1 authentic Danish Windmill Annual Report Vision Statement The Danish Windmill members are dedicated to preserving and bringing the mill to life to stand as a valuable historical resource and a tribute to America s rural cultural heritage. The Mill museum s goal is to create a working example of life in an earlier time, providing a rare glimpse into the past when thousands of windmills were scattered about the Denmark countryside. Mission Statement The Danish Windmill is a museum for all people interested in Denmark, Danish customs, Scandinavian traditions and windmills. Elk Horn s Danish windmill is America s only authentic working Danish windmill. Statement of Purpose The purpose of this corporation is exclusively within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and in furtherance of those purposes, to construct and maintain an authentic Danish Windmill; to operate the Windmill as an educational and historical museum. Celebrating our Danish-ness It s been almost 40 years since Harvey Sornson s impossible dream became a reality. The 1848 Danish Windmill from Nørre Snede towers proudly above the rich fields of Iowa prairie, an ever-present reminder of our agricultural heritage and the land that was settled by our Danish ancestor farmers. The Danish Windmill is truly a partnership of many, striving to keep the past alive while enriching the future. There s an old Viking proverb that says, The search of knowledge and learning is of great merit. Pass on what you know to your folk. And that s what we strive to do. Denmark on the Prairie brought new friends and rekindled fond memories both here and in the old country. Board of Director s Christopher Frederiksen, President John H. Jones, Vice President Wanda Sornson, Secretary Jana Boettger, Treasurer Barb Smith, Director James Pat Webb, Director Margo Larsen, Director Staff Lisa Steen Riggs, Manager Deb Bieker Kristin Carnaby Emily Copic Faye Farley Phyllis Hoegh Jerri Hemmingsen Debbie McClain Jody Petersen Julie Soll December 31, 2014 Subject: Regards from a great-great-great-grandson of the your windmill founder. Hello Elk Horn I'm borned and raised in Nørre Snede where your windmill is from. It is my great-great-great-grandfather Poul Svejstrup Jørgensen who took the initiative for a windmill in Nørre Snede.... Nørre Snede is a part of Ikast- Brande municipality, where i am in the City Counsil. Our municipality is the center of the worlds most modern windmill production. I wish you good luck in you fundraising for the windmill. And i hope to visit it sometime in the future. Kind regards Simon Vanggaard Nielsen Hi Lisa. I hope you get my mail. My name is Claus Ulrik Kjeldsen. I was born (1948) about 200 yards from the windmill, and used to play very close to the windmill. We have just watched the second program on TV about Elk Horn. It brings a little tear in my eye and a smile on my face. BUT! Do you know The Kjeldsen Butter Cookies? My Grandfather founded the factory in Nørre Snede in The butter cookies used to be sold in the States in a blue tin. Today the brand is called Royal Dansk The site of the windmill was 200 yards from the factory, which has grown very big since then and I even think that it has been taken over by the factory...
2 financial overview The Danish Windmill is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Its primary sources of revenue are membership dues, charitable donations, proceeds from museum gift shop and online sales and museum admission fees. Over the years, the Danish Mill has limited its fundraising to an annual appeal for donations from individuals in the local community supplemented by drives for restoration and capital projects. The Danish Mill Corporation recognizes a need to diversify its sources of funding. Since the global business community embraces the concept of corporate citizenship and need for philanthropic outreach, the Mill is seeking financial support from charitable foundations, grants, corporate sponsorships and donations, which has not been done previously. We believe it will help to create mutually beneficial partnerships today and build a stronger foundation for the future. The Danish Windmill development goals are intended to help insure that future generations inherit a treasured community heirloom and that the Mill can maintain its independence and core values.
