Volunteer

Volunteer

Our impact at the Festival of Books increases with volunteer support. Our small staff of six relies on Festival volunteers to support authors, build excitement for presenters, manage background logistics, handle office tasks and greet Festival guests. While volunteers are critical to the Festival's success, volunteering puts you side-by-side with Festival authors and introduces you to other book lovers from around the region. 

If you have a weekend or just a few hours to give, contact us at (605) 688-6715 or email festival@sdhumanities.org.

Or - complete and mail (or email) the volunteer form. Download as a Word document or a PDF

"Democracy and the Informed Citizen" Initiative

This program is administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils and seeks to deepen the public's knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry.

For their generous $35,693 support for the "Democracy and the Informed Citizen" Initiative, we thank the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Federation of State Humanities Councils, and the Pulitzer Prizes Board.

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"Democracy and the Informed Citizen" Initiative

$9,000+
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2018 Festival Presenting Partner

$20,000+
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2018 Festival Presenting Partners

$10,000+
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  2. South Dakota Public Broadcasting logo

2018 Festival Tribute Sponsors

$5,000+
  1. Brass Family Foundation
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  4. Children's Museum of South Dakota logo
  5. First Bank and Trust logo
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2018 Endowment Donors

$50,000+
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  2. Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation logo

2018 Endowment Donor

$10,000+
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2018 Endowment Donor

$5,000+
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2018 Young Readers 1:1 Challenge Match

$50,000+
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2018 Young Readers 1:1 Challenge Match

$25,000+
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2018 Young Readers 1:1 Challenge Match

$5,000+
  1. Brass Family Foundation
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2018 Donors

$2,500+

Judith & Mark Meierhenry | Sanford Health | Washington Pavilion 

 

2018 Donors

$2,000+

Tom & Sherry DeBoer* | Katie Hunhoff | Northern Hills Federal Credit Union | Harriet Svec | Orval Van Deest | Margaret Cash Wegner*

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2018 Donors

$1,000+

A. Peter & Jacqualyn Fuller* | Mildred K. Hugghins YR | Gerald & Alice Lange* | Jason & Tatum McEntee | James & Kathy McMahon* | DeMaris A. Nesheim* | Tom & Jean Nicholson* | Don & Vonnie Shields* | Jerry & Gail Simmons | US Bank | Ann W. & Robert L. Weisgarber*

*indicates endowment, YR indicates Young Readers initiative

2018 Donors

$500+

Cathy Clark YR | Terri Davis* | W. Denny Gemeny | Joe & Jennifer Kirby Charitable Fund of the SFACF | Dolores Larson in Memory of Charles Larson YR | Bonnie Lievan* | DeMaris A. Nesheim* | Northern Hills Federal Credit Union YR | Jay Perry | Scott & Linda Rausch* | Ann Smith YR | Kristi Tornquist

*indicates endowment, YR indicates Young Readers initiative

More About the South Dakota Festival of Books

The South Dakota Festival of Books has featured a number of famous authors over its 15 year history, including fiction authors Jane Smiley, Louise Erdrich, William Kent Krueger, Tim O'Brien, children's authors Gene Luen Yang and Kate DiCamillo, and many more.

