flying duck logo The Ernest Oberholtzer Foundation

Mission Statement

The Ernest Oberholtzer Foundation maintains Ober’s legacy and North Woods island home as a source of inspiration, renewal and connection to Indigenous Peoples, kindred spirits, and the natural world.

Annual Reports

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • Current Board of Directors


    • President: Peggy Anne Smith, Thunder Bay, Ontario
    • Vice-president: Bob Norbie, Great Falls, MT
    • Treasurer: Michael Reid, St. Paul, MN
    • Secretary: Mark Granlund, St. Paul, Minnesota


    • James Fitzpatrick, Hastings, MN
    • Bill Forsyth, Minneapolis, MN
    • George Glazier, Devens, MA
    • Bob Hilke, International Falls, MN
    • Pebaamibines (Dennis) Jones, Minneapolis, MN
    • Denise Lajimodiere, Moorhead, MN
    • Diane Tessari, Excelsior, MN

    Oberholtzer Foundation Staff

    • Beth Waterhouse, Executive Director, Edina, MN
    • Mairi Doerr, Summer Program Director, Cannon Falls, MN
    • Prudence Johnson, Summer Program Director, Minneapolis, MN
    • Paula DeMars, Archivist ~ Historian ~ Researcher, Bemidji, MN

    Emeritus Trustees

    • Robert Hugh Monahan (deceased)
    • Marnee Monahan (d)
    • Gene Monahan (d)
    • Ted Hall (d)
    • Delores Delaittre (d)
    • Charles Kelly, Tucson, AZ and Ranier, MN
    • Joe Paddock, Litchfield, MN
    • Doug Wood, Sartell, MN
    • Jean Sanford Replinger, Marshall, MN
    • Mary Swalla Holmes, Madrid, IA
    • Jim Davis, Pensacola, FL
    • Robin Monahan, Shoreview, MN
    • Harry Sweatt, Wayzata, MN
    • Elaine Thrune, Sartell, MN
    • Tim Heinle (d)

    Honorary Member

    • Ray Anderson (deceased), MN

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