3 Fundraising and Development Initiatives Mortgage Loan- In May 2013, the Mill launched a campaign to pay off the balance on a mortgage loan held by Shelby County State Bank. Donations and monthly payments were applied directly to the principal with an ending balance of $8,332. Endowment Fund- Mike Jorgensen gave 50 shares of Whole Foods stock that resulted in $47, going to the Windmill Endowment. The Omaha Foundation matched this, up to $25,000 that goes to the Shelby County Community Foundation. In addition, Mike received the 25% Iowa tax credit. The balance at year-end 2014 was $74,056 up from the previous year total of $15,500. Appeal Letters/ s We launched two appeals in A mailing was sent to 160 local farmers outlining the tax advantages of our Gifts of Grain program and the endowment fund in late July. Embrace your Danishness with a charitable gift to the Danish Windmill was the December 2014 electronic appeal. There were 7,138 sent, 1,721 opened, 87 clicked, and 24% open rate. The same message was published in our catalog mailing and we ran a full page ad in the Danish Village Voice. The 5th Annual Gala and Chair-ity Auction was held November 8 th, and over $10,500 was raised. Grants- In 2014, we received two grants from the Shelby County Community Foundation. The spring grant was for $5,000 to refurbish signage and replace kiosks. The fall grant of $2,500 was to move the Ebeltoft Village from storage to the Mill grounds including site prep, foundation laying, lighting, and restoring the scale model. We were awarded an Iowa Tourism Grant for $3,535 to update tourism print marketing materials to include new attractions and install interpretive signage and that will be funded in Amazon Smile- We signed up to be listed as a participating non-profit with the Amazon Smile Foundation. Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization selected by Amazon customers. Fundraising in Denmark In conjunction with the airing of Danes on the Prairie part 2, there were many Danes that sent donations and suggestions of potential funders in Denmark. We enlisted the assistance of Dane Henning Brink to help out in the old country on the Mill s behalf. In August, when Lisa and Mayor Stan Jens traveled to Denmark, they visited with organizations that share a common bond with the Mill to build some relationships. Capital News Morning Star Chapel The relocation of Morning Star Chapel was completed except for sidewalk and outside outlet. Jana Boettger donated planters. The first wedding was held on July 5. Replaced Kiosk Signs Funds received from the Shelby County Community Foundation Grant ($5,000) were used to replace three of the 46 x 46 signs in front of the Mill that had badly faded from weather and sun damage over the past 23 years. The community panel was shared with the Museum of Danish America to provide directions to their properties. Computer and web store programs were updated to improve e-commerce capabilities and security. Impact of weather conditions The weather took quite a toll on the Mill in The outside water faucet was replaced due to frozen pipes. In June, a new sump pump was installed as a result of basement flooding. Wind damaged the billboard at the Adair location on I-80 twice. The most significant weather-related issue is that the Mill summer's extreme heat, followed by the harsh Iowa winter last year, took a serious toll on the Mill. It shifted the mechanical structure of its sails and the brackets that hold the shutters bringing the mill to a standstill for safety reasons. We need the expertise of an experienced millwright to provide technical assistance to get it turning again. Museum shop, mail order, web