2020 Annual Report

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Your generosity makes life changing work possible! Donor support at every level provides resources to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy. As a partner in this work, your gifts make possible programs that educate about epilepsy and how to respond to a seizure, connect those living with and impacted by epilepsy, and empower individuals through education and awareness of epilepsy. Thank you.

We are especially grateful for our Champion Circle members, donors who have made an annual gift of $1,000 or more and have shown their commitment to furthering the work of the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota.


Astrup Family Foundation

Audrey Clay

Culbert Law, P.A.

Mitch and Laurie Davis

Robert Eddy

Epilepsy Foundation of America

Tom and Patricia Grossman

Jones Family Fund


Minnesota Epilepsy Group

The Casey Albert T. O’Neil Foundation

Rukavina Family Foundation



Allianz Life Insurance Company

Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation

Hugh J. Andersen Foundation

Bergren Family Charitable Fund

Bill and Janine Atwell

CarVal Investors

Janis Clay and Elam Baer

Calvin and Lonna Boomer

Central Minnesota Response Fund of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation

Eisai, Inc

Greenwich Biosciences

Beverly Grossman

Hardenbergh Foundation

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Elva Otness

Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools

SK Life Science


Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

TE Connectivity

United Health     Care

University of Minnesota Physicians

Nancy and Ted Walczak, MD

Woodward Family Fund

Trisha and Nathan Zeller



American Family Insurance

Astrup Drug and Sterling Drug Stores

Katie and Zachary Barlow

Carrie Buck and Chuck Semrow

Burns and Hansen, P.A.

Paul Delaney

Mark and Melissa Devaraj

Rachel and Chester Dyrud

Stephen E. Golinvaux Fund

Kevin and Linda Goodno

Kraus-Anderson Insurance

Jen and Dustin LaValley


Glen and Sarah Lloyd

McGough Construction

Mary and Teresa Meuwissen

Anna and Nathan Milz

Minnesota Rusco

Mystic Lake Casino


Jeff and Francesca Paraschac

Patricia Penovich, MD and Gerald Moriarty, MD


Sherry and Kevin Roberg-Perez

Robins Kaplan LLP

Sanford Health

Jeff and Nicole Sunberg

Carrie and Tom Sylvester

Tech Guru

Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.


Janel Anderson and Craig Dowd

Nikki Baker

Jeff and Mari Bellmont

Stanton Berg

Harley Bergren

Heather Besonen

The George H. Boomer, Sr. Fund

Bremer Bank

Peter Bretzman

Michael and Jenny Britten

Ken Brown

Patrick and Sheila Burns

CarVal Investors Foundation

Claire Colliander and Greg Steenson

Compeer Financial

Crafts Direct

Kristin and Ben Davis

John Desmond

Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation

Susan Dugan

Enterprise Holdings Foundation

Ann Flynn

Tom and Laurie Fox

Great River Energy

Chad and Kate Hetherington

Erica and Jane Holzer

The Holzer Family Foundation

International Paper Foundation

Christine Jensen, MD and Tim Feyma, MD

Pam Jewson and Peter Swenson

Bob Jones

Julie and David Jones Foundation

Ryan and Jinette Lais

Karen Loeks

The Longview Foundation

Michael Loop

Susan Marvin

Katy McFall and David Cobb

Brandon and Stephanie Megal

Melz Family Charitable Fund

The Douglas and Martha Miller Family Fund

Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology

Rhea Nelson Rock and Dave Rock

Erin Novak

Richard Pearo

Amy and Chip Pearson

Randy and Paulette Pehling

Pfizer Inc.

Keith and Mary Pickering

Jim and Denise Potter Family Fund of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation

