Current and Past Board Members
2010-2011-2013- Board of Directors
Bonnie Nimmo, Chair, Business Representative, Advertising Committee, Volunteer,
Peggy Anderson, Secretary,Coordinator of The Organization, Web Designer, Survivor, Leadership Team, Business Representative,
Advertising Committee, November 15, 2010- , Large and Small Gifts Committee, Local, State, Fundraisers Representative, Volunteer
Coordinator, Fundraising Committee July 10, 2012-, Marketing/Advertising Committee July 16, 2012-, Finance Committee July 17, 2012-
-If you would like to receive periodic E-mail Updates, would like to volunteer, write Peggy, our secretary and coordinator.
-We are members of the following organizations: The National Breast Cancer Coalition
-We are members of The United Way of Duluth Affilate, Volunteer Program. The address is: 424 W. Superior Street, #402,
in The United Way Day of Caring, Leadership Match and Goods Match.
-We are members of GuideStar and have uploaded our with E-Z 990 N and past financial
-We will soon be a member of CharityNavigator-
-We were a Stay Classy Award Qualifer and the link in 2011 was
In 2011 we were nominated for the Stay Classy Award, we had 357 people who liked us, we didn't make
it to the next stage but got invited to San Diego.
In 2012 we were nominated for the Stay Classy Award, got 123 shares, 4 tweets, 2 Linkedin's, 2 Pin It. We
did not make it to the public voting stage.The criteria was a little different this year. Peggy also created a Facebook
event, we had 50 going to it, 17 maybes, and 2,403 that did not respond.
-We are a member organization of The Great Downtown Council as of June 1, 2012
-Do you want to give product to us? Check out our needs at:
-We are a member organization as of June 1, 2012 of The Lake Superior Fund Raising
Executives for 2012-2013.
In May of 2012, Circle of Hope located out of Duluth was nominated for the prestigious
13th annual Better Business Bureau (BBB) Integrity Award by one of its customers.
Unfortunately they have not been in operation for 3 years so they had to decline the
consideration. They were blessed to have the nomination.
We are a member of the National Breast Cancer Coalition.
Jim Anderson, Treasurer, Retired and Part Time Professor at DBU & Wisconsin
Technical College, Advertising Committee, Volunteer, Cancer Survivor, Finance Committee
November 15, 2010-
Janice Wallace, Representative, Survivor, Advertising in Superior, Small Gifts,
Small Business Representative, Finance Committee-July 17, 2012- ,
Board June 2011-
Sam Rathe, Representative, Survivor, Volunteer, Business Representative
from the Social Services area, June 2011- , (New) Fundraising Committee July 10, 2012-
Pat Esse, Social Services Representative, Survivor, Volunteer, Board Member June 2011-,
(New) Fundraising Committee July 10, 2012-
Tom Porter, Business Owner Representative, (New) Fundraising Committee July 10, 2012,
Sunrise Cemetery & Funeral Home in Hermantown (add website)-Board Member June/2012-
Terri Newman, Vice Chair (June 23, 2012- ), Past Representative (Nov. 15, 2010-June 23, 2012),
Survivor,Volunteer,(New) Fundraising Committee July 10, 2012-, Small Business Representative,
Board Member-November 15, 2010-
Dr. Kim Storm, Board Consultant, Volunteer, (New) Fundraising Committee July 10, 2012-
Circle of Hope's Adopted Vision, Values, and Priority as of 7/2/12:
Vision: The Circle of Hope organization is a vibrant organization consisting of a volunteer board
of directors. The board along with volunteers serve as ambassadors to increase our mission,
resources, and community impact to help the lives of those in need in the breast cancer and
Values: We value who we are and what we stand for in the communities that we serve.
We take pride in the fact that we have impacted the lives of others and will continue
to impact others lives by the contributions of our dedicated volunteers and donors.
These values serve as the foundation for Circle of Hope.
-We value each clients needs, and we will try to help them to the best of our ability.
-We value the spirit of volunteerism and leadership in ourselves and others who we
help to engage in this mission.