store & online fundraising Proceeds from purchases in the Windmill Museum s Danish import shop and online store support the educational programming and operation of the 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and help provide cash flow during the off season for tourism. The online store features over 900 items and is also the method for the Mill to raise funds online. To facilitate online and international donations we revamped the website Retail Online Sales and updated the product cart. 1Q $20, In spring, we announced the 2014 collectibles with a direct mail postcard and online advertising campaign offering free shipping for orders placed by April 1. The open rate for the two blasts had an open rate of percent and merchandise sales for the first quarter totaled $20, A holiday gift catalog was mailed to past customers and marketed online through Constant Contact. Lisa attended the Minneapolis Gift Market in January and the Denmark Gift Market in August to buy giftware for the Museum Shop. We published the 1959 Church Cookbook which is still a very popular item. Our online store is primarily marketed through Constant Contact e- newsletters. Altogether 47,498 e-newsletters went out; 13,774 opened; 2,419 clicks with an open rate 32% and sales generated using coupons included in the newsletter totaled $12, Our connections with the old country Danes on the Prairie Back to Elk Horn Danmark på prærien Tilbage til Elk Horn Part two aired several times during the Spring of There was an outpouring of good wishes and s from Danes as a result. We received over $11,000 in donations and many new memberships. We sent follow-up s and posted on Facebook regularly as Danes responded to the Danes on the Prairie airing, then mailed thank you notes after that. Meet & Greet in Nørre Snede, DK In conjunction with a trip to the Denmark gift market, arrangements were made to hold a program in Nørre Snede to thank everyone for their support. Lisa and Mayor Stan Jens were greeted by 375 at the reception. While there, they visited the old mill site and the Kelsen cookie factory. Denmark on the Prairie was nominated for best documentary film award and they attended the ceremony with Jakob and Anders. 2Q $3, Q $11, Q $48, Donations $11, Membership $7, Total $103,290 The trip included a stop at the Siemens wind turbine factory. They were featured in the Siemens Technology international newsletter. There was a lot of press in Denmark surrounding the Nørre Snede visit. Spise med Price Filming a Danish Holiday Meal The popular cooking show, Spise med Price, came to film in Elk Horn for one week. The Mill helped the producer set up logistics for three weeks prior to the filming. A Frokost luncheon was held with proceeds of $850 being donated to the Mill. For the Christmas dinner show, Jan and Larry Fajen offered their home for the filming, food preparation and dinner. The two shows aired on DR1 in Denmark with wonderful response.
4 Tourism Leisure Travel and Iowa Welcome Center The Danish Windmill is one of Iowa s private welcome centers through a contract with the Iowa Tourism Office. Over 250 brochures from throughout the state are displayed at the Mill and three staff members are certified welcome center employees. Phyllis attended Welcome Center spring training and attended Council Bluffs familiarization (FAM) tour. In 2014 we had 63,094 visitors, 215 surveys were taken representing 15,551 travel parties for the Iowa Department of Economic Authority. Visitors came from every state in the nation and 44 foreign countries. Group Tours- In 2014, forty-one tour groups visited the mill for a total of 2,158 people and $2,335 in admissions. The groups originated from 27 tour companies and walk-in groups of 8 or more people. A Western Iowa tour article in Our Iowa resulted in seven group tours. We had a Corvette tour with autos and a number of student tours including two groups from Denmark. Walk-in tours totaled 299 people and included three bus tours and two of the three were Danish