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Leadership Giving - Mines Advancement Fund

The Mines Advancement Fund supports students, faculty and staff at Mines through scholarships, resources for academic programs, facilities updates, and more. The fund allows the Center for Alumni Relations & Advancement to meet the needs of our students and help them cross the finish line of graduation. After all, the world needs more Mines engineers! 

Alumni and friends of Mines who understand the importance of the Mines Advancement Fund are recognized by the following leadership giving levels, which are named for notable South Dakota Mines figures who have significantly advanced the interests and well-being of the university.

Lifetime Giving 

Our Lifetime Giving Societies recognize extraordinary contributions to the university. Membership is reserved for alumni and friends who have given gifts totaling $25,000 or more in cash, securities or gifts-in-kind. Levels are outlined below.

    Fellow $10,000,000 and up
    Founder $5,000,000 - 9,999,999
    Director $1,000,000 - 4,999,999
    Principal $500,000 - 999,999
    Lead $250,000 - 499,999
    Senior $100,000 - 249,999
    Specialist $50,000 - 99,999
    Associate $25,000 - 49,999


Heritage Society

Founded in 1994, the Heritage Society honors alumni and friends who remember the institution in their long-term charitable giving and estate plans through the options below. The foresight and dedication of individuals who plan today ensure that South Dakota Mines will remain a premier STEM institution for generations to come. Gifts can be made through:

  • Wills 
  • Life insurance
  • IRA
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Charitable Gift Annuity

Download the Heritage Society Enrollment Form

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.