BHFCU celebrates grand opening with $11,000 of giving

RAPID CITY, SD (February 10, 2023) — Black Hills Federal Credit Union (BHFCU) celebrated the grand opening of its sixth Rapid City location in December 2022 and January 2023 by giving back to the tune of $11,000.

Due to winter weather, BHFCU celebrated the grand opening of their 5th & Minnesota location over two months. Both week-long celebrations included a community-giving component. Members and area residents were encouraged to visit the new location to enter to win $500 cash plus the opportunity to select a charity to receive a $5,000 donation.

“We are so grateful for our members and excited to serve them at our newest Rapid City location,” said Holli Edwards, VP Marketing. “When planning our grand opening, we wanted to incorporate an opportunity to award money to an individual and give them a chance to make a positive impact on a charity of their choice.”

In December, our lucky $500 winner, Alan J., selected the Humane Society of the Black Hills to receive a $5,000 donation. The animal rescue serves thousands of dogs, cats, and barn animals in Rapid City each year.

January winner, Rodney C., chose the Make-A-Wish Foundation. A “Wish Dad” 25 years removed (his “Wish Kid” is a nurse now!), Rodney was thrilled to give back to a charity that once provided joy to his family in a trying time.

“While notifying Alan and Rodney of their $500 winnings was fun, the real excitement came when sharing the $5,000 charity donation opportunity with them,” explained Edwards. “Letting our winners get in on the experience of surprising a charitable organization was something we will not soon forget.”

BHFCU’s newest location at the intersection of 5th and Minnesota in Rapid City features four drive-up lanes, four offices, and new Interactive Teller Machine (ITM) technology.

BHFCU supports community needs through corporate contributions, employee fundraisers, and donations from members and community supporters to the Black Hills FCU Charitable Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Humane Society Check Presentation


Alan J. – December Winner


Rodney C. – January Winner


Make-A-Wish Check Presentation

About Black Hills Federal Credit Union

Established in Rapid City in 1941, Black Hills Federal Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit  financial cooperative serving more than 105,000 members. The community-chartered credit union  has locations in Rapid City, Custer, Eagle Butte, Hot Springs, Pierre, Sioux Falls, Spearfish, Sturgis,  and Wall, South Dakota, and Billings, Montana. For more information, visit


Leslie Millard
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Community Development Officer
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