South Dakota FFA Foundation receives $65,000 from Dakota Access Pipeline
HARTFORD, S.D. – On Oct. 18, the South Dakota FFA Foundation celebrated a donation of $65,000 from Dakota Access Pipeline, LLC. The funds will be used to benefit local youth in the thirteen South Dakota counties the pipeline traverses, as well as students across the state through conference sponsorships. The foundation hosted a check presentation on Oct. 18, at West Central High School in Hartford, South Dakota.
Dakota Access Pipeline is giving the organization $5,000 per county the pipeline traverses in South Dakota, totaling thirteen counties at $65,000. In an effort to support youth programs in counties along the entire four-state pipeline route, Dakota Access will be making similar donations in North Dakota, Iowa and Illinois totaling more than $400,000.
“We greatly appreciate Energy Transfer Partners’ investment in building leaders, growing communities, and strengthening South Dakota agriculture through the South Dakota FFA Foundation. Their support will have a ripple effect: impacting local, area, and state level FFA events, all of which enhance our individual FFA members’ leadership development,” said Gerri Ann Eide, South Dakota FFA Foundation executive director. “This partnership will allow us to provide valuable student opportunities and we are pleased to highlight the great work we can achieve together.”