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									                                                         dreams are the
                                                         seeds of change
    When Pat Solomonson’s son was diagnosed with schizophrenia in the mid-1970’s, there was nowhere
    for him to go upon release from the state hospital. “There were no community alternatives at all,”
    she remembers. “He was over-drugged; he wasn’t getting appropriate treatment. I just thought,
    there has to be something better.”

    “In those days, you couldn’t even talk about mental illness,” says Dorothy Holmes, whose son
    was also diagnosed with mental illness in the 70’s. “It was worse than talking about cancer—and I
    remember when you couldn’t even say cancer out loud, you’d say the C-word. There wasn’t even a
    euphemism like that for mental illness. There weren’t any words.”

    But Pat and Dorothy, other family members, and people with mental illness themselves, were
    dreaming of what life could be for themselves and for their loved ones. “I wanted Steve to be treated
    as a full person, accepted as he was. I wanted people not to be afraid of him, but to see how much
    he had to offer. I wanted it understood that people with mental illness could get better, that they
    could be contributing citizens. I wanted Steve and other people with mental illness to have jobs, to
    be safe, to have homes,” Pat says. Those are big dreams, when the stigma of mental illness and the
    lack of services make it difficult to even begin the conversation.

    Change comes from big dreams. When people with mental illness, their family members and people
    who worked in the field began to organize, the world began to change. In 1977, they founded the
    organization that became NAMI-MN (and that later gave birth to the national NAMI). They worked
    with the Minnesota Legislature to create the first model program in the state for people with mental
    illness to live in the community, Sharing Life in the Community (SLIC). “The legislators listened,
    because they had never heard from families before,” says Pat. “Our little ragtag group of volunteers,
    with no funding and no organization behind us, got that bill passed the first time around. No one
    could believe it. It was just unheard of. I had never been very interested in politics, but I sure got
    interested in a hurry after that!”

    Thirty years later, NAMI-MN is still growing big changes from the dreams of people affected by
    mental illness. Legislators still listen when family members and people with mental illness tell
    their stories, as witnessed by the passage in 2007 of perhaps the most important mental health
    legislation in the state’s history. NAMI has grown from that first little “ragtag group of volunteers”
    into an organization with 21 affiliates across Minnesota, addressing issues related to both children
    and adults with mental illness—touching hearts through support for people affected by mental
    illness, healing minds through research and education, connecting people and changing the world
    through advocacy.



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support for people affected by mental illness
At the core of NAMI-MN’s work are support and education programs for people affected by mental
illness. All of NAMI-MN’s programs are free to participants, and led by trained volunteers. NAMI-
MN volunteers either have a mental illness, or have a family member with a mental illness. They
have experienced firsthand the challenges of living with a mental illness, or living with a loved
one with a mental illness. In 2007, more than 36 NAMI support groups for consumers and family
members met throughout Minnesota, and Open Door, an organization that conducted support
groups for people experiencing anxiety and panic disorder, merged with NAMI-MN in January.
A new toll-free help line and a re-designed website were inaugurated in 2007, and NAMI staff
responded to over three thousand telephone calls and emails requesting information and support.
In addition, NAMI published two new informational booklets to support people affected by mental
illness—Hope for Recovery and Understanding the Minnesota Civil Commitment Process.

”In our support group, I discovered that although I couldn’t always help my own son, I could help
other people.” — Pat Solomonson

Almost five hundred people around the state attended one of NAMI’s core educational programs
in 2007: Family-to-Family, Hope for Recovery, and Children’s Challenging Behaviors, all for adults
who have family members with mental illness.

“This workshop provided me with a lot of good information about mental illness and resources. But
the best part of the workshop for me was learning how to talk to my son about his illness and meeting
other people that understood the frustration and loneliness of loving someone with a mental illness.”
— Anne

In addition, 139 high school students were involved in The Silver Ribbon Campaign (a student-
directed education and information group) in two Twin Cities high schools, and 38 children were
involved in Kidshops for children who have a parent or sibling with mental illness. NAMI also reaches
out to professionals and the faith community; in 2007, 381 school staff members attended NAMI’s
Early Warning Signs training for educational professionals, and 504 people attended Faithways
training in churches and synagogues. Overall, in 2007, over two thousand people attended NAMI’s
educational and support programs.

“Empathy is part of the NAMI culture. I have witnessed this in the office, in committee meetings, at
NAMI events, and in NAMI classes. It is just one of the many reasons for NAMI’s success.”
— Cindy Colson




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    education about mental illness
    In 2007, NAMI continued ground-breaking work in educating social workers, jail staff, crisis
    workers, and the general public about the needs and rights of people with mental illness. A new
    program, Staying Together, funded by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Children’s
    Mental Health Division, educated parents about the fact that they do not have to surrender custody
    of their children in order to secure essential mental health services for them. Staying Together
    workshops were attended by 439 family members and professionals this year.

    NAMI’s Building Bridges program, designed to increase the knowledge of jail staff about mental
    illness and promote discharge planning and benefits restoration for people with mental illness
    when they leave jail, was attended by 324 jail staff members.

    “The awareness piece is so important—just that our staff understand that we have people with mental
    illness in our facility, that they might not be able to control their behaviors. We want to give the
    training to the people who work with these folks every day, and then help their supervisors understand
    that they might need to give people a little more time. There should always be consequences, but we
    want to remove the long-term consequences that don’t do any good.

    This is more than just a custody issue—it’s a quality-of-life issue. I’m responsible for those people
    while they’re in the jail. If we can make them a little more comfortable, if we can treat them a little
    more humanely and with dignity, if we can get them some treatment and get them back on their meds,
    it’s amazing. People come in out of control, and you see an incredible change.

    NAMI’s class was the beginning of our mental health awareness. The training created a big change
    in our staff—it really helps. Now people are hungry for more. When we offered a voluntary mental
    illness crisis intervention training, forty deputies signed up. That tells you the kind of impact we
    created.”—Detention Lieutenant Randy Carroll, Hennepin County

    In May and June of 2007, NAMI’s African American Outreach program collaborated with Pillsbury
    House Theatre to publicize the performance of Low, a compelling piece of theater designed to affect
    the way society in general and especially the African American community conceives of and deals
    with mental illness. NAMI organized panels to follow three performances of the piece. Planned for
    30 minutes each, all three panels exceeded their allotted time, and provoked comments from the
    audience such as, “Thank you for this discussion,” “We need to be talking more about this,” and “I
    don’t get to see theatre like this often, and I really appreciate it.”

    In addition, NAMI held three annual events to promote understanding of mental illness. Three
    hundred people attended Dreams of Recovery, the annual conference, on November 4, 2006,
    featuring keynote speaker Bill MacPhee, founder and publisher of The Schizophrenia Digest.
    Meanwhile, over 230 people, the largest group ever, attended the annual research dinner co-




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sponsored by the University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry on February 20, 2007 to hear
presentations by leading researchers. On May 21, 2007, Beyond the Baby Blues, second annual
conference on post-partum depression, co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota School of
Social Work, was held at the university’s Continuing Education Center in St. Paul.

”Now, people feel freer to talk about mental illness. People will say the word depression, at least. It’s
better than it was.”—Dorothy Holmes

In the service of increasing awareness about mental illness, NAMI-MN also erects billboards around
the state, places ads in over 300 newspapers, and distributes public service announcements to radio
stations. In 2007, our press releases providing information on mental illness and NAMI Minnesota
programs appeared 550 times in 255 newspapers, and NAMI staff also met with newspaper editorial
boards to educate them about mental health issues.

The award-winning documentaries produced in 2006 by NAMI (Understanding Mental Illness in
Children and Hope for Recovery: Understanding Mental Illness) are now being used by national
NAMI’s education program, and distributed to mental health organizations around the country. In
addition, NAMI’s Speakers Bureau reached more than 1,470 people in venues such as community
colleges, hospitals and community organizations.




