To help create a more peaceful world, the mission of PeaceMaker Minnesota is to help schools be safer places, free from bullying and harassment, and to help youth  learn positive relation skills like empathy, respect, cooperation and how to resolve conflicts peacefully.

 

Thank You For Lighting 285 Candles For Peace!

Thank you to everyone who contributed during our November 1 – 15 Candle Lighter Campaign. 

Each gift received, all 285 of them, is like a candle lit representing someone’s desire for more peaceful schools, communities and world. 

$17,830 was raised to strengthen school violence prevention efforts across Minnesota.  This includes the following challenge gifts secured by the donations we received: 

Jason Frankot Allstate Insurance: $1,000 for 100 donations

Bremer Bank, George Broostin Coldwell Banker Real Estate Agent, Vivian Greeninger and the Rotary Club of North St. Paul - Maplewood – Oakdale:  A combined $1,500 for 150 donations

Kari and Dan Rominski: $2,500 for 250 donations

Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped to solicit contributions, promote the campaign, create online contribution pages for our partner schools, enter gift information into our database and thanked donors.  

Thank you for being peacemakers!

Colleen A., Adam L. Mohr Agency, All-MostAnything Promo Items & Wearables Inc., Bart Andersen, Douglas Anderson, Julie Anderson, Sharon Anderson, Tiana Anderson, Neil Ankrum, Anonymous, Jennifer & Scott Armstrong, Nancy Arnold, BakkenWood Hair Studio, Sara Barney, Charles Belland, Carolyn Bender, Jan &Jerry Bensing, Barb Bergseth, Jennifer Besser, Carol Bidwell, Marian Biehn, Patricia Bjorklund, K. Blackwell Kinney,

Carrie Blandin, Ann Boekhoff, Anthony and Kathleen Bona, Miriam Bosveld, Stacy Boyington-Collins, M K Boyle, Shirley Bradway, Terry and Julie Bretoi, John Bricour, Natalie Brinkman, Mary Broderick, Bruggeman Realty & Tax, Mark & Joli Bruggeman, Maurice Bruggeman, Ruth & Dennis Buhl, Aaron Bushberger, Cindy Carlson, Judith M. Carney, Rita Anne Casey, Bridget and Francisco Castaneda, Beth Chaplin,

Jennifer Christensen, Diane Christianson, City of St. Paul employees, Deborah & Richard Clark, Amy Coborn, Laurel Collins, John Conlin, Billie Conlon, Thomas and Susan Coughlin, Cowern Elementary Parent Teacher Group, Kyla Cromer, Karen and Howard, Cronin, Sonya & Ronald Czerepak, Beverly Dahlin, Dakota County employees, Kristin Demery, Rev. Bill Deziel, Daniel Diffenderfer, John, Jane and Melissa Diffenderfer,

Naomi Dorau, Christopher & Jeannie Downey, Hayla Drake, Dennis Erno, Michael Fahey, Jill Ferguson, Amelia Fink, Ruthena Fink, Tom Fitzpatrick, Debbie Foldesi, Douglas W. Forbes, Joshua Forrest, Scott J Furey, Susan Furr, Mary G., Pat Gaarder, Charlotte Gabler, Monica Gallagher, Glacier Hills Booster Club, Mary Glagavs, Lois Glewwe, Debbie Glotter, Gwendolyn Gmeinder, Brian Goodspeed, Roxanne Graupman, Vivian Greeninger,

Sharon E Grostephan, Angela Guerrero, Jerry Gunderman, Lynda Haemig, Don and Marion Hall, Sara Hamilton, Eric and Jessica Hammerberg, Melissa Hamre, Kristin Hanson, Linda Lou Hanson, Supenn Harrison, Diane Henry, Jane Hensen, Edwin Hom, Kristie Hood, Gene Hughes, Jodelle Ista, Anita Jader, Mark Jansen, Judy Jerde, Katherine Johannes, Mary Ann Johansen, Emily John, Carol and Warren Johnson, Erin Johnson,

