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Who We Are

Canyon Scholars is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation managed and operated completely by volunteers in the United States and Mexico. One hundred percent of sponsor contributed funds go directly to students, families, and projects involved in the program. The Board of Directors is responsible for Canyon Scholars policies and programs.

The 2018 Officers and Directors are:


  • Rennard Svanoe, President
  • Tom Pierce, Secretary-Treasurer


  • Norval Bernhardt, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Catherine Buege, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Bob Jones, Billings, Montana
  • Fred Kalinoff, Clearwater, Minnesota
  • Elaine Lohr, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Jack States, Lander, Wyoming
  • Jean Unverzagt, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Joan Halvorson, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Todd Svanoe, Minneapolis, Minnesota







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