given back to the state of South Dakota over 30 years.
organizations supported by First PREMIER Bank and PREMIER Bankcard.
community service hours contributed in the last year alone.
PREMIER's gift of $500,000 to the City of Watertown in summer of 2017 paved the way for the construction of a new, state-of-the-art softball complex for the community. With five regulation diamonds, the new complex enables the hosting of local, state and regional tournaments and provides big dividends for the local hospitality industry.
See how PREMIER associates donated nearly 30,000 hours in community services last year alone.
PREMIER supports schools, colleges, universities and helps students secure a brighter future!
We actively sponsor teams, events, athletics and other activities throughout our community.
Learn how PREMIER supports students, from paid internships to an array of scholarship offerings!
Aspire to inspire before you expire. I think that says it all.- T. Denny Sanford, PREMIER Founder & Philanthropist
Scholarships & Internships
PREMIER has established formal internship programs with a number of South Dakota schools, offering part-time employment, full or partial education credit and an annual stipend. We offer 18 Community Scholarships per year and have partnered with the State of South Dakota to help establish the Build Dakota Workforce Initiative. PREMIER founder, T. Denny Sanford has also provided a $30 million endowment to fund the Horatio Algers – Denny Sanford Scholarship