Medora WISH

“We must try to find ways to keep costs low for families to attend Medora activities.”
—Harold Schafer, TRMF Founder

A MEANINGFUL MISSION

Medora WISH was created by Don & Pat Clement and Michael & Vicki Zaun with the purpose to create more free opportunities for kids in Medora.

 

Since its inception, the endowment has grown to $2.2 Million with a goal of $7 Million while gaining an ever-growing list of WISH Wranglers.

 

NEW THIS YEAR: The WISH Branders option has been introduced with inaugural gifts from the Arthur & Edith Pearson Foundation (Bottineau & Renville Counties) and Myra Foundation (Grand Forks County).

SINCE 2019, MORE THAN 5,000 KIDS 17 AND UNDER HAVE ATTENDED THE MEDORA MUSICAL & OTHER ATTRACTIONS AT NO COST THANKS TO MEDORA WISH.

Wranglers

ENDOWMENT FUNDS

Cumulative support of $25,000 and above to the Medora WISH endowment will recognize folks as lifetime WISH Wranglers!

 

Funds at this level go toward creating more free children’s activities in Medora, as well as sponsoring special trips for people who otherwise could not experience Medora due to physical, mental, or financial limitations.

 

Our WISH Wranglers are recognized:

    • On a lifetime listing on this website
    • On digital donor boards at the Life Skills Center and Burning Hills Amphitheatre
    • In the TRMF Annual Report

Branders

NON-ENDOWMENT ANNUAL FUNDS

Annual support of $10,000 and above to Medora WISH will recognize donors as annual WISH Branders!

 

Funds at this level go toward free Medora Musical tickets made available to children living in the county supported by the Brander.

 

Our WISH Branders are recognized:

    • On digital donor boards at the Life Skills Center and Burning Hills Amphitheatre
    • In the TRMF Annual Report
    • In email blasts to guest lists within the specific county geo

Meet Medora WISH Recipient Melissa Smette!

 

In July of 2021, the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation was thrilled to welcome 20-year-old Melissa Smette, her mother Pamela, and her grandfather David to Medora for a VIP experience as part of the Medora WISH Endowment. Melissa, a music lover, had a great time seeing the Medora Musical for the first time!

 

“It’s something she’s going to look back on and remember for the rest of her life, even if she’s unable to do something like this again,” said Melissa’s direct support professional at the Anne Carlsen Center, Monica Schlenker.

 

Get to know our past Medora WISH recipients, Rainann and John!

 

News coverage of the Medora WISH:

 

“Spearfish man’s wish comes true with trip to Medora” – KXMC-TV story by Steve Kirch

 

“Medora Wish Granted” – KFYR-TV story by Megan Hoffman

 

“New Medora fund to make children’s wishes come true” – Fargo Forum, by Iaian Woessner

Medora WISH Wranglers

These donors have contributed at least $25,000 to this endowment

 

Created and initially funded by 
Don & Pat Clement and Michael & Vicki Zaun

Ardis Afseth

Anonymous

Sandy Boehler

Casey & Jessica Clement

Kelly Clement

Jim & Mary Domaskin

Bruce & Lorraine Furness

Larry & Dorothy Goodall

Terry & Kristina Heintz

Margo Helgerson

Nancy Johnson

Jim & Joanne Kack

Tom and Francis Leach Foundation

Nick & Bobbi Jo Lonski

Sandy Tjaden & Roger Myers

Arthur & Edith Pearson Foundation

Wes & Bonnie Thomas

Contribute to Medora WISH.

We invite you to join us by making a contribution to Medora WISH. Gifts of all levels will help the endowment grow and provide support for kids and families.

 

We are also happy to assist you in contributing with an IRA rollover or estate giving options, or to help you take advantage of tax savings by contributing to this qualifying endowment.