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    advocacy
    ”Working with the Legislature on that first bill was very exciting and satisfying. I learned that I
    wasn’t powerless—that I had some power to get the system to do what needed to be done. We gained
    a lot from it, and a lot of other people did too, and it wouldn’t have happened without that little
    band of families, consumers and providers working together to overcome their individual sense of
    powerlessness.”—Pat Solomonson

    Like Pat Solomonson in the 1970’s, people affected by mental illness are still discovering their power
    to change the system to better meet the needs of people with mental illness and their families. 2007
    was a banner year for advocacy, which saw the flowering of years of planting seeds for change
    in mental health services in the state of Minnesota. In 2007, the Minnesota Legislature passed
    legislation that created the single largest infusion of resources and policy changes affecting the field
    of mental health in the state’s history, including 34 million dollars in new funding to improve and
    expand Minnesota’s mental health system. NAMI was part of a strong coalition of organizations
    and individuals, supported by key members of the Legislature, which created a unified vision for
    needed changes and worked tirelessly to bring the changes into effect.

    Some key provisions of the new legislation include reimbursement rate increases to help consumers
    have more access to providers and services; infrastructure grants for crisis services, culturally
    competent providers, school-based mental health services; funding for respite care for children;
    and the creation of a common benefit set for Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare, and General
    Assistance Medical Care, so that people on any one of these programs can access the same mental
    health services.

    ”One of the most important factors in this legislation is the recognition that individuals who need
    mental health services don’t just reside in Minneapolis and St. Paul—we need statewide services. It’s
    not just about crisis services; we must prevent crises from occurring. We needed a groundwork of
    awareness about how underfunded the system was, about just how outdated some of our provisions
    were. NAMI was one of the superstars—not only the organization, but the individuals, the parents
    they brought to the Capitol—in getting this legislation passed. It’s easy for people to see us in the
    government as responsible but the work didn’t come from us. I want the individuals involved to
    remember just how valuable their ideas, their advocacy, and their work are in creating this change.”
    —Representative Neva Walker

    ”Without the strong voice of NAMI expressing a growing consensus and direction, it just simply
    wouldn’t have happened. Because of their close grassroots connections and community all over the
    state, they brought credibility to what we were saying about people’s needs and human suffering that
    had to be alleviated.”—Ron Brand, Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs




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The grassroots effort that passed this crucial legislation began in the NAMI affiliates around the
state. In 2007, over 125 people participated in one of six public policy training sessions and over
700 participated in the legislative action team. In addition, NAMI-MN conducted a mental health
education and awareness program for candidates in the last election cycle, consisting of letters
to candidates and candidate forums. For example, NAMI of Olmsted County held a health and
human services candidate forum, inviting all the United Way agencies in the area. They achieved
full participation of all the candidates in that year’s elections, who came to answer the questions of
about ninety citizens. The forum ignited advocacy for and by people with mental illness in Olmsted
County, enabling NAMI to fill a bus to take the trip to St. Paul for the annual Day on the Hill in
2007.

”It did feel like we were stepping out and trying something different. It was a great way to get people
engaged. And from the advocacy day, I think we learned that numbers matter, that real-life stories
matter. It made a big difference.” —Anne Kamin, executive director of Olmsted County NAMI

”NAMI’s staff is very well-informed and effective, assertive in a positive way, and they also brought
forward the most effective lobbying tool—the personal stories of people affected by mental illness.
They arranged a meeting in one of the homes in my district where I heard from my own consituents
who are living with mental illness. The information is more relevant when you know the people. Then
you realize how close the issue is to you—it’s not just out there somewhere, it’s real and concrete.”
— Representative Carol McFarlane

Grassroots are essential, and leadership matters. The leadership of Sue Abderholden, executive
director of NAMI-MN was recognized this year when she was given the peer excellence award by
the directors of other NAMI chapters around the country, at the national NAMI conference in San
Diego in July 2007.




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    moving forward
    ”Homelessness is the big issue now. When people can’t hold a job, there’s nowhere for them to go. They
    end up out on the streets. We still have a long way to go.”—Dorothy Holmes

    In 2008, NAMI will continue to reach for big dreams. The recent adoption of a five year strategic
    plan provides a guide for the future. In addition to strengthening the 21 NAMI affiliates around
    the state, NAMI will take education and support on the road, offering one-day Hope for Recovery
    trainings and other classes in all sixteen regions of the state. NAMI will continue to register and
    educate voters and candidates in the 2008 election cycle, and provide opportunities for citizens to
    meet with candidates and office-holders. A third documentary is being produced in collaboration
    with Twin Cities Public Television, Coming Home: Supporting Your Soldier. This documentary will
    help families and friends identify symptoms of mental illness, understand PTSD and depression,
    and support their returning soldiers.

    ”I’m pleased with the progress we made this year, and there is so much more to do. Mental health
    is not a partisan issue. It’s not about politics, it’s about people. We need to start looking at all facets
    of people’s lives. We often talk about physical health but forget to talk about mental health. Mental
    illness affects every aspect of our society—families, schools, the judicial system, everything. It affects
    people at all ages. People need safety, they need a roof over their heads, they need basic things to help
    them be productive and as self-reliant as possible.” — Representative Carol McFarlane

    ”I don’t want anyone to get complacent. Just because we had a fantastic year doesn’t mean that we’re
    done. Our mental health system is still underfunded. Safeguarding these gains is critical given that
    we’re in a budget deficit, and it’s an election year. So get excited, yes, but not complacent. We had a
    monumental year, and there’s still work to do.”—Representative Neva Walker




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nami minnesota board of directors 2007
David Hartford, President                      Sue Hanson
Karen Lloyd, First Vice President/Treasurer    Kevin Damond Johnson
William Bond, Second Vice President            Christine Miller
Sandy Menge, Secretary                         Cathleen M. O’Leary
Judith Bemis                                   Pat Rousseau
Joseph Clubb                                   Eileen Stack
Scott Craven                                   Terry Taylor
Josie Daly                                     Howard Agee, Chair Emeritus

nami advisory board committee members
Tim Burkett, Ph.D.                             Jim Scheibel
Honorable Lawrence Cohen                       S. Charles Schulz, M.D.
Most Reverend Harry J. Flynn, D.D.             David Tomassoni
Honorable Sheila Kiscaden                      John K. Trepp
Kimberly Loidolt                               Ray Waldron
Martha Muska                                   Robert J. Wedl
Rafael Ortega                                  Joe Westermeyer, M.D.




nami minnesota staff
Sue Abderholden, Executive Director            Suzette Scheele, Dakota County
Mary Jean Babcock,                             Parent Organizer and Educator*
FaithWays and Kidshops Projects Manager*       Sharla Scullen,
Carol Bender, NAMIWalks Coordinator*           African American Outreach Director
Denise Dumas,                                  Cathy Spann, Project Director*
System Transformation Parent Liaison           Steve Susens, Web and Data Manager
Ellie Graves, Public Policy Assistant*         Shelley White, Associate Director
Michelle Greene, Office Manager
Kathy Heyman, Grants Manager*                  Employed after July 1, 2007
Elizabeth Johnson, Data Specialist*            Reg Nelson, Grants Manager
Chuck Krueger, Newsletter Editor*              Laura Winterstein,
Tara Long, Building Bridges Project Director   Volunteer Resources Director*
Jerad Morey, Community Organizer               * Indicates part-time




