Our Staff

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Nancy Swanson

Executive Director

Nancy has served as the Executive Director of the South Dakota Youth Foundation, Inc. since its inception in 2015. Nancy's career in Philanthropy/Nonprofit work spans 30+years. She is a Certified Fundraising Professional.

Phone: (605) 692-8705
Email: Nancy.Swanson@sdyouthfoundation.org

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LaNell Quam

Office Manager

LaNell is responsible for the organization and management of the office. She oversees financial recording keeping, communication and manages tasks and events of the Foundation.

Phone: (605) 692-8705
Email: LaNell.Quam@sdyouthfoundation.org

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Carol Birgen

Program Leader

Carol Birgen serves as Program Leader for the Teens As Teachers program. Her responsibilities include recruiting and training Teen Teachers as well as the development of curriculum lessons.

Phone: (605) 830-5831
Email: Carol.Birgen@sdyouthfoundation.org

Our Staff

nancy

Nancy Swanson

Executive Director

Nancy has served as the Executive Director of the South Dakota Youth Foundation, Inc. since its inception in 2015. Nancy's career in Philanthropy/Nonprofit work spans 30+years. She is a Certified Fundraising Professional.

Phone: (605) 692-8705
Email: Nancy.Swanson@sdyouthfoundation.org

lanell

LaNell Quam

Office Manager

LaNell is responsible for the organization and management of the office. She oversees financial recording keeping, communication and manages tasks and events of the Foundation.

Phone: (605) 692-8705
Email: LaNell.Quam@sdyouthfoundation.org

carol

Carol Birgen

Program Leader

Carol Birgen serves as Program Leader for the Teens As Teachers program. Her responsibilities include recruiting and training Teen Teachers as well as the development of curriculum lessons.

Phone: (605) 830-5831
Email: Carol.Birgen@sdyouthfoundation.org

Board of Directors

Nick Foshiem, Sioux Falls, SD, President

Jesse Abernathy, Representing Crow Creek Reservation

Dr. Debra DeBates, Brookings

Dee Gulson, Brandon, SD

Jim Burg, Wessington Springs, SD