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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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South Dakota Community Foundation Welcomes Patrick Gallagher to serve Northeast South Dakota

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In March 2020, Patrick Gallagher joined the South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) as Community Development Coordinator for the northeast region of the state. Based in Aberdeen, he looks forward to working with donors, communities, nonprofits, and financial advisors in understanding how the SDCF is making lives better in South Dakota, today and for future generations.​

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Board Member Shares Capital Area United Way History

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One of our newest board members, Scott Jones of Pierre, was recently keynote speaker at the Capital Area United Way Annual Meeting. He shared early history of the South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) and Capital Area United Way.

Mr. Jones was on the first steering committee and served as board chair in 1992 and 1993 for the Capital Area United Way. He continues to generously support the organization and its good work.

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Celebrating 100 Years of Giving in America

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Last week, more than 200 nonprofit leaders from across the nation gathered on Capitol Hill to urge lawmakers and their staffs to protect charitable giving in America.  Stephanie Judson, SD Community Foundation President represented South Dakota at the Charitable Giving Coalition’s (CGC) “100 Years of Giving Fly-in”.  With 2017 marking the 100th anniversary of the charitable tax deduction, the CGC urged lawmakers to recognize this milestone and preserve the tax incentive that encourages individuals to invest in their communities through donations to nonprofits. 

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Thank you for making 2016 another great year!

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As we prepare to bring in the New Year, all of us at the South Dakota Community Foundation want to thank the many generous donors and nonprofit partners that we have worked with in 2016.   Thank you for all you do to enhance the lives of all of us who call South Dakota home. 

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Knight Cities Challenge:  Opportunity for Aberdeen

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The Knight Cities Challenge is a grant program geared towards innovators and community leaders who are interested in making their communities a better place to live.  This challenge is open to anyone with big ideas and the ability to realize them in any of the Knight partner communities.

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