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submitted photo Winners of this year’s Everett Wilimek Endowment for Orchestral String Studies are Giovanni Allosso (left) and Summer Crow.They were congratulated by MaryAnn and Gregg Wilimek at the annual BAAE Donor Recognition Event in June.

Endearing endowment: The Bemidji Area Arts Endowment helps sustain local arts community

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This past spring, the Bemidji Area Arts Endowment awarded $16,285 in grants, setting a record disbursement (last year’s total was $11,000).


The BAAE is a component fund of the Northwest Minnesota Foundation, and its sole purpose is to fundraise in support of the arts community in Bemidji.

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