Foundation Annual Reports

Our annual reports bear witness to the generosity of our donors, as well as the resounding influence of every single donation. Featuring stories of students who studied in Norway, to families attending an exhibit sponsored through our grant program, and so much more. 


The stories, facts and donors who made it possible are right here in our archive of annual reports.


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About the Board of Governors

The Sons of Norway Foundation Board of Governors is made up of 10 voting members and four non-voting members. Board of Governors members come from across the United States and they are all volunteers who serve without pay. They can serve up to three consecutive two-year terms and the terms are staggered so that half of the board members' terms expire  in even years and half during odd years. 


Apply for the Board of Governors

The Sons of Norway Foundation is now accepting applicants to its Board of Governors. Completed applications must be received by September 9, 2016. Please download and read the following informational documents prior to submitting your application.

Strategic Oversight and Visionary Board Model

Foundation Board of Governors Job Description

Foundation Board of Governors Application 

The applications may be e-mailed to If you have any questions please contact Foundation Director Corrie Maki Knudson at 612-821-4632 or


Board of Governors' Meetings

Yearly meetings for the purpose of conducting the business of the Foundation are held in Minneapolis and at other points throughout the year via teleconference. 


Board of Governors' Members (2016-2017)

Thomas Heavey Sr., President
Tacoma, WA

Jim Olson
Edina, MN

Dan Rude, Vice President
Missoula, MT

Elaine Nelson
Fargo, ND

Blaine Hedberg, Secretary
Westby, WI

Marcia Sorenson
Huston, ID

Dean Nelson, Treasurer (non-voting)
Minneapolis, MN

Doug Warne
Seattle, WA

Jon Tehven
Waverly, IA

Allison Foreman
Wanatchee, WA

Leslee Hoyum
Rockford, MN

Corrie Maki Knudson (non-voting)
Minneapolis, MN

Eivind Heiberg (non-voting)
Minneapolis, MN

Dave Ness (non-voting)
Eden Prairie, MN