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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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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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Small town receives $1 million

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One of the most rewarding aspects of my job with the South Dakota Community Foundation is the opportunity to work with generous individuals and families who want to impact the lives of South Dakotans.

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What is the South Dakota Community Foundation?

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I recently spent time with other community foundation professionals from across the country and was somewhat shocked by their mindset.  Now, I know that viewpoints can vary depending on where you call home.  Additionally, I will be the first to admit that other viewpoints are a very good thing.  I always say, “If everyone thought like me, this would be a very boring world.”

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