About the Foundation

Our mission is to provide private resources for the University of South Dakota to increase the excellence of its students’ educational experience.

Since 1922, the USD Foundation has raised funds for the development of the state’s flagship university. Beginning with the turn of the 21st century, donors have funded more than $250,000,000 in campus improvements and millions more for scholarships to help attract outstanding students, faculty support and operating needs. 

Although our Foundation has a strong professional staff, its success is a tribute to the dedicated support of alumni and friends of USD, the many volunteers who have served as officers, trustees and members of the board.

The future holds even greater promise as we continue to build on USD's reputation as one of the nation’s highest quality comprehensive state universities.