For the Future

Three Projects

The Educational Impact Campaign has three distinct yet connected facility projects. Commitments to this campaign will all be under one umbrella, meaning that every gift no matter the designation will be put towards the total campaign goal. Simply put, one project cannot happen without the other.

$55 Million Goal

The plans received SDBOR approval in October 2017, confirming the viability and importance of these projects. Now you can help transform the future by investing in the education of our youth. Your generous gift will establish a legacy for future generations of Wolves and South Dakotans.

Message from the Campaign co-chairs and committee

We’re extremely proud and excited to be a part of the Educational Impact Campaign. This $55 million campaign will enhance the student experience at Northern State University and the South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

The partnership between NSU and SDSBVI is the only collaboration of its kind throughout the entire nation, and this transformational campaign is a game-changer for both campuses.

We’re asking you to Dream With Us and help support these three projects – all with one goal: creating state-of-the-art facilities that will forever change the educational footprint and experience for countless students from throughout the region. Help us transform NSU and SDSBVI for the betterment of our campuses, the community of Aberdeen and the entire region.

Thank you & go Wolves!


Dr. Tim and Mary Downs
Jim and Tracy Thares


  • Mike and Barb Evans
  • Robert and Dr. Erin Fouberg
  • Rod and Glenna Fouberg
  • Jeff Lamont
  • Michael Bockorny
  • Dr. Marjorie Kaiser
  • Jim and Jackie Koehler
  • George Rahm
  • Brett Rezatto
  • Nathan and Jacquelyn Reede
  • Art and Maggie Russo
  • Joe and Cindy Senger
  • Zach Flakus
  • Becky Mehlhoff
  • Todd Jordre
  • Josh Moon
  • Jon Olson
  • Cathy Hall