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Named Endowment Funds

The following individuals, families, and organizations are acknowledged for their named endowment funds. These Funds provide an ongoing source of income for museum programs or for the acquisition of art for the museum’s permanent collection (market values as of June 30, 2019)

DISTINGUISHED BENEFACTORS

Funds of $5,000,000 and above

  • Ruth and Bruce Dayton Fund
  • Gale Family Endowment
  • Mary Griggs Burke Endowment for Art Acquisition
  • Nivin and Duncan MacMillan Endowment for the Director and President
  • Putnam Dana McMillan Fund
  • John R. Van Derlip Trust Fund
  • Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Trust Fund
  • Ralph Whelan Trust

LEADERSHIP BENEFACTORS

Funds of $2,000,000 – $4,999,999

  • Walter C. and Mary C. Briggs Trust Fund
  • Patrick and Aimee Butler Fund for the Curatorship of Paintings
  • Ruth Ann Dayton Chinese Rooms Endowment Fund
  • Driscoll Art Accessions Endowment Fund
  • William Hood Dunwoody Fund
  • Mark and Mary Goff Fiterman Lecture Fund
  • Friends of Bruce Dayton Art Acquisition Fund
  • Mary Griggs Burke Fund
  • Elizabeth MacMillan Endowment Fund for the Chair of Paintings
  • McClurg Fund
  • The McKnight/Members’ Fund for Community Programs
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Endowment for Mid-Level Curatorships
  • Lily S. Place Fund
  • Target Foundation Special Exhibitions Fund

PATRON BENEFACTORS

Funds of $1,000,000 – $1,999,999

  • Anonymous
  • John E. and Marion Andrus III Fund in Support of the Department of Prints and Drawings
  • James Ford Bell Foundation, and the Bell Family Fund for Decorative Arts
  • James Ford Bell Foundation Endowment for Art Acquisition
  • The Bush Foundation Fund
  • Jane Emison Fund for the Associate Curatorship of Indian and Southeast Asian Art
  • Friends Endowment Fund for Education
  • Richard P. and Isobel R. Gale Fund for the Curator of Asian Art
  • Mary Ingebrand-Pohlad Endowment for Twentieth Century Paintings
  • Lloyd Johnson Fund
  • Carl and Holly Jones Endowment for Prints and Drawings
  • Mary Joanne and James R. Jundt Fund
  • William and Harriet Ludwick Endowment for Western Art
  • Ted and Dr. Roberta Mann Foundation Endowment Fund
  • Siri and Robert Marshall Fund for American Paintings
  • Sheila C. and John L. Morgan Endowment for Art Acquisition
  • Guilford A. Morse Fund
  • Suzanne S. Roberts Endowment for Asian Art
  • Rhodes Robertson Fund
  • Christina N. and Swan J. Turnblad Memorial Fund
  • Mary Ruth Weisel Endowment for Africa, Oceania, and the Americas

MAJOR BENEFACTORS

Funds of $500,000 – $999,999

  • John E. Andrus III Curatorship of Prints and Drawings
  • John E. and Marion Andrus III Fund for Support of Prints and Drawings Intern
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Bell Fund for Decorative Arts
  • Marvin and Betty Borman Endowment
  • Jane and James Emison Endowment for Native American Art
  • Jane and James Emison Endowment for South Asian and Indian Art
  • Louis W. Hill Jr. Memorial Fund
  • Richard Lewis Hillstrom Fund
  • John and Ruth Huss Fund for Decorative Arts
  • Katherine Kittredge McMillan Memorial Fund
  • Marguerite S. McNally Endowment for Art Acquisition
  • Donald McNeely Family Fund in Tribute to Marjorie McNeely
  • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Exhibitions Endowment Fund
  • Joanne Robson Fund
  • The Fred R. Salisbury II Fund
  • Star Tribune Foundation Endowment Fund
  • Walter H. and Valborg P. Ude Memorial Fund
  • Donald Weesner Charitable Trust

