May 9, 2013
 

USD Foundation, College of Arts & Sciences announce significant gift

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota College of Arts & Sciences and the University of South Dakota Foundation are pleased to announce a $1 million gift from Lorraine Hart of Minneapolis, Minn.
 

The gift will create three unique funds in the College of Arts & Sciences – a student enrichment fund to help students gain learning experiences outside of the classroom; a student and faculty fund for the Department of Mathematical Sciences; and a named professorship in the Department of Psychology.

“We are so very thankful for this extraordinary gift and for the generous spirit shown by Ms. Hart,” said Matthew C. Moen, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “This long-term investment in our students and faculty strengthens the intellectual center of the University. Ms. Hart has given us a gift that shows her with wide-ranging intellectual interests, in the very best tradition of the liberal arts and sciences.”

Hart, who received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the College of Arts & Sciences at USD, was raised in Vermillion. She enjoyed a distinguished career as an investment manager with Ameriprise. Now a resident of Minneapolis, Hart serves on many nonprofit boards and commissions, including the USD Foundation Board of Directors.

USD Foundation President Steve Brown believes this gift is indicative of Hart’s personality.  “Lorraine’s passion for life, USD and Vermillion is your first impression upon meeting her,” said Brown. “Her demonstrated leadership on both the Foundation’s Board of Directors and on the Onward Campaign Cabinet is further exemplified with this significant contribution.”

 
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