S.D. Humanities Council hosting Day of Giving virtual open house Nov. 30


BROOKINGS – The South Dakota Humanities Council will host its fourth annual South Dakota Day of Giving open house via Zoom on Tuesday, Nov. 30.

To celebrate this year’s Day of Giving, SDHC will hold a “Battle of the Genres” donation competition (start date and other details TBA), with the final day to vote on 2021 Day of Giving (Nov. 30). 

The virtual party will celebrate philanthropy, humanities, and the stories that keep us connected.

“We appreciate the opportunity to participate in this statewide effort of philanthropy,” said Ann Volin, SDHC executive director. “It’s heartening to hear from our friends and connect over our shared love of the humanities.”

On the Day of Giving, drive-up donations at an outside drop box will be accepted at the SDHC office from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., and donors will receive a gift, delivered with no contact.

The Day of Giving

• Virtual celebration hosted by SDHC

• Many online donation options at sdhumanities.org/give

• Live presentations throughout the day via Zoom and Facebook Live

• Donation box outside for drive-up donors 2021 SDHC Day of Giving: 

How to donate, participate

Go online to see donation options at sdhumanities.org/give or mail a check to the address:

South Dakota Humanities Council

1215 Trail Ridge Road Ste. A

Brookings, SD 57006

To keep track of contests and activities leading up to the main event, follow SDHC on Facebook (@sdhumanities) and subscribe to our e-newsletter (sdhumanities.org/subscribe).

If you have questions about the event or how to donate, by email [email protected] or call 605-688-6113.

More about Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, is recognized nationally as Giving Tuesday, a philanthropy-oriented holiday created in 2012 in response to consumerism in November and December since the advent of Black Friday.

South Dakota Day of Giving is a movement to support nonprofits in the state who “are making life just a little bit better for all who call South Dakota home,” according to event organizer South Dakota Gives, which is coordinating the statewide #ForSouthDakota campaign.

South Dakota Day of Giving provides nonprofits a chance to highlight their work as donors across the state donate to their favorite organizations. Hundreds of South Dakota nonprofits are participating, and a group of local nonprofits has joined together as #BrookingsGives to encourage donations for Brookings County nonprofits, including SDHC.

South Dakota’s fourth statewide giving day kicks off at midnight on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, and continues until 11:59 p.m. that night.

SDHC’s Mission: Deliver Humanities Programming to South Dakota

The South Dakota Humanities Council, founded in 1972 in response to an act of Congress, is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit and the only cultural organization in the state whose sole mission is to deliver humanities programming to the people of South Dakota.

Any donation you make will enable the organization to reach more readers, young and old.

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