Athletics Endowments

This is an outstanding opportunity to provide a gift to The University of South Dakota athletics in your name or in the name of a loved one that will last forever. An endowment program is a time-honored method of allocating gifts to a permanent fund. This fund is invested to earn income each year and, as the fund grows, so does the income it generates. Each year distributions from the fund are used to support student-athletes. The principal remains invested to perpetuate the fund. Athletic endowments require a $25,000 commitment, which may be paid over five years and we will assist the donor with criteria for awarding and naming options.

Endowments can be established to provide annual scholarships for student-athletes, funding for new facilities, or renovations to existing ones. A gift to an endowment fund can be outright or deferred by giving through your estate plan. There are many ways to make a significant charitable contribution to The University of South Dakota athletics while protecting your personal and family situation through thoughtful planning. We will be happy to help you determine which type of gift is most appropriate for you.

For information on establishing an endowment or making contributions to an existing endowment, contact Chris Kassin at or 605-670-9698.

Support Existing Athletics Endowments

Make a gift to a football, basketball, track, or general athletics endowment using the links below.