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Important Tax Updates

Effective January 1, 2024, the Qualified Endowment Credit, also referred to as the Montana Endowment Tax Credit, became permanent and increased to $15,000 per individual, or $30,000 per couple filing jointly when a qualifying gift is made. The IRS also recently announced an increase in qualified charitable distribution gift limits to $105,000. Learn more about how to support UM and take advantage of these increased tax benefits.

University of Montana. The Big Give. March 6-7, 2024

Join Us for The Big Give

It's time for UM's fifth annual online giving event, and we're calling on alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends to support UM students in just 24 hours. Visit to explore over 50 Participating Groups and donate to your area of passion by noon on March 7. Early gifts and gifts of any size make a difference. Every gift builds bright futures.

Madeline and Steve Levine

A Lifelong Advocate for Education and Democracy

Steve Levine’s connection to UM and the Mansfield Center began in 1995, when he was invited to co-direct a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute at the University. His service continued, first as the Mansfield Professor of Asia-Pacific Affairs, then as the center’s associate director. Although opportunity eventually drew the Levines to North Carolina, they have maintained their close connection to the Mansfield Center and recently made a major gift in support of programs, classes and activities that advance their passion for global affairs and democracy.