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Community Involvement

Ketel Thorstenson - Community Involvement

At Ketel Thorstenson, LLP social responsibility is ingrained in our core values. We know that strong companies build strong communities. KTLLP’s community involvement supports various regional organizations as club members, officers, sponsors, donors, and volunteers.

Whether it’s the arts, education, health-related issues, supporting kids and families, special interest groups or non-profits, KTLLP makes ongoing efforts to contribute its time, talents and resources to the greater Black Hills area community including Rapid City, Custer, Spearfish, and Gillette.

Ketel Thorstenson - Community Involvement

Ketel Thorstenson - Community Involvement


KTLLP staff are active many different civic organizations, including but not limited to:
  • Elevate Rapid City
  • Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Spearfish Chamber of Commerce
  • Custer Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Salvation Army
  • Destination Rapid City
  • Rapid City Downtown Kiwanis
  • Rapid City Cosmopolitan Club
  • Zonta Club of the Black Hills
  • Zonta Club of the Northern Hills
  • Zonta Club of the Southern Hills
  • Rotary Club of Rapid City
  • Young Professionals Group
  • Leadership Rapid City
  • South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity (SD CEO)


KTLLP staff volunteer their time and talents as well as make donations to many worthy organizations in the Black Hills.
  • United Way of the Black Hills and the “Day of Caring”
  • Black Hills Federal Credit Union School Supply Drive
  • Friday “Jeans Days”
  • YMCA of Rapid City
  • United Blood Services
  • Tough Enough to Wear Pink
  • Feeding SD
  • The Hope Center
  • Club for Boys Free Throw Challenge and Holiday Gift Wrapping
  • Downtown Rapid City
  • Summer Nights
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Youth and Family Services and Kids’ Fair
  • Storybook Island
  • SD Special Olympics Polar Plunge
  • Junior Achievement
  • Harney Little League
  • Canyon Lake Little League
  • Timberline Little League
Ketel Thorstenson - Community Involvement


KTLLP plays an additional role by assisting in sponsorship. Below are just some of the organizations and events we sponsor.
  • The Central States Fair
  • Black Hills Stock Show
  • Black Hills Works Gala
  • CASA Fire and Ice Gala
  • Children’s Home Society Golf Tournament
  • Custer Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Day of Excellence
  • Feeding SD Hungry Bowls
  • Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Young Professionals Group
  • Networking’s Not Natural
  • Relay for Life
  • South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity (SD CEO)
  • YFS Denim and Diamonds
  • Wellfully Stampede
  • Homeless But Not Hopeless Golf Tournament
  • Women in Science
  • The Burning Beetle
  • Innovation Expo
  • Black Hills Area Council Leadership Breakfast



Jeans Days Annually

One way KTLLP supports local organizations is with a fun donation opportunity which allows staff to wear jeans to work in exchange for a donation. Participation is optional but many staff gets involved because it is a quick and easy way to make an immediate impact on our community.



Organizations Supported

There are so many wonderful organizations and non-profits in the greater Black Hills area with missions of meeting the variety of needs in our community. KTLLP is passionate about helping as many people as we can.



Volunteer Hours Annually

KTLLP is driven to serve the greater Black Hills community, where we live and work. Because of this community involvement dedication, KTLLP gives each employee general public service hours annually to use toward the causes and organizations that they are passionate about.