Become a Community Builders Circle Member

Donate $1,000 or more per year to the Initiative Foundation’s programs or general endowment—a forever fund that powers the Foundation’s grants, programs and services. When you give, you’re helping our communities thrive and grow—from our youngest to our most senior members.

Explore Ways to Support the Foundation

Contact one of our gift-planning team members today to learn how you can make a difference in Central Minnesota.

Meet the Community Builders Circle Members

The generosity of Community Builders Circle members unlocks the power of local leadership, nonprofits, small businesses and emerging entrepreneurs. Thank you for your annual contributions that help to make Central Minnesota an exceptional place to live, work and raise a family.



  • Anderson Family Legacy Foundation Agency
  • John E. Babcock
  • Rick and Helga Bauerly Foundation
  • Lynn & Darren Bushinger
  • Don Hickman & Sandra Kaplan
  • Tuleah Palmer
  • John & Bonnie Schlagel
  • Dorothy J. Simpson
  • Maggie & Matt Varilek


  • Dick & Mimi Bitzan Family Fund of Central Minnesota Community Foundation
  • Michael & Kathleen Burton
  • Linda Eich DesJardins & Joseph DesJardins
  • David & Kim Ellingson
  • Don & Deanna Engen
  • Kathy & Neal Gaalswyk
  • Teri & Tom Hoggarth
  • Jo & Larry Korf
  • Joseph Nayquonabe & Christina Clitso-Nayquonabe
  • Robert & Suan Olson
  • Robert Shadduck Family Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation
  • Kimberly & Denise Slipy
  • Rita & Everett Sobania
  • Charlotte Stephens
  • Ludmila Voelker
  • Brian Voerding and Mollee Sheehan Voerding
  • Dr. Robbyn Wacker and Jani Malkiewicz
  • Kristi Westbrock & Mike Bjerkness
  • Bobby & Carrie Willis

*As of Oct. 16, 2023