Western South Dakota Catholic Foundation Announces New Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Western South Dakota Catholic Foundation is excited to announce that Jim Kinyon has been selected to serve as our new Executive Director! Jim was selected through an extensive search process that included applications from a number of candidates with extensive experience in Development work within Catholic entities. Jim comes to the Foundation after serving as the Executive Director of Catholic Social Services in the Diocese of Rapid City for over 30 years. He is also involved in a significant number of nonprofit Boards, industry associations and volunteer positions within the Diocese. Jim is well known and respected throughout the Diocese and will hit the ground running in his efforts to promote the Foundation as an opportunity for Catholics throughout the Diocese to make financial commitments to support the spiritual needs of current and future generations of Catholics in Western South Dakota. Jim will be transitioning into his new role over the course of the next two to three months. Please join us in welcoming Jim Kinyon to the Western South Dakota Catholic Foundation!

Sustaining Catholic Philanthropy in Western South Dakota

As we are in the midst of our 31st year a charitable foundation we continue our efforts to meet so many needs and priorities in our Catholic parishes and institutions across Western South Dakota. So many families have generously given their wealth through legacy gifts and bequests to sustain us. Our 30th Anniversary Celebration in December of 2022 was a reminder to every one of the tremendous impact these gifts and grants made through the Foundation have had on the Catholic Church in our area.

Looking forward to the next 30 years, we pray you’ll consider a Legacy gift to the Foundation from your family and to learn about the many advantages these sacrificial gifts offer to your family and to the Church. This Fall, we will resume   Legacy Gift Planning Sessions throughout the Diocese of Rapid City. Your parish, our diocese, and your favorite Catholic ministry rely upon these gifts as they provide perpetual support for their mission and service. Your gift will also challenge others to do the same.

During this Ordinary season of the Church’s calendar, we invite you to reflect upon Christ’s ultimate sacrifice and the many blessings and gifts we have received from Our Heavenly Father. Perhaps as an expression of your gratitude you will consider a legacy gift commitment that will have a permanent impact on the Diocese of Rapid City and the WSDCF.

Long term support across the Diocese

WSDCF Grant Award Luncheon