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Drexel Society

Recognizing a Legacy of Support

Inspired by the tradition started by St. Katharine Drexel, this society was established in 2011. The Drexel Society is our way of recognizing those who make planned gifts to our Mission which take many different forms. To learn how you can provide a legacy of support to St. Francis Mission and the Lakota people, please download the Drexel Society Brochure, call our Foundation office at 605.718.7912, or email us at

Ways to Become a Drexel Society Member

(Note: This is not a complete list of ways to become a member of this society. Call or email us today to see if your planned gift qualifies you as a member of the Drexel Society!)

  • Bequest in will

  • Charitable remainder trust

  • Retirement account lifetime gift

  • Beneficiary designation life insurance provision

  • Charitable gift annuity

If you think you are a member of this society, please let us know by printing out and mailing the Drexel Society Giving Intent Card! (This card is a non-binding commitment. Written consent is needed to welcome members. Your gift will be held in strict confidence.)

Drexel Society Members

  • Frances G. Callahan

  • Patricia Chapel

  • Linda Deeter

  • Charles and Frances Dienethal

  • Timothy F. Donovan

  • Wilhelmina Louise Florencourt

  • Dorothy Forker

  • Mary J. Kinsella

  • Janet E. Mattes

  • Madonna McCutcheon

  • Geraldine S. Meanor

  • Eleanore Montague

  • Paul and Sandra Myrick

  • Linda O’Brien

  • Michael Palushock

  • Elaine Penn and Karen Peissig

  • Thomas and Margaret Purvinis

  • Joan Quick

  • Evelyn Schlosser

  • Rev. William T. Schwartz

  • Irene Sidun

  • Mary L. Smith

  • Fred Suazo

  • Shirley Theobald

  • Martha L. Thomas

  • Darrel Voegler

  • Dr. and Mrs. Louise von Dedenroth

  • Katie Robinson and Howard White

  • Julia E. Winter

  • Frank T. Maloney

Ways you can donate

At St. Francis Mission we have a goal to respect the traditions of the Lakota people while collaborating with them to meet the spiritual, educational, social and physical needs of the community. Our ministry is supported by gifts from those who share our mission. Your generous gift WILL make an impact!

Or by mail

PO Box 499

St. Francis, SD 57572

Street address:

350 S. Oak St.