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The 1896 Society celebrates those who demonstrate a meaningful financial commitment to the foundation of Volunteers of America, Dakotas.

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Foundation Story

Foundation StorySince 1896, Volunteers of America has been called by the Gospel to guide people to live healthy and fulfilling lives.  In living out this mission, the organization has become one of the largest nonprofits in the United States. Today, the need for our ministry of services remains strong, and we invite you to join us in believing in tomorrow.

The 1896 Society celebrates those who demonstrate a meaningful financial commitment to the future of our organization. Reflecting the belief that a dedicated group of individuals can make a special contribution that will help people for many years to come, the 1896 Society brings together individuals with leadership, ability, experience and influence to support the mission of Volunteers of America, Dakotas with their financial gifts.

Your donations will help Volunteers of America, Dakotas respond to emerging needs with effective programs, and help us to invest in growth opportunities to meet the needs of our community.

Your Gift Matters

To become a member of the 1896 Society, you are asked to consider two important financial commitments.

  • Initial Pledge 
    • $5,000 to $100,000 commitment to be paid over a maximum of 5 years.
    • Or, an ongoing gift of a minimum of $1,000 per year.
  • Legacy Commitment 
    • Consider including Volunteers of America, Dakotas Foundation as a recipient of your Estate Plan.

Dennis Hoffman
d.hoffman@voa-dakotas.org | 605.334-1414

Heather Kittelson
h.kittelson@voa-dakotas.org | 605.929.0187