James Johnson, Larry Johnson, Anne Kalb, Virginia Kauppi, Jill Kielblock, Jacqueline Kilian, Vincent King, K Blackwell Kinney, Mike Kirschling, St. John the Baptist New Brighton Knights of Columbus Council #14250, Ann Kreger, Andrew Laliberte, Emily Laliberte, John & Nikki Laliberte, Judy Larson, Katherine Larson, Marissa Lasky, Susan Lau, Jim and Rita Lefebvre, Sandra Lenertz, Lisa and David Leonidas, Ronald Little,

Beth Lowther, Melinda Malcolm, Marie McCafferty, Drue and Patrick McCarthy, Tim McCarthy, Meghan McInerny, Lisa McLeod, Amy McNeil, Dan McNeil, Mike McNeil, Malcom Melinda, Mercy Collective, Cathy Miller, Mary Miller, Danette Mitchell, Monticello School District employees, Amy Moore, Michael Moore, Barbara Moorhead, Moorhead Area Public Schools employees, Leah Mortenson, Todd Mueller, Mike Mullin,

Mary Murchison, Laura Murphy, Kathleen Nadeau, Nashville Studio, LLC, John Nelson, Ken Nelson, Ruth Nelson, Deb Newell, Amy Newswanger, North St. Paul-Maplewood -Oakdale Rotary Foundation, Roberta and Kent Olsen, Cheryl A. Olson, Eric Garret Olson, Sarah Olson, Judith Osbon, Otto and Mary Ann Palmer, Mara Patton, Keith Pearson, Cynthia Piersdorf, Barbara Pierson, Carrie Pietruszewski, Denise Potter,

Rita and Paul Poulton, Len Przyblski, Jolene & Timothy Pugh, Tom and JoAnn Pugh, Tom and Susan Pugh, Ramsey County employees, Leslie Rapp, Thomas Ratelle, Matthew & Christine Reynolds, Shelley & Michael Robshaw, Lisa Roden, L E Rosa, Stephen Rose, Christina Roste, Scott Roste, New Brighton / Mounds View Rotary Club, Barbara Sanderson, Kristin Sasse, T Matala Saunders, Kris Schmitt, Nancy Schneider,

Robert Schultz, Michael and Jillene Schwab, Roger & Verna Schwagmeyer, Pam Schwantes, Emily Seaberg, Chris Shanahan, Kristine Simon, Kasey Skala, Mary Sonnack, South St. Paul - Special District 6 employees, Anne Squire, St. Charles Borromeo School, State of Minnesota employees, Mary Stadick, Stanley Stelter, Gary & Denise Stelzner, Roger Sternberg, Scott Stinson, Steven Stoll, Thomas and Paula Stoltz, Linda Strand,

Brian Strub, Rebecca Surmont, Jay Susag, Lois Swanson, Jane Swanson-Wilken, Valerie Swenson, Sarah Syverson, Taurinskas Law Firm, P.A., Joy Thao, Deborah Thayer, Teresa Thomas, Roger and Christine Thompson, Lisa Torgerson, Kathleen Towle, Nicole Trifilette, Jennifer Urciaga, Patricia Vaillancourt, Michele and Carroll Vance, Kathleen Vellelnga, Carol Vick, Daniel Vogel, Dolores Voorhees, Brian Vucinovich,

Jennifer Vukelich-Seltz, Jean W., Richard Wagner, Christine Wallace, JoAnn & Joseph Ward, Dave Webb, Carol Weber, Susi Weldon, Steve White & Carole Frohle, Jennifer Wilkins, Claudia Wilson, Harim Won, Lyle Wright, Amber Wurm, Elaine Wynne, Laurie Yackel, Vanie Yang, Belle Zaiser, Mark Ziebarth

Messages received with the contributions:

Dedicated to Billie Conlon for all the extra things you do to make this world a better and peaceful place. Thank You!

Dedicated to Darmar Hoffner

In memory of Angeles Arrien

Dedicated to Martha Sternberg

Dedicated to All the people who risk their lives for justice and peace

In memory of Patricia Paull

Dedicated to Thanking Monica and Hans and family for their wonderful work!

Dedicated to Robert Bruggeman

In memory of Gwen Gmeinder's dad!

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