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Parkston Area Foundation: Recognition Park and Telethon Fundraiser

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The Parkston Area Foundation (PAF) was established in 2004 and has seen great success since its inception.

Since 2007, the PAF has been giving annual grants and scholarships to worthy applicants in the Parkston area that currently total around $175,000.

“The Parkston Scholarship Fund is very new to the Parkston Area Foundation,” says PAF Board Member Audrey Bowar. “It was created within the PAF in 2017 with the purpose to provide a scholarship to EVERY graduating senior in Parkston. It is our intention to let the youth in Parkston know that we believe in them, we are willing to help them reach their goals, and we would like to see them return to our community in the future.”

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Milestone Anniversaries for our Community Savings Accounts

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This year, we have quite a few community savings account partners celebrating milestone anniversaries and we would like to congratulate and thank them for their partnership. The difference these and all of our local community foundations make on quality of life projects and other basic needs is immeasurable. We look forward to many more years of your success!

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Looking Back on 2017

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2017 was a full year for the South Dakota Community Foundation's (SDCF) community savings accounts (CSA). SDCF was excited to officially begin CSA's with two additional communities, growing to partnerships with 79 communities across South Dakota.

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Kimball Area Foundation hosts Keeping it in Kimball event

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In September 2016, the Kimball Area Foundation accepted a challenge grant from SDCF to raise $100,000 by September 2018 for $25,000 from SDCF. In efforts to raise awareness regarding the local CSA and reach the challenge grant goal, the Kimball Economic Development board and its Director, Anita Holan, organized "Keeping it in Kimball" with the goal of raising funds and awareness for the Kimball Area Foundation on Saturday, June 24 this year.

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Community Savings Accounts Provide Vehicle for Estate Gifts

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One of many reasons to have or start a community savings account (CSA) for your area is to provide a vehicle for donors to leave an estate gift to their hometown. Many former or current residents of your area might have charitable goals and wish to give back locally.

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