Brenda Lohmer 
  • Dr. James and Mary Ann Mongé 
  • Audrey M. Nelson, M.D. 
  • Marilyn J. Peitso, M.D.
  • Ed and Jenni Ryan 
  • Dr. and Mrs. Paul Sanford
    In honor of Dr. John Sanford and
    Dr. Julie Moller
  • Cindy Firkins Smith, M.D.
  • Phillip H. Stoltenberg, M.D. 
  • Gregory and Julie Stroh 
  • John and Linda Van Etta 
  • Ann and Kent S. Wilson, M.D. 

Legacy Society

  • Anonymous 
  • Dr. Thomas G. and Joan A. Briggs 
  • Dr. Robert D. and Nancy E. Christensen
  • Dr. Richard and Patty Geier 
  • Hugh & Joyce Edmondson
  • Gail and Stuart Hanson
  • Frank J. Indihar, M.D. 
  • Dennis F. Kelly, CFRE
  • Thomas and Patricia Peyla

Named Funds of the MMA Foundation

  • Dr. Lowell Barr Fund 
  • Dr. Lloyd Bartholomew Fund 
  • Blake Fund 
  • Harold Brunn Fund 
  • Gilman Fund 
  • West Metro Medical Society Fund 
  • Lien Fund 
  • Litman Fund 
  • Mediclinics Fund 
  • MMA Fund 
  • Dr. Nicholas and Bernice Reuter Fund 
  • Schaar Fund 
  • Southern Minnesota Medical Association Fund 
  • Student Financial Assistance Fund  
  • Friedman-Bowen Fund

Thank you for your support of the Minnesota Medical Association Foundation!

All foundation donors will be acknowledged on this website, in the foundation’s Annual Report and in other MMA Foundation and Association publications.

To learn more about the MMA Foundation and how to support its work, please contact George Lohmer at 612-362-3746, or visit the contributions page of this website to make your contribution today.