groups. Other tours included school groups, church groups, health care groups, and reunions. The Mill belongs to Iowa Group Travel Association. Pictures of the Windmill are on their marketing pieces and tradeshow banners, and itineraries including the Mill were published in two national group tour magazines. We also publish a group travel brochure for the Danish Villages which offers discounts for 25 people or more and one central point of contact for tour planners. We collaborate with other nearby cultural heritage attractions to promote culinary and ethnic tours. Epic Iowa Road Trip To kick off the 2014 tourism season, the three tourism regions and Iowa Tourism office jointly sponsored the Epic Iowa Road Trip. The tour ran from May 2-10, visited 22 counties in Iowa and traveled 9,000 Marketing, Promotion and Advertising Recap Brochures Printed and distributed 3,000 Danish Windmill brochures to the Iowa Welcome Centers, updated group tour brochure and itineraries. Journalists Interviews by Jylland Posten, Washington Post, Ude og Hjemme, Local.dk, State Bloggers, Iowa Nice Guy and journalists on the Epic Iowa Road Trip Stories and featured in: Cedar Rapids Gazette Chicago Tribune CNN Web Travel Dane-A-Log-Danish Brotherhood Newsletter Danish Villages Voice Den Danske Pioneer Des Moines Register- Kyle Munson Iowa DK Newspapers Articles on DK Visit Group Tour Magazine Independent Film Awards- Denmark on the Prairie nominated for best documentary of a film that is Iowa- RELATED. Iowa Nice Guy Epic Iowa Road Trip YouTube Video Iowa Tourism Blog KIOS Public Radio Leisure Group Travel Magazine Local.dk Midwest Living Morgenavisen Jyllands Posten Omaha World Herald Omaha.com Road Trips Power of Travel Day Produce Iowa Shelby County State Bank Newsletter Harlan Tribune Siemens- Headlines in worldwide company newsletter The Danish Pioneer The Iowan The Week Thunder Roads Iowa Ude og Hjemme Des Moines Sunday Register Washington Post Advertising Recap: 2014 Tourism and Visitors Guide Smart Shopper, Carroll Council Bluffs Nonpareil Tivoli Fest Flyer Western Iowa Tourism Region advertising insert, shared with German Hausbarn Western Iowa Tourism Visitors Guide Atlantic News Telegraph Audubon County Newspapers Social Media, Publicity, E-News and Press Releases Facebook 3,479 likes, 939 visits 57% are women, average age for both men and women is ,804 are from Denmark and 1,496 from the US and the rest of the world. The windmill has Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest accounts Constant Contact Sent to Danish Supporters after Denmark on the Prairie, part II -- 75% of the people who received the Constant Contact opened and read it. Industry average is 18%, the Danish Windmill average open rate is 38%. miles. The Windmill was one of the stops in Western Iowa. The trip was a publicity event to attract attention and promote travel within the State of Iowa. There were ongoing communications through social media and videos filmed, which are on You Tube. Iowa Outstanding Tourism Attraction of the Year- Iowa Tourism Office and the Travel Federation of Iowa awarded the Danish Windmill, the Outstanding Tourism Attraction (Rural) of the Year Award. This award category honors an attraction showing overall excellence in supporting and growing tourism in Iowa over the last year. ( Rural means communities under 10,000 in population). This is the third time the Mill has been the recipient of this award. Travel Federation of Iowa (TFI) Lisa Riggs is serving as president from July 2014 June Increase in Danish Visitors- There was a significant increase in the number of Denmark leisure travelers visitors. The month with the highest number of visitors was July. Danish Farmer Students Group Tour In April, students from the agricultural school, Landbrugsskolen in Høng Sjælland, Denmark, visited the Windmill as a part of their US tour. Their courses of study were production, agricultural economist, and company leaders. We coordinated their visit and farm tour. Danish Ladies