Black Hills State University has had many generous donors throughout the years who have made our university the place it is today. The top five categories are known as the Joseph F. and Martha P. Nelson Society, the John T. Vucurevich Society, the Kathryn Confer Society, the Walter and Margaret Dickey Society and the Fayette L. Cook Society.

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Joseph F. and Martha P. Nelson Society

$1,000,000 or more

Joseph F. and Martha P. Nelson were the first to donate $1 million to Black Hills State University.  In recognition of their generosity this Society honors those who have contributed $1,000,000 or more in lifetime gifts or who make provisions for irrevocable trusts and other deferred gifts of $1,000,000 or more to BHSU, are also granted membership is this most prestigious cumulative-giving society.

Donors
Anonymous
Anonymous
Dana and LaDawn Dykhouse
Harvey and Joy Krautschun
Joseph F.* and Martha P.* Nelson
Clare* and Josef* Meier


*Deceased

John T. Vucurevich Society

$500,000 - $999,999

John T. Vucurevich had a significant and positive impact on the University and its students, faculty, and employees. In recognition of their generosity this Society honors those who have contributed between $500,000 to $999,999 in lifetime gifts or who have made provisions for irrevocable trusts and other deferred gifts of $500,000 to $999,999 to BHSU, are also granted membership in this most prestigious cumulative-giving society.

Anonymous
First Premier Bank/Premier Bankcard
John T. Vucurevich*

*Deceased

Kathryn Confer Society

$250,000 - $499, 999

Kathryn Confer was the first to donate $250,000 to Black Hills State University.  In recognition of her generosity this Society honors those who have contributed between $250,000 - $499,999 in lifetime gifts or who hake provisions for irrevocable trusts and other deferred gifts of $250,000 to $499,999 to BHSU, are also granted membership in this most prestigious cumulative-giving society.

Donors
Kathryn Confer*
Leonard* and Helen Fahrni
Lloyd* and Elnora* Hultgren
Bruce M. Johnson
Marie Giese Loveland*
Audrey Mullin*
T.H.* and June Proctor
Madeline A. Young*

Deceased*

Walter and Margaret Dickey Society

$100,000 - $249,999

Walter and Margaret Dickey donated their home valued at over $100,000 to Black Hills State University in 1981. The home is the residence for the president of Black Hills State University. In recognition of their generosity this Society honors those who have contributed between $100,000 to $249,999 in lifetime gifts or who have made provisions for irrevocable trusts and other deferred gifts of $100,000 to $249,999 to BHSU, are also granted membership in this most prestigious cumulative-giving society.

Donors
Robert and Linda Albert
Anonymous
Anonymous
Robert and Sandra Battin
Allene Chiesman*
H.W. (Herb)* Clarkson, E.W. (Earl)* Clarkson and families
Black Hills Corporation
Arthur and Florence* Davis
Walter* and Margaret* Dickey
Alice Dunn*
First Interstate Bank
First Western Bank
Eric B.* and Dorcile R.* Fowler
Great Plains Education Foundation, Inc.
Derral Herbst
James Hess
Lantis Enterprises
Matthias Lipartiti*
James* and Phyllis McDaniel
Donna G. McLaughlin*
Ed R. McLaughlin and Doris Marie Strom
Betty Jean Nelson*
Patricia Noren
Betty Richey*
Ray and Helen* Running
President Kay and Dr. Ken Schallenkamp
John T. Vucurevich Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation - Educational Matching Gift Program

*Deceased

Fayette L. Cook Society

$50,000 - $99,999

Fayette L. Cook was the first president at Spearfish Normal/Black Hills State (1885-1919). In recognition of his commitment and service to Black Hills State this Society honors those who have contributed between $50,000 to $99,000 in lifetime gifts or who have made provisions for irrevocable trusts and other deferred gifts of $50,000 to $99,999 to BHSU, are also granted membership in this most prestigious cumulative-giving society.

Anonymous
FMC Corporation
Gold Dust Gaming
Evelyn F. Elliott*
Charlotte Forsberg*
Joe and Wilma* Giacometto
Myrle and Pam Hanson
Leonard "Ben" and Carol Henry
James & Kathleen Hood
Gary and Carol Johnson
Junek’s Service Inc.
Myles and Jeanette Kennedy
Dave and Claudia Little
The Mickelson Family
Jim and Genevieve* Mortensen
Dean & Mary Ann Myers
Meredith Petersen*
Pioneer Bank and Trust
Pope and Talbot
Regional Health (Queen City Regional Medical Center/Spearfish Regional Surgery Center/Spearfish Regional Hospital/Spearfish Regional Medical Clinic)
Jim A. Robinson
Freeda* & Arno Schroeder
Stadium Sports Grill
Nancy K. Wheaton
White’s Queen City Motors
Bob & Vicki Worth

*Deceased

 

Leadership Gift Clubs

Leadership gift clubs were established to honor and recognize those people who make significant gifts to BHSU. Please consider becoming a member of one of these gift clubs - you'll be in great company!

  • E. C. Woodburn Society
    $10,000 - $49,999
  • President's Circle
    $5,000 - $9,999 
  • President's Club
    $2,500 - $4,999 
  • President's Associates
    $1,000 - $2,499 
  • Black Hills State Partners
    $700 - $999 
  • Dean's List Club
    $350 - $699 
  • Yellow Jacket's Pride
    $200 - $349

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