Charles & Lois Ann Rose [Donor Advised Fund / Scholarship Fund / Bequest]
Charles and Lois Ann Rose are native South Dakotans. Charles came from a
Meade County farm/ ranch near Sturgis and Lois was...
Larry Owen [Charitable Remainder Trust]
The best way to describe Larry Owen's involvement as a founding member of
the South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) is to understand his long held
friendship with and respect for...
Mansour Karim [Endowment]
Mansour Karim immigrated to the United States from Iran in 1950 at age 22
with just $27 in his pocket. In 2018, Karim, who passed away in 2019,
celebrated his 90th birthday in...
Phyllis Hanse Endowment / Bequest
Phyllis Hanse was a beloved member of Webster, South Dakota and taught
piano lessons there for many years. She passed away in 2016, leaving a
legacy of generosity for the Webster...
Craig Matthesen Endowment / Bequest
Craig Matthesen was the definition of a small town businessman. He prided
himself on providing local service to the Huron community for decades as
the owner of Freeze Frame...
A former resident of Webster, South Dakota
My father died when I was only 15 years old and college seemed like an unattainable goal. With no family financial assistance available, I worked throughout high school and was able...
Vern Jones Charitable Remainder Trust
Vern Jones was a farmer and rancher for 63 years - ever since he was six years old. He had a love of the land but knew when...
Jeff & Linda Erickson Donor Advised Fund
In both family and career, Jeff and Linda Erickson's life together may best
be described in the words of Henry David Thoreau "Success...
Bill Matousek Endowment/Community Foundation
To those who knew him, Bill Matousek was the epitome of generosity.
Betterment of the Tripp County community was extremely...
Stephanie Miller Davis Donor Advised Fund
Stephanie Miller Davis was a beloved mother, wife, friend,
and community volunteer. In her lifetime, she touched countless...
Dan and Arlene Kirby Endowment
Native South Dakotans Dan and Arlene Kirby of Sioux Falls are longtime
supporters of SDCF's ability to create legacy charitable...
Steele Family [Scholarship Fund]
Though the Steele family lives hundreds of miles away from Faulkton, South Dakota, the connection they feel to students who benefit from the scholarship fund they established in their hometown deepens each year.
Gary & Connie Grittner - Donor Advised Fund
The Gary and Connie Grittner story begins like many others. Neither family had money for college, but both Gary and Connie were strongly encouraged to get an education, and both achieved advanced degrees.
Lori and Wayne Ibarolle [Memorial Gift]
Looking for a way to memorialize their daughter Khrista, who at the age of 31 was killed during a carjacking incident in California, Lori and Wayne Ibarolle contacted the Boys & Girls Club of Yankton.
Dr. Reuben Bareis [Tax Planning]
Passing down the Christian tradition of "in giving, comes receiving" was the way Dr. Reuben Bareis and his late wife Marlowe lived their life and raised their family.
Scott & Julia Jones [Endowment]
More than 200 years ago, theologian John Wesley wrote, "Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can."
Harlan and Mae Niedermyer - Faith, Family, and Friends
Harlan and Mae Niedermyer lived frugal and faithful lives. They felt it was more important to be generous with the gifts they'd received in life than live in excess.
Lifetime Planning - Perpetual Impact: Gail Miller
For the late Wall, SD native Gail Miller, hard work was second only to putting together a great deal.
Doug and Linda Buri
Doug and Linda Buri of Milbank have been selected for the South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) Hometown Hero Award.
Mary and Michael Fuchs
What better way to honor his wife, thought Michael Fuchs, than setting up a fund at the South Dakota Community Foundation to help some of the young women she cares most deeply about?
Jack and Ruth Cannon
Community involvement discussions in the Rapid City area invariably come around to the late Jack and Ruth Cannon.
Glenna Fouberg: Volunteer/Fundraiser
South Dakota, Aberdeen and the South Dakota Community Foundation lost a strong and compassionate community leader when Glenna Fouberg passed away in early 2021. With her death, the less fortunate among us lost a powerful advocate. As her husband Rod summarized, Glenna "had a place in her heart for people who got left behind."
Chad Locken — Facilitating the Impact Charitable Giving Can Have Locally
Chad Locken, an attorney in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and native of neighboring Groton, has a strong connection to his small-town roots.
Kurt Solay—Helping Clients Make a Difference Through Charitable Giving
A Parkston South Dakota native, Kurt Solay has been practicing law for over 30 years. "Time goes by fast when you're having fun."
Randy Franssens [Designated Funds]
Randy Franssens was recently presented with the SDCF Hometown Hero award from Jeff Veltkamp, Director of Development.
Jeanne Weigum [Designated Funds]
The South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) recently presented Jeanne Weigum with the Hometown Hero award, a tier of their legacy society.
Harley & Sharlene Hoffman Family Fund - Donor Advised Fund
Joe and Anna have been faithful supporters of our organization. They believe it is important to help further our mission.
Sam F. Weller Family Foundation [Donor Advised Funds]
The Weller Family Foundation is one of many legacies SDCF is honored to assist in creating. Richard "Dick" Weller, son of Sam F. Weller, first...
Generational Philanthropy with Jim and Vicki Lust
Jim and Vicki Lust of Aberdeen have partnered with the South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) to facilitate their charitable giving since 2012.