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The 1896 Society Celebration

On November 14th, we honored our 1896 Society Members and new inductees at our annual 1896 Society Event. The 1896 Society was formed as a way of fundraising for the Volunteers of America, Dakotas foundation, which in turn gathers assets to respond to the emerging needs and future opportunities for Volunteers of America, Dakotas. The 1896 Society Event was also an opportunity to celebrate that 2020 will mark Volunteers of America, Dakotas’ 100th year of service in the Sioux Falls community!  

During the event, we also recognized Dick Corcoran as the recipient of the 5th annual ‘Before Its Time’ Award, named after Volunteers of America founders Ballington and Maud Booth, who were before their time in their dedication to ministry and service. Every year, the ‘Before Its Time’ Award is presented to an individual who has shaped Volunteers of America, Dakotas’ future through inspiring and innovative efforts today. Dick Corcoran has been a long-time friend and supporter of Volunteers of America, Dakotas, and his commitment to this organization has left an undeniable mark that will last well into the future.  

To Dick Corcoran and all of our 1896 Society Members, thank you for being champions in giving in our community. People like you have made our 100-year legacy possible, and your generosity today will help individuals in need for many years to come! 

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