Class of 2017 Gift - Help leave a legacy!

What will I support?

The class of 2017 is contributing to the development of a grove of Autumn Blaze maple trees in the Quad on the east side of the McLaury Building and depending on the gift level, an opportunity to contribute to organizations of your choice.

Why should I donate?

If you help your graduating class with this gift to your soon to be alma mater, you will leave a legacy that will last for generations. Donating to this project will continue the graduating students’ tradition of giving back with a real and impactful gift. Your name will also appear on a plaque as a donor to the class gift displayed on the wall of giving located in the Surbeck Center. 

How much should I donate?

Giving is easy, and there are choices for different giving levels. 


  • Silver: $20.17 - $149.99
    Donation goes to the grove of trees project.
  • Gold: $150 - $249.99
    One-time donation of $50 to the grove of trees project and the additional donation to an organization (or divided between two organizations) of your choice.
  • Platinum: $250.00+

    One-time donation of $50 to the grove of trees project and the additional donation to an organization (or up to three organizations) of your choice.

    How do I donate?

    Follow this link to enter your credit card or withdrawal information:

    Location for the grove of trees: Class Gift 2017 Maple Tree Grove

    Here is a sketch of what the grove of trees will look like for the 2017 Class Gift:
    Grove of TreesDo you want to get involved with the Class Gift Project? We are always looking for new members and new ideas! Email the Senior-Class Student Senators to learn more! If you do not know who this is, email

    The Class Gift of 2016 is a retaining wall built by students on M-Hill to keep erosion from destroying the graduation plaques. It also provides a bench for hikers to rest at the top of the hill overlooking Rapid City.

    The Class Gift of 2014-2015 is a beautification project & rock garden located on the Southeast corner of the Classroom Building.
    Rock Garden

    Also contributed was a boulder from the Hugo Mine in Keystone, SD courtesy of the Dusty Swanson family.
    Swanson Family