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 firstname.lastname@example.org to help build the CWS endowment.