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    donors
    foundations and corporations         NAMI National Opportunity Grant      Emil & Marion Angelica
    Iris Circle ($10,000+)               Open Door Foundation                 Ted & Ruth Arneson
    AstraZeneca                          Park Nicollet                        Al & Theresa Carufel
    Judge David L. Bazelon               Pharmaceutical Research &            Mike & Cindy Colson
      Center for MH Law                  Manufacturers of America             Scott Craven
    Bigelow Foundation                   Elizabeth Quinlan Foundation         Denis & Josie Daly
    Otto Bremer Foundation               Senior Care Communities, Inc.        Jon & Nikki Edwards
    Bristol Myers Squibb                 Solvay Pharmaceuticals               Keith A. Fenhaus
    Bush Foundation                      Sundance Family Foundation           Anne R. Gearity
    Cigna Behavioral Health              Terhuly Foundation, Inc.             Lissa Jones
    Eli Lilly & Co.                      University of Minnesota Department   Bob Karels & Sandy Robinson
    Fairview                             of Psychiatry                         .
                                                                              F Alexandra Klas
    Haggerty Family Foundation           Archie D. Walker &                   Peggy and Ilo Leppik
    HealthPartners                        Bertha H. Foundation                Jerry & Barbara Lindberg
    Kentron Foundation                   William Mitchell Student Chapter     Karen Lloyd
    Martha & William Muska Fund                                               Amy Malam
    Saint Paul Foundation                Sponsor ($200- $999)                 Pete & Sandy Menge
      Management Improvement             Abbott Neuroscience                  David & Judith Nass
    Wasie Foundation                     Aetne Foundation                     Michael Schneider &
                                         Carlson Capital Management                      .
                                                                                Russell F Sassani M.D.
    Visionary ($5,000 - $9,999)          Catholic Community Foundation        Dan & Cheryl Schulte
    ADC Telecommunications               Community Consulting Group           Herman & Mary Schulte
    Beim Foundation                      Cyberonics                           John G. & Jennifer Sherman
    BlueCross BlueShield                 Decision Support Systems, LP         Jack Smuckler
    Deluxe Corporation Foundation        Evans Manufacturing                  Trisha Stark
    Foster Family Foundation             Floyd Total Security                 Sarah Zanger
    Great River Energy                   Fraser
    Janssen Pharmaceutica                GMAC ResCap Community Relations      Benefactor ($500 - $999)
    Kentron Foundation                   Mary L. Hammerly Fund                Michael & Roberta Anderson
    McKesson Foundation                  Jami Allanna Marks                   Anonymous
    Medica Foundation                     Tikkun Olam Fund                    Cynthia Barber
    Minnesota Foundation                 Maplewood Toyota                     Jan & Ralph Boeckers
    Pfizer, Inc.                          Medtronic                            Tom & Jean Brown
    UCare                                Next Financial                       Timothy & Linda Burkett
    Wyeth Pharmaceuticals                Prudential Foundation                Polly Carl
                                          Matching Gifts                      Claire Chang
    Advocate ($1,000 - $4,999)           Riverside Finance                    Jim Collins
    Abbott Laboratories                  Upper Midwest Association of         William Davis
    Allina Hospitals and Clinics         Promotional Products                 David Foster & Sarah Stoesz
    Frank & Katherine Andersen           Windibrow Foundation                 Tom G. Geskermann
    Foundation                                                                Daniel & Susan Hanson
    Burdick-Craddick Family Foundation   Individuals and Organizations        Nickie Hanson
    CentraCare Health Foundation         Visionary ($5,000 +)                 Kevin Hanstad
    Community Solutions Fund             Emily and Bing Carlin                Dennis & Karen Jackson
    Hartfiel Company                      Ivan Sletten                         Eileen J. Lund Johnson
    HealthEast                           Al & Pat Rousseau                    Deane & Nancy Manolis
    Farley Planning Group                Allan & Mary Lou Burdick             Gene & Marilyn Martin
    Leonette M.&                                                              Inar & Susan Morics
     Fred Lanners T. Foundation          Advocate ($1,000 - $4,999)           NAMI Hennepin County
    Minnesota Justice Foundation         John & Terri Adams                   NAMI St. Cloud
    Minnesota Twins                      Keith & Martha Anderson              Jonda Pierce




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William K. Pinsonnault         Bob & Mary Ellen Hennessey          John Zakelj & Bonnie Watkins
Ron & Nancy Reed               Norman Herman                       George & Sue Zirnhelt
Michael Robinson               Zol & Kathy Heyman                  Joseph & JoAnn Zwack
Ed & Kathy Schoenecker         Cheryl R. Irwin
Bob & Pamela Searles           Robert & Kathleen Iverson           Associate ($100 - $199)
Anne Smith                     Kirstin & Chris Jacobson            Jim Abderholden & Linda Lambert
Niels & Carol Sorensen         Tom & Bonnie Johnson                Susan Abderholden & Lee Keller
Eileen Stack                   Robert & Corrine Jones              Nancy Abramson
Cathy Stepanek                 Gary M. Surdel & Karen M.Bohn       Bill & Terry Ankeny
Jonathan Uecker, M.D.          Jerry & Marge Kazmierczak           Anonymous
 & Suzanne Witterholt M.D.     David L. Kerski                     Robert E. Ansel
Van & Sandra Thompson          Ansel & Rosette Kleiman             Bill & Linda Armstrong
Chandra Sheila Unni            Kathryn Kmit                        Arrowhead House
Doug & Teresa Wobbema          James W. LaFave                     William & Josie Axness
Gary & Jean Zurek              Susanne Langworthy                  Mary Jean Babcock
                               Alexandra Lape                      James & Suzanne Babin
Sponsor ($200 - $499)          Jennifer Lenzen                     Thomas & Sue Bailey
Advocating Change Together     Maggie Lesher                       Pat & Sandy Baldwin
Howard & Lorraine Agee         Alice Lloyd                         Kenneth Barklind
Norm & Pat Allen               Macalester Plymouth United Church   Bruce & Lynne Beck
Roger Anderson                 Donald L. & Abby S. Marier          David Beebe
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Larry F Berger                 George McClintock                   Lee Beecher, M.D. &
Steve & Nancy Brady            James & Holly McGill                  Mary Jane Heinen, Ph.D
Paul Brambilla                 Robert & Karen McGown               E. Behrens
Jean Brookins                  Mark & Jinjer Menge                 Ted & Caroline Beise
Wayne R. Brown                 Christine Miller                    Judith A. Bemis
G. Lundborg & Char Nycklemoe   Margaret Morse                      Ken Bence
John & Catherine Cich          NAMI Dakota County                  Bill & Judy Bertrand
Robert & Carolie Collins       Bruce & Bobby Nemer                 Big Stone County Family Services
John P. Curran                 Wally & Hazel Niss                  Mike & Kay Bochert
Vicki Dalle-Molle              Mary Jo O’Brien                     William Bond
Toni De Rosier                 Cathleen O’Leary                    Tom Bounds
Robert & Jill DeMaster         Stephen & Nancy Olson               Wally & Jane Brambilla
Holly & Pat Downing            John H. Orbison                     Ron Brand
Pat & Kelly Catton Dwyer       Gisela & Steve Ordahl               Lee & Laurie Brandt
Marita Ener                    Richard & Donna Peterson            Stan & Mavis Brehm
Patrick & Beverly Flaherty     David & Jean Pierce                 Mary E. Bren
Darrell & Mary Foss            Richard Revord                      Jessica M. Brown
Julia Gervais                  Jim Riepe                           R.J. & B. M. Bruning
Kenneth & Mary Gleason         Shannon Robins                      Charlotte Burns
Howard & Karen Gochberg        Dean & Kathy Rustad                 Stacy Bussey
Irving & Carol Gottesman       Robert V. Sauer                     Jean Campbell
Richard & Mary Graves          Rick Schaffhausen                   John & Janet Carey
Tom Green                      Mark & Paula Neuman Scott           Robert & Ruth Carlisle
Bert & Susan Gross             Mary & Truman Shoaff                Jim Johnson & Cheri Toftey
Pamela Guthrie                 Dan & Margaret Shulman              Dean Clark
Jim & Yvonne Haberle           John & Penne Simon                  Nancy M. Collins
Orrin & Marianne Hager         Don & Elaine Skaar                  Kathleen Corley
David Haley                    Anita & John Speltz                 Dick & Lois Cunningham
Fred & Nancy Hall              Thomson West                        Marianne Curry
Gina Hall                      Clara Ueland                        Corinne Daly
Beana Hatch                    Chuck & Jan Wally                   Lawrence & Joy Davis
Janet Havens                   Gerald & Dorothea Weisman           Marti Erickson
Health & Wholeness             Cliff & Connie Whitaker             Jean Erspamer
Jeff & Lucy Heegaard           John & Loretto Yaeger               Jean Fagerstrom




