Black Hills State University
Capital Campaign

The Capital Campaign will help raise funds for the upgrades and renovations of campus buildings as well as the construction of new buildings such as the Joy (Proctor) Krautschun Alumni/Foundation Welcome Center. In addition, money raised through the Capital Campaign will go to help fund student scholarships.


$15+ Million
For Scholarships

Employee Giving

1st Time Donors

New Endowed Scholarships


Plans for the 5,800-square-foot building have been on the minds of University officials for nearly a decade. When completed, the facility will house the University Advancement offices; provide a gathering area before games, concerts, and other University events; showcase the past, present and future of BHSU; provide space for prospective students and their parents; accommodate community events such as business meetings and receptions; and introduce community members to what the University is doing.

Ground-breaking on the site occurred in September 2012 and construction has begun with a goal to be in the facility by fall 2014. See the progress in the photo gallery.

We appreciate the support from alumni and friends who are making this facility possible. More than $1.4 million in cash donations has been raised along with many in-kind donations. Contributions can be made in many ways including by purchasing an engraved brick that will be displayed in the vestibule of the building. To contribute to the project contact Steve Meeker at 605-642-6385 or send an email at