AT ISSUE: A recent Argus Leader article, 'From success to significance,' told of the philanthropy of T. Denny Sanford, a Sioux Falls banker who during the past several months has given away millions of dollars. His two favorite charities, he said, were children and education. However, there appears to be a caveat to most of his giving.
While this may prompt some to get 'their feathers ruffled,' those millions of dollars will go a long way in making South Dakota a better place to live. At the same time, at least one person asked, 'Whatever happened to giving without expecting something in return?'
A RECENT LETTER to the editor of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader was critical of the SD Board of Regents allowing Sioux Falls banker and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford to have his name attached to the USD School of Medicine following a $20 million endowment for the school to focus on more research. "