Wednesday, October 26th
  Mitchell Technical Institute - Mitchell, SD

Keynote Speaker 

Bob Sutton holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public administration, both from the University of South Dakota. He is currently the executive vice president and chief human resources officer  with Avera Health and also serves as the vice president of the South Dakota Board of Regents. He previously served as president of the South Dakota Community Foundation, president of the South Dakota Bankers Association, and executive director of the South Dakota Association of County Officials.  Sutton has served as the chairman of the South Dakota Housing Development Authority, South Dakotans for the Arts, and as a board member of Junior Achievement of South Dakota.

Bob's leadership experience coupled with his ability to motivate and inspire will be a great start to our time together.  


9:00 a.m. - SDCF Welcome - Steph Judson

9:30 a.m. - Featured Speaker - Bob Sutton

10:30 a.m. -  Break

10:45 a.m. -  Rita Anderson - Success in De Smet

11:30 a.m. -  Angela Tewalt - The Common Denominator of Leadership in the OTA region

12:15 p.m. -  Lunch and Panel Discussion

  • Tona Rozum - State Representative and Nonprofit board member
  • Amy Novak - Dakota Wesleyan University
  • Kenny Sherin - SDSU Extension

1:30 p.m. -  Dillon Kjerstad - Philip Area Foundation Success

2:15 p.m. -  Elli Haerter - Philanthropy and Leadership Trends from the Bush Foundation

3:00 p.m. -  Break

3:15 p.m. -  Leadership South Dakota:  L.E.A.D Rural 

  • Paula Jensen - Dakota Resources
  • Kayla Eitreim - Junior Achievement
  • Scott VandenBerg - First Dakota National Bank

4:00 p.m. -  Door prizes - Win $500 toward your fund!

Conference Location

Mitchell Technical Institue will play host to this year's conference.  We will be in the Amphitheater of the Technology Center building.  Map and directions are below.  

SDCF Philanthropy Conference Registration

Please complete the following form to register for this year's conference. If you have questions or concerns, please call us at 800-888-1842. Deadline to register is

    October 21st. Our conference gains value with each person that attends. Thank you for what you do!


Thank you for registering for the 2014 Philanthropy Conference!  A full agenda will be sent shortly.  We look forward to seeing you in Chamberlain on November 13th.