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Legal and Policy Information

The University of South Dakota Foundation (“Foundation”) is a South Dakota nonprofit corporation recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The University of South Dakota Alumni Association (“Alumni Association”) is an unincorporated association also recognized as a 501(c)(3) exempt organization. Together, the Foundation and Alumni Association are committed to strengthening the University of South Dakota (“USD”) through community building, volunteerism, and charitable support. The Foundation serves as the preferred repository for all charitable gifts made for the benefit of USD. Such contributions are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. As a courtesy and resource to friends, alumni, and donors, certain policy information may be provided at this site, subject to periodic modifications.

Questions may be directed to Nick Kotzea, Chief Governance Officer & Legal Counsel, at nick.kotzea@usdfoundation.org, or Christine Tjelmeland, Chief Financial Officer, at christine.tjelmeland@usdfoundation.org.