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Celebrating the Life of Ava Memmen - Heartland Film

Celebrating the Life of Ava Memmen


Dear Friends,

Ava Memmen, a founding board member and tireless supporter of Heartland Truly Moving Pictures, passed away on September 19th, 2012.

Ava was instrumental in starting the work of Heartland with her vision and giving.  She brought passion, insight, and wonderful encouragement to the early days, helping build the strong foundation which allowed Heartland to grow into the work it is today.  Ava served on the Board of Heartland until her passing

We celebrate the love and inspiration that Ava brought to our lives and extend our gratitude to those who have honored Ava’s memory through memorial contributions to Heartland:

  • Mr. & Mrs. Doug Briggs
  • Cal-Comp USA
  • Sarah Cartwright
  • Kimberly & James Cochrane
  • Charles & Cheryl Curtis
  • Pierre Francois
  • Steve & Becky Furste
  • Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates, Inc.
  • Katz, Sapper & Miller LLP
  • Donald & Phyllis Laskowski
  • Katie McKinney
  • Mr. & Mrs. David Memmen
  • Karen Mersereau
  • Donald Palmer
  • Kathy Poole
  • Peter Reist
  • Kyle Royer
  • Kevin & Melissa Schmidt
  • Patricia Sharp
  • Cheryl Shipp
  • Daniel & Emily Shreve
  • Kent & Mary Susott
  • Patricia Ann Taylor
  • Glen & Nancy Toren
  • Westwood Endowment, Inc.

Ava’s legacy will live on every day as we inspire filmmakers and audiences through the transformative power of film here at Heartland.


Jeff Sparks
President & CEO, Heartland Truly Moving Pictures


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