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About Community Foundation

Our goal is to make philanthropy simple for anyone and everyone who wants to give toward the common interest of improving the quality of life in our community.

Charitable Giving Solutions

Many people want their advisors to raise the issue of philanthropy, but how do you know when— and how— to bring the subject up?

Our Professional Advisor Partners

Our community has benefited from the incredible generosity of many people in Fargo, Moorhead, and the surrounding area. Thank you to our Professional Advisor Partners who have chosen to work with the FM Area Foundation to help achieve their clients’ philanthropic and financial goals. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with you and your clients to help make our community a better place.

The following professional, legal and financial advisors have helped one or more of their clients set up a charitable fund or make a planned gift through the FM Area Foundation. We want to acknowledge their work on behalf of charitable giving in our community. Thank you!

  • Amy Kuronen
  • Ann Pecka
  • Becky Walen
  • Bobby Phillips
  • Beth Renner
  • Brad Kelley
  • Nicolas Vogel
  • Carol Nelson
  • Charles Feste*
  • Connie May
  • Dan Battcher
  • Dan Plambeck
  • Dorwin Marquardt
  • Fred Borstad
  • Jacob Geiermann
  • Jan Nelson
  • Jessica Foss
  • Jill Klose
  • John Borland*
  • John Traynor
  • Jon Simmons
  • Kacie Schulz
  • Kelly Steffes
  • Kenneth Norman
  • Kyle Barlow
  • Linda Magnuson
  • Mark Giddings
  • Marshall McCullough
  • Mary Locken
  • Matt Bushard
  • Matt Engen
  • Michael Hannaher*
  • Mike Dow
  • Mike Richards
  • Nathan Anderson
  • Neil Jordheim
  • Nicki Kungel
  • Pam Ness
  • Patrick Kautzman
  • Paula Swanson
  • Ramona Johnson
  • Richard Gast
  • Robert Rosenvold
  • Roger Sullivan*
  • Ron Nomeland
  • Russ Boyle*
  • Sandy Korbel
  • Shannon Gephart
  • Stephanie Strand
  • Stephen Astrup
  • Steve Halverson
  • Steven Aakre
  • Steven Nelson
  • Susan Johnson-Drenth
  • Thomas Wold
  • Tim Richard
  • Tom Heilman
  • Toni Sandin
  • Wendell Herman
  • William Guy III


If you’d like to learn how to become a Professional Advisor Partner, please contact Lexi Oestreich at


Show your support

We can do so much more for our communities by working together. If you want to make a difference close to home, you can join like-minded supporters and give to one of our 400+ charitable funds, each with its own unique story and purpose.

“We wanted the scholarship to live on as a legacy for Norman and I in our communities to encourage a young person as they seek their dreams.”

Agnes Liudahl Donor

“Serving on the Foundation board enables me to support efforts to strengthen our community.”

Morrie Lanning Board Member

“We are thrilled to engage our daughters as future advisors to our fund. Knowing there will always be a family member to guide our charitable intent makes us feel great.”

Mike & Peggy Bullinger Donors

“Anything that can motivate a child’s love of reading deserves support. Read to Lead can be such a vehicle.”

Noel & Judy Fedje Donors

“Thank you to the Women's Fund for supporting our moms and children.”

Jeremiah Program Program

“The community foundation is specifically created to encourage and nourish the giving spirit in the community.”

Art Cupler Founder

“Thanks to support from the FM Area Foundation, we completed two major projects. We're very grateful for the Foundation’s generosity as these projects support our mission to preserve and maintain the historic facility.”

Emily Beck Fargo Theatre

Contact Our Staff

Lexi Oestreich
Director of Philanthropy
Eric Wilkie, MS, CFRE
Executive Director