Will you join us?

What is an Underwriter? Also known as a sponsor, Underwriters are generous community members who financially support Hiawatha Homes Foundation through the Festival of Trees.

Who can be an Underwriter? If you are interested, the answer is you! Use the links below to view benefits and complete your agreement.

Do I get to have a tree? How do I pick it out? Yes! You’ll select your beautifully decorated tree at the Exclusive Underwriter Preview Party before the Opening Night Gala on November 22. 

Can I design my tree? Yes! We ask that you follow all Tree Designer Guidelines and complete a Tree Designer Agreement. 

What else do I need to know? Mark your calendar for several important dates:

• November 22 – Exclusive Underwriter Preview Party and Tree Selection 
• November 22 – Opening Night Gala at J. Powers at the Hilton
• November 25 & 26 – Festival of Trees 
• November 27 & 28 – Tree Delivery   

We appreciate the time you’re taking to inquire. We invite you to become an Underwriter to help us continue the important work of providing opportunities for individuals with disabilities to live safe, enriching, productive and fulfilling lives. 

We are currently not accepting any more Underwriter Agreements. If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Hines at nhines@hiawathahomes.org or 507-226-0731.

Questions? Contact a member of the HH Foundation team at (507) 289-8683.

2022 Underwriters


Platinum Underwriters

Alliance Event Design
Fox 47
J. Powers
Metcalf Moving & Storage Co.
Post Bulletin / Rochester Magazine
Reagan Outdoor Advertising
Social Indoor of SE MN
Townsquare Media

Gold Underwriters

Bigelow & Lennon Construction
Data-Smart Computers
Lynn Roberts Foundation
Bryk on Broadway

Silver Underwriters

Charlie’s Eatery & Pub
Forte Living
Hunt’s Silver Lake Drug & Gift
Johnson Printing
Navarro Law Firm, PLLC
Wings Financial Credit Union

Diamond Underwriters

Atlas Insurance Brokers, LLC
Coulee Bank
Hauser Chem-Dry
Heartman Insurance
Hilltop Camper & RV
Larry and Jan Tarnow
Mayo Clinic
Penz Automotive Group
Pharmaceutical Specialties Inc.
Tom & Julie Bittinger
Todd Klees & DeAnna Larrabee

Emerald Underwriters

Action Plumbing & Heating
Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union
Dan & Kimberly Groteboer – RE/MAX Results
Daniel & Sheila McNallan
First Alliance Credit Union
Ginger & David Holmes
Janet & Larry Johnson
Lauren & Brian Falbo
McNeilus Steel Inc.
Merl & Marilyn Groteboer
Peter & Carol Carryer
Rochester Motor Cars
The Boldt Company
Total Vision Eyecare
Tulip Tree Studios
US Bank

Ruby Underwriters

Accord Electric
Altra Federal Credit Union
American Waterworks
Anderson Wheelchair – Anderson Family
Anytime Fitness – Stewartville & Byron
Archkey Technologies
Associated Bank
Bullpen Wealth Advisors
Carol Fitzgerald
Countryside Builders
Dwell Realty Group
Ellingson Insurance Group, LLC
Epic Concrete Solutions
Family of Sarah Larsen
Hilton Hotel Rochester
ISG, Inc.
Junge’s Flooring
Katy Davis & Family
Knud Jorgensen
Kwik Trip
Luther Park Place Motor Cars
Maier Tree & Lawn Service
Meshbesher & Spence, Ltd
Minnesota Energy Resources
Morris Concrete
North Risk Partners
Olmsted Medical Center
People’s Energy Cooperative
Premier Bank Minnesota
Restovich Braun & Associates
RSP Architects
Ryan Windows & Siding Inc.
Smith Schafer & Associates, LTD.
Sorellina’s Italian by Victoria’s
Ted W. Smith Agency Inc.
Victoria’s Ristorante & Wine Bar

Thank you for your commitment to Hiawatha Homes’ mission!

Festival of Trees – A Celebration of Giving
November 22, 25-26, 2022