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The simplest way to make a gift is with cash. The Mines Advancement Fund designation allows your gift to be used where it is most needed.

Giving cash is popular due to its simplicity. Cash gifts may be made by currency, check, money order, bank draft or credit card. You may receive a charitable income tax deduction for the amount of the gift to the extent provided by law. Consult your tax advisor.

• Send a check or money order made payable to the SDSM&T CARA, 330 East Kansas City St., Rapid City, SD 57701

• Use your credit card 
      o    Online here
      o    By phone: simply call our office at 605.394.2436 or 800.211.7591 and indicate that you'd like to make a gift by credit card. 
            We will need your card number, expiration date, amount of your gift, your full name as it appears on your card, the billing address associated with the card and where you would like the gift to be designated.
            Payments can be made annual, quarterly, monthly or on your preferred schedule.

• Monthly direct debit payments from a checking or savings account
    Complete this form authorizing the payments
    Please contact our office by email or call 605.394.2436 or 800.211.7591.

The Benefit to You

Under current tax law for gifts of cash, donors who itemize can use the charitable deduction for up to 60% (100% for 2020 and 2021 only) of adjusted gross income, resulting in income tax savings.

How to Make a Cash Gift

Check with your employer's personnel office to see if your contribution is eligible to be matched, a benefit that can double or even triple your gift!

To find out more about making gifts of cash contact our office by email or call 605.394.2436 or 800.211.7591.

Mines Advancement Fund

The Mines Advancement Fund supports the greatest needs of our students and faculty, including scholarships, department resources, facilities updates, industry partnerships, and more. With every dollar gifted to the Mines Advancement Fund, the Center for Alumni Relations & Advancement raises an average of $9 more to support departments, scholarships, and programs. 
Consider designating your gift to the Mines Advancement Fund to maximize your influence at South Dakota Mines.