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South Dakota’s First Need-Based Scholarship Program

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The South Dakota Community Foundation is proud to be a partner in the launch of South Dakota’s first need-based scholarship program. During a January 6 event, First Premier Bank and T. Denny Sanford announced a $50 million gift to seed what is meant to grow into a $200 million endowment to fund college scholarships for students from low-income families. The program will be named the Premier Scholarship Fund.

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National Standards Accreditation Affirms SDCF’s Commitment to Excellence

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“This is a significant accomplishment,” said Stephanie Judson, SDCF President & CEO. “When people trust the South Dakota Community Foundation with a charitable bequest, to establish a fund, or set a gift annuity, they do it knowing that we have met rigorous standards for donor services, investment management, grantmaking and administration.”

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Greater Clark Area Foundation Receives $1 Million Estate Gift

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The Greater Clark Area Foundation recently announced they received a $1 million estate gift from former Clark, S.D. area farmer, Ortwin Buss.

“The impact Mr. Buss will make through this estate gift after his passing is immeasurable,” said Tom LaBrie, President of the Clark Area Foundation. “We are grateful for his generosity and are very excited to see the difference this makes in our community.”

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