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Forum staff reports, Published January 21 2011

FutureBuilders, fundraising arm of Fargo's Trollwood Performing Arts, names new executive director

MOORHEAD - Sue Wiger was named the new executive director of FutureBuilders, the fundraising arm of Trollwood Performing Arts School.

The announcement was made shortly after 9 this morning at Bluestem Center for the Arts in south Moorhead, the site of TPAS.

“Our mission is to build Bluestem Center for the Arts into an exceptional community resource,” Wiger said in a prepared statement. “We have a wonderful heritage of making a difference in the lives of young people through Trollwood educational opportunities, and now Bluestem has an expanded mission to make a difference in the lives of people of all ages in the community.”

Trollwood is a arts program for Fargo Public Schools, but the performing arts school is located in Moorhead after a move from its oft-flooded location in north Fargo. Trollwood named Kathy Anderson as executive director of the performing arts school in November.

Wiger added that “Bluestem will provide programming that will include diverse events and performances,” including the Moody Blues concert June 8.

Most recently the Resource Development Director with the United Way of Cass-Clay, Wiger directed the efforts of the annual United Way Campaign.

In a prepared statement FutureBuilders President Jeff Nyquist praised Wiger for her fundraising experience.

“We are fortunate to have Sue joining us, and look forward to having her leadership and resource development talents,” Nyquist stated.

Before working for the United Way, Wiger worked for Forum Communications Co. as marketing events coordinator overseeing various FCC events including Life’s Options, Red River Job Fair, Speaking Of, Toast of the Town and Women’s Showcase.