Group Tour A Facebook group of Danish-speaking ladies came for a 3-day tour of the Danish Villages in October. Senator Harkin s Farewell Tour celebrating the 38th Anniversary of Senator Harkin s visit to the Danish Windmill. State Director, Rob Barron, delivered a message from Harkin and presented the Windmill Board with a Salute to Shelby County. Tivoli Fest & Leverpostej Contest- Lisa Riggs and Debbie McClain served on the committee. The Mill sponsored the Tour de Tivoli and the 1st Annual Leverpostej Contest. Iowa State Fair Sponsorship Danish Rye Bread competition From the Field to the Mill to the Table. Recipes needed at least 50% rye flour or rye graham. Entries judged on taste and texture. Julefest 36th Annual; 2nd Annual 5k Polar Run Organizations, Committees, Memberships and Community Involvement Western Iowa Tourism Region Lisa is one of three that represent Western Iowa on the Travel Federation of Iowa board and also served on the Nominating Committee. Travel Federation of Iowa- Lisa is president for this statewide tourism advocacy organization during Better Elk Horn Club Tivoli - Lisa and Debbie M. are members of the committee. SPOOM (Society for Preservation of Old Mills in America) The Danish Windmill is a member. TIMS (The International Molinological Society) The Danish Windmill is a member and Lisa is an individual member and serves as the corresponding member for countries that don t have a representative.
5 2014 Donations The Gala Chair-ity Auction The Auction Generated $10,500 Thanks to the following generous donors who had fun outbidding each other: Brent and Jill Madsen Lyle and Wave Petersen Calvin and Phyllis Hoegh Mark and Barb Smith Dan and Garnett Petersen Megan Riggs Dan Hansen Merlyn and Jeanette Knudsen Dustin Potter Mike and Debbie McClain Frank and Jerri Hemmingsen Mike and Lou Howard Gaylin and Marcia Huey Nate and Carrie Potts James and Diane Nielsen Paul and Annette Gude Joe and Linda Stroeher Randy and Mary Henningsen Katrina Riggs/Ryan Parker Richard Bradshaw Kristin Carnaby Stan and Michelle Jens Larry and Barb Petersen Steve and Jana Boettger Laura Smith Tracy Marshall Auction Item Contributors Thanks to the following generous donors who contributed items to the Auction: Alan and Susan Steen Jim and Phyllis O Keefe Brenda Nelson Jo Nell Block Brent and Jill Madsen Joni Griffin Calvin and Phyllis Hoegh June Rhoads Dan and Garnett Petersen Mark and Barb Smith Danish Countryside Vines & Wines Martin and Shirley Nelson Danish Tourists Mike and Lisa Riggs Dumpster Divas Old Danish Workshop (Gene Thomsen) Dustin Potter Pat and LaJean Webb Egon Simonsen Potts Tree Service Frank and Jerri Hemmingsen Rod and Julie Soll Henningsen s Processing Stan and Michelle Jens Howard and Karma Sorensen Steve and Jana Boettger Jens and Gerda Rost Wayne and Janell Hansen 2014 Denmark on the Prairie Donations $11,650 $1 - $99 Aaberg, Kim Soborg, DK; Andersen, Anders Roskill, DK; Andersen, Charlotte Vejle, Jylland, DK; Andersen, Jørgen Hasselager, DK; Andersen, Ole Aakirkeby, DK; Baand Iversen, Thomas Horsens, RegionMidt, DK; Baird-Olson, Karren Northridge, CA; Baszkieiwcz, Rune Copenhagen N, DK; Bennekov, Thomas Hørsholm, DK; Berg Glasius, Soeren Ty, DK; Bering, Christian Sonderso, DK; Berth, Gregers Ehmsen Virum, DK; Binderup, Laurids Copenhagen, DK; Bogh, Jacob Copenhagen, DK; Boisen, Grethe Aabenraa, DK; Bondesen, Elisabeth Vejle, DK; Bramm, Mogens Ejlstrup, Odense, DK; Brandt, Renø Duevang Koge, DK; Brogaard, Ole Agerbaek, DK; Bromose, Frands Copenhagen, DK; Brox, Tom Dilkeborg, DK; Buckholz, Daniel Tylstrup, DK; Burholt, Kaj Hjørring, DK; Carlsen, Peter Meløse Skævinge, DK; Christensen, Flemming Frederiksberg, DK; Christensen, Lisbeth Frederkshavn, DK; Christensen, Martin Copenhagen S, DK; Christensen, Torben Albertslund, DK; Clausen, Susan Harleysville, DK; Clemens, Hanne Holbæk, DK; Clemmensen, Randi and Mogens Kr. Saaby, DK; Dam Jensen, Tanja - Ringe, DK; Dengler, Christina Westfield, NJ; Dohn, Peter Albert Grenaa, DK; Dose, Ulla