Financial Support

2014 June Event attendees

Attendees at the 2014 CWS June Event fundraiser enjoy a performance by folk musician Jim Groth surrounded by artists' interpretations of South Dakota's quasquicentennial.

Membership in the Center for Western Studies helps support our programs. The Center receives annual financial gifts from hundreds of individuals, families, and businesses. Programs are also supported in part by a Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Members receive several benefits related to CWS publications and programs as well as reciprocal membership in the Time Travelers program. There are two ways to become a member.

  • Mail the printable reply card (.pdf file) to The Center for Western Studies, Augustana University, 2001 S. Summit Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57197
  • Join now online!
    • $50-$99 Contributor
    • $100-$249 Explorer
    • $250-$499 Partner
    • $500-$999 Scout
    • $1,000-$2,499 Pioneer
    • $2,500-$4,999 Ranger
    • $5000+ Westerner

You may also choose to support specific CWS programs or fundraising campaigns.

The Center for Western Studies is grateful for your support! View a list of members, donors, and sponsors for the year 2016-2017 (.pdf file).