Donald G Gardner Humanities Trust

A nonprofit organization

1 donor

In 1944, Donald G. Gardner donated a painting by Frederick C. Frieseke, Breakfast In The Garden, to the City of Ely. It was hung in the Ely Public Library in 1945. In 1989, the painting was sold for $510,000.00 and the Donald G. Gardner Humanities Trust was created for the enhancement, growth and improvement of: 1. The Ely Public Library, 2. The arts and artisans of Ely and surrounding area, to include the performing arts, the visual arts and literature, 3. The creating and funding of scholarships, educational and artistic grants, 4. The cultural and aesthetic environment of the City of Ely and its surrounding area.

Organization Data


Organization name

Donald G Gardner Humanities Trust

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Arts & Culture


PO Box 720
Ely, MN 55731


(218) 365-2639