Amy Powers-Johnson and Robert Johnson

Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Keri and Curtis Olufson

Dale Radman

Ramsey County

Jennifer Ransom

Rectenwald Family Charitable Fund

Kathleen and Eric Rieke

Heidi and Bill Rosati

Dr. Marian Rubenfeld and Dr. Fred Langendorf

Tom Rue

Tess Sierzant and Jim Heimer

Brett and Kirsten Spark

Steve and Julie Strauss

Mike and Carolyn Sund

John Symington

Nick Thoemke

Tito’s Vodka

Dr. Julia Valente and Gab Szerda

Thomas and Julie Weisbecker

Kendra and Erik Weiss

Welch Family Charitable Fund


AgCountry Farm Credit Services

Melissa and Joseph Albachten

John Albert and Kavita Thekkakara

Mark Azure

Sherri and Jerry Baker

Steven and Roberta Baker

Bame Foundation

Kathy and John Barlow

Stacy and David Best

Christopher Carlson

Teresa and Gregory Cascino

Charter Nex Films

Melissa Crimmings

Jenna Dahl

Shawn Darmody

Ted Devaraj

Holly Dolejsi and Nathan Keeler

Jessica and Patrick Doody

Scott and Julie Drommerhausen

Barbara Dvorak

Ricardo Espino

Kevin Featherstone

Angela and Joe Flynn

Tim and Molly Flynn

Daniel and Emily Forbes

Bryan Friendshuh

Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare

Tim and Mary Goltz

Catherine Gray

Anna and Jeremy Haggberg

Margaret Herbert

Loren and Ellen Herbst

Hero Plumbing Heating and Cooling

Ron and Marci Holzer

Patty and David Huss

Dr. Barb Jauquet-Kalinoski

Mike and Nina Johnson Fund

Steven Kelner

John Kennedy

Paula Kersten

Joyce Kirchner

Jennifer Kyle

Douglas Lago

Amanda and Nate Larsen

Mark Lemko

Peggy and Ilo Leppik, MD

Alison Lillegaard

Brian Lundstrom

Maguire Agency

Maslon LLP

Robert McKenzie

Susan and Thomas Mielenhausen

Susan and Daniel Murray

Brady and Courtney Miller

Chad Miller

Stacy Mol

Andy and Jennifer Moore

Daniel Myers

Patty and John Nohr

Maja Nord

Rachael and Cory Oehlke

Jessica Olen

Julie and William Olen

Olympus Ventures

Jean and Fred Pfotenhauer

Jamila Pickett

Amy and Jeff Purrington

Laura and Cynthia Rapacz

Anie Roche

Alison Ross

Justin and Andriana Roth

Judy Saienga

Lowell Schwab and Rae Carter

Troy and Linda Sheridan

Michael Sill

Kathy Simpson

Kelley Sinclair

The Snedeker Charitable Fund

St. Cloud Scheels

St. Croix Valley Foundation

Super Herber Bros Foundation

Ben Thietje

Kristen Thoen and Kent Hrbek

Tokio Marine HCC Public Risk Group

Glenn Tridgell

Emily Vennerstrom

Kenneth Vincent

Rosemary Weisbecker

Greg and Christa Worrell


Jane Alexander and Chris O’Brian

Britta and David Anderson

John Anderson Jr.

Dr. Judith Axelrod

Lori and Don Banghart

Thomas Beniak

Steven and Janet Benner

Eric and Jennifer Beran

Linda and Peter Borman

Heather and Brett Boyum

Dawn Brockman

David Burkholder

Beth Burlingame

Brooks Byrd

Sherry Charboneau

Audrey and John Colasanti

Gary Colvard

Matt Cohen

Keith and Jeannine Conway

Gary and Susan Cramer

Kelli Cronin

Heidi Crosland

Jason and Richelle Cusick

Ronald Dilley

James and Julia Downing

Mary Dunn and Greg Cotterell

Joel Emilio

Joe and Sue Eschenbacher

Armantina Espinosa

Luke Falk

Debbie Ferry

Paul and Brenda Fischer

Linda and Mike Finley

Kristine Fladeboe Duininck

William Flowers

Andrea Fischlowitz

Jessie Gappa

Katy Gehrig and John Phelan

Susan Gore

Great Steps Orthotics and Prosthetics

Monica and Mark Gusa

Lee Hacklander and Mary Frantz

Amy Haugen and Noah Beecher

Aaron Hawkinson and Kathy Hegge

Hawley Area United Fund

Ross and Jan Herseth

Jessica Hiveley

Walter Holzer

Carol Hoskin

Isle School District, #0473

Mary Jensen

Paul Johnson

Linda Jordan

Shelly and Bob Kepner

Roth and Katie Kersten

Brian Konkol

Vicki and John Kopplin

Connie Kramber

Paul Kraus

Linda and Robert Kriel, MD

Matthew Kuisle

Jason Kutz

Jean and James LaBreche

Craig Lampright and Kathryn Woxland

Heidi Larson

LeVander, Gillen & Miller, P.A.

Cindy and David Lutz

John and Rita Macbain

Randall Mateo

Dr. Angela Mattke and Dr. John Schmitz

Kevin McGrath

Debbie and Christopher Mortensen

Arun Narayanan

Sarah Nelson

Steve Nelson

Susan Noah

John Niemi

Robert and Deanna Null

Tim Oehlke

Patricia Omodt

Katie O’Sullivan and James Duffey

Anne and Brian Petschel

Polly Pfost

Gretchen Piper and Scott Rosenbaum

Andy Pomroy and Alyssa Siems Roberson

Michael and Jamie Proman

PURE Insurance Foundation

Bradford Reid

Jon and Cheryl Rippke

William Rose

Jean Sanderson

Jane Schroeher

Michael Seim

Denise Servais

Jessica Seymour

Carrie Siewert

Brady Skifstad

Patty M. Springer Memorial Giving Account

State Farm Insurance

Danielle and Phil Suess

Allison Tenge

The Toro Foundation

Randy Vlasak

Harold Voges

Matt Walter

Ted and Maureen Wegleitner

Thomas and Robin Welch

Karel Williams

Faith Wilson and Tobby Buhs

Sandra Wynne

Caroline Zack

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