Black Hills Energy provides 190K in donations to local non-profits and educational institutions

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Black Hills Energy held a ceremony at its headquarters Tuesday morning to recognize those giving back to the community.

The company donated $190,000 in gifts to 17 non-profit agencies and educational institutions.

Some gifts came in the form of I-pads, cell phones and other practical applications that cater to the specific needs of the organizations, such as Newell Public Schools and Youth and Family Services.

The Black Hills Farmers Market received a donation to supply electricity to their market space, and the Historic McGillycuddy House received a donation to help with restoration efforts.

CEO and President of Black Hills Energy Linn Evans say it’s important to recognize and support organizations in the Black Hills that improve the community.

“We live in a great community that supports one another,” said Evans. “We help those in need, and if our communities are strong then our company can be strong as well. We’re just privileged to be here in Rapid City, a great place to live, work and play.”

This event was the second quarterly community give-back held at Black Hills Energy, with the first one being back in April of this year. You can see a full list of the donations below:

$ 34,000             SD School of Mines & Technology – to endow scholarships and fund a business plan competition

$ 25,000             South Dakota State University – to endow scholarships to students

$ 25,000             Mitchell Technical Institute – to endow scholarships for students

$ 25,000             Booth Society – donation to assist in preservation of property adjacent to DC Booth Fish Hatchery

$ 15,000             Central States Fair – sponsorship of fair concert series

$ 15,000             Historic McGillycuddy House – donation to assist in restoration efforts

$ 10,000             Hills Alive – sponsorship of annual music festival

$ 10,000             Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons– sponsorship of several events

$  5,000              Club for Boys – donation for expansion project

$  2,652              Black Hills Farmers Market – donation to add electricity to their market space

$  1,425              YMCA – donation to supplement the efforts of 17 Black Hills Energy volunteers who raised more than $38,000 to provide 412 free memberships to area youth

$ 1,000               South Dakota Scholarship Foundation – donation for scholarship fund

Additionally, six organizations received gifts of gently used I-pads and cell phones being replaced by Black Hills Energy:  Newell Public Schools, Meals on Wheels, Youth and Family Services, Central States Fair, Working Against Violence, Inc., and Lutheran Social Services.


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