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The Mines Advancement Fund makes a world of difference by enabling South Dakota Mines to take advantage of educational opportunities that simply would not be available with operating funds from other sources, such as state appropriations and tuition and fees. 

Leadership Giving

Named for notable South Dakota Mines figures who have significantly advanced the interests and well-being of the university, our new Leadership Giving levels pay tribute to the "can do" spirit embodied by remarkable Hardrockers.

         New Alumni Members:  (for July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022)
        Class of 2012     $1,000 or more
        Class of 2013     $   900 or more
        Class of 2014     $   800 or more
        Class of 2015     $   700 or more
        Class of 2016     $   600 or more
        Class of 2017     $   500 or more
        Class of 2018     $   400 or more
        Class of 2019     $   300 or more
        Class of 2020     $   200 or more
        Class of 2021     $   100 or more

Lifetime Giving Societies

South Dakota Mines CARA recognizes extraordinary contributions to the university through membership in Lifetime Giving Societies. Membership to the Lifetime Giving Societies is reserved to contributors who have given a gift(s) totaling $25,000 or more in cash, securities or gifts-in-kind.

    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 all 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 high quality institution in the years ahead. Gifts can be made through a variety of means:

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

Download the Heritage Society Enrollment Form

Class Giving

Recognition levels:

  Diamond $100,000 and up
  Platinum $25,000 - 99,999
  Gold $10,000 - 24,999
  Silver $5,000 - 9,999
  Bronze $1,000 - 4,999


Mines Advancement Fund

As the foundation of philanthropy at South Dakota Mines, the Mines Advancement Fund ensures the Center for Alumni Relations & Advancement (CARA) remains the focal point of giving, engagement, and alma mater pride. 
With every dollar gifted to the Mines Advancement Fund, CARA’s development team will raise an average of $9 more to support departments, scholarships, and programs. This is the sort of focus, efficiency, and mission-driven mindset that results in South Dakota Mines’ reputation for excellence.
Consider designating your gift to the Mines Advancement Fund to maximize your influence at South Dakota Mines. For more information, contact Lucas Lund, Annual Giving Director, at