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If you've never attended a mystery conference or taken the opportunity to visit a book festival, I can't urge you strongly enough to get off your duff and come. Like the song says, "What good is sitting alone in your room?"
- Author William Kent Krueger

Thank you to our sponsors:

"Democracy and the Informed Citizen" Initiative

This program is administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils and seeks to deepen the public's knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry.

For their generous $35,693 support for the "Democracy and the Informed Citizen" Initiative, we thank the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Federation of State Humanities Councils, and the Pulitzer Prizes Board.

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"Democracy and the Informed Citizen" Initiative

$9,000+
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2018 Festival Presenting Partners

$20,000+
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2018 Festival Presenting Partners

$10,000+
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  2. South Dakota Public Broadcasting logo

2018 Festival Tribute Sponsors

$5,000+
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  4. Children's Museum of South Dakota logo
  5. First Bank and Trust logo
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2018 Endowment Donors

$50,000+
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2018 Endowment Donor

$20,000+
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2018 Endowment Donor

$10,000+
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2018 Endowment Donor

$5,000+
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2018 Young Readers 1:1 Challenge Match

$50,000+
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2018 Young Readers 1:1 Challenge Match

$25,000+
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2018 Young Readers 1:1 Challenge Match

$5,000+
  1. Brass Family Foundation
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2018 Donors

$2,500+

Judith & Mark Meierhenry | Sanford Health | Washington Pavilion 

 

2018 Donors

$2,000+

Tom & Sherry DeBoer* | Katie Hunhoff | Northern Hills Federal Credit Union | Harriet Svec | Orval Van Deest | Margaret Cash Wegner*

*indicates endowment

2018 Donors

$1,000+

A. Peter & Jacqualyn Fuller* | Mildred K. Hugghins YR | William Kent & Diane Kay Krueger | Gerald & Alice Lange* | Bonnie Lievan* YR | Jason and Tatum McEntee | James & Kathy McMahon* | DeMaris A. Nesheim* | Tom & Jean Nicholson* | Don & Vonnie Shields* | Jerry & Gail Simmons | US Bank | Ann W. & Robert L. Weisgarber*

*indicates endowment, YR indicates Young Reader initiative

2018 Donors

$500+

Anonymous | Cathy Clark YR | Terri Davis* | W. Denny Gemeny | Joe & Jennifer Kirby Charitable Fund of the SFACF | Dolores Larson in Memory of Charles Larson YR | DeMaris A. Nesheim* | Northern Hills Federal Credit Union YR | Jay Perry | Scott & Linda Rausch* | Ann Smith YR | Kristi Tornquist  

*indicates endowment, YR indicates Young Readers initiative

More About the South Dakota Festival of Books

The South Dakota Festival of Books has featured a number of famous authors over its 15 year history, including fiction authors Jane Smiley, Louise Erdrich, William Kent Krueger, Tim O'Brien, children's authors Gene Luen Yang and Kate DiCamillo, and many more. 

