Giving Society

President's Circle

The Mines Annual Fund makes a world of difference by enabling SD Mines to take advantage of educational opportunities that simply would not be available with operating funds from other sources, such as state appropriations and tuition and fees. Annual giving levels are as follows:

Membership Levels:
  Platinum   $25,000+
  Gold          $10,000+
  Silver          $5,000+
  Bronze        $2,000+
  Member      $1,000+

New Alumni Members:
  Class of 2010     $1,000
  Class of 2011     $   900
  Class of 2012     $   800
  Class of 2013     $   700
  Class of 2014     $   600
  Class of 2015     $   500
  Class of 2016     $   400
  Class of 2017     $   300
  Class of 2018     $   200
  Class of 2019     $   100

Lifetime Giving Societies

The SD Mines Foundation recognizes extraordinary contributions to the university through membership in Lifetime Giving Societies. Membership to the Lifetime Giving Societies is reserved to contributors who have given a gift(s) totaling $10,000 or more in cash, securities or gifts-in-kind.

Fellow $10,000,000+
Founder $5,000,000+
Director $1,000,000+
Principal $500,000+
Lead $250,000+
Senior $100,000+
Specialist $50,000+
Associate $25,000+




Heritage Society

Founded in 1994, the Heritage Society honors all of these alumni and friends who remember the institution in their long-term charitable giving and estate plans. The foresight and dedication of individuals who plan today ensure that SD Mines will remain a high quality institution in the years ahead. Charter membership in the Heritage Society is granted to anyone making a planned gift prior to June 30, 2000.

  • Wills and Bequests
  • Life insurance
  • IRA
  • Charitable Trusts

The Foundation wishes to express its thanks and appreciation to alumni, parents, friends, corporations, businesses, organizations, and matching gift companies and SD Mines' faculty and staff who give to the annual fund.