Copenhagen, DK; Elrich, Gert Aabenraa, DK; Fischer, Martin Valby Copenhagen, DK; Fogh, Karl København, DK; Frederichsen, Michael Vallensbæk Strand, Køvenhavn; Gøderum, Pia Faxe Ladeplads, DK; Gormsen, Jens København, DK; Gregersen, Tanja Vojens, DK; Grønning, Morten Copenhagen, DK; Gunst-Maller, Marrianne Søborg, DK; Halvorsen, Lea Vanlose, DK; Hansen, Bjarne Svendborg, DK; Hansen, Claus Vissenbjerg, DK; Hansen, Heni Tilst, DK; Hansen, John Thisted, DK; Hansen, Nikolaj Ravn Stenløse, DK; Hansen, Rico Bergholdt Odense C, Fyn, DK; Hansen, Thomas Kryger Bindslev, DK; Hansen, Vagn Hening Agerskov, DK; Helbo, Christian Frederikshavn, DK; Herranz, Enrique Marina Vanloese, DK; Hoegsted, Lars Vinton, VA; Hoff, Jesper - København, DK; Hougesen, Brian Skoedstrup, DK; Hvid Jensen, Per Galten, DK; Iversen, Lars Ikast, DK; Jacobsen, Ida Bornholt Dyrholm Køvenhavn N, DK; Jakobsen, Michael Ryslinge, Fyn, DK; Jakobsen, Mogens Egon Fredensborg, DK; Jellinge, Poul Erik Petersøn Tørring, DK; Jensen, Claes Eiken København S, DK; Jensen, Erik Randers, DK; Jensen, Henrik Jylland, DK; Jensen, Jacob Frejlev Broenderslev, DK; Jensen, Martin Midt, DK; Jensen, Neel Skovgaard Vra, DK; Jensen, Teddy Gilleleje, DK; Jensen, Tine Jelling, DK; Jeppesen, Peter Valby, DK; Jepsen, Bjarne Vojens, DK; Joergen Rathgen, Hans Haderslev, Syd Jylland, DK; Joergensen, Gorm Bagsvaerd, DK; Johansen, Janus Silberg Roedovre, Copenhagen, DK; Johansen, Morten Bo Odense, DK; Jørgensen, Jacob Aerhus, Jylland, DK; Jørgensen, Ole Vejle, Jylland, DK; Justesen, Christoffer Ikast, Midtjylland, DK; Kampmann, Sanne Lyngby, DK; Kilden-Petersen, Tine Copenhagen, DK; Kofod, Lena Gistrup, DK; Kristensen, Birgitte Virum, Storkoebenhavn, DK; Kristensen, Karina Herfoelge, DK; Kristiansen, Lene Frederiksberg, DK; Kyed, Erling Ringsted, DK; Langpap, Ulrich Dragør, DK; Larsen, Sofie Brønshøj, DK; Larsen, Timm Willum Slangerup, DK; Lauritsen, Kasper Kolding, DK; Lauritsen, Kjeld Samso, DK; Ljungberg, Martin Holte, DK; Lomberg, Bjarke Vejle, DK; Lundberg, Helle Grindsted, DK; Lykke, Charlotte Sydals, DK; Lynge, Jesper Stavanger, NO; Madsen, Peter Copenhagen, DK; Malmberg, Henrik Roedovre, DK; Mark, Katrine Aarhus C, DK; Mejer, Karina Odense SV, DK; Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Slagelse, DK; Milling, Jesper Faaborg, DK; Moensted, Casper Aabyhoej, DK; Moerk, Hans Vejle, Jylland, DK; Morch, Lars Henrik Aalborg, DK; Mousten, Michael Hinnerup, DK; Munch, Martin Monterossi Copenhagen, DK; Nakel, Michael Frederiksberg, DK; Nielsen, Ea Virum, DK; Nielsen, Hans Henrik Vinderup, O, DK; Nielsen, Helle Klok Skive, DK; Nielsen, Joan Ans, DK; Nielsen, John Copenhagen, DK; Nielsen, Kristoffer Græsted, DK; Nielsen, Martin København NV; DK; Nielsen, Mikkel Vejen, DK; Nielsen, Mogens Stockholm, SE; Nielsen, Ole Copenhagen V, DK; Nielsen, Stinus Morten Valøse, Copenhagen, DK; Nielsen Kamp, Jeanne Videbæk, DK; Noe-Nygaard, Mikkel - Hoerning, DK; Nørmark, Rigge Karlslunde, DK; Olesen, Jens Jyderup, Sjaelland, DK; Olesen, William Houmøller Vanløse, DK; Mouritzen, Annette Kerteminde, DK; Oliver, Derek Vejle Ust, DK; Olsen, Iben Gundhjem, DK; Orsini, Mette Copenhagen East, DK; Pagh, Michael Kolding, DK; Pedersen, Claus Busk Odder, DK; Pedersen, David Bue Fredensborg, DK; Pedersen, Henrik Gilleleje, DK; Pedersen, Michael Malmø, DK; Pedersen, Morten Hougard Aarhus C, DK; Pedersen, Pia Kjellerup, DK; Pedersen, Rudi Herning, DK; Petersen, Kaj Aarre, DK; Pilgaard, Dennis Frederikshavn, Nordjylland, DK; Poulsen, Henriette Kalundborg, DK; Rasmussen, Christian Køge, DK; Rasmussen, Frank Copenhagen S, DK; Rasmussen, Jonas Copenhagen S, DK; Rasmussen, Kaj Juelsminde, DK; Rathje, Anne Kastrup, DK; Ravnborg, Rikke Jacksonville, FL; Roeder, Anne-Pernille Brøndby, Ms, DK; Sander, Pia Roskilde, DK; Scheller, Hanne Birkerød, DK; Schiønning, Morten Copenhagen S, DK; Schmidt, Beitta Frørup, DK; Schmøde, Mingo Frederiksberg C, DK; Schytte, Steen Bjaeverskov, DK; Soerensen, Palle Oerslev, DK; Sonderskov, Leon Vejle, DK; Sorensen, Laus Behomia, CZ; Sorensen, Mickey