Drumroll, please! The winner of the state competition is…


Minnesota, we’ll be heading your way this spring!

For our 95th anniversary, the AMM Board challenged #ProudMuseumPeople across the region to a state competition in support of Midwest Museums through gifts to the AMM Annual Fund. The winning state with the highest number of contributions would be the location of a spring in-person museum mixer.

It was a close competition – Michigan made a comeback, with Illinois and Wisconsin close behind, but Minnesota held the lead!



Minnesota may have taken home the top prize in this competition but, with the show of support for the AMM Annual Fund this year, everyone is a winner!

Thanks to the generous support of many museums, corporations, and individuals across the Midwest, we not only met our record-setting goal of $20,000, but exceeded it with over $23,000 in contributions! Your support will help us sustain core programs in 2024 but also continue to innovate and respond to evolving member needs.

What can we say? You are AMAZING!


Individual Contributions

$2,500 or more

Ellen Censky

Charles L. Katzenmeyer

$1,000 – $2,499

Cheryl Darr

Joy DeFrance

Paul Fladten

Milne Family Foundation

Jan Serr and John Shannon

$500 – $999

Brenda Raney

Katherine Van Allen

Monica Walker

$100 – $499

Ford Bell

Eric Dougal

Ben Garcia

John Herbst

Kaman Hillenburg

Joe Imholte

Bruce Karstadt

Kathy Kelsey Foley

Susan Kloewer

Carl R. Nold

Whitney Owens

Cassie Sacotte

Matthew Toland

Ida Tomlin

Betsy Matt Turner

Amy Walker

Kent Whitworth

Karen Witter

Gregory Wittkopp

Erich Zuern

Proud Museum Person Pins and More

Ben Barbera

Tamara Hemmerlein

Kaman Hillenburg

Katherine Hunn

David Kelliher

Benjamin Leonard

Kevin Maijala

Susan Matt

Megan Mooha

Rachel Mullins

Monica Ramsey

Dawn Scher Thomae

David Schmitz

Nicole Smith

Henrietta Stauffer

Lesley Wright


Leadership Circle Members