Dwight Hansen
Associate Consultant

As the director of development for the Black Hills State University Foundation, Dwight and his team set new fundraising records each year of his last four years with the Foundation, including $8 million raised in 2014. Prior to his tenure at Black Hills State University, Dwight was the major gifts officer for the University of South Dakota Foundation, overseeing donor identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major and leadership gift prospects.

He served as planned giving officer and interim executive director for the foundation at Wayne State College in Nebraska. Dwight received his Bachelor of Arts from Wayne State College and his Masters of Political Science and Public Administration from the University of South Dakota.

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Hartsook President and CEO Receives Boy Scouts of America District Award of Merit

For over three decades, Hartsook has provided fundraising consultation tailored to meet the specific needs of BSA councils.

Hartsook President and CEO Dr. Matthew J. Beem recently received the District Award of Merit from Blue Elk District, Heart of America Council – the highest district honor awarded a Scouting volunteer.

Dr. Beem with wife, Kate Beem

Matt is an Eagle Scout, a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say, and an active volunteer with Boy Scouts of America. He has served as Chair for the Heart of America Council’s Blue Elk District and in many other council, district and unit leadership roles.

After decades of working with councils in the U.S. and overseas, Hartsook has developed unique strategies for the Boy Scouts of America that ensure continued annual fund success while building support for programmatic, expanded capital and endowment fundraising.

Our highly skilled fundraising professionals offer sound strategies based on the best experiential and quantitative philanthropic practices.

The Hartsook Team has a long tradition of supporting the Scouting program, and many of our team members have a personal connection with the organization. Go here to learn more.