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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The Most Influential ‘Living Person’ in Philanthropy

Robert F. Hartsook Receives Honorary Doctorate of Business
Plymouth University, United Kingdom

Bob Hartsook was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration by Plymouth University in Plymouth, England. The University described Bob as: “arguably the most influential living person improving the philanthropic donor experience.” Such global affirmation appropriately recognizes Bob and uniquely distinguishes Hartsook as the world’s fundraising counsel.”

Plymouth University honors individuals who have achieved great distinction in their professional lives and who have made contributions to society at large. In recognizing Bob Hartsook’s impressive achievements, the University has highlighted his service to the field of philanthropy, his promotion of academic study and research and his personal commitment to growing philanthropy around the world. Go here to learn more and view videos from this event.

Pictured: Karin Cox, Hartsook Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer; Julian Chaudhuri, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Education and Student Experience; Bob Hartsook; Adrian Sargeant, Professor of Fundraising at Plymouth University and the Director of the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy; Jen Shang, Philanthropic Psychologist and Director of Research at the University of Plymouth Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy; Matthew J. Beem, Hartsook President and CEO.

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