• 1820 Valkyrie Drive NW,
  • Rochester, MN 55901
  • HHI: 507-289-7222
  • HHF: 507-289-8683

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? On Sunday, November 21, we will be hosting a Tree Selection Reception where you will choose your tree. On Monday, November 22, the trees will be moved to their display location to be ooohed and ahhhed over for the week. On Monday, November 29, your tree will be delivered to the location of your choice (within 10 miles of Rochester).

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

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

Monday, November 22-28 – Trees on Display in Downtown Rochester. The Rochester Downtown Alliance is hosting each tree for the week. What a spectacle it will be!

Sunday, November 21 – Tree Selection Reception: One, two, kick off your shoes! And get ready to run to the in-person tree viewing and selection reception. All of our Underwriters and one guest are invited to the Empire Event Center for the premier viewing and gratitude ceremony. Stay tuned for more details.

Tuesday, November 24 – Opening Night Gala: It is our intension to host this cherished event in-person while following all MDH guidelines and Governor Directives. Details to be announced in Fall 2021.

Monday, November 29 – Tree Delivery: Trees will be delivered between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Underwriters will receive specific details the week before the event.

Please know that 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.

I want to learn more! Where should I look? Contact us at (507) 289-8683 if you’d like to receive an official invitation to participate. Also, please follow along and engage with us via this page, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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


For over 35 years, Hiawatha Homes Foundation has embraced generous community support from businesses, individuals, and families. Below are the valued Underwriters that are joining us in our mission to support people with disabilities during the 2021 Festival of Trees – A Celebration of Giving.




Bryk on Broadway

Bigelow & Lennon Construction, LLC

Data-Smart Computers

Lynn Roberts Foundation

Spectrum Pro Audio


Charlie’s Eatery & Pub

Hunt Silver Lake Drug & Gift


Johnson Printing

Post Bulletin

Sunshine Sanitation


Atlas Insurance Brokers, LLC

Tom & Julie Bittinger

Peter & Carol Carryer

Larry & Janet Johnson

Penz Automotive


Associated Bank

Bremer Bank

First Alliance Credit Union

Merle Groteboer – RE/MAX Results of Rochester

Heartman Insurance

Todd Klees & DeAnna Larrabee

Daniel & Sheila McNallan

McNeilus Steel, Inc.

Minnwest Bank

Larry & Janice Tarnow

U.S. Bank


American Waterworks

Linda & Gil Becker

Coulee Bank

Countryside Homes

Kathy Davis & Family

Ellingson Insurance Group, LLC

Family of Sarah Larsen

Luther Park Place Motor Cars

Maier Tree & Lawn

Merit Contracting, Inc.

Minnesota Energy Resources

Morris Concrete

North Risk Partners

NorthStar Financial Partners, LLC

Olmsted Medical Center

Peoples Energy Cooperative

Premier Bank Rochester

Ranfranz & Vine Funeral Home

Reliable Medical Supply

Restovich and Braun & Associates

RSP Architects

Smith Schafer & Associates, LTD.

Ryan Windows & Siding, Inc.

Ted W. Smith Insurance Services, Inc.

Thank you for your commitment to Hiawatha Homes’ mission!

Festival of Trees – A Celebration of Giving
November 24, 27-29, 2020