Premier Bankcard, First Premier pledge $1M to United Way

First Premier Bank and Premier Bankcard have pledged $1 million to the Sioux Empire United Way campaign – the largest gift from a business and its employees.

During the 2018 campaign drive, the financial institutions and their employees pledged $852,992. Owner T. Denny Sanford added $147,008 to the pledge in honor of the longstanding relationship the company and its associates have had with the Sioux Empire United Way.

“Since the United Way began its local campaign efforts in 1929, December has been a crucial month for fundraising,” said Jay Powell, president of the organization. “With a goal of $10,057,891, the Premier contribution represents nearly 10 percent of the total required to fund each of the 40 local agencies supported by the Sioux Empire United Way, which provide assistance to one in three citizens in Minnehaha, Lincoln, Turner and McCook counties.”

“We believe our organization can only be successful if our community continues to be successful,” said Dana Dykhouse, CEO of First Premier Bank.

Miles Beacom, CEO and president of Premier Bankcard, noted that 95 percent of the employees in Sioux Falls made a pledge.

Premier Bankcard, First Premier pledge $1M to United Way

First Premier Bank and Premier Bankcard have pledged $1 million to the Sioux Empire United Way campaign – the largest gift from a business and its employees.

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