Celebrate, Honor, Remember

You are invited to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a precious keepsake of Minnehaha Academy's original buildings. You can choose to keep a brick, or have it displayed in a design feature that highlights our heritage of 105 years of graduates within the Upper School buildings.

Your Piece of History

• All bricks were recovered from the original 1913 and 1922 buildings.
• Bricks will be given in recognition of a gift of $1913, in honor of the year of Minnehaha Academy's founding.
• Bricks will be engraved and personalized with your name and class year.
• You may keep your brick or have it displayed in the Upper School. (See adjacent rendering; limited to the first 800 bricks.)
• Gifts made to the brick campaign will count toward ongoing alumni class-gift efforts.

Minnehaha Academy Reimagined

Minnehaha Academy will honor the past and pay respect to the tragic events of August 2, 2017
with a newly-designed 21st Century learning environment responsive to students' academic,
social and emotional needs. The plan consists of a reconstructed and renovated Upper School,
a newly-built Middle School and re-imagined Lower School. We can only achieve this with your help,
and ask that you prayerfully consider supporting our campaign.

A Bold Vision

Trusting in our faithful Savior, our hope and our strength, Minnehaha Academy will use its unforeseen circumstances, unprecedented opportunity, elevated profile and future-focused momentum as a springboard for growth, transformation and increased Kingdom impact.

—Dr. Donna Harris, President, Minnehaha Academy

Our Goal

The Together We Rise campaign goal is incredibly bold and is a direct response to the vision cast
for a 21st Century learning environment focused on increasing our community's Kingdom impact.
You can track the progress of the campaign here. Together We Rise.

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Gifts Committed

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Progress to Goal

Campaign Materials

For details on the Minnehaha Academy Capital Campaign and information regarding our fundraising efforts to date, please read our brochure and campaign newsletter.

Campaign Case For Support
Campaign Newsletter: March

Naming Opportunities

A gift to the Together We Rise Campaign is an opportunity to help shape and elevate learning
environments for students born and unborn. Your gift presents a unique opportunity to be
permanently recognized on our campus. We encourage interested donors to take advantage
of these opportunities through an outright gift or through one that is pledged for up to five years.
The Together We Rise Campaign will provide an array of new and renewed facilities
that can be named. Interested individuals, corporations, families, foundations
and other groups are invited to contact the Advancement Office for more information.

Upper School Campus

Minnehaha Academy is offering an opportunity to name our unrivaled, future-focused, visionary Upper School Campus in recognition of a gift of $10,000,000.

Lower School Campus

The Minnehaha Academy Lower School can be named as a donor wishes in recognition of a gift of $10,000,000.

Library

The Upper School Library can be named in recognition of a gift of $1,000,000.

Administration Suite

The Upper School Administration Suite can be named in recognition of a gift of $1,000,000.

Courtyard Amphitheater

The Upper School Courtyard Amphitheater can be named in recognition of a gift of $500,000.

Learning Commons

Four Learning Commons can be named in recognition of a gift of $250,000 apiece.

Science Learning Lab

The Upper School Campus includes four Science Learning Labs that be named in recognition of a gift of $250,000 apiece.

Upper School Campus Kitchen

The Upper School Campus Kitchen can be named in recognition of a gift of $250,000.

Learning Studio

The Upper School Campus includes twenty Learning Studios that can be named in recognition of a gift of $100,000 apiece.

Thirteen remain available

Other naming opportunities include:

Upper School Learning Community

The Upper School Learning Communities (2) can be named in recognition of a gift of $5,000,000 apiece.

Middle School Learning Community

The newly constructed Middle School Learning Community can be named in recognition of a gift of $5,000,000.

Lower School Learning Community

The soon-to-be renovated Lower School Learning Community can be named in recognition of a gift of $5,000,000.

Science Learning Community

The Upper School Science Learning Community can be named in recognition of a gift of $1,000,000.

Board Room

The Minnehaha Academy Board Room can be named in recognition of a gift of $250,000.

Faculty Collaboration Space

The Upper School Campus includes five Faculty Collaboration Spaces that can be named in recognition of a gift of $100,000 apiece.

One remains available

Claimed Naming Opportunities

Sundet Commons

The Upper School Commons has been named in recognition of a gift of $2,500,000.

Belton Innovation Lab

The Upper School Innovation Hub has been named in recognition of a gift of $1,000,000.

Library Rooftop Green Space

The Upper School Library Rooftop Green Space has been named in recognition of a gift of $1,000,000.

Olson Family Campus Room

The Campus Room has been named in recognition of a gift of $500,000.

Beauty for ASHES Prayer Room

The Prayer Room has been named in recognition of a gift of $500,000

Ostrem Family Fireplace Lounge

The Upper School Fireplace Lounge has been named in recognition of a gift of $500,000.

Nan '47 and Don Wilson Student Services Suite

The Student Services Suite has been named in recognition of a gift of $500,000.

