Unite for USD raising money for student programs

VERMILLION, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - The University of South Dakota’s yearly fundraising event kicks off Wednesday.

The second annual Unite for USD Giving Day is an opportunity for university supporters to donate to "on-campus programs."

The event is 1, 862-minutes long in honor of the university opening in 1862. USD's Student Body President Carson Zubke says this fundraiser serves an important purpose for students.

“We really want to make a difference in the lives of students and any gift no matter how big it is will make an impact and help improve the student experience at USD. There will be a lot of other opportunities for people to come together to celebrate USD, share about the initiatives happening on campus and then find a way to contribute to a project that's important to them,” says Zubke.

If you wish to donate you can head to uniteforusd.org.
The event ends Thursday at 6 p.m. Last year, nearly $250,000 was raised.