Mary Ellen Rolfson

“Landon’s courage, strength, bravery, peacefulness and unwavering faith wasn’t like anything I had ever seen in an adult, much less a child battling a life-threatening brain tumor. Landon’s kindness was woven into his daily interactions since he was born. He inspired me to be a better person and live a life full of significance and purpose. I want to live like Landon!”

Mary Ellen Rolfson is honored and humbled to be a part of the Landon’s Light Foundation at the ground-breaking phase. She believes when you align your passion with giving, it feels as though you can never give enough of your time, talent or resources.

Mary Ellen and her family have been close family friends with the Solberg family for many years. Landon and Parker, Mary Ellen’s son, had an immeasurable bond since before they could walk.

She is eager to carry on Landon’s legacy by spreading his light and kindness throughout our community. To support and brighten another child and family’s day will bring significant and mutual joy.

Mary Ellen served on the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley board from 2012 through 2018. During that time, she held the roles of Financial VP, President and served on the Sweetheart Ball Committee. She also served on the Governance Committee for the YWCA in 2019.

Mary Ellen was named the Executive Director of Landon’s Light Foundation in January 2021. She and her husband, Mike, have been honored to call this community home since attending MSUM in 1999. They have 3 active boys, Parker (13), Brayden (10) and Cullen (4).