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Sanford accelerates gift to health system

Sanford Health today announced that South Dakota banker Denny Sanford has gifted his second $50 million installment to Sanford Health. As part of the largest philanthropic gift to a hospital or health system in the nation’s history, Denny Sanford agreed to make donation installments of $50 million over an eight year period totaling $400 million. […]
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Denny Sanford donates $20 million for pediatric research

South Dakota philanthropist Denny Sanford will donate $20 million for the creation of the Sanford Children’s Health Research Center. The gift will serve as the foundation for collaboration between Sanford Health of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and the Burnham Institute for Medical Research headquartered in La Jolla, California. This collaboration will combine world-class scientific talent […]
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Mike Miller receives NBA award for $1M donation to Sanford

In recognition of Mike Miller’s outstanding efforts in the community and for his ongoing philanthropic work, the NBA announced today it has honored the Memphis Grizzlies forward with the Community Assist Award for May. On May 23, Miller, a South Dakota native made a $1 million donation to establish the Mike and Jennifer Miller Endowment […]
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Denny Sanford donates largest gift ever to health care

South Dakota businessman Denny Sanford has set a new standard in healthcare philanthropy with an unprecedented gift of $400 million to Sioux Valley Hospitals & Health System. To acknowledge the expansion and enhancement of its mission as a result of the initiatives made possible by Mr. Sanford’s gift, the Sioux Valley Board of Trustees unanimously […]
SHN Staff 7 min read

Sanford gift to benefit USD Medical School

Residents of South Dakota have many blessings to count as they look forward to the new year. Today hometown philanthropist T. Denny Sanford gave them 20 million more. Governor Michael Rounds announced a gift of $20 million from Mr. Sanford earmarked for The University of South Dakota School of Medicine to ultimately improve the state […]
SHN Staff 9 min read

$15 million health care gift announced today

Christmas came early to children in South Dakota and neighboring states today in the form of a $15 million gift by Sioux Falls businessman and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford that will have far-reaching, positive and long-term health impacts on their young lives. Mr. Sanford’s most recent contribution to the region’s children – through his $15 […]
SHN Staff 7 min read