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Academics & Athletics

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Rich History of Team Spirit

PREMIER supports local high schools, colleges, universities and students by investing in academics and athletics across the region. Along with major one-time gifts, PREMIER provides financial support for our schools with ongoing sponsorship dollars.



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Trojans Unite

PREMIER Bankcard CEO Miles Beacom and his wife, Lisa, provided the lead gift for the Trojans Unite Campaign to improve and build athletic facilities on the campus of Dakota State University.

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Madison Cyber Labs

First PREMIER Bank and PREMIER Bankcard, philanthropist T. Denny Sanford, the State of South Dakota and Dakota State University joined together to build a state-of-the-art cybersecurity research facility in Madison, South Dakota.

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Beacom Institute of Technology

Bankcard CEO Miles Beacom, his wife, Lisa, and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford donated $5 million to help construct the Beacom Institute of Technology at DSU, a leader in cybersecurity education.

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Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium

The $12.5 million football stadium on the campus of South Dakota State University was made possible by First PREMIER Bank CEO Dana J. Dykhouse and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford.

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Beacom School of Business

Future business leaders are learning needed skills at the University of South Dakota's Beacom School of Business. The facility is named in honor of PREMIER Bankcard CEO Miles Beacom.

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SDHSAA Foundation

PREMIER is a proud supporter of the South Dakota High School Activities Association Foundation and its many statewide activities.

Augustana DI Hockey

PREMIER is helping Augustana University start a Division I hockey program. This will be the first DI hockey program in the state of South Dakota.