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Fargoans give $2 million gift to Anne Carlsen Center

The gift will be used to help build a new 110,000-square-foot campus in Jamestown, N.D., to provide children and adults with developmental delays, disabilities and other healthcare needs a wide spectrum of support and service options.

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Two Fargoans have given $2 million toward the construction of a new campus for the Anne Carlsen Center in Jamestown, N.D., seen in this architect's rendering. (Submitted Rendering)
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JAMESTOWN, N.D. — The Anne Carlsen Center has received a $2 million gift from two Fargo residents to help build a new 110,000-square-foot campus in Jamestown.

The announcement of the gift by John Ballantyne and Vicky Berg was made Thursday, Nov. 4, by Anne Carlsen’s CEO Tim Eissinger.

“We were looking for really meaningful ways to contribute to the immediate and regional vicinity,” Berg said. “When John told me about Anne Carlsen, it was a no-brainer.”

“This gift is one of the most generous we have ever received at Anne Carlsen. John and Vicky understand how important our mission is for the children and families we serve, not only in Jamestown, but across all the services provided in our (eight) community locations across North Dakota.” Eissinger said.

The nonprofit Anne Carlsen Center provides children and adults with developmental delays, disabilities and other health care needs a wide spectrum of support and service options.

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Ballantyne is the chief scientific officer and co-founder of Aldevron LLC. Berg is a denial coding analyst at Sanford Health.

“There is a great deal of dignity in independence. It is really part of the maturation process of an individual. The efforts the Anne Carlsen Center makes in this regard are laudable,” Ballantyne said.

The announcement of the gift preceded a groundbreaking for the new campus along Interstate 94, immediately east of the Jamestown Regional Medical Center.

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Fargoans Vicky Berg and John Ballantyne have donated $2 million to the Anne Carlsen Center in Jamestown, N.D., the nonprofit announced Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. (Submitted Photo)

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Helmut Schmidt is a reporter for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead's business news team. Readers can reach him by email at hschmidt@forumcomm.com, or by calling (701) 241-5583.
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