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     Chris J. Fondell, D.D.S. &        Karen Machacek                       Mark Sage
      Lauren Braswell                  Kathleen Malone                      Paul & Maggie Scanlon
     Nancy Fox                         Marilyn A. Martin                    Becky Scheig
     Marty & Cyndie Frankolin          David & Mary Mattson                 Buster & Helen Schneider
     Michael & Nita Fronk              Jack & Laura McDaniel                Donald Schneider
     Eric Larson, M.D. & Geeta Dash    Barb & Dave McDonald                 Richard Schroeder
     Pat Gilbertson                    Ronald McNamara                      Debra Schulke
     Martha Gjerde                     Matt Menge                           Mark & Patti Schulte
     Mary & Steve Gray                 Beth Middlecamp                      Terrence & Noreen Shaughnessy
     Roger & Mindy Greiling            Minnesota Coalition                  Ben & Andrea Smith
     John & Becky Gronquist             For The Homeless                    Spectrum Community M.H.
     Dwight & Beverlee Hahn            Lucy Mitchell                        Dominic Sposeto
     Laura Hall                        MN Assn of Mental Health             Greg & Jean Steffenson
     Norman & Judy Hansen              Residential Facilities               Dave Steingart
     Janice Harstad                    Lee Moisant                          Luke Stellpflug
     David Hartford                    Martha Jonathan Morgan               Suzanne Stultz
     Mark Hawkinson                    William C. Moyers                    John & Elizabeth Super/Austin
     Mary Heiserman                    Beth Mulcahy                         John & Carla Sutherland
     Sally Helsman                     Leslie Mulder                        Steven & Margaret Saracino
     Dick Herreid                      NAMI Scott County                    Sutherland
     Anders & Julie Himmelstrup        Joseph & Jo Ann Nathan               Robert & Donna Swanson
     Desiree J. Holmquist              Chuck & Barb Nelson                  Jim & Shirley Swenson
     Alan & Mary Hovind                Douglas & Jane Nemecek               Patricia Swenson
     Margaret Hubbs                    Gail & Jerry Neren                   J.G. & B.J. Swope
     Larry Jacobs & Julie Schumacher   Dan & Carol Newman                   J. V. & K. B. Tennessen
     Frank & Barbara Janisch           Mike & Deb Nolan                     Christopher Thanel
     Aaron Janusz                      North Star Counseling & Meditation   The Common Link/ Owakihi Inc.
     John & Claudia Johanson           Services                             Mary Jo Thoeny
     Elizabeth J. Johnson              Joel Oberstar                        Michael A. Trangle, M.D.
     Merrill Johnson                   Naomi & Marty Oken                   Abigail Turner
     Lynn & Greg Johnson               Tom & Jeneal Olsen                   Judy Ulland
     Julie Jones                       Tonja M. Orr                         Perry & Diane Wagamon
     Brenda Jursik                     Kris Palfe                           Waltman Associates, Inc.
     K.A. Witt Construction, Inc.      The Peace Foundation of MN           Stacie Warejoncas
     Lloyd & Eleanor Kallevig          Tracy Perkins                        Jerry Webb
     Judith Kashtan                    Jeff & Jan Peterson                  Marjorie Weil Mitchell
     Skip & Pat Kiland                 Clark & Sue Peterson                 James Wellman
     Kay King                          Mary Pettiford                       Timothy & Karen Wendt
     Robert Kippley                    Kathleen Pettit                      Shelley White
     Robert Klas                       Mark & Nancy Pettman                 Wilfred & Janet Williams
     Gloria Knoblauch                  Peg Houck & Phil Portoghese          Lillian Woehl
     Thomas Koch                       Ann M. Pothoff                       Lori Wohlrabe
     Karen Koepp                       Charles & Ardis Quick                John & Jean Wolf
     Pat Koppa                         John & Jan Reichert                  Woodbury Lutheran Church
     Sarah Krueger                     Judy Remer                           Dale & Nora Wright
     Verna Kruse                       Kolean Pitner & Rich Wilson          Warren & Sarah Wulfekuhler
     Fred Jr. & Suzanne Kueppers       Charles & Ginny Roach
     Mark Kuppe                        Michael Scandrett & Robin            Friend ($1 - $99)
     Chris Larsen                      McCormick                            Denny & Paula Abbott
     Steve Larson                      Tom & Beth Robinson                  Edward & Dolores Abderholden
     Vera Likins                       James & Kristine Rollwagen           Mark & Ann Marie Abderholden
     Daniel & Darlene Lingofelt        Vincent & Barbara Ruane              Dick & Sue Abel
     Ralph W. Lovering                 Jeanette Rupert                      Sandra Accola
     Robert & Sandra Luhman            Susan Russo                          Maureen & Ira Adelman
     William & Lorraine Lund           Ryan Motors Inc.                     David Adson




