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Project Lulu partner organizations, artists & funders

Project Lulu partners with organizations and individuals who bring innovative approaches to projects. We have established many amazing partnerships already, each supported by one or two individuals who let passion, curiosity, experience and raw talent guide their work. Of course, our group projects wouldn't be possible without the amazing individuals who participate in each Reflecting Pool, workshop or study. They are the true partners all Project Lulu activities aim to serve.

Partner Organizations
Caring Ways Cancer Resource Center, Duluth, MN
Essentia Health - Duluth Clinic, Duluth, MN
Essentia Institute of Rural Health, Duluth, MN
Pathways - Health Crisis Resource Center, Minneapolis, MN
Polinsky Medical Rehabilitation Center, Duluth, MN
St. Luke's Regional Cancer Center, Duluth, MN
Miller Dwan Medical Rehabilitation Services, Duluth, MN
California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA
OLLI – Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSUCI

Funders & Donors
Project Lulu's mission has received direct and indirect funding through the following grants, donors & businesses:

  • Arrowhead Regional Arts Council (McKnight and Legacy funds)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Plus
  • Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation
  • Essentia Breast Health Fund and Essentia Research Board
  • Fish & Richardson, New York, NY
  • Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital, Grand Rapids, MN
  • Hartley Nature Center, Duluth, MN
  • MacRostie Art CenterGrand Rapids, MN
  • Maki & Overom, Duluth, MN
  • Medica Foundation
  • Miller-Dwan Foundation, Duluth, MN
  • Minnesota State Arts Board
  • New Scenic Cafe, Duluth, MN
  • On the Rocks Art Studios, Duluth, MN
  • St. Luke's Regional Cancer Center, Duluth, MN
  • UMD Stores, Duluth, MN
  • Individual donors!
  • Our Creative Collaborators Include . . .
    Project Lulu collaborates with artists, scientists, and other creative individuals.

  • Colleen Baggs, RN, program director, Caring Ways Cancer Resource Center, Duluth, MN;
  • Catherine Burriss, PhD, associate professor of peforming arts, CSU-CI (plus other faculty), Camarillo, CA;
  • Janelle Fresvik, Manager, Miller Dwan Rehabilitation Services
  • Charles Gessert, MD, MPH, senior research scientist, Essentia Institute of Rural Health, Duluth, MN;
  • Jody Hovland, artistic director, Riverside Theatre, Iowa City, IA (plus other actors there);
  • Cleo Hutton, author, stroke survivor, Duluth, MN
  • Karen Keenan, organization development consultant + musician + potter, Duluth, MN
  • Elizabeth Kuth, painter and teacher, Duluth, MN
  • Katie Marshall, executive director, MacRostie Art Center
  • Loree Miltich, poet, Grand Rapids, MN
  • Sheila Packa, poet and teacher, Duluth, MN
  • Catherine Podeszwa, actor & writer, Duluth, MN
  • Joellyn Rock, digital artist & UMD professor, Duluth, MN
  • Teresa Hagenah-Wingness, co-owner, On The Rocks Art Studio, Duluth, MN
  • Chelsey Wingness, co-owner, On The Rocks Art Studio, Duluth, MN
  • Participants of our Reflecting Pools and Arts Express workshops
  • 100+ breast cancer survivors who participated in our online journaling study
  • Lifelong learning students plus undergraduates at CSU Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA



  • Special Thanks to the generous support of:


    logo for Minnesota State Arts Board logo for Legacy Funds

    funding Partners in Arts Participation project with Caring Ways Cancer Resource Center for free Arts Express mini workshops, intensive workshop and take-home workbook


    Miller Dwan Foundation logo

    funding Reflecting Pools for medical rehabilitation patients & families


    Medica Foundation logo

    providing three crucial Core Mission grants


    Essentia Health logo

    sponsoring Reflecting Pools in this region & partnering for arts participation


    logo of Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation

    supporting a touring exhibit from Arts Express and Reflecting Pools


    Blue Cross Blue Shield logo

    providing outreach support for Reflecting Pools


    St Luke's Hospital logo

    sponsoring Reflecting Pools in this region




    New Scenic Cafe logo

    donating superb dining experiences to our fundraisers

    Hartley Nature Center logo

    opening your facility (and yurt) to our fall fundraiser


    Fish & Richardson logo

    providing pro bono help with intellectual property law


    Maki & Overom logo

    providing pro bono help with legal contracts


    Small Business Development Center logo

    free business consulting for our non-profit