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.

Linn Evans, CEO & President of BHE







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

    16 area non-profits that received a check from Black Hills Energy



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