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Check presentation at Washington Pavilion

The South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) presented a $6,000 South Dakota Fund grant to the Washington Pavilion of Arts & Science.  Funds will provide partial support for hardware and equipment upgrades for their communication center.

“Support from this grant will provide new and returning patrons with a welcoming space, increase awareness of Pavilion offerings, improve safety communication, and eliminate logistical barriers to maximize the patron experience”, said Brett Cooper, Sr. Development Associate & Volunteer Coordinator, Washington Pavilion of Arts & Science. “The mission of the Washington Pavilion is to inspire, educate, entertain and enrich our region by creating opportunities for all to explore and experience the arts and science and we are delighted to be able to invest in technology that provides a safe, accessible and engaging experience.”

The Washington Pavilion, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, serves 400,000 people annually. They are creating a building-wide communication center and upgrading its in-house signage to a digital platform. This new platform will become the key information source and wayfinding system used at the Pavilion. The communication center, consisting of a series of network-connected televisions in strategic locations, will provide patrons with information about daily programming, facility directions and upcoming performances as well as serve as a message board for safety and weather alerts.

“The South Dakota Community Foundation is proud to partner with the Washington Pavilion as they work to expand their facility services”, said Ginger Niemann, SDCF Senior Program Officer. “This communication center will go a long way in streamlining patron interaction and communication.”

The South Dakota Fund is an unrestricted fund that makes grants in support of culture, economic development, education, health and human services. The SDCF awards grants throughout the year to nonprofits that meet vital and diverse needs across the state. Interested applicants can learn more by visiting https://sdcommunityfoundation.org/for-nonprofits/sd-fund-grants/

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The SDCF distributed more than $13.5 million in grants in 2017 which made a tremendous difference in communities statewide. This would not have been possible without the generosity of our donors. If you have a specific cause you would like to support or would prefer to give for the general good of our state, please visit https://sdcommunityfoundation.org/for-donors/ to learn more or give us a call at (605) 224-1025.