2018 Friends of SDHC

Lowell Amiotte* | Katherine Amundson* | Chloe & Mads Andenas | R. Pauline Anderson | Anonymous | Kathy Antonen | Drs. Marilyn & David Aronson | Joy Baker* | Martha L. Baker | Phil & Jill Baker | Philip Baker, Sr. | Reuben J. Bareis* | Nancy Barker* | Dorothy Bauske* | Chuck & Mary Lou Berry | Doug & Cheryl Beste | Bonnie Bjork YR | Susy & Jerry Blake | Anne Bodman & Andrew Hollander* | Dick & Sue Brown | Loreen Bunkers | Susan E. Burgard | Howard W. Burns | JoJean Callison | Richard A. Carpenter | Jeanne M. Carter* | Richard Cerasani (Caine) | Dr. Orla J. Christensen & Dr. Joan England | Carol Christianson YR | Clover Charitable Fund | Kay R. Coddington | Carroll Cole | Virginia Conger | SFACF, Paul & Mary Ellen Connelly Charitable Fund | Dan & Rebecca Converse | Nancy G. Craig | Tricia Currans-Sheehan | Ruth Ann Dannenbring* | Thomas & Kathy Dean* | Prudence DeBates | Sherry & Tom DeBoer | Suzanne DeBoom | Mary DeJong | Margaret H. Denton | Brenda Donelan | Holly Downing | Anne Dunham & Frank Pommersheim | Tom & Connie Earley* | Teresa Engebretson* | Ann R. Esse | Audrey Estebo & John Eaton* | Sheryl Faber | Arley Fadness | Wayne Fanebust | Mary & Jerry Fiedler | Kara Flynn | Nancy & Bill Flynn | Ellen A. Fockler Family Trust | Dan & Katie Fritz | Larry & Suzanne Fuller* | Ramuel Gall | Mary & Rich Garry* | Bette J. Gerberding | Doris Giago* | Alden Gillings | Tricia Gomulinski | Anne Gormley YR | Susan Gose | Sidney Goss YR | DeAnna Granholm | Kathy K. Grow | Sheryl Gudvangen | Tamara Hacker | Lois Haertel | Marilyn Haley | Karen E. Hall YR | Mary Alice Halverson* | Angie Hanson | Lois Hart | Michael & Jean Haug* YR | Marlin & Ellen M. Haugrud YR | Mary Hayenga* | Dianne J. Headrick | James M. Helland | Susie Hendrickson | Karen Henell & Gregg McCarty | Denise R. Hill* | Karen Lone Hill | Alan & Brenda Hodgson* | Edward & Joan Hogan | Mary Holland | Rick & Joanie Holm | Dennis Hopfinger & Carolyn Clague | Maureen Horsley | Susan & Marlowe W. Hovey* | Jay W. Hubner* | Carol M. Huether | Marilyn M. Hult YR | Bernie Hunhoff* | Esther Hunsaker | John Husmann | Liz Hustad | Karla Hyde | Joyce Jefferson | Katie Jensen | Vesta Jensen | Sandy Jerstad | Darrell or Bette Johnson Living Trust | Dennis A. Johnson | Dr. James L. Johnson | Janet Hovey Johnson | Terry & Diane Johnson* | Thomas & Brenda Johnson* | Larry & Jo Kallemeyn | Alvin Kangas* | Claudia Kapp* | Fern Kaufman | Maxine Kinsley YR | Janet Klawiter | Ardelle Kleinsasser | Cheryl Koch | Nancy Tystad Koupal | Marilyn Kratz | Heidi Kruse | Deborah Kuehn* | Sarah Kulm | Barbara Kurtis* | David Kvernes* | D. C. Lamphere Studio* | Joyce Lampson | Kathy Larsen YR | Jon Lauck | Lanniko Lee* | Renae Lehman | Lisa Lindell | Nora K. Lindell* | Lorrae Lindquist | Norma Linn | Letti Lister | Nick Lucas YR | Bruce & Ila Lushbough | John Lyons | M & P Painting Co.* | Mike MacDonald | Lynn Mason* | Nancy McCahren | Lori McGuire | Susan A. McIntosh | Jim McKeown | Connie & Jim McKnight | Russell McKnight* | Carol Merwin | Kent & Zindie Meyers | Beverly Kaye Mickelson | John & Kathy Miller | Peggy Miller | Mary Milroy | Jane Miner | Lonell L. & Mary Moeller Trust 2015* | Carolyn & Mark Mollers* | Michael J. Monnens | Mary L. Montoya Intervivos Trust* | Joan M. Moon* | Beverly A. Moore | Paul & Doris J. Moriarty | Jim & Jody Moritz* | Alan H. Morman YR | Ruth Morrill | Holly Moseley | Ted Muenster* | Jane Murphy | Cory Myers | Dr. Don & Lori Nemer | Laura Hovey Neubert* | Sister Eileen Neville, OSB* | Genevieve M. Newell | Sharon Olbertson | Anita Paige | Estelle & Roger Pearson | Carolyn Perry | Cora L. Petersen | Phyllis Petersen | Kenneth & Lavonne Pickering* | Susanne & Michael Piplani | Bea & Herschel Premack* | Judy Quam | Connie Quirk | Eric & Ruth Raveling* YR | Marian V. Reed | Pat Reger | Betsy Rice | Steve Riedel* | Frances Ruebel-Alberts* | Rebecca & Dan Schenk* | Terry & Bob Schnepf YR | Phyllis Schrag* | Dolors Shekleton YR | Orville & Charlotte Smidt* | Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve | Lucas & Carolyn Speakman | Legia Spicer* | Myrna Stanley | Rose Mary Stiffin | Faith Sullivan | James Sullivan* | Harriet Swedlund | Graham & Anna Marie Thatcher | Mary J. Tofte | TruCount CPA PC | Craig & Della Tschetter | Kathie Tuntland | Mike & Lesta Turchen* YR | Elizabeth Twomey | Tobias Uecker | Bill Walsh & Jo Roebuck-Pearson | Pam & Merritt Warren | Linda Watson | Kathleen M. Webb* | Genevieve T. Welk | Lois S. Wells | Terry C. Whiting* | Rich & Jennifer Widman* | Clyde V. Williams | Katherine Williams | Veronica Willilams | Jerry & Norma Wilson* | Ruby Wilson | David Wolff & Christine Wevik* | JoAnn Willgohs | Charles & Sarah Woodard* | Beverly Wosje | Rose Ross Zediker | Thomas Zeller | Nancy Zuercher

*indicates endowment, YR indicates Young Readers initiative

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