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A group of kids at the Capital Area United Way campaign kickoff event.
Board of Directors

Board members meet monthly to further the strategic work and mission of Capital Area United Way (CAUW). They take seriously their fiduciary responsibility to make sure the resources that are entrusted to the organization are wisely used as a result. CAUW board members actively participate in committees that help carry out the work of the organization. 
Board members are volunteers from across the service area of Hughes and Stanley counties. There are 25 board members, who may serve a maximum of two three-year terms. Of the 25, there are four student members chosen from grades 10-12 within the student bodies of the Pierre and Stanley County school systems. Student terms last through the student’s senior year. 
Each year the board elects a President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer, who serve as the Executive Committee. The Executive Director is an appointed position, serving at the pleasure of the Board, and an Ex-Officio member of the Executive Committee. 
The campaign chair, an individual or couple selected from the community, is appointed each year by the President, with the approval of the Executive Committee, and serves as an Ex-Officio member without voting rights.

A United Way table at a local event in South Dakota.
Executive Committee


Nicole Gordon, Central SD Enhancement District 

1st Vice President 

Laura Ringling, State of South Dakota 

2nd Vice President 

Amanda Dodson 

Delta Dental of South Dakota 



Tony Mangan, State of South Dakota 



Michael Hudson, First National Bank 


Immediate Past President 

Jenny Bernhard, Beck Motor Company 

A stock image of hills and a lake in South Dakota.
Board of Directors

Marty Allison
Kyle Anderson
Jenny Bernhard
Lance Bertram
Pat Brekken
Liza Clark
Logan Cowan-Fodness
Amy Dalton
Amanda Dodson
Carol Drayer-Anderson
Jared Fodness
Nicole Gordon
Michael Hudson
Jessica Jockheck
Natalie Jung
Kim Malsam-Rysdon
Tony Mangan
Laura Ringling
Katie Sieverding
Joan Umiker
Morgan Johnson
Sara Maher
Luke Olson
Isabelle Weller

Avera St. Mary's
State of South Dakota
Delta Dental
State of SD Board of Regents
Swenson and Cowan Dentistry
First Dakota National Bank
Delta Dental
State of South Dakota
Reinke Gray Wealth Management
Central SD Enhancement District
First National Bank
First National Bank
State of North Dakota
Avera Health
State of South Dakota
State of South Dakota
Lancaster Management Group
Pierre Dental Clinic
T.F. Riggs High School 
T.F. Riggs High School 
T.F. Riggs High School 
T.F. Riggs High School 

Board Member Application

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Board Attendance
Board Attendance Requirement as per By-laws: Article VIII: Section 5 – Duties & Authority, 5: Be in attendance of at least eight (8) of the twelve (12) board meetings a year. Board Attendance as per the Board Member Obligations: 2. C. The board may choose to interpret a director’s unexcused absence from four meetings as that director’s resignation from the board.

Thank you! We’ll be in touch.

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