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).
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:
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:
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.
News coverage of the Medora WISH:
Created and initially funded by
Don & Pat Clement and Michael & Vicki Zaun
Casey & Jessica Clement
Jim & Mary Domaskin
Bruce & Lorraine Furness
Larry & Dorothy Goodall
Terry & Kristina Heintz
Jim & Joanne Kack
Tom and Francis Leach Foundation
Nick & Bobbi Jo Lonski
Sandy Tjaden & Roger Myers
Arthur & Edith Pearson Foundation
Wes & Bonnie Thomas
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.