Vejle, DK; Sorensen, Per Bjaeverskov, Zealand, DK; Sorensen, Soren Augustenborg, DK; Stensgaard, Peter Herning, DK; Stig Hansen, Martin Copenhagen, DK; Srandet Lund, Tina Brønshøj, DK; Thaysen, Erik Roskilde, DK; Thoisen, Lisa Copenhagen, DK; Thomsen, Asger Ehrenreich Aarhus N, DK; Thomsen, Torsten Bøgh København N, DK; Thrige, Dorthe Valby, DK; Thuesen, Kirsten Middelfart, Fyn, DK; Vankrog, Christian Frederikshavn, DK; Vankrog, Karina Helledie Schafflund, DK; Vangkilde, Per Karup, DK; Vestergaard, Martin Hasselager, DK; Vibeke Plenge, Anne Idestrup, DK; Villadsen, Jens Copenhagen S, DK; Vogelius, Michael Aarhus V, DK; Winter, Louise Aelborg Sø, DK; Wissing, Ole Silkeborg, DK; Wolfe, Pam Atlantic, IA; Würtz, Solveig Kastrup, DK; Zetlitz, Michael Hilleroed, DK; Hansen, Dennis Copenhagen, DK; Skjoldgaard, Mette Aalborg, DK; Ringsing Southorn, Lise Fyn, DK; Simonsen, Jørn København, DK; Jensen, Teddy Gilleleje, DK; Th, Lisbeth Skaer, DK; Thomsen, Per Faaborg, DK; Thuesen, Jens-Erik Middelfart, DK; Eggert, Kim Skagen, DK; Bondesen, Elisabeth Vejle, DK; Jan Maagaard Randers, DK; Pedersen, Frank Skive, Jylland, DK; Ivar Ravn Horsens, DK; Nielsen, Henning Stenstrup, DK; Knudsgaard Larsen, Vivi Hammel, DK $100 - $499 Als, Peter Tars Nordjylland, DK; Baldersbæk, Brian Hougaard Sonderborg, DK; Blom, Jeppe Sønderborg, DK; Brøgger Nielsen, Karen Viborg, DK; Bunch, Per Lynge, DK; Byriel, Ellen Uster Alling, Auning, DK; Dahse, Lars Horsens, DK; Elster, Thomas Ilfov, DK; Enevoldsen, Michael Greve, Region Sjælland, DK; Feenstra, Geert Vekso, DK; Gregersen, Bente Greve Strib Middlefart, DK; Guldal Stefansen, Ulla Hvidovre, DK; Hansen, Linda Spicker København V, DK; Hastrup, Lars Hornbæk, DK; Høegh, Henirk Vanløse, DK; Jensen, Kristian Kiev, UA; Johansson, Tommy Newbury Park, CA; Jorgensen, Carsten Wang Præstoe, DK; Kasch, Stefan Ottawa Hills, OH; Kirkegaard, Hasse Galten, Arhus, DK; Larsen, Connie Ringsted, DK; Madsen, Peter Gilroy, CA; Midtgaard, Leif Aalborg, DK; Nielsen, Carsten Marti Hvalsø, DK; Olesen, Flemming Kongens Lyngby, DK; Pedersen, Henrik Brøndby, DK; Pedersen, Rikke and Jette Dyhring Lille Skensved, DK; Penter, Stefan Virum, DK; Poulson, Thomas Havdrup, DK; Rossen, Helle Anholt, DK; Shannon, Careen Brooklyn, NY; Sørensen, Jan Dalsten Købslagervej 19, DK; Thinggaard, Jens Taastrup, DK; Watson, Peter Sosdale, SE; Barfod, Tue Tenløse, DK; Jytte Kjærgaard DK; Thomsen, Susanne Fredensborg, DK $500 $1000 Brink, Henning Esbjerg, DK; Stig Bodersen Aarhus, DK 2014 Donations $1 - $99 Hans Andersen Brighton, Canada; Allen Andreasen Glenview, IL; Wava Bails Harlan, IA; Wayne and Carolyn Behrend Manilla, IA; Ann Christoffersen Urbandale, IA; Joan Gubbels Harlan, IA; Russell Heine Earling, IA; John Jensen Elk Horn, IA; Larry Jensen Omaha, NE; John Mark and Dawn Nielsen Blair, NE; Denise Van De Berg Harlan, IA; Stephanie Wingert Panama, IA; Leif Nygaard Nea Smirni, Greece; Pam Wolfe Atlantic, IA; Daryle and Connie Moeller (on behalf of Class of 1964) Elk Horn, IA; Lara Kramme Des Moines, IA; Janet Buman Harlan, IA; Savanna Scheffler Harlan, IA; Randy Henningsen Atlantic, IA; Steve and Jana Boettger Harlan, IA; Egon Simonsen Elk Horn, IA; Larry and Jan Fajen Elk Horn, IA; Mike and Lisa Riggs Elk Horn, IA; Jill Madsen Elk Horn, IA; Café Copenhagen Elk Horn, IA; Barb Smith Elk Horn, IA; Jim and Phyllis O Keefe Elk Horn, IA; Keith and Cathi Menter Elk Horn, IA; June; June Rhoads Elk Horn, IA; Darla Hansen Elk Horn, IA; Monica Hansen Omaha, NE; Loretta Christensen Kimballton, IA; Stan and Michelle Jens Elk Horn, IA; Jordan Hansen Elk Horn, IA; Roland and Peggy Hansen Elk Horn, IA; Marge s Hair Hut Elk Horn, IA; Richard Van Ft. Worth, TX; Shirley Thomsen Fortuna, CA; J. Brent and Shirley Norlem Monticello, MN; Glenn and Mary Ellen Olsen Atlantic, IA; Margaret Hatcher Harlan, IA; Paul Hansen Elk Horn, IA $100 - $499 Ulrik Aaskov Badger, MN; Brad Myers Tivoli Fest Concert Donation; Jim Hoegh PA; LW and Connie Johnson Exira, IA; Garey Knudsen Hutchinson, MN; Eldon and