The Ty Eschenbaum Foundation was founded in 2011 to create a sustainable resource for youth cancer survivors and their families. Funds raised are awarded to South Dakota survivors through scholarships to support their ambitions at the post-secondary school of their choice. This fund is the only dedicated source of scholarships specifically for cancer survivors in the state of South Dakota.

Officially organized as part of the $200+ million endowed South Dakota Community Foundation, donations to the Ty Eschenbaum Foundation receive the maximum tax benefits allowed by law.

See Ty's story below and click the Donate Now button to support his efforts.


Faith Leiseth
Hamlin High School, 2018 $250

Samantha Kinneberg
Parkston High School, 2018 $250

Tyler Johnson
Sioux Falls Washington, 2018 $250

Caleb Lusk
T.F. Riggs High School, 2018 $1,000

Alexis Mentzel
Mitchell High School, 2018 $1,000

Diego Campos
Arlington High School, 2015 • $1,000

Cylie Pastian
De Smet High School, 2015 • $1,000

Chase Casper
Lake Preston High School, 2013 • $1,000

Dylan Bradfield
Lake Preston High School, 2011 • $250

Carissa Deknikker
Lake Preston High School, 2011 • $250



American-Junior Charolais Assoc. Jr. National (2 time)
Arlington High School
Faulkton High School
JY6 Foundation - Annual Nurses Gala (2 time)
Keloland TV
Marion High School
SD 4-H Leaders Council
SD American Cancer Society Annual Gala (3 time)
SD Community Foundation
SD Focus Program on SD Public Television
SD State Univeristy Foundation - Board of Trustees
SD State University - China Study Abroad Experience
SD State University - LEAD State
SD State University - Colleges Against Cancer
South Daktoa Ag & Rural Leadership - Class 6
Brookings Women in Leadership Luncheon
Lake Preston High School


Mark & Tallie Nelson
Blake & Amy Sandnes
Vern & Jane Jensen
Mary Hurlbert

Prairie Ag Partners
Greg & Bonita Albrecht
Fugere Farm
Win & Ruth Noem
Kari Westlund
Family of Leroy & Francis Wienk
H & I Grain
Rodney Anderson
Steffenson Farms - Duane Steffenson
Brookings Police Department

Joe Jensen Insurance Agency
Arlington-Lake Preston Youth Wrestling Club
Steve & Linda Jensen
Albert Anderson
Bill & Roxana Poppen
Heier, Inc.
John & Sierra Blachford
Warren & Carolyn Casper
Todd Ochsner Family

Jerry & Carol Raap
Daniel & JoAnne Hasche
Cone Ag, Inc.
Fine Line Auto, Inc.
Bob & Cora Gray
Randy & Karen Jencks
Arnold & Carol Wienk
Tri State Battery Company
Glenda Bakken
Duane & Bobby Eschenbaum
First National Bank - Pierre
CorTrust Bank-Mitchell
Stu & Brooke Betsworth Family
Citizens State Bank & Arlington Insurance Agency
Lake Preston Lutheran Quilters
Jake & Shae Stephenson
Leonard Penney Family
Lake Preston Luther League
Hilltop Dairy - Wilfried & Olga Reuvekamp
Keith & Cheryl Lee
Anthony & Kelly Nelson
Paul & Heather Kostboth Family
Lake Preston Athletic Boosters

Brian & Amy Wienk
Jeannine Doughtey
Paul Dyrdahl
Deloris Gilbertson
Matt & Stephanie Judson
Grant Judson
Ralph & Michelle Nelson
Jim & Mary Nielsen
David & Janna Gutzmer
Kristin Carlisle
Buddy & Jamie Seiner
Karen Webber Boyer

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