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Agribank                        Jeanne Born                        .
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Glen Albert                     James & Verdella Borrell       Juliana Diamond
Helen Alexander                 Sidney & Mavis Boushek         Mark C. Dicke
Emily Allegra                   Mary K. Boyd                   Jean Dickson
George Allen                    Nancy Brandt                   John & Susan Dimock
David W. & Barbara B. Allen     Sylvia Bratrud                 Katherine Doerr
John D. Alt                     Christine Bray                 Debbie Dondlinger
Joe & Catherine Amato           Linda Clare Breitag            Geraldine Dooley
Anchor Bank                     Colleen Brennan                Rita Doucet
Mark Anderson                   Kathleen Brickey               Joseph & Janet Dougherty
Jan Anderson                    Trudy Broshears                Mary Theresa Downing
Raymond & Carolyn Anderson      Peter Bruce                    Eleanor Downing
Richard & Mary Anderson         Mark & Jill Bublitz            Jim & Patricia Doyle
Lorraine & Warren Anderson      Christina Bumgardner           Kay Drawbaugh
Gary Anderson                   Robert & Jean Bundt            David & Jodie Drews
David L. Anderson               Robert & Paula Buresh          Denise M. Dumas
John & Judith Anderson          Mike & Sally Burns             John & Marlys Dunlap
Glenn Andis                     Dick & Helen Bylund            Ellis & Carol Dye
Rich & Carol Andresen           Ryan Carey                     Jacalyn C. Eastman
Stephen & Judy Antonello        Thomas B. Carlson              Matthew Eastwood
Sharon Apel                     Edward & Shirley Carlson       David, Beverly & Jeffrey Eckblad
Aaron Applequist                Marlene E. Carlson             Susan Eckfeldt & Mary Allen
Melinda Arends                  Donna M. Carlson               Ecolab, Inc.
Frank & Georgette Ario          Robert D. & Mary Carter        Georgette Edewaard
Julia Aschburger                Charlie’s Tavern, Inc.         Phillip & Sandra Edwardson
Sharon Autio                    Barbara Champlin               Carl Egli
Janette Ayd & Molly Cavanagh    Mary & Neil Charpentier        Marcia Eide
Norman & Jeanne Backstrom       Carol Chervany                 Louise Eidsmoe
Art & Martha Bailey             Steven L. & Kathy Chesney      Sears & Patricia Eldredge
Terry Bailey                    Michael & Susan Chopp          Alice Ellingson
Gloria Baloga                   Ed And Sharon Clark            Wes Engebretson
Dale & Betty Barrett            Steve & Barb Coleman           Cherie Erickson
Douglas Bastian                 Douglas & Patricia Condon      James & Bonnie Erickson
Marlin & Dorothy Bates          George & Marjorie Cook         Jim & Joy Erickson
Ralph & Katherine Baumgartner   Jody Cowdin                    Kriste Ericsson
Gerald & Dawn Beedle            Todd & Lori Coyour             Katherine Evensen & Martin Marty
Douglas & Nancy Beedon          Lynda Cramer                   Bonnie Evert
Carol Bender                    Thomas & Debie Crittenden      William H. & Marilyn E. Fairman
Constance Bender                Molly Cronin                   Judy Fawcett
Mindy Benowitz                  Bob & Vicki Cronin             Gloria Feigal
Joanne & John Benson            Diana Cumming                  Jerome & Arvilla Felten
Joan Benson                     Phyllis Dahl                   Robert & Micky Ferguson
Dan & Gayle Berg                Diane Dalbey                   Victor Ferris
Vern & Marie Bergstrom          Larry, Marcy & Laura Dalchow   Jean Findorff
Dennis Besch                    Carol Dale                     Robert Fisch
Lonnie & Beverly Birhanzel      Ted & Shannan Daniels          Rick & Carol Fishbune
Robert Bishaw                   Ron & Judy Davidson            Martin & Kate Fisher
Glen S. Bjornson                Jill Davis                     Barbara H. Flanigan
Patti Blaser                    Harold & Olga Davis            Steven & Karen Flink
Mary M. Blees                   Jackie Davison                 Heidi Flores
T.J. & P.M. Blessing            John & Pat Day                 Jessica Flynn
Jerry L. Blume                  Sondra Decker Fruzzetti        Frances & Nancy Foley
Irene R. Boe                    Gerry & Vicki Degner           Jeanne Forbes
Harry & Linda Bonney            Elizabeth V. Delesante         Joanne Ford
Rebecca Bormann                 Cyril Denn                     Diane Fournier




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     Diana Fowls                        Inna Hays                          David & Louise Jones
     Brent & Gail Fox                   Mitzi Heath                        John & June Jorgenson
     Carol Freeman                      Douglas & Gwen Hedlund             June Joseph
     Michael & Lauren Freiberg          Dale Hedstrand                     Ingrid Josephson
     Richard & Jean Fritz               Gayle Heggem                       Jerome Jungquist
     Roger Froelich                     Glenn Heil                         Jeff Kaner
     Kurt & DeeAnn Froelich             Marion Helget                      Roger & Mary Kathol
     Dana Fromberg                      Anne Henry & Jerod Hugo Peterson   Matthew & Angela Greiling Keane
     Steve & Sara Gabel                 Alfred & Susan Henderson           Peter S. Keegan
     Colleen Gallagher                  Gay Hennessy                       Ruth Keenan Ryan
     Tim & Renee Gallaher               Linda Henning                      Jan Kelly
     Susan Galvin                       Eileen Herbert                     Kevin Kenney
     Inez L. Gantz                      Debra Herman                       Joseph A. Kerst
     Kathleen A. Gardner                Ken & Betty Herriges               Dorothy Kettner
     Carole Gaskell                     Barb Herrington - Hall             Thomas Keul
     Cecilie Gaziano                    Edwina Hertzberg                   Cheryl A. Keynes
     Sue Geary                          Joel Hetler                        Michael & Beth Kielty
     Diane Gerlach                      Cathy Heying & Wendy Wiegmann      Edna Kimmes
     Sandra Germundson                  Mark J. Hildman                    Richard T. Kingsbury
     Teddy & Jim Gesell                 Janet M. Hill                      JoAnn Klingenberg
     Niki Gjere                         Lowell Hill                        Tom & Kay Klinger
     Sherry Glass                       Phil Hinderaker                    Dick & Beth Klosowski
     Florence Goetzman                  Jim & Norma Hingeley               Dennis & Linda Kluy
     Larry Goss                         Lorrie S. Hoffman                  Mike & Darlene Kluznik
     Tom & Peg Graham                   Doreen Hohag                       Karen Knipe
     Mary E. Graves                     Catherine Holmbeck                 John Knutson
     Michelle Greene                    Bob & Patty Holycross              Ray & Gwen Knutson
     Jean Greenwood                     Sheryl Homan                       Mike Krasnoff
     Victoria Gregg                     Janet Howard                       Nancy Kraulik
     Sima Griffith                       Dale & Millie Howard               Dianne Kress
     Rick K. Griffith                    Joyce Hultberg                     Chuck Krueger
     Cynthia Grimm                      Pamela Hulwi                       Lorin & Mitzi Krueger
     Doris Gritti                       Carol Hunter                       David Kuettel & Megan Kavanaugh
     Kathleen Grittner & Mark Kowaliw   Gwen Ihnot                         John & Rita Kruschwitz
     James & Cheryl Groettum            Yvonne Jacobs                      Gloria Kulenkamp
     Valerie Guimaraes                  Ruth Jacobsen                      Mary Kurzhals
     Gayle Gunnerson                    Yuri & Milana Jagarian             Carl Kuyath
     Curt & Donna Gustafson             Adair James                        Marie LaBreche
     Roy Gustafson                      Tom & Norma Jansen                                      .
                                                                           Henry A. & Violette F Lacher
     Marge & Les Haggernes              Steve & Joan Janusz                Sue Ladwig
     Dan & Ruth Haggerty                Jeremy R. Jenkins                  Julie Langer
     Fred & Lois Halberg                Frank G. & Kathleen Jewett         Barbara Larson
     Leonard S. Hall                    Bruce & Jane Johnson               Nicole Larson
     Lee & Roseanne Hallgren            Marlene P Johnson &                Clarence & Arta Larson
     Marilyn Hammer                     Edmund Mokrzycki                   Joan Irene Larson
     Bob & Bonnie Hammer                Elizabeth Johnson                  Sally M. Larson
     Harry Hammerly                     Tom & Pam Johnson                  Marshall & Rosemary Larson
     Rick & Kathy Hansen                Katherine D. Johnson               Jim & Donna Larson
     Barbara J. Hanson                  Glenn & Karen Johnson              Leslie Laub
     Una Hanson                         Lucy Johnson                       Judy Lehnen
     Peggy Hanson                       Kevin Johnson                      Lisa Libby
     Melanie Hanson                     Galen Johnson                      Richard & Madeleine Linck
     Suzanne & Mark Hart                Burton & Linda Johnson             Carol Lindberg
     Roberta Haskin                     Rosemary & Harry Johnson           Susan Lindemans
     Janet Hatch                        Ron & Pricilla Johnson             Pat Lindgren