BENEFACTORS

Funds of $100,000 – $499,999

  • Anonymous
  • Tess E. Armstrong Fund
  • Atherton and Winifred Bean Fund
  • James Ford Bell Foundation Fund in honor of Charles H. Bell and Lucy W. Bell
  • David Winton Bell Foundation Fund
  • Marilyn C. Benson Endowment for Art Acquisition
  • Julia B. Bigelow Fund
  • Walter R. Bollinger Fund
  • The Bridgman Foundation Fund
  • Mary and Robyn Campbell Fund for Art Books
  • Joan and Gary Capen Endowment for Art Acquisition
  • Mr. and Mrs. Leonard G. Carpenter Fund
  • David and Margaret Christenson Endowment for Art Acquisition
  • Folwell W. Coan Fund
  • John and Myrtle Coe Fund
  • Rusty and Burt Cohen Fund
  • John Cowles Family Fund
  • Mrs. Thomas M. Crosby, Sr., Fund
  • Marion Cross Fund
  • Anson Cutts Trust
  • Deborah Davenport and Stewart Stender Endowment for American Folk Art
  • David Draper Dayton Fund
  • Deluxe Corporation Foundation Fund for Education
  • William C. Dietrich Endowment for 19th Century Paintings
  • George and Marjorie Dixon Endowment Fund
  • Michael and Kathy Dougherty Fund
  • Richard and Beverly Fink Endowment for Art Acquisition
  • Dolly J. Fiterman Fund
  • Patricia and Peter Frechette Endowment for Art Acquisition
  • The Friends of the Institute Transportation Fund
  • Merrill H. Gibbs Family Fund
  • Gary L. Gliem Endowment for Japanese Art
  • N. Bud and Beverly Grossman Fund
  • Alpha Gustafson Endowment
  • William Randolph Hearst Foundation Fund
  • The Herberger Foundation Endowment Fund
  • Joan Herreid Memorial Docent Lecture Fund
  • Leonard and Mary Lou Hoeft Fund
  • Hognander Family Endowment for Scandinavian Art
  • Douglas J. and Victoria Galloway Holmen Endowment Fund
  • Inga M. Holstad Fund
  • Anne and Hadlai Hull Endowment for Art Acquisition
  • Paul C. Johnson, Jr. Fund
  • Helen Jones Fund for Asian Art
  • Winton Jones Endowment Fund for Prints and Drawings
  • Eloise and Elliot Kaplan Endowment for Judaica
  • Samuel H. Kress Foundation Fund
  • Florence S. Lasher Fund
  • Allen and Kathy Lenzmeier Endowment for Art Acquisition
  • Ella Sage Little Fund
  • The Barbara S. Longfellow Endowed Acquisition Fund
  • Lund Food Holdings, Inc., Lunds and Byerly’s Fund
  • Shirley Mahowald and Henry Kinsell Endowment for Art Acquisition
  • Marbrook Foundation Fund
  • Martin and Brown Foundation Endowment Fund
  • Ella S. Martin Fund
  • Walter McCarthy and Clara Ueland Endowment for Photographs
  • The McKnight Foundation Fund
  • The Medtronic Foundation Fund
  • Alida R. Messinger Fund
  • Minnesota Artist Fund
  • Alfred K. Moir Fund
  • Clinton Morrison and Mary K. Morrison Fund
  • Ellen J. Nelson Fund
  • Frances Norbeck Fund
  • The Douglas and Mary Olson Frame Acquisition Fund
  • Marilyn and Valdemar Olson Endowment Fund for Education
  • Linda and Lawrence Perlman Photography Endowment
  • Raymond and Ruth Reister Endowment for Art Acquisition
  • Sharon and Bill Richardson Endowment for Art Acquisition
  • Patricia Ringer Fund
  • Fred R. Salisbury II Fund
  • The Shared Fund
  • Simmons Family Endowment for Textiles
  • Southways Exhibition Development Fund
  • Lotus Stack Textiles Endowment
  • Sweatt Foundation Fund
  • James R. Thorpe Fund
  • Travelers Companies Fund
  • David and Ruth Waterbury Endowment for Contemporary Craft
  • Mr. and Mrs. Frederick B. Wells and Mrs. John Roller Fund
  • Donald and Betty Winston Exhibition Fund
  • Robert C. Winton Fund
  • Milton K and Margie M Woodhouse Endowment for Art Acquisition

ASSOCIATE BENEFACTORS

Funds of $50,000 – $99,999

  • Anoymous
  • Margaret Boldt Anderson Fund
  • Ruth B. Anderson Memorial Endowment for Asian Art
  • Apache Foundation Fund
  • Ford and Amy Bell Endowment Fund for Decorative Arts
  • Michael Bennes Endowment for Art Acquisition
  • Ray and Carol Bergeson Endowment for Art Acquisition
  • Blythe Brenden Endowment for Art Acquisition
  • Confianza de Lin Fan Endowment Fund for Learning Innovation
  • Dandelion Endowment Fund for Textiles
  • Judy and Kenneth Dayton Fund for the Purcell-Cutts House
  • Ann Dietrich Endowed Lecture Fund
  • Irene Donaldson Fund
  • Frances V. Doneghy Fund
  • Harry M. Drake Fund
  • C. Curtis Dunnavan Endowment for Asian Art
  • Ben and Becky Field Endowment for Art Acquisition
  • Clarence G. Frame Fund
  • G&K Services Fund
  • Kelly and Geoffrey Gage Endowment for Art Acquisition
  • Mr. and Mrs. Theodore S. Gary Fund
  • Bill and Penny George Fund for Education and Community Programs
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bernard M. Granum Fund
  • Susan Jacobsen Endowment for Art Acquisition
  • Helen Winton Jones Fund
  • Larey E. Lindberg and Larey Swanson Endowment for Art Acquisition
  • Jeffrey Meehan Endowment for Art Acquisition
  • The James and Faeth McGowan Fund
  • Rudolph Miller Fund
  • Margaret E. Morris Fund
  • Allen E. Mulligan Endowment
  • James and Jo Ann Nordlie Endowment for Art Acquisition
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richardson Okie Fund
  • Karl Thomas Opem Acquisition Fund
  • James R. and Jeanette C. Paul Fund for Education
  • Donna Pauley Fund
  • Harold P. Peterson Endowment for Books
  • Augustus L. Searle Fund
  • Ruth Mackoff Shapiro Docent Education Fund
  • Mary R. Slater Fund in Memory of Wallace and Lillian Reinhardt
  • Anne Morrison Snyder Memorial Fund
  • Glenda and Richard Struthers Endowment for Art Acquisition
  • Robert J. Ulrich Fund
  • The Roman and Alice Wagstaff Verostko Educational Fund
  • Weesner Charitable Trust
  • Elsie and Mauritz Westmark Fund

