The John T. Vucurevich Foundation has pledged a $350,000 grant to Abbott House to build two therapeutic foster homes and independent living apartments for youth in foster care and young adults aging out of foster care.
Black Hills Reads, a program under the umbrella of the United Way and funded through the John T. Vucurevich Foundation, is midway through a six-year, community-wide campaign to improve grade-level proficiency.
The Board of Directors of the John T. Vucurevich Foundation is pleased to announce Alan Solano has been selected as President & CEO to replace current executive, Sandy Diegel, upon her impending retirement in early 2019. According to Steven Zellmer, Chairman of the Board, “The Foundation Board selected Alan Solano because of his strong management experience, leadership skills and knowledge of and commitment to the Black Hills community. We look forward to working with Alan to fulfill John Vucurevich’s vision of making a piece of the world a brighter place. We thank Sandy Diegel for her leadership over the past 11 years and welcome her as a member of the Foundation Board of Directors.”
Rapid City, SD - The Board of Directors of the John T. Vucurevich Foundation announced today that President and CEO Sandy Diegel will retire in January 2019.
Founder and philanthropist John T. Vucurevich established the foundation in 1985. During Vucurevich's lifetime, It functioned as a small, part-time organization, making its first grant in 1989. After Vucurevich's death in 2005, the bulk of his estate passed to the foundation. With significant new assets and grantmaking capacity, the foundation hired Diegel, the former CEO of Behavior Management Systems, in February 2007.
Brittney Papike believes the Uplifting Parents Program helped her escape a life of poverty.
Over the next five years, according to a news release from Catholic Social Services, the University of Notre Dame’s Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities wants to test if Papike, a Rapid City single mother of two, is right.
David Cameron, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom who resigned from his position following the Brexit vote last July, will visit Rapid City on Oct. 9 as part of the John T. Vucurevich Foundation’s annual speaker series.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA-TV) - Marnie Herrmann and Bruce Long Fox are Mniluzahan Okolakiciyapi Ambassadors. They report progress on the policing efforts regarding Native American concerns.
The Mniluzahan Okolakiciyapi Ambassadors (Rapid City Circle of Friends) is celebrating the completion of our Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant. Their journey has allowed them to "BEAM" - bridging, educating, modeling and advocating.
DEADWOOD | It all began with the idea that underprivileged children in the Northern Hills deserve a safe, affordable and educational place to stay while their parents eked out a living in low-paying service jobs primarily tied to the hospitality and gaming industries.
DEADWOOD — The Northern Hills Alliance for Children (NHAC) has two big announcements: One, the organization will open a new child care center called Ft. Meade First Step Child Care Center Monday in Sturgis; and two, earlier this summer, the John T. Vucurevich Foundation stepped up to pay off $500,000 in debt for the organization to boost and bolster its continued success, as well as the new endeavor.