BHE donates 200k to local non-profits
RAPID CITY, S.D. – Over $200,000 dollars in checks were presented to 16 area non-profits received a check from Black Hills Energy Thursday morning.
This is something that will happen every quarter and Black Hills Energy CEO says there is a thorough process in place when it comes to selecting each non-profit.
It starts with finding organizations that Black Hills Energy employees are involved in because the companies CEO and President says that’s something that they really want to encourage.
“We have a committee, a team of, a board of directors if you will that reviews all the donations and as an employee team, they make the decisions as to who to donate to. We principally look at things like brick and mortar. What helps our community grow and as an energy company we supply energy in that way too. So it helps us as well as the organization,” said the CEO & President of BHE, Linn Evans.
Black Hills Energy contributed 900-thousand dollars to support community organizations in 2018.
- $100,000 Mt. Rushmore Society
- $25,000 First People’s Fund
- $15,000 Young Life
- $10,000 South Dakota Allied Arts
- $10,000 American Red Cross
- $9,000 Wellfully
- $7,500 Black Hills Area Habitat for Hummanity
- $5,000 South Dakota Helpline Center
- $5,000 Tom Pfeifle Memorial
- $5,000 Consumer Credit Counseling
- $5,000 Timberline Little League Baseball
- $4,500 Junior Achievement
- $4,500 Douglas Patriot Baseball
- $2,000 Leadership South Dakota
- $1,250 Our Camp
- $1,000 Stagebarn Middle School PTA