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John & Patty Lindkvist            Andrew Mickel                    Marlyse Oswald
Arthur & Susan Littrell           Sandra Mikulsky                  Paul Otting
Lin Liu                           Carol Miles                      Richard & Mary Ann Papke
Tara Long                         Rick & Linda Millenacker         Claude & Mary Paradis
Idelle Longman                    Rosalie Miller                   Daniel Parnell
Lawrence J. Loomis                Clarence & Joanne Miller         Don Patrie
Mary Jean Loomis                  Donald & Carolyn Miller          Mary Patterson
Mike Loreno                       Jean Mills                       Aaron & Adina Peck
Tom & Margaret Lunacek            Allan & Kathleen Mimbach         Patricia Pelto
Molly Lundgren                    Nancy Minahan                    Richard & Patricia Peterson
Susan & Christopher Lyons         Gregory Minkel                   Lyla Peterson
Cheryl Lyons                      Christa Misiewicz                Beth Peterson
Marsha McDonald & Amos            Susan Mitchell                   Warren & Darlene Peterson
Rosenbloom                        John & Jill Moes                 Duain & Bernice Peterson
Heather MacLaughlin & Alan        Monica Mohn                      Kenny & Pat Peterson
Johnston                          Joseph & Gitte Mohr              Ray & Joan Phenow
Laurie MacLeod & Todd Stitt       Carol Monette                    Ronald C. Pietig
Patricia Mack                     Jerad Morey                      Cathy Plantenberg
John & Adrienne Magnuson          S. Chrisann Mortensen            Clarice Marie Porwoll
Kevin & Cathy Mahal               David Mrazek                     Leila D. Poullada
Mahn Family Funeral Home Inc      Kathleen Muench                  Dick & Rosemary Powell
Robert C. & Ann Maland            Sue Mulligan                     Power Up Clubhouse
Mary Maltese                      Joyce Mulligan                   Monica Powers
John & Bonnie Manthey             Joe Murray                       Barbara L. Pratt
Brian Marcum                      Richard & Joan Murray            Colette Preimesberger
Michael Menner & Margaret         David Musielewicz                Jon & Laurie Pryor
Grosspietsch                      Charlene Myklebust               Laurie Pumper
Sharon Marquardt                  Cathie Neitge                    Howard & Nancy Punch
Dave & Laurie Marshall            Bette Neitzke                    Sarah Quick
Robin Martinson                   Gloria & Sara Nelson             Alberto Quintela
Curtis C. Martinson               Ann M. Nelson                    Frank Raila, M.D.
John & Connie Marty               Kristin Nelson                   Sue Raugust
Ron & Sharon Mason                John Nelson                      Patty Reardon
Kim Matteen Orlowski              Juliann Nelson-Duffy             Barbara Redmond
Lowell & Marcia Mattson           Robert Nesheim                   Reentry House
Donald & Betty Mayberg            Jean E. Nesheim                  Dan Reidenberg
Emily McChesney                   Barbara Nichols                  Greg & Janet Reigstad
Tom & Vicki McCloskey             Susan H. Nicholson               Marna Reilly
Charles & Mary Ann McCoy          Carol Nicholson                  Beverly Richards
Anthony & Pamela McDonald         Beth & James Nielsen             Cindy Lehman & Rick Rios
Sharon McDonald                   Melissa Niemackl                 Deana Riley
James & Kathleen McGuire          Patricia Nolan                   Rising Stars Therapeutic
Mary Kay McJilton                 Kathryn North                     Equitation, Inc.
Lucy Marran McNulty               Northern Pines Mental Health     Catherine Roach
Taunja Meers                      Center, Inc.                     Grant & Meredith Robinson
Ramsey County Children’s Mental   Northern Psychological Service   Neil & Nancy Robinson
Health Collaborative              Adrian Novak                     Harold & Louise Rodning
Mental Health Resources           Edward & Lorene Novak            Eileen Roemen
Ardith Messicci                   Oakridge Support Service         Roseann Rogers
Doug Mewhorter                    Katie O’Brien                    Charles & Mary Ann Rolando
Roger L. Meyer                    Andrew L. Ogg                    James Romslo
Mark & Stacey Meyer               Meryl A. Moe Olsen               Marie Vangen & Ron Louks
Susan Meyer                       Harold Olson                     Patrick & Dana Rondeau
Jim & Naoko Meyer                 Diane Olson                      Harvey & Maxine Ronglien
Margaret Michaletz                Ralph Ormsby                     Rob Ronglien




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     Arlen Roste                        Susan Swanson                        Lawrence & DeAnne Willman
     Ann Rotto                          Kathleen Swedell                     Dan & Laurie Wilson
     Wendy Rucinski                     Krista Swedenborg                    Harriet Wishnick
     Tracy Rudin                        Sue Swendsen                         Robin Wold
     Kim Rue                            Evelyn Swetkovich                    Hugo & Agnes Wolf
     Meri Santos                        P. M. & L. J. Swirtz                 Gary & Janet Worden
     Ken Cherney & Sarah Bordenwepper   Carol Taney                          Brian Zellman
     Elmer & Sue Schacht                Target - HQ, TFS, TNC                Ben & Brenda Zimmerman
     Barbara Schaefer                   R. & Dorothy Taylor                  Valeria Zwak
     Gene & Kathleen Burke Scheffler     Edward H. Taylor
     Suzette Scheele                    Donald & Colleen Theissen            IN KIND DONATIONS
     Bill & Norma Schleppegrell         Paul Thissen & Karen Wilson          Acapulco Mexican Restaurant
     Gary & Jan Schmidt                 Patricia J. Thielen                  50’s Grill
     Rosalie L. Schmith                 Sherry Thistle                       A. Johnson & Sons Florist
     Helen Schneider                    Robert & Carolyn Thompson            ANCHOR BANK
     Ted Schulte                        N. Jeane Thorne                      Bibelot
     Betty Schultz                      John & Theresa Thurmes               Bill Bond
     Charles Schulz, M.D.               Brett M. Tibbs                       Bluefin Bay
     Joseph & MaryAnn Schwebel          Lee & Shirly Tomlinson               Breadsmith
     Greg & Gwyn Schwinn                Bill & Ruth Ann Trembath             Trudy Broshears
     Roland & Jan Schwitters            Bob & Lois Treuchel                  Lou Burdick
     Sharla Scullen                     Kim & John Trombley                  Burnsville Shiatsu Center
     Carolyn Sedlack                    Lawrence & Gail Turner               Café Latte
     Kathleen Seitz                     Kathy Tuzinski                       Dan Chouinard
     Brent & Patricia Seppanen          Karen Ubel                           Cathe & Jack Cich
     Debb Sheehan                       Christine & Jeffrey Vaala            Terri Cich
     Maureen Sheehy-Kustaa              Vail Place                           Cindy Colson
     Lori Shepherd                      Mary Kay Van Kempen                  Community Resource Bank
     DeAnne Sherman                     Donald & Joanne Varey                CURVES - Burnsville
     Thomas P. Shillock                 Thomas & Carol Vasaly                CURVES - St. Paul
     Scott & Molly Silas                Faith Velde                          Dakota Electric Association
     Sue Singer                         John & Mona Velebir                  Josie & Denis Daly
     David & Nancy Sitzman              Doug & Jamie Vieau                   Janet Davidson
     Mary K. Slaughter                  Lauri Viebahn                        Denise Dumas
     Karel Smith                        Barbara Vigoren                      Dunn Bros Grand Ave.
     Barb Smith                         S. Vogel                             Dynamex, Inc.
     Jeanie Snell                       Susan Vonbank                        East Lake Liquor Store
     Pamela J. Snopl                    Mary Vorhes                          Todd Edholm
     Susan Solomon                      Katy Wait                            Evans Manufacturing
     Nancy Solo-Taylor                  Joseph & Sharon Walbran              Fabulous Ferns
     James & Julie Soper                Sharlene Walerius                    Mary & Darrell Foss
     Wendi Sott                         Mian Wang                            Fraser
     Steven & Jill Phyllis Spanier      John & Karen Wegner                  Clea Galhano
     John & Catherine Spicola           Judith Weir                          Shelly & Rich Gannon
     Ted & Rosie Stahl                  Curt Wentz                           Andrea Garvey
     Martha Stolarik                    Western Mental Health Center, Inc.   General Mills
     Fred Stroebel                      Lars White                           Grad Casino Mille Lacs
     Richard & Sheila Student           Bill & Noel White                    Grand Hair and Beyond
     Lora R. Sturm                      Arnie & Bea Wiita                    Mary & Steve Gray
     Fay C. Sullivan                    Tom & Joann Wiita                    Sue & Dan Hanson
     Steve Susens                       Renee Wiley                          Haskell’s
     Le Anna Sutherland                 Axel Wiljamaa                        Maria Jette
     Alice Swan                         William J. Milota                    Haubrich Jewelers
     Neil & Lois Swanson                  Professional Corporation           Alan Johnston
     Dean & Mary Swanson                Nancy Williams                       Hennepin Theatre Trust




