Phone: (320) 352-5201


Sinclair Lewis Foundation

Sinclair Lewis was the first American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. The Sinclair Lewis Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization which aims to increase awareness of Sinclair Lewis' ties to the Sauk Centre area.

Request for Proposal:
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    “This public notice is to inform qualified parties that public funds will be spent for the purpose of generating a Historic Structure Report on the Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home in Sauk Centre, MN. A Request for Proposal is available by contacting Jim Umhoefer, president of the Sinclair Lewis Foundation, at Interested parties should submit their proposal, as specified in the RFP document, by noon on Tuesday, July 21, 2015.”


Board of Directors

  • Jim Umhoefer - President
  • Colleen Steffes - Vice President
  • Roberta Olson - Secretary
  • Matt Hoeschen - Treasurer
  • Irene Trisko
  • Joyce Lyng
  • Dave Simpkins
  • Ramona Porter
  • Pat Lewis
  • Marcy Weitzel
  • Alice Karakas
  • Daniel Roberg









February 7th 1885 - January 10th 1951  

"What was once Sinclair Lewis is buried in no ground."
Dorothy Thompson