Kathryn McKie Kirkwood, MO; Charles Merrill Elk Horn, IA; Daryle and Connie Moeller Elk Horn, IA; Alan Mores Harlan, IA; Outlook Study Club Elk Horn, IA; Wayne and Mary Ann Reiman Kennett Square, PA; Sherlyn Roberts Westminister, CO; Safeguard c/o Ed Leistad Atlantic, IA; Steven Simonsen Omaha, NE; Alan Steen Elk Horn, IA; David and Nancy Thompson Iowa City, IA; Donation Box at Windmill Elk Horn, IA; Wayne and Shirley Anderson Solon, IA; Richard and Sue Justman Minneapolis, MN; Isabel Hoegh Atlantic, IA; Edith Larsen Elk Horn, IA; Heidi Pedersen Denver, CO; Joanne Greving Elk Horn, IA; Beverly and Edwin Larsen Elk Horn, IA $500 - $999 Marc and Barbara Shelstrom Lancaster, WI; Howard and Karma Sorensen Elk Horn, IA; Doug and Wanda Smith Elk Horn, IA; Elva Rasmussen Elk Horn, IA; Joanne Potts Elk Horn, IA $1,000 - $1,499 Andy Andersen Elk Horn, IA; Marne Elk Horn Telephone Co. Elk Horn, IA Over $1,500 Dallas Hansen Elk Horn, IA; First Whitney Bank & Trust c/o Paul Gude Atlantic, IA; Shelby County State Bank Harlan, IA 2014 Endowment Adam and Denise Obrecht - $ Bent Thomsen - $50.00 Lawrence and Dorothy Gunton - $25.00 Mike Jorgensen - $47, Scoular & Employees (Mark Smith, Cal Rhoads, and Rick Sloth) - $ W. Clayton Nielsen - $10.00 Wanda Sornson - $ In-kind Donations Jill Madsen Elk Horn Supplies and creation of Danish signs for Tivoli Fest Jana Boettger Harlan 2 Planters for flowers Dale and Linda Nelson Exira Danish Plates and Figurines for resale Ketty Hyldia and Jøen Aalborg, Denmark Danish Plates and Articles of Handiwork resale Ardith Mann - Danish Plates for resale Julius and Joy Rodenmeyer Germantown, TN Danish Plates for resale Marc and Barbara Shelstrom Lancaster, WI - Danish Plates for resale Sally Olsen Cedar Rapids, IA - Danish Plates for resale Susan Woutens Niles, IL Danish Plates for resale Special care was taken in compiling this list however, if an error or omission is noted please accept our sincere apology for the unintended inaccuracy and let us know. Mange Tak! Many Thanks! Danish Windmill PO Box 245, 4038 Main Elk Horn, IA USA Kelsenbisca, Inc. & Steen Kaagh Mellville, NY - Danish Butter Cookies from Norre Snede Jonna Pallisbo Vejle, Denmark Danish Books and Folk Dancing Book for resale Henrick and Alice Molgaard Aabenraa, Denmark DVD and List of Foundations Mike and Lou Howard - Elk Horn 146 Color Books Gerda Rost Taastrup, DK - Landsoldaten Plate and Danmark Spoon Bill Rollins - Elk Horn, IA Repair to Catwalk Luna Cieslah - Brookfield, WI Danish Books (re-donated to the Elk Horn Library) Perry and Karen Bourne - Dakota Dunes, SD Bing & Grøndahl Plates for resale Old Danish Workshop Gene Thomsen Barb Smith Elk Horn Boxes of Wine/Case of Beer for Chairity Auction Ann Pauley Clive, IA Danish/German Plates for resale Jens Rost Taastrup, DK Grain Sack Memorials and Honorees Steve and Jana Boettger in memory of Joyce Bua Boettger, Joyce Hansen, Clifford Smith, and Harry Roenfeld Joanne Greving in memory of Chester Krogstad, Dick Olsen, Kathy Mohn, Joyce Redman, Harold Sand, Doug Archer Toby and Bev Henningsen in Calvin and Phyllis Hoegh in memory of Chester Krogstad, Dick Olsen, Verda Juelsgaard, Ima Karstens, Sue Nyman, Ruth Andersen, Arlene Haase, Howard Juel, Robert Poldberg, Arnie Juhler, Ross Bornholdt, and Mrs. Julius Hansen (Kirsten) Dave and Mary Knopp in Earl Madsen in memory of Chester Krogstad and Dick Olsen W. Clayton Nielsen in honor of Virginia Janet Nielsen in memory of Millie Eskov Scott and Tara Nielsen in memory of Millie Eskov Ann Nitzel in memory of Joyce Hansen Elinor Olsen in memory of Dick Olsen Allan and Carol Petersen in Mike and Lisa Riggs in memory of Dick Olsen, Verda Juelsgaard, Joyce Hansen, and Julie Nelson Hansen Egon Simonsen in memory of Verda Juelsegaard, Dick Olsen, Clarence Klein, Joyce Hansen, and Julie Nelson Hansen Mark and Barb Smith in memory of Dick Olsen and Verda Juelsgaard Galen and Eileen Sornson in Donna Archer in memory of Douglas Archer Wayne and Carolyn Behrend in memory of Sherlyn Roberts