Those who would like to support particular program areas may do so through Focusing Giving. No special form is required. Through Focused Giving, donors participate in the life of the Center in specific and visible ways of particular interest to them—in addition to their crucial annual membership.
A new program area at this time is the Center’s response to South Dakota’s revision of its history and civics content standards and instructional materials. The Center’s history of the state, "A New South Dakota History," published in 2005 and revised in 2009, is out of print. CWS is undertaking a new state history by several leading historians under the editorship of Jon K. Lauck, editor-in-chief of Middle West Review. To fund the project, CWS seeks to raise $20,000 to match a portion of the lead gift by educator Jan Johnson and Reliabank.
Program areas supported by Focused Giving include the following: