CAPITAL CAMPAIGN NEWS
RAPID CITY AWARDS RAI $2,000,000 OF CITY VISION FUNDS FOR NEW BUILDING
Rural America Initiatives is thrilled, humbled and proud to be the recipient of a $2,000,000 gift from the Rapid City's Vision Fund. This gift brings us to nearly half of our goal, and we have tremendous momentum moving forward. We broke ground in October, 2017, with occupancy planned for 2018/19.
The Vision Fund Citizen Committee wrote, in its letter recommending support of our project:
"This project supports our youth and development education and is a need. This organization supports the most vulnerable individuals in our community and has operated in various locations since its inception nearly 30 years ago. The Head Start/Community Center consolidates various community programs into one location and provides accessibility to needed resources and support. RAI has received an outcry of public support and resources, and this building is a small piece of a much larger picture."
Thank you citizens of Rapid City for this vote of confidence in us, the work that we do, and our value to the community. We are so grateful!
JT Vucurevich’s Jessica Gromer shakes RAI Board President Carol Marshall-Coon’s hand, while JT Vucurevich’s Executive Director and CEO Sandy Diegel receives a hug from RAI Treasurer Sharon No Heart.
Photo by Kim Lathe Photography
THANK YOU BLACK HILLS COMMUNITY BANK!
THANK YOU BLACK HILLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION!
Executive Director Bruce Long Fox Receives "George" Award from Rapid City Chamber of Commerce
The George Award is the Chamber's most prestigious award presented every year at the Annual Meeting. This Award is chosen by the Chamber's Executive Board and given to an individual who has, over a period of time, provided leadership to our community in a variety of ways. In other words, "They didn't wait to let 'George' do it, they did it themselves. Brice is only the second Native American to receive this honor.