Faculty Collaboration Space

Four Faculty Collaboration Spaces have been named in recognition of a gift of $100,000.

A gift from David and Susan Brown
A Gift from the Anderson Family
In honor of John and Emily Douglass from Hilary '93, Heidi '96, Heather '97 and Holly '99
A gift from the Sonstegard Family with thanks to MA Faculty

Griffin Science Learning Patio

The Science Learning Patio has been named in recognition of a gift of $100,000.

Learning Studios:

Three Learning Studios have been named in recognition of gifts of $100,000.

In memory of Michael Christopherson
In honor of Rich Enderton
A gift from the Steve and Sharon Weber Family
A gift from Carol Sundet-Meeker '80 and Hugh Meeker

Medium Group Room

All five Medium Group Rooms have been named in recognition of a gift of $50,000.

A gift from the Verdoorn Family
In honor of Kent Harder
A gift from Dan and Carmen Wamre
In honor of Grace '18 & Audrey '21 Percich
A gift from the Gifford Family: Max ’19, Sam ’21, Jack ’25

Small Group Room

Four Small Group Rooms have been named in recognition of a gift of $25,000.

Janet '71 & Thomas Sass
A gift from the Pierson Family
A gift from the DaCosta Family in memory of Arlene E. Anderson
A gift from the Goswitz Family
A gift from the Wong/Pope family

Building Progress

Work is underway on the reconstruction of Minnehaha Academy. The photos below show both the vision of the new spaces,
and the progress of construction to date. You can follow the progress being made at the 3100 campus by viewing the
progress to date photo album, streaming a live look at the active construction or taking a virtual tour.

Live Web Cam Virtual Tour

Leadership Donors

Our inspired, future-forward vision, coupled with the proud and storied legacy of Minnehaha Academy, will enable the school to significantly increase its community and Kingdom impact over the next century. Minnehaha Academy proudly and humbly recognizes the following Leadership Donors:

Committed Gifts Of:

$1,000,000 to $1,999,999
  • Anonymous (3)
  • Clayton and Natalie ’47 Wilson

Committed Gifts Of:

$500,000 to $999,999
  • Anonymous
  • Beauty for Ashes Foundation, Inc.
  • Tim ’91 and Erin ’91 Carlson
  • John and Emily Douglass
  • Jonathan ’91, Kristen ’91, Summer ’17 and Thomas ’21 Olson

Committed Gifts Of:

$250,000 to $499,999
  • Anonymous (2)

Committed Gifts Of:

$100,000 to $249,999
  • Anonymous (4)
  • Jeanne and David ’67 Anderson
  • Tiffany and Sam Anderson
  • Susan and David Brown
  • Christopherson Family Fund
  • John and Suzanne Gappa
  • Kelly and JoAnn Griffin
  • Tom and Karen Johnson
  • Chad ’88 and Patrice Nelson
  • Northwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church
  • Don and Bev Oren
  • Kathy and Peter Parten
  • Jeff and Suzanne Pope
  • Carol Sundet-Meeker ’80 and Hugh Meeker
  • Hilary ’93 and Nathan ’93 Sonstegard
  • Steve and Sharon Weber

Committed Gifts Of:

$25,000 to $49,999
  • Anonymous (3)
  • Mary and Alfred Barbour
  • Ian Charpentier and Katherine Megarry
  • Courtney (Anderson) ’99 and Jason DaCosta
  • Bjorn ’61 and Shari ’61 Dybdahl
  • Joseph and Visala Goswitz
  • Ruth and Dan ’61 Parten
  • Ernest C. and Caryl K. Pierson Foundation
  • Tim Wong and Jodi Pope
  • Thomas ’62 and Lois ’62 Sando
  • Janet ’71 and Thomas Sass

Committed Gifts Of:

$10,000 to $24,999
  • Anonymous (4)
  • Betsy and Rob ’84 Bakke
  • Chris ’75 and Don Blue
  • Rose’79 and Gregory Bouvier
  • Dan ’83 and Judy ’80 Cummings
  • Lindsay and Sara Jacobson
  • Harry and Marian Johnson
  • Paul Johnson ’83
  • Douglas & Mary Staughton Jones Foundation
  • Greg and Karen Karpenko
  • Brooke Lee ’99
  • Linda and Doug Linder
  • Cara Maqsodi ’99
  • Marty and Tom McCune
  • Mary ’61 and Dan Meyers
  • Mitch Thompson and Rebekah Peterson
  • Tim and Karen Rose
  • Rev. Mark ’74 and Terri ’78 Stromberg
  • Paul ’56 and Linda ’58 Stromberg
  • David and Joleen Sylvester
  • 3M Foundation
  • Amy Lynn and Jason Wenschlag
  • Drs. Louise ’63 and Richard Wilson

Contact Us

Address

Minnehaha Academy
3100 W River Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Email

twrcampaign
@
minnehahaacademy.net

Phone

(612) 728-7722

Please contact us with any questions you may have about the
Together We Rise Campaign.