Officials are hoping that changing the name of the nonprofit financial partner of the South Dakota State Historical Society will make it clearer to donors what their contributions are being used for.
The South Dakota Heritage Fund was established in 1982 to provide financial and human resources for the State Historical Society. It does this by seeking capital, annual and planned gifts to support the mission, goals and programs of the State Historical Society, headquartered at the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.
The Heritage Fund is a nonprofit corporation, governed by a citizen board of directors, which recently approved the name change. The Heritage Fund office is also located in the Cultural Heritage Center.
As of Jan. 1, 2012, the Heritage Fund will be known as The South Dakota Historical Society Foundation. The Heritage Fund website will change from www.sdheritagefund.org to www.sdhsf.org.
For more information on supporting the work of the State Historical Society, contact the Heritage Fund at (605) 773-6001 or the society at (605) 773-3458.