Dakota State University students walking around campus

Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

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Give to DSU

Make a difference for DSU students,
give back today!

Donations to the DSU Foundation help fund student scholarships and other academic opportunities throughout the university. You can make a gift to DSU via mail, phone, or online—or leave a legacy. By leaving DSU in your estate plan, you become a member of the Heritage Society.

Tax-deductible. The DSU Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. You will receive a receipt for tax purposes.

Matching gifts. Your employer may match your gift to DSU. To find out if your company participates in such a program, ask your HR department if they match gifts. To make a match, ask your company’s matching gift officer for a matching gift form. Then, send it along with your gift to the DSU Foundation. Contact us for assistance.


Ways to give

We currently offer two safe, SSL-secure online giving methods.

For your convenience, you may proceed through the online giving process, print a pledge form, and mail it in with your gift.

Pledge Form

Make your check out to Dakota State University Foundation and mail it to:

Dakota State University Foundation
820 N Washington Ave
Madison, SD 57042

Dakota State University employees may have gifts deducted from their DSU paycheck each month, by returning a Faculty & Staff Giving Form to the DSU Foundation Office.


You may authorize a monthly transfer of funds from your checking or savings account to the Foundation. Contact us to request the electronic funds transfer form.



If you'd like to contact the Foundation by phone to arrange a gift, you can reach us at (605) 256-5693.

Every year our DSU Phonathon student callers also conduct a series of important telephone campaigns to raise funds for college and departmental needs and for other special projects. You may pledge your support when a student calls during one of these campaigns as well.

Gifts of marketable stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares that have appreciated can have an immediate impact on the DSU programs you wish to support. They’ll also create an immediate income tax deduction for you based on the stock's current value. Contact Jill Ruhd, our
Development Officer to give a gift of stock.

We welcome all types of charitable gifts. For information on these giving opportunities, you can visit our legacy giving pages or contact Jill Ruhd.

Tax benefits can be realized through land and commodity gifts. Consult with your tax advisor and crop insurance agent for more information. DSU Foundation and its employees do not provide tax or legal advice, however, to set up a transfer of these gifts contact Jill Ruhd, Development Officer.

Contact us

University Advancement
(605) 256-5693