PATRONS

Funds of $10,000 – $49,999

  • Anonymous
  • Agnes Lynch Anderson and Roger Lewis Anderson Lecture Fund
  • Frances V. Anderson Fund
  • Jo and Gordon Bailey Fund
  • Bemis Company Foundation Fund
  • Mildred Bird Fund
  • Elsie Boosalis Fund
  • Robert and Lois Bowen Fund
  • Michael and Grace Bress Endowment for Art Acquisition
  • Carol and Conley Brooks, Jr. Fund
  • Mr. and Mrs. Conley Brooks, Sr. Fund
  • M. Boyd and Carol Burton Endowment
  • Mary Ann Butterfield Memorial Textile Lecture Endowment Fund
  • Mrs. Benton J. Case, Sr. Fund in memory of Benton Janney Case
  • Thirza Cleveland Fund
  • Community Endowment Fund for Jewish Arts and Culture
  • Cornelia Coultrap Fund
  • Anne S. Dayton Fund
  • Rosamund Dols Fund
  • Esther Donovan Fund
  • Dorathea Drotning Fund
  • Sylvia Druy Endowment for Museum Guide Education
  • James and Maureen Duffey Endowment for Prints and Drawings
  • Mr. and Mrs. Gerald A. Erickson Fund
  • Richard and Beverly Fink Fund
  • Barbara Forster Fund
  • Norman Gabrick Endowment for African Art
  • Gertrude Gieseke Fund
  • Bernard and Fern Granum Fund for Art Conservation
  • Irene V. Grayston Fund
  • Sima and Clark Griffith Fund
  • Lois Hall Fund
  • Henry Hanson Fund
  • Josephine O. Hanson Fund
  • Charles M. Harrington Fund
  • Denie Harris Memorial Fund
  • Phillip B. Harris Fund
  • Margaret Washburn Hunt Fund
  • Mr. and Mrs. Andrew W. Hunter III Fund
  • Aref and Barbara Jabr Fund
  • Grace M. Jefferson Fund
  • Mrs. Blair Jenness Fund in memory of Mr. and Mrs. James B. Lindsay
  • Josephine J. Jensen Fund
  • Alice Johnson Fund
  • Josie Johnson Fund
  • Frances E. Jordan Fund
  • Charlotte Karlen Lecture Fund
  • Dorothy Kincaid Fund
  • Ruth Kincaid Fund
  • Elizabeth Washburn King Endowment Fund
  • Paul and Gisela Konopka Endowment Fund
  • Pauline Lambert and Merritt C. Nequette Lecture Fund
  • D. Kenneth and Patricia A. Lindgren Fund
  • Emily C. Lineburg Fund
  • Martin Foundation Fund
  • Robert W. Maynard Fund
  • Samuel and Patricia McCullough Endowment for American Furniture and Folk Art
  • Minnesota Natural Foundation Fund
  • Margaret M. Mull Fund
  • Endowment Fund for Museum Guide Education
  • John and Shirley Nilsen Endowment for Art Acquisition
  • Mr. and Mrs. James S. Nordlie Fund
  • Eugene and Virginia Palmer Fund for Prints and Drawings
  • Louise R. Phelps Fund 
  • John and Katharine Pillsbury Fund
  • Piper Family Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation
  • Plautz Family Endowment
  • Russell A. Plimpton Fund
  • Alice Pommer Fund 
  • Emily L. Pyke Fund
  • Louisa Richardson Endowment for Art Acquisition
  • Sara Rutz Fund
  • Sandy Family Fund
  • Earl S. and Barbara Flanagan Sanford Fund for the Purchase of American Art
  • Dr. Frances E. Schaar Fund in memory of Leon and Anna Schaar
  • Joan and Arthur Schulze Fund
  • Margaret Schweizer Fund
  • Charles Silverson Fund
  • Dr. Werner and Elizabeth Simon Music Fund
  • Skoglund Trust Endowment
  • John Skogmo and Tom Morin Fund
  • Harold and Mickey Smith Endowment for Jewish Arts
  • Loring M. Staples, Jr., Fund
  • Ruth Bovey Stevens Fund
  • Alan and Evelyn Struthers Fund
  • David and Ruth Waterbury Fund
  • Barbara Benton Wescoe Fund
  • Helen and J. Kimball Whitney Fund
  • Ruth E. Wilson Fund
  • Mrs. Frederick Winston Fund
  • Charles J. Winton, Jr., Fund
  • Helen and Leo Wolk Fund