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Southeast Tech launches $6.2 million capital fundraising campaign

Monday, October 22, 2018

Southeast Technical Institute is launching its first-ever capital fundraising campaign at the same time the public institution is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

And the funding is not centered around new construction. 

The $6.2 million, five-year campaign is meant to bring in more potential students and produce a greater number of skilled graduates to meet the demands of the Sioux Falls workforce, Southeast Tech spokeswoman Margaret Pennock said. 

Southeast Tech's NOW (New Opportunities for Workforce Development) Capital Campaign was officially announced by school officials at a press conference.

"This is a historic day for Southeast Tech," President Bob Griggs said. "While we recognize the success of our past, we also need to recognize the promise of tomorrow."

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"On behalf of the officers and directors of the Economic Development Alliance, I want to thank you and your staff for the great job NCDS did in helping restructure the Alliance, and for successful management of the fundraising campaign that fully funded our five-year action plan. The NCDS process and format delivered exactly what you said it would do when you met with Alliance members over eighteen months ago. The NCDS process engaged top regional private and public sector leaders and attracted financial support from large and small companies and communities throughout the region."

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