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High and Mighty Band                  Roasted Pear                               Karla Jans
Highland Grill                        Rose Ensemble                              Marion Skidmore
Hilton Garden Inn                     Roseville Bakery                   DR. CHRISTOPHER BROWN
Asako Hirabayashi                     Al & Pat Rosseau                   ROLF CHRISTIANSON
History Theatre                       Ruth Keenan Ryan                           Becky Scheig
Janet Horvath                         Kendra Ryders                      BERNI DAHLBERG
Mary Hovind                           Sam’s Club                                 Marlys Zetah
Illusion Theater                      Dan & Cheryl Schulte               SUSAN DERRICK
Impressive Print                      Herm & Mary Schulte                        William Davis
International Wines & Liquors         Perry Schwartz                     JOHN EMMER
Adair James                           Science Museum of Minnesota                Julian & Emily Carlin
Jan Shepherd and Bob Were             Pamela Searles                     MARK FREEMAN
JC Penny                              Simon Delivers                             R.D. & G.R. Dullum
Jensen’s Café                         Gail Ethier, Don and Elain Skaar           Beth & Michael Kielty
Jensen’s Supper Club                  Spalon Montage                             Camilla Zimmermann
Joe Gibbs Racing                      Anita & John Speltz                        Judith & Victor Wood
Joseph’s Grill                        Eileen V. Stack                            Alice & Mary Johnson
KARE 11                               Todd Stitt                                 Christine & Jeff Vaala
Marge & Jerry Kazmierczak             Tanya Garvis/Feisty Girl Art               Rita Boulay
Gloria Knoblauch                      The Jungle Theater                         Melissa Niemackl
Kowalski’s                            Theatre de la Jeune Lune                   Margaret Niemackl
Lakeshore Players                     Thomas Liquor                              S. & J. Neubauer
Jay Larson                            Tony’s Hair Fashion                        Larry & Nancy Anderson
Latitudes Map and Travel              Tucci Bennucch                             David & Cynthia Glessner
Thomas Laughlin                       Twin City Grill                            James & Patricia Gaustad
Lily’s Coffee House                   Underwater Adventures                      M. Susan Gillham &
M&I Bank Broadway Minneapolis         Catherine Vesley                            Mark Tapper
MacDonald Painting                    Vigee Blue                                 Bernice Speltz
Heather MacLaughlin                   Mary Vorhes                                Elizabeth Schech
Laurie MacLeod                        Peg Webb                                   Daniel & Julie Thompson
Maplewood Toyota                      WEALTH ENHANCEMENT GROUP                   M. Joseph & Joan Lapensky
MB’s Cleaning Service                 XMARK Solutions                            Charleen & John Louis, Jr.
Abby & Don Marier                     Peter Zelle & Zelle Glass Studio           William & Frances Cottrell
John Markovich                        Joe Zwack                                  Owen & Shirley Johnson
Pete and Sandy Menge                                                             Jose & Heidi Gaibor
Metro Magazine                        IN MEMORIUM                                Virginia Lowell
Metro Transit                         LEE ANDERSON                               Jerome & Ann Walsh
Deanne Michael                                Becky Scheig                       Sharlene Walerius
Midwest Coca-Cola Bottling of Eagan   JEROME ARKUZEWSKI                          Michael Feigal
Minnesota Orchestra                           Fay Stein-Smestad                  Lowell & Annne Marie
Minnesota Thunder                     JOSEPH AZUZ                                 Helgason
Minnesota Twins                               Jean Dickson &                     Truman & Mary Malchow
Mod & Co                                      John Radosevich                    Audrey & Roy Warter, Sr.
Mystic Lake                           DR. CHRISTOPHER BROWN                      Jane Kraft
Natural Balance Pilates Studio                William J. Milota                  Marilyn Schlader
Joe & Rosemary Niesen                         Professional Corporation           Margaret & Timothy
Olive Garden                          LAWRENCE BROWN                              O’Connor
Tom and Jeneal Olson                          Emily & Julian Carlin              L. & P. Swirtz
Panera                                SUSANNE BENOLKEN                           John & Carolyn Erchul
Gus Pantelus                                  Teddy & Jim Gesell                 Frances & Nancy Foley
Pearson’s Candy Company               CHAD BOECKERS                              Fay Sullivan
Mindy Ratner                                  Jan & Ralph Boeckers               Colleen Gallagher
Ron and Nancy Reed                            Norman & Judy Hansen               Katherine Johnson
REI                                           John & Juli Sanner                 Kathryn North
Jeannie Richards                              Richard & Darla Schwegel           Meri Santos




