Winter 2014-15

Washingtons$7 Million Gift to Grizzly Athletics

A new generation of the Washington family is transforming UM once again. Kyle and Kevin Washington have given $7 million on behalf of the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation to support the Champions Center. Read more.

Suzanne and Dave PetersonGift Launches Gifted Education Program

Gifted education in Montana received a boost this fall thanks to UM supporters Suzanne and Dave Peterson, who announced a $1.5 million commitment to the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences. Read more.

A student works with digital animation.Dreams Come to Life in UM Animation Program

In a darkened computer lab, a group of students works on two animated films. The artwork is so smoothly drawn, so carefully crafted, that a viewer might think it's created totally by machine. But these students know better... Read more.

Bud Moore looking down at the wilderness from a peak.

A Life on the Land

He was a true Bitterroot woodsman. From a young age he could hunt, trap and fish. He packed mules and fought fires. He built log cabins by hand. Most importantly, he understood and loved the land, and he shared his vision for holistic land management... Read more.

Dennison Doctoral FellowFirst Dennison Doctoral Fellowship Awarded

The spring semester was just coming to a close when Patrick O'Connor received the news: the Department of History doctoral candidate would be the first George M. and Jane I. Dennison Doctoral Fellow. Read More.

Order of the Grizzly award ceremonyTom Cotter Honored with Order of the Grizzly

The Order of the Grizzly, the UM Foundation's highest honor, was recently awarded to Tom Cotter. Cotter, who died in July, gave millions to support scholarships at UM. His daughter, Mary Ann Cotter, accepted the award on his behalf. Read more.

Burke familyA UM Kind of Family

Three generations of the Burke family have attended the University of Montana, and giving back is important to them. That's why Jack J.D. '52 and Nancy '52 Burke created scholarships in both business and law. Read more.

Gift Planning Corner

Income Tax Deductions and Payments for Life

Creating a charitable gift annuity is a win-win: you give back to UM while receiving payments for life and reducing your taxes. What could be better? Read more.

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