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David Birkeland Memorial Award Nomination Form

This award is given to the business or professional leader who most exemplifies David Birkeland’s involvement in United Way and our community.  David S. Birkeland was the President and CEO of the First Bank of South Dakota. A tribute to him reads: His smile invited conversation, his manner put strangers at ease, his style engendered trust and his humor broke down barriers. Dave was always there for others — his family, his church, his community, his college, his employees, his business. He was a servant leader whose example was an expression of his spirit....a man for all seasons.

This award is a traveling award; each year a new plate is engraved with the current winners’ name.

Nomination Forms must be received in the United Way office by Friday, January 15, 2021 to be eligible for this year’s award. A panel of judges will weigh each nomination fairly before making a decision. If you have any questions, please call 336-2095 or email