Giving Back for May

May 31, 2019

Giving Back recognizes businesses and organizations that are helping our communities. Here’s a look at who gave back for May.

Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith

Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith has given $1,000 scholarships to five graduating high school seniors from its selection area of Lincoln and Minnehaha counties in South Dakota and Sioux and O’Brien counties in Iowa.

Keller Williams Realty Sioux Falls

More than 170 Keller Williams Realty Sioux Falls agents and leaders helped clean up Leif Ericson Camp, which suffered extensive flood damage this spring. The group chose the project for its seventh annual Red Day, which stands for renew, energize and donate. To get the site along the Big Sioux River ready for youth campers, volunteers did roofing and carpentry projects, painted buildings, created wood chip paths, and cleaned and restored flood-damaged items.

Northwestern Mutual

The Northwestern Mutual team took time to feed the hungry this month. They packed lunches at Lunch is Served and sorted donated items at Feeding South Dakota.

Sioux Empire Home Builders Care Foundation

The Sioux Empire Home Builders Care Foundation has given $1,000 scholarships to four graduating high school seniors who plan to major in a building-related trade at a technical institution or university.

Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation 

The Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation facilitated the awarding of more than $400,000 in scholarships to more than 100 graduating high school seniors. The scholarships are funded by donors who want to invest in the future through the power of education.

Student members of the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council have presented $10,500 in grants to four nonprofits. More than a dozen area teens participated in the council, a program designed for high school students who are passionate about making a difference in their community. Through the program, participants learn to explore and assess the most pressing needs in the community and meet with professionals to raise money in support of those causes. After reviewing community needs, the Youth Advisory Council selected three areas of focus: mental health, human trafficking and domestic violence. Awards were granted to Call to Freedom, Children’s Home Society, EmBe’s Girls on the Run program and Family Connection.

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Giving Back for May

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