About Us

Since 1950, the University of Montana Foundation has delivered on its mission to inspire philanthropic support to enhance excellence and opportunity at UM.

Over seven years — from July 2013 through August 2020 — UM donors united to make Campaign Montana the most ambitious and successful higher education campaign in state history. 

The University of Montana Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization that serves UM by managing private fundraising efforts, donations and investment of endowed gifts. Governed by a Board of Trustees, the UM Foundation operates under an agreement with UM that is reviewed and approved by the Montana University System Board of Regents.

The Foundation’s dedicated trustees, trustee emeriti, staff professionals, volunteers and student employees bring broad expertise and deep commitment to the mission-critical work of the Foundation.

These Foundation stakeholders believe in the power of generous people to make a difference in the world. They believe philanthropy definitively shapes UM as a world-class institution that improves the life of