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A Message from our Chief Development Officer

We at the Anne Carlsen Foundation appreciate you taking this time to look at ways that you can support our mission of making the world a more inclusive place where independence is a gift to all.

Your gifts and support are crucial to making this happen for the children and families that we serve. We have major projects like our new Jamestown campus facility, ongoing needs, and special events that you can participate in. We appreciate your support whether that is remembering the Anne Carlsen Center in your estate plans or attending one of our fundraising events which are held across North Dakota.

If you have any questions about ways to support Anne Carlsen or if we may assist you in any way, please contact me or any of our team below.

Warmest Regards,

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Meet Our Team

John Andreasen

Associate Development Director

Fargo/Moorhead Area

Lisa Engelstad

Associate Development Director

Bismarck/Minot Area

Alyssa Falvey

Associate Development Director


Tiffany Hunt

Director of Development

Fargo/Moorhead Area

Mike Meyer

Chief Development Officer

Fargo/Moorhead Area

Becky Scheerer

Director of Planned Giving

Fargo/Moorhead Area

Donna Zimmerman

Grant Writer


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2021 Summer Ambassador

Welcome to our latest edition of the Ambassador and thank you for your ongoing support and interest in the work of Anne Carlsen.


The Pathway for the Future campaign will provide a state-of-the-art facility in Jamestown, North Dakota.

Currently serving almost 400 individuals daily and employing over 350 staff members, this new facility will ensure that quality and family-friendly services continue to impact the lives of so many.  We remain dedicated to nurturing abilities and changing lives, and this new facility will provide those we serve with a place they deserve.

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Foundation Events

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Groundbreaking Event for our New Campus!

You are invited to attend the event or to watch the live stream of our groundbreaking ceremony for the new campus on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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Giving Hearts Day

On February 11, 2021, the Anne Carlsen Center will participate in our annual Giving Hearts Day celebration.

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Coming in October of 2021. Join us for a special event to celebrate the strength and compassion of the people in our community. Making it possible for Anne Carlsen to serve over 1,000 individuals yearly in the Fargo/Moorhead area since 2019.

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Golf Tournament

Annual Jamestown Golf Tournament helping raise funds to further our mission of nurturing abilities and changing lives.

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Suits & Sandals

A semi-casual beach party benefiting Anne Carlsen Center.

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Grand Corks Event

Grand Corks

Discover the life-changing supports and services offered by the Anne Carlsen Center, including programs that support the community you live in. Our next Grand Cork's will be in October of 2022.

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Seeing your child show progress, and grow in ways you could never imagine, brings comfort and helps ease the heartbreak.

My grandson has shown major improvements in his ability to communicate with us because of the high-level care he receives from the dedicated teachers and staff at Anne Carlsen Center.

— Grandpa Bob


Impact our future through gift planning

  • Keep us thriving with your gift
  • Take advantage of numerous tax and financial benefits
  • Leave a legacy to be remembered by future generations

Make an Impact

Make a secure online donation to the Pathways campaign. We welcome your call or email to discuss your unique needs as a donor.

Mike Meyer
Chief Development Officer

Alyssa Falvey
Associate Development Director

Tiffany Hunt
Director of Development

John Andreasen
Associate Development Director

Board of Trustees

  • Alex Schweitzer, Chair  – Jamestown, ND
  • Senator Nicole Poolman, Vice-Chair  – Bismarck, ND
  • Dr. Tamara Mathison, Treasurer  – Jamestown ND
  • Dr. Polly Peterson, Secretary – Jamestown ND
  • Dr. Myra Quanrud, Ex-Officio  – Jamestown, ND
  • Casey Stoudt – Jamestown, ND
  • Bruce Furness, Immediate Past Chair – Fargo, ND
  • Ruth Bergstrom – Horace, ND
  • Patricia Dwyer – Bismarck, ND
  • Eric Monson – Fargo, ND
  • Laurel Nelson – Fergus Falls, MN
  • Lori Nordby – Watford City, ND
  • Thomas Rolfstad – Williston, ND
  • Del Rae Williams – Moorhead, MN

Community Partners

Platinum Butterfly

Carlsen Muir Family Foundation

The Tom and Frances Leach Foundation

Gold Butterfly

Silver Butterfly

Grand Forks Exchange Club
Gruenau CP, Ltd
Dakota State Aerie Fraternal Order of Eagles
Kirkwood Scheels Sports

Bronze Butterfly

Rose Management LLC
Archer Daniels Midland Company
Kopperud Foundation
Tim Dwyer Farm Trust
El Zagal Mystics

Majestic Butterfly

Aberle Farms
Anytime Fitness
Assumption Abbey
Bianco Realty - Judy Maslowski Bismarck Magazine
Bismarck Mandan Chamber EDC
Bismarck Mandan Symphony Orchestra
Centrol Crop Consulting City of Minot Employees
Cork & Barrel
Donor Awareness Softball Tournament
Dwyer Law Office PLLC
Ebenezer United Methodist Women

Erica Thune
Fargo Lions Club
First International Bank & Trust
First Western Bank & Trust
GA Group
Gate City Bank Grand Forks
Gate City Bank Jamestown
Goebel Pediatric Dentistry
Great Plains Rehabilitation Services
Haut Funeral Home
Insure Forward
Jamestown El Zagal Clowns
Jamestown Regional Medical Center
Kirkwood Bank & Trust
KLJ Solutions Company
Langdon Implement Company

Legacy Financial Partners
Liberty State Bank
Lifetime Vision Source
Lions Club
Looysen I Care
Loyal Order of Moose # 822
Lux Concrete, Inc.
Mike Parke Investment Management, LLC
North Plains Consulting Services, Inc.
Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio
Puklich Chevrolet
Roughrider Electric

Schwan Buick GMC
Silver Ranch
Smith Porsborg Schweigert Armstrong
Moldenhauer & Smith
St. Gertrude, St. Lawrence & St. Theresa
Catholic Churches
Strata Corporation
Tecta America
Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation
Titan Machinery
University of Jamestown
US Bank
Zion United Methodist Church