Planned Giving


A Gift That Lasts. Make a Planned Gift.

You can plan now to make an investment that will continue to help people in need forever. Making a planned gift is the best way to ensure your dreams for the community are not left to chance. Whether you intend to make a gift now or in the future, your Sioux Empire United Way in partnership with the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation offers a variety of Planned Giving options to meet the charitable and financial objectives that are important to you.

We will be here forever.

Sioux Empire United Way has been supporting our community since 1929. We have a long and successful history of providing leadership and funding support for programs provided by local non-profit agencies. Our position as a community solutions provider and proactive problem solver ensures an important community role far into the future.

Planned Giving Options & Benefits

A planned gift not only greatly impacts our community but can also be advantageous for the donor. Various laws governing charitable contributions strongly support donating portions of estates, qualified retirement plans, and other significant gifts that will bring about positive change for many years and decades ahead.

Some examples of planned gifts include:

  • Endowments and Gifts of Cash
  • Bequests by Will
  • Charitable Lead or Remainder Trusts
  • Real Estate
  • Life Insurance Benefits
  • Memorial and Appreciation Gifts
  • Stocks and Bonds
  • IRA or Retirement Funds
  • Gift Annuities

To learn more about the available giving options please contact our Major Gifts & Planned Giving Director, Rachael, by email or at 605-336-2095. You can also click here to inform us of your planned gift intentions.


“Over the years, we have seen all the good our Sioux Empire United Way donations have done. We also know that over the years our community needs will change, and that Sioux Empire United Way funded programs will address those ever-changing needs. We want to see the lives of people in our community be better even after we are gone.
- Dennis and Pam Hanneman


“Planned giving is our way of showing our commitment to the community and hopefully inspiring others to do the same. It provides the peace of mind that the organizations that do so much for the community are provided for well into the future.”
- Tanielle and Joel Sylvester

The following community members have made a planned gift to Sioux Empire United Way. +Indicates deceased.

William & Peg Baker
William+ & Ruth+ Barlow
William Alexander & Lida Beach Memorial
Miles & Lisa Beacom
Brian & Janet Bird
Richard & Jane Bohy
David & Laura Bowman
Dick & Sue+ Brown
Paul & Julie Bruflat
Gene & Ann Burrish
Rod+ & Joni+ Carlson
David & Mary Jo Christensen
Reid & Ruth Christopherson
Steve & Betty Crim
Rich+ & Sharon Cutler
Dana & LaDawn Dykhouse
Lee Engen+
Tom & Barb Everist
Stephen Everson
Rich & Mary Garry
Steve & Allison Garry
Mark+ & Pat Graham
Mark & LeAnn Griffin
Mark & Shelley Hanisch
Dennis & Pam Hanneman
Chuck & Janelle Hiatt
Dan & Beth Hindbjorgen
Alan & Brenda Hodgson
David & Carol Horazdovsky
Rev. Cindy & Tom Hoy
Mike & Cindy Huether
Jay & Jane Huizenga
C. Pauline Kennedy+
Dan & Arlene Kirby

Joe & Jennifer Kirby
Kevin & Peggy Kirby
Dave & De Knudson
Scott & Marilyn Korsten
Jeff & Julie Lautt
Scott & Marlys Lawrence
Frank Lingo+
Gordon & Mary Mairose
John & Carol McGrath
Stephanie Miller-Davis+ & Dr. John Davis
Richard Molseed
Bert & Cindy Olson
Dr. Michael & Debby Olson
Jeff & Carol Parker
Scott & Maryanne Petersen
Kent Peterson & Cindy Elifrits Peterson
Jay & Michelle Powell
Tate Profilet & Mary DeJong
Jan, Darren & Angie Radach
Dave & Tammy Rozenboom
Mark Sanderson & Susan Randall
T. Denny Sanford
Jeff & Katie Scherschligt
Connie Schnaible
Al Schoeneman
Herbert M. Schoeneman
Jim & Ann Scoular
Fred & Sandy Slunecka
Charlie Smith Endowment
Jeff & Reneece Strand
Joel & Tanielle Sylvester
Bob & Joan Thimjon
James & Karri Wiederrich
Mike+ & Jodi Wood