-We value the friendships that we gain from supporting each other, our volunteers,
and our donors.
-We value the diverse perspectives of our board members, volunteers, donors,
and our clients.
-We value the our organization and all that it does to help clients.
Priority: We will actively carry out our mission of helping breast
cancer patients and women with gynecological cancer.
Board Members and Position Recommendations: Bonnie Nimmo,
Jim Anderson, Peggy Anderson
-We have board members who not all Caucasian. Some are Jewish, Native American, etc.
Past Board Members:
1. Peggy Rydberg (Vice Chair, Survivor, Leadership Team/medical leave)
Peggy died on February 10, 2012 at 6:45 a.m. of metastastic breast cancer.
She was a member of the Red Cliff Tribe. (November 15-2010-)
2. Tammy Graves (Copp) Miller (Board member, Leadership team/moved
to Grand Rapids, MN.), (November 15, 2010-)
3. Jaima Hanson (Duluth Grill Board Representative from the Business
Sector.), (November 15, 2010-)
4.Carol Snoeyenbos, Small Business Representative, Graphic Designer, (New)Fundraising
Committee July 10, 2012-July 16, 2012, Marketing/Advertising Committee July 16, 2012-,
January 7, 2013
5.Colleen Hasforth, Community Representative, Survivor, Fundraiser Committee
Representative, (New) Fundraising Committee July 10, 2012-March 23, 2013
November 15, 2010-March 23, 2013
Board Training: Circle of Hope Board Boot Camp-2012 (Sunrise Bldg., Trainer: Dr. Kim Storm)
Board Social Events: Karen Geegan Night-2012 (Wine Tyme, Choo Choo Restaurant)
Anderson Barbecue-2012 (canceled to a death of a board members husband), Cookie
Board Mini Social Fundraisers for Operating Expenses (by Specific Board
Members with Businesses: Lucky Bucks (a different version), $5.00 auction items,
$2.00 auction items, wine auction, Mini Antique Bidding
Volunteers: We have a large volunteer base. No board member or volunteer
is paid a salary. All services are free of charge. We don't fundraise for salaries
or to provide services. There are folks that donate toward our operating costs.
1. Circle of Hope's #1 CPA is Steve Alaspa.
2. Circle of Hope's Current Insurance Agent is:
Timothy J. Rothe-Agent/Holden Insurance Agency, 1.218.628.3618 & 1.715.394.7741
3. Circle of Hope's Lawyer is Brian Lukasavitz, Lukasavitz Law Group,
Brian specializes in Non-Profit Law. Wills, Medical Directives,Durable Power of Attorneys
and Art & Entertainment Law.
4. Circle of Hope's Graphic Designer is Carol Lilyquist at:
Robert Zimmerman-Liscomb-Hood-Mason/VP, 218-722-7472
Sacred Heart Music Center (left over food items 2 concerts, Hope Concert and
Damino Center (2012-clothes from a clothing sale at the
Coppertop Church), 206 W. 4th St., Duluth, clothes for anyone
(Clothes from 2013 sale Coppertop Church to Salvation Army store and baby clothes to Safe Haven.)
Salvation Army-3 locations: 2101 W. Superior St.,Duluth (Clothing Store), 722-7723; 215 S. 27th
Avenue, Duluth(food and other services), 722-7934; 916 Hughitt Avenue, Superior, 715-394-7001,
St. Lukes Hospital, Clinic, & Cancer Center, 1001 E. Superior St., Duluth,
Heide's ( chemo caps and also other items for hospital patients), 701 1/2 N. 6th St., Duluth,
Denfeld Strive Program (School Within a School), Denfeld High School, 401 North 44th Avenue West, Duluth (Left over
Food from The Pink Party)
Essentia Duluth, Essentia Clinics on the Range and in International Falls (Chemo Caps given)
(2011-2012-2013), Cancer Center, 420 E. lst St., Duluth; Essentia Main Clinic, 400 E. 3rd St.,
Keep The Spirit of Hope Alive