2018 Friends of SDHC

Lowell Amiotte* | Katherine Amundson* | Chloe & Mads Andenas | R. Pauline Anderson | Anonymous | Kathy Antonen | Drs. Marilyn & David Aronson | Joy Baker* | Martha L. Baker | Phil & Jill Baker | Reuben J. Bareis* | Nancy Barker* | Dorothy Bauske* | Chuck & Mary Lou Berry | Bonnie Bjork YR | Susy & Jerry Blake | Anne Bodman & Andrew Hollander* | Dick & Sue Brown | Loreen Bunkers | Howard W. Burns | Jeanne M. Carter* | Richard Cerasani (Caine) | Carol Christianson YR | Clover Charitable Fund | Virginia Conger | SFACF, Paul & Mary Ellen Connelly Charitable Fund | Dan & Rebecca Converse | Ruth Ann Dannenbring* | Thomas & Kathy Dean* | Prudence DeBates | Sherry & Tom DeBoer | Suzanne DeBoom | Mary DeJong | Margaret H. Denton | Anne Dunham & Frank Pommersheim | Tom & Connie Earley* | Teresa Engebretson* | Ann R. Esse | Audrey Estebo & John Eaton* | Sheryl Faber | Arley Fadness | Wayne Fanebust | Mary & Jerry Fiedler | Ellen A. Fockler Family Trust | Dan & Katie Fritz | Larry & Suzanne Fuller* | Mary & Rich Garry* | Bette J. Gerberding | Doris Giago* | Alden Gillings | Tricia Gomulinski | Anne Gormley YR | Sidney Goss YR | DeAnna Granholm | Kathy K. Grow | Sheryl Gudvangen | Marilyn Haley | Karen E. Hall YR | Mary Alice Halverson* | Angie Hanson | Lois Hart | Michael & Jean Haug* YR | Marlin & Ellen M. Haugrud YR | Mary Hayenga* | Dianne J. Headrick | James M. Helland | Susie Hendrickson | Denise R. Hill* | Karen Lone Hill | Alan & Brenda Hodgson* | Edward & Joan Hogan | Mary Holland | Rick & Joanie Holm | Dennis Hopfinger & Carolyn Clague | Susan & Marlowe W. Hovey* | Jay W. Hubner* | Marilyn M. Hult YR | Bernie Hunhoff* | Esther Hunsaker | John Husmann | Liz Hustad | Joyce Jefferson | Vesta Jensen | Sandy Jerstad | Dr. James L. Johnson | Janet Hovey Johnson | Terry & Diane Johnson* | Thomas Johnson* | Larry & Jo Kallemeyn | Alvin Kangas* | Claudia Kapp* | Fern Kaufman | Maxine Kinsley YR | Janet Klawiter | Ardelle Kleinsasser | Nancy Tystad Koupal | Marilyn Kratz | Deborah Kuehn* | Sarah Kulm | Barbara Kurtis* | David Kvernes* | D. C. Lamphere Studio* | Joyce Lampson | Kathy Larsen YR | Jon Lauck | Lanniko Lee* | Renae Lehman | Bonnie A. Lievan YR | Nora K. Lindell* | Letti Lister | Nick Lucas YR | Bruce & Ila Lushbough | John Lyons | M & P Painting Co.* | Mike MacDonald | Lynn Mason* | Lori McGuire | Susan A. McIntosh | Connie & Jim McKnight | Russell McKnight* | Carol Merwin | Kent & Zindie Meyers | Beverly Kaye Mickelson | John & Kathy Miller | Peggy Miller | Mary Milroy | Jane Miner | Lonell L. & Mary Moeller Trust 2015* | Carolyn & Mark Mollers* | Michael J. Monnens | Mary L. Montoya Intervivos Trust* | Joan M. Moon* | Paul & Doris J. Moriarty | Jim & Jody Moritz* | Alan H. Morman YR | Ruth Morrill | Ted Muenster* | Jane Murphy | Cory Myers | Laura Hovey Neubert* | Sister Eileen Neville, OSB* | Genevieve M. Newell | Sharon Olbertson | Anita Paige | Estelle & Roger Pearson | Carolyn Perry | Cora L. Petersen | Kenneth & Lavonne Pickering* | Susanne & Michael Piplani | Bea & Herschel Premack* | Judy Quam | Connie Quirk | Eric & Ruth Raveling* YR | Betsy Rice | Steve Riedel* | Frances Ruebel-Alberts* | Rebecca & Dan Schenk* | Terry & Bob Schnepf YR | Phyllis Schrag* | Dolors Shekleton YR | Orville & Charlotte Smidt* | Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve | Legia Spicer* | Rose Mary Stiffin | Faith Sullivan | James Sullivan* | Harriet Swedlund | Graham & Anna Marie Thatcher | Mike & Lesta Turchen* YR | Elizabeth Twomey | Pam & Merritt Warren | Kathleen M. Webb* | Terry C. Whiting* | Rich & Jennifer Widman* | Clyde V. Williams | Katherine Willilams | Jerry & Norma Wilson* | Ruby Wilson | David Wolff & Christine Wevik* | Charles & Sarah Woodard* | Rose Ross Zediker | Thomas Zeller | Nancy Zuercher

*indicates endowment, YR indicates Young Readers initiative