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ND Center for Sleep logo

The ND Center for Sleep became a platinum program sponsor in December 2014 as the first business to donate to the Lend A Hand Forever fund (endowment fund.) The North Dakota Center for Sleep is an all-inclusive sleep center staffed with experts who diagnose and treat sleep disorders. To learn more about ND Center for Sleep, see www.ndsleep.com.

ND Center for Sleep staff

Pictured: ND Center for Sleep, Fargo staff

Boer Family logo

The Brian and Sue Boer family were the first family to donate to the Lend A Hand Forever fund in December 2014, their generous gift qualifying them to be platinum program sponsors. Their family logo represents their 3 sons who all achieved Eagle Scout status.

Boers family

Pictured: Brian and Sue Boer present a check to DMF Lend A Hand.

One Herd Logo
One Herd is an online store and brand for officially licensed NDSU gear and apparel, based in Fargo, ND. Their mission is to continue spreading the tradition and spirit of NDSU around the world. They engaged the community by donating $1 from every One Herd purchase to Lend A Hand. They became platinum program sponsors in December 2014. To learn more about One Herd, see www.oneherd.com.

One Herd check presentation

One Herd check presentation to Lend A Hand.

DMF and Cullen Children's Foundation logo
Cullen Children's Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that financially assists children's organizations in Fargo-Moorhead and the surrounding area. Cullen Children's Foundation has generously provided a $25,000 grant to DMF Lend A Hand for three consecutive years to support Lend A Hand for Kids, a program jointly funded through Cullen Children's Foundation and Dakota Medical Foundation. To learn more about Cullen Children's Foundation, see cullyskids.com.

Cullen check presentation

Pictured: Matt and Mark Cullen assist Jeana Peinovich, DMF Lend A Hand Director, with a check presentation to two local families with children battling cancer.

Gate City Bank logo
Gate City Bank, a $1.2 billion mutual community bank, has been providing complete banking services to its customers since 1923. Gate City Bank has 32 convenient banking offices across North Dakota and Minnesota, and employs more than 400 people. To learn more about Gate City Bank, see gatecitybank.com.

Gate City Bank check presentation

Pictured: Steve Swiontek, Gate City Bank Chairman, President, and CEO presented a corporate sponsorship check in the amount of $5,000 to Jay Eisenbeis, DMF Board of Directors member and DMF Lend A Hand Advisory Board member, and Jeana Peinovich, DMF Lend A Hand Director.

Eyecare Associates logo

EyeCare Associates, since 1958, has been helping people with all of their vision needs and is located in the West Acres Mall, Fargo. The optometrists serve as an adjunct clinical faculty for several colleges of optometry and team optometrists for the NDSU Bison and FM Redhawks. To learn more about EyeCare Associates, see fargoeyecare.com.

Eyecare Associates check presentation

Pictured: Drs. Kevin Melicher, Barbara Brookshire, and Mason Wilner, along with Eyecare Associates staff presented a check in the amount of $5,000 to DMF President Pat Traynor on April 14, 2011.

Alex Stern Family Foundation logo
Alex Stern Family Foundation supports the arts, social welfare/human services, education, youth recreation, civic projects, and health issues for the benefit of the greater Fargo-Moorhead area. To learn more about Alex Stern Family Foundation, see alexsternfamilyfoundation.org.

Alex Stern Family Foundation check presentation

Pictured: Don Scott, Executive Director of Alex Stern Family Foundation, and Board Members Dan Carey and Rondi McGovern.

Stick it to Cancer logo

Fargo high school hockey teams host an annual Stick it to Cancer game in February to raise funds for Lend A Hand families. Due to the generosity of area hockey fans, this event has qualified them to be a platinum program sponsor for Lend A Hand since 2011.

Stick it to Cancer check presentation

Pictured: Members of the Fargo North high school girls and boys hockey teams presented a check to DMF Lend A Hand in the amount of $6,276, becoming the first DMF Lend A Hand youth sponsorship group!

Team Chip
Team Chip is comprised of a group of friends who coordinated a successful fundraising effort for their friend "Chip" in February of 2011. As a way of giving back, Chip and his friends coordinated a fundraising campaign to support Lend A Hand in 2012. Through successful Bowlin' for the Colon and rummage sale events, they raised $5,000, qualifying them as a Lend A Hand Platinum Program Sponsor. Team Chip is Lend A Hand's first group of individuals to qualify as a program sponsor!

Team Chip

Pictured: Members of Team Chip Bowlin' for the Colon

Bell State Bank logo
Bell State Bank & Trust is an independently owned regional bank with assets over $2.6 billion. It's the largest privately owned bank in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota.
To learn more about Bell State Bank & Trust, see bellbanks.com.

Bell State Bank
Pictured: Bell State Bank employees who donated their Pay It Forward dollars to Lend A Hand in 2013 to help more local families in medical crisis: Jan Meidinger, Falon Scott, Amy Linstaedt, Brian Haugen, Adam Kolle, Josh Frost and Durinda DeTar. Also pictured are Pat Traynor, DMF President, and Jeana Peinovich, Lend A Hand Program Director. The total of their donations qualifies Bell State Bank & Trust as a new Platinum Program Sponsor!

Dr. Erwin P. and Lucy Wenz represent the first couple to become Lend A Hand Platinum Program Sponsors. Dr. Wenz was one of the founding donors of Dakota Hospital and Dakota Medical Foundation.

E.P. and Lucy Wenz

Pictured: Dr. E.P. and Lucy Wenz

West Acres

West Acres, Fargo, is the largest shopping center between Minneapolis-St Paul and Seattle. It is home to more than 120 stores. Through the West Acres Cares program, with funding from West Acres Development Partners, more than a quarter of a million dollars of direct financial support is provided to area nonprofit organizations and programs each year. To learn more about West Acres, see www.westacres.com.