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Spearfish Area Community Foundation awards grants to BHSU

Black Hills State University recently received several grants from the Spearfish Area Community Foundation.

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program, sponsored by Black Hills State University, received a $1,500 grant that will be used to help offset the costs of volunteer mileage reimbursement for those that deliver for Meals on Wheels.

The Johanna Meier Opera Theatre Institute, in residence at BHSU each summer, received a $2,000 grant toward the purchase of period wigs and music scores, which will then become part of the developing costume and music collections available for future opera productions.

The BHSU Little Jackets Learning Center received a $1,300 award that will go toward the purchase of new educational toys and materials for the center.

The Spearfish Area Community Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that was formed in 1997 by a panel of local businessmen and women to support projects intended for the betterment of Spearfish. The checks were presented by the 2007 president of the foundation, Lester Neis.

web_0501_rsvp.jpg Accepting the grant for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), sponsored by Black Hills State University, are Judith Haislett, vice president of Student Life; Jane Klug, director of Student Services; and Ruth Lettau, Sturgis RSVP coordinator. Presenting the check was Lester Neis, 2007 president of the Spearfish Area Community Foundation. The $1,500 award will be used to help offset the costs of volunteer mileage reimbursement for those that deliver for Meals on Wheels.
web_0499_opera.jpg Accepting the grant for the Johanna Meier Opera Theatre Institute is Dr. Holly Downing, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Black Hills State University. The check was presented by Lester Neis, 2007 president of the Spearfish Area Community Foundation. The $2,000 grant will be used to support the Johanna Meier Opera Theatre Institute, which is held each summer on the BHSU campus. Specifically, it will purchase period wigs and music scores, which will then become part of the developing costume and music collections available for future opera production.
web_0500_little-jackets.jpg Accepting the grant for the Little Jackets Learning Center at Black Hills State University are Judith Haislett, vice president of Student Life; and Jane Klug, director of Student Services. The check was presented by Lester Neis, 2007 president of the Spearfish Area Community Foundation. The $1,300 award will go toward the purchase of new educational toys and materials for the center.

 

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