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.
A special thanks to these generous community partners for making the 2020 Festival of Trees – A Celebration of Giving possible! Together, we raised nearly $130,000 in support of individuals with disabilities in our community.
Bigelow & Lennon Construction, LLC
Hampton Inn – South Broadway
Lynn Roberts Foundation
Social Indoor of SE MN
Spectrum Pro Audio
Autumn Ridge Church
Crossroads License Bureau
Ann & Rahn Lund
Reliable Medical Supply
Accounting & Tax Associates, Inc.
Atlas Insurance Brokers, LLC
Tom & Julie Bittinger
Peter & Carol Carryer
Charlie’s Eatery & Pub
Brian Falbo & Lauren Kreimer
Pharmaceutical Specialties, Inc.
First Alliance Credit Union
Dan & Kim Groteboer – RE/MAX Results
Merle Groteboer – RE/MAX Results of Rochester
Janet & Larry Johnson
Todd Klees & DeAnna Larrabee
Daniel & Sheila McNallan
McNeilus Steel, Inc.
Rochester Motor Cars
Strategic Tax & Retirement
Subaru of Rochester
Larry & Janice Tarnow
Anderson Wheelchair, Inc./ Jim & Gretchen Anderson
Linda & Gil Becker
The Boldt Company
Clark Stump Grinding
Kathy Davis & Family
Ellingson Insurance Group, LLC
Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area
Ginger & David Holmes
Hunt Silver Lake Drug and Gift
Ben Kall, Legacy Realty Group RE/MAX Results
Family of Sarah Larsen
Luther Park Place Motor Cars
Main Street Dental Clinics
Maier Tree & Lawn
Merit Contracting, Inc.
Minnesota Energy Resources
North Risk Partners
Olmsted Medical Center
Peoples Energy Cooperative
Premier Bank Rochester
Ranfranz & Vine Funeral Home
Restovich and Braun & Associates
Ryan Windows & Siding, Inc.
Ted W. Smith Insurance Services, Inc.
Wells Fargo Advisors
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Winona State University