2006 Equality Rider: Jacob Reitan, co-director

Name: Jacob Reitan
Hometown: Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Age: 23

Statement:
I am the director of the Equality Ride. I organized this two-month-long journey to empower young activists and challenge the unfair school policies that discriminate against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students.

Sponsors:
Jacob has been sponsored a total amount of $12125.00.

Name Location Amount
Helen Klefstad (Jake’s Grandma) Bloomington, MN $3000.00
John J. Janc Mankato, MN $50.00
Bonnie and Dick Swanson North Mankato, MN $50.00
Peg Wellik Minneapolis, MN $50.00
Elizabeth Tisel Minneapolis, MN $250.00
Dean Schlaak and Tom DeGree Minneapolis, MN $300.00
Joan and Dick Hilden Minneapolis, MN $50.00
St. Paul College Club St. Paul, MN $75.00
Joshua Reitan and Jennifer Krause Minneapolis, MN $50.00
Britta Reitan and Matt Tourville Minneapolis, MN $250.00
Amanda Martin Minneapolis, MN $75.00
James Newstrom Minneapolis, MN $100.00
Mrs. D. D. Rounds Minneapolis, MN $100.00
Jed Hastings Minneapolis, MN $100.00
Emily Hemstreet and Benjamin Reitan Chaska, MN $150.00
Jeffrey Sartain and Mark Sedio St. Paul, MN $250.00
Sam and Sylvia Kaplan Minneapolis, MN $250.00
John Sullivan Minneapolis, MN $1000.00
Stan Kolden Minneapolis, MN $50.00
Glyn Northington Minneapolis, MN $25.00
Mary Lynn and Edward Murphy St. Paul, MN $50.00
J.E. Hastings New Brighton, MN $50.00
Larae Ellingson and James Hovland Edina, MN $100.00
Anne Deborah Wee Minneapolis, MN $75.00
Sarah Wisneski Minneapolis, MN $30.00
Jeff and Angie Parsons Minneapolis, MN $70.00
Eric Swanson Minneapolis, MN $50.00
John and Dorothy Reitan Tacoma, Washington $50.00
Michael Prah Class of 1977 U.S. Naval Academy North Hollywood, CA $100.00
Dennis Carey and Bruce Taylor Minneapolis, MN $50.00
Cris Elkins and Gene Hannold Greensboro, NC $1000.00
Chuck Phelan Los Angeles, CA $100.00
Rachel Palmer North Mankato, MN $50.00
Matthew Ellefson Metairie, LA $50.00
Kinney and Roger Eberhart North Mankato, MN $100.00
Jim David New York, NY $100.00
Bruce Taylor and Dennis Carey Minneapolis, MN $50.00
Lowell & Linda Flom Raschke North Mankato, MN $50.00
Brent Hovdestad Minneapolis, MN $100.00
Karen Snyder Bloomington, MN $25.00
kent gebhard minneapolis, mn $100.00
Lowell Erdahl Roseville, MN $50.00
Brian Malloy Clemson, SC $50.00
Anonymous Donor   $3000.00
Anonymous Donor   $100.00
Ken Dechman Class of 1980 Brigham Young University returned missionary Ghent, NY $100.00
Sandra Eggenberger Mankato, Minnesota $50.00
Dimitrios Hilton Saint Paul, MN $100.00
Karl Tyer Atlanta, GA $50.00
Robert Swingle Benton, PA $50.00

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