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Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Society and the Esther and Raleigh Pilster Endowment

Organizational support and primary funding for the Story Catcher Workshop and Festival has been provided by the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Society and through a generous grant made possible through the Esther and Raleigh Pilster Fund, administered by the Society. Membership to the society is $50 per year, and can be completed online at the website above. Special thanks to Elizabeth Chase, Executive Secretary, for all her efforts in setting up the website, promoting the workshop, completing the contracts for the workshop and minding the budget; J.L. Schmidt, Public Relations Coordinator, for all the great news releases, newsletter items and publicity; and Christy Chamberlin, board member, for helping with planning, registration and funding.

English and Humanities at CSC

The English and Humanities Department at Chadron State College has provided funding for portions of the workshop and the guiding vision and organization through our Planning Committee and our Departmental Staff:

o   Dr. Matthew Evertson, Professor, Workshop Director

o   Dr. Steven Coughlin, Assistant Professor, Workshop Director

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Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center

In addition to providing a beautiful meeting place for our workshop, staff of the center have provided invaluable support through planning, gathering materials and setting up the welcome packets, and promoting and publicizing the workshop.

Chadron State College

A very special thanks goes out to the College Relations staff, including Tena Cook and Alex Helmbrecht  for promoting our event. Thank you to CSC Conferencing for helping to publicize our workshop and for helping with registration. Conferencing, Housing, and Dining Services at CSC have helped coordinate our comfort at the workshop, and kept us well-fed!  Finally, we appreciate very much the support from the present leadership on campus including President Dr. Randy Rhine and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Charles Snare and Dean of Liberal Arts Dr. James Margetts.

And Others

Thanks go out to all who have volunteered to help, promoted or supported our workshop!