Endowment Campaign

Froiland Plains Indian Gallery

The Froiland Plains Indian Gallery at the Center for Western Studies.

New Goals Follow Success of Endowment Campaign!

The campaign to increase the endowment for the Center for Western Studies reached a milestone in 2013. Gifts of $1.4 million earned the $300,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), bringing the amount raised to $1.7 million. CWS-designated endowment funds, including those supporting the Boe Forum on Public Affairs, now exceed $8.2 million. Having surpassed the goals of the earlier campaign, the Center for Western Studies is now focused on building the endowment to $10 million by 2020.

Core programs that continue to benefit from this campaign are the following: Archives and Library, Art Program and Educational Exhibits, Dakota Conference, Publications, and the Fantle Building. Executive Director Harry Thompson, project director and co-author of the NEH grant (with Paul Krueger), remarks, "As the result of the generous commitment by many individuals to this endowment campaign, the Center is entering a period of unsurpassed financial stability."

Contact Harry Thompson at (605) 274-4007 or harry.thompson@augie.edu to help build the CWS endowment.