Leland D. and Josephine A. Case Memorial Fund

Museum Establishes Endowment Fund

Leland Case Library at Dakota Disovery Museum in Mitchell, SD

The Case Art Gallery at Dakota Discovery

Leland D. Case had great visions for the Friends of the Middle Border as a major center of art, culture and history for this region. By providing funding through trusts he took great care to ensure that the organization’s museum collections and archives could remain accessible to the public into the future. With the assistance of annual support from his estate gifts, the museum has been able to grow toward realizing Leland’s vision.

As a step to fulfilling Leland’s wishes, the board of directors has established the Leland D. and Josephine A. Case Memorial Fund as a permanent endowment fund to ensure the future operations of the museum. The fund is held with the South Dakota Community Foundation which manages assets totaling over $67 million, of which $62 million are permanently endowed.

As the Case Memorial Fund grows the income generated will support the basic operations of the Dakota Discovery Museum. Helping to preserve the collections and support programming, as well as support advertising and marketing needs to promote the museum around the nation and the world.

The future of the Dakota Discovery Museum under the direction of the Friends of the Middle Border, Inc. is secure and, in the future, will have the opportunity to grow even more in its programming and services for schoolchildren, researchers, members and visitors.


If you have any questions about the Case Memorial Fund, or would like to contribute to the Fund please contact Lori Holmberg at 605-996-2122 or email history@dakotadiscovery.com.

Case Art Gallery Exhibit

Learn more about the Case Art Gallery at Dakota Discovery Museum.