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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Kent Sunderland
President and Trustee
The Sunderland Foundation

Recipient of the

Kent Sunderland was presented with the prestigious Growing Philanthropy Award in Kansas City by Hartsook President and CEO
Matthew J. Beem during National WWI Museum and Memorial’s VIP event, Night at the Tower.

He was nominated by Matthew Naylor, Ph.D., President and CEO of the National WWI Museum and Memorial, and was selected unanimously by Hartsook Institutes and the International Board of Visitors Growing Philanthropy Committee.

Kent was Vice Chairman of Ash Grove Cement prior to its recent sale. As President of The Sunderland Foundation, he has played a significant role in advancing philanthropy with major gifts.

The Growing Philanthropy Award recognizes a distinguished group of individuals and organizations whose efforts increase philanthropy through research, innovation and challenging the status quo. For more information, contact [email protected].