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The Puppeteers of America Rufus and Margo Rose Endowment Fund was established in 1975 to honor the passing of fine performers and great friends of puppetry, Rufus and Margo Rose. The Endowment Fund makes possible financial grants to active puppeteers for projects that will further the growth and development of the art of puppetry. Contributions to the fund are invested and every other year awards are made from the interest that has accumulated. Awards generally range from $500 to $1000.

An Endowment Fund contribution is a fitting way to honor a departed friend of puppetry or to express thanks to a colleague, committee or guild. It is also a concrete way to express interest in and dedication to the art of puppetry. Contributions to the fund are tax deductible. As this fund grows, more money will be available for the financing of worthy projects. Please contact Aretta Baumgartner, Endowment Fund Committee Chair, at with any questions or concerns.

New Cycle Information coming Feb 2023

2021 Grant Cycle

2019 Endowment Final Report

Past Endowment Recipients

Puppeteers of America
310 East 38th St, Suite 127
Minneapolis, MN 55409