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             Timothy & Linda Fugina                   Greg & Bev Miller                         Carol, Theresa &
             T. & P. Blessing                         Eugene & Betty Ofstead                     Gina Wiese
             William & Sandra Gengler                 Angela & Jason Powers                     Dona Johnson
             Stacey Bussey                            Elizabeth Schaller                        Linda & Paul Roggow
     NANCY GEL                                        Bea Sehl                                  Pam & John Osendorf
             John & Janet Carey               JEANNE MACLEAN                            LESTER RUEHLING
     EVELYN & JACK GROGAN                             Norman & Jeanne Backstrom                 NAMI-Scott County
             John & Catherine Spicola                 David & Barbara Baumann           JACK PATTERSON
     JOHN KIMBALL GROGAN                              Arthur & Karen Bruning            RICHARD SALPER
             Faith Velde                              Marty & Cyndie Frankolin          JOAN SCHILLING
     LILLIAN HEIL                                     Beverlee & Dwight Hahn                    Joseph & Linda Lipari
             Glenn Heil                               Kay & Jeanne                      RAY SCHULTZ
     BUD IVERSON                                        Ingebrightsen                           Betty Jean Schultz
             Michael & Roberta                        Rolf & Phoebe Nelson              BETTE LOU SOLO
               Anderson                               Albert & Winna Fae                        Brenda Jursik
     MARK COLIN JOHNSON                                 Nisswandt                       JIM STARK, JR.
             Eileen Stack                             Mary & Malcolm Ryerse                     Deanne & Nancy Manolis
     DALE JONES                                       John & Carla Sutherland           BILL ROBERT STEIN
             Martin & Ann Oyen                        Steven & Margaret                         Fay Stein-Smestad
     NATHAN KRAEMER                                     Saracino Sutherland             DR. LYNN TSCHUDY
             John & Janet Carey                       J.G. & B.J. Swope                         Richard & Mary Ann Papke
     DAVID A. LOKEN                                   Dan & E.J. Van Loon               KATIE VAN KAMPEN
             Mark & Stacey Meyer                      Annette & Robert Walker                   Advocating Change Together
             Suzanne & Mark Hart                      Duncan & Sonja MacLean            RICHARD VANMAN,
             Sharon Jobin                     MIKE MAYERHOFER                           JASON VOLTZ
             Pamela Hulwi                             NAMI Scott County                         Michael & Roberta Anderson
             Dianne & Russell Wright                  MDLC                              MICHAEL ZWACK
             Deborah Lehman                           Sherry Thistle                            Joe & JoAnne Zwack
             David & Erika Gehring                    Beverly Randall
             Andra Storla                             Nancy Solo Taylor &               IN HONOR OF
             J.A. & E.F Zetah
                        .                             James Taylor                      Dr. John Woell from
             Russell Jr. & Ruth Kinney                Jean Nesheim                       Patricia Kingston
             Mary Eversoll                            Robert & Darlene Schmidt          Edward Taylor, Ph.D. from
             Michael & Susan Chopp            ARTHUR WAYNE MUNDAY                        John & Loretto Yaeger
             Anthony & Pamela                         William Cowan &                   Dallas Betz from Charles Betz
               McDonald                                 Libby Bergman                    & Suzanne Magdalene
             William Frantti                  JEFFREY S. PETERSON                       Kay King & Zach Doering’s Wedding
             John & Juliane Sedey                     Marge & Les Haggernes              from Nancy & Neil Robinson
             Donovan & Myrna                          Alice Gratke                       Michael & Wendy Muilenburg
               Schwichtenberg                         Bev Dushaw                        ResCap Community Relations from
     MIC LUCAS                                        Jim & Muriel Kolasch               Eugene Scheffler
             Michael & Robby Anderson                 Naomi Peterson                    Laurie Brown from
             Pat Rousseau                             Tom & Darlene Peterson             Sima Griffith
     MARY LOU LUNNEY                                    & Family                        Josie & Denis Daly from
             Denny & Paula Abbott                     Cindy Peterson                     Corinne Daly
             Gene & Judy Bauer                        Gary & Janet Worden                Joseph & Sharon Walbran
             Bob Bever                                Richard & Barbara                 Sheila Hanschen’s Graduation from
             Len & Cecelia Cook                         Brownlee                         John & Bonnie Manthey
             Audrey & Cynthia Doherty                 John & June Jorgenson             Christiana Adams &
             Ken & Betty Herriges                     June Joseph                       Christain Caille’s Wedding from
             Barb & Len Huberty                       Anne Barlau                        Mary Jean Babcock
             Pat & Gene Karels                        Anne Nichols                       James & Yvonne Haberle
             Lawrence Loomis                          Sue Rich
             Mary McCarte                             Vern & Marie Bergstrom
             Marlene Meliska                          Carl Borgfelt
     Gifts listed were received between July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007. Please accept our apology if your name is misspelled or
           missing in any of the lists of this report. Please call Michelle Greene at 651-645-2948 to correct our records.


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                nami minnesota 2006 awards


    Provider of the Year Award                 Leadership Award
     Mental Health Resources                  Julie Soper, Mankato

   Professional of the Year Award          Lifetime Advocacy Award
             Amy Rice,                            Mary Schulte
Spectrum Community Mental Health
                                               Volunteer Couple
Faith Community of the Year Award         Janet and Wilfred Williams,
  Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis              Scott County

         Media Award                  Consumer Advocate of the Year Award
       KAAL TV Rochester                   Bradley Dreis, St. Cloud

   Benefactor of the Year Award           Volunteer of the Year Award
           Ivan Sletten                    Nick Johnston, St. Cloud

         Intern of the Year           Program Volunteer of the Year Award
           Erin Gazelka                         Mare Wheeler

    Legislator of the Year Award       Office Volunteer of the Year Award
    Senator John Hottinger and                Jeff Bugenstein and
      Senator Wes Skoglund                        Orrin Hager

      Ciminal Justice Award
  Chief Judge Gregg E. Johnson,
         Ramsey County




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     statement of financial position
     June 30, 2007 (With Comparative Totals for 2006)


     assets                                                      2007       2006

     Cash and cash equivalents                                $152,790   $146,279
     Contributions receivable                                  207,949     15,500
     Accounts receivable                                        79,850     23,448
     Inventory                                                   8,847      3,603
     Prepaids and other assets                                   8,879      5,883
     Furniture and equipment, less accumulated depreciation
        of $17,920 in 2007 and $21,425 in 2006                  11,715      8,554
     Beneficial interest in funds held by others                182,139    166,441

     total assets                                             $652,169   $369,708


     liabilities and net assets

     Accounts payable and accrued expenses                     $25,887    $26,512
     Other                                                       4,135      3,635
           total liabilities                                    30,022     30,147

     Unrestricted net assets:
     Beneficial interest in funds held by others                182,139    166,441
     Other                                                      69,095     51,220
            total unrestricted net assets                      251,234    217,661

     Temporarily restricted net assets                         316,006     66,993
     Permanently restricted net assets - endowment              54,907     54,907
           total net assets                                    622,147    339,561


     total liabilities and net assets                         $652,169   $369,708




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statement of activities and changes in net assets
For the Year Ended June 30, 2007 (With Comparative Totals for 2006)


                        unrestricted   temporarily    permanently         total      2006
                                         restricted      restricted

Support and revenues:

Contributions               197,627       462,189                      659,216     330,972
Net assets released upon
satisfaction of time and
program restrictions        213,176      (213,176)
Government grants           207,534                                    207,534     143,176
Membership dues              26,775                                     26,775      23,548
Fundraising events
and appeals                 143,619                                    143,619      87,342
Less: costs of direct
Benefits to contributors     (15,012)                                    (15,012)   (11,692)
Conference                   35,496                                      35,496     22,321
Merchandise sales             9,404                                       9,404     11,805
Less: cost of sales          (1,374)                                     (1,374)    (3,694)
Interest revenue              4,372                                       4,372      3,376
Earnings on funds
held by others               23,296                                     23,296      16,647
Miscellaneous                 9,188                                      9,188       2,550



Total support
and revenues                854,101       249,013                     1,103,114    626,351




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     statement of activities and changes in net assets
     For the Year Ended June 30, 2007 (With Comparative Totals for 2006)



                            unrestricted   temporarily    permanently         total      2006
                                             restricted      restricted

     Expenses:
     Program services:
          Education        454,934                                         454,934     356,346
          Support and
          information       64,669                                          64,669      51,503
          Membership and
          affiliate support  32,712                                          32,712      12,563
          Public awareness 57,141                                           57,141      71,917
          Public policy     73,582                                          73,582      36,227
                           683,038                                         683,038     528,556

     Supporting services:
         Management and
         general                81,386                                      81,386      61,061
         Fundraising            56,104                                      56,104      62,011
                               137,490                                     137,490     123,072

     Total expenses            820,528                                     820,528     651,628

     Change in net assets       33,573       249,013                       282,586    (25,277)

     Net assets,
     beginning of year         217,661         66,993          54,907      339,561     364,838


     Net assets, end of year $251,234       $316,006          $54,907     $622,147    $339,561




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statement 2006


                                                            expenses
                       7%                                   education (55%)
                10%
                                                            support and information (8%)
                                                            membership and affiliate support (4%)
           9%                                               public awareness (7%)
                                55%                         public policy (9%)
           7%                                               management and general (10%)
                                                            fundraising (7%)
             4%
                  8%




                   1% 1%

                   3%
                       2%                                   revenue
                                                            contributions/foundations (60%)
             12%
                                                            government grants (19%)
          2%                                                membership dues (2%)
                                                            fundraising events (12%)
                                60%                         conference (3%)
           19%                                              merchandise sales (1%)
                                                            interest revenue & misc. (1%)
                                                            earnings on funds held by others (2%)




NAMI-MN’s mission is to champion justice, dignity, and respect for all people affected by mental
illness (biological brain disorders). Through education, advocacy, and support, we strive to eliminate
the pervasive stigma of mental illness, affect positive changes in the mental health system, and
increase the public and professional understanding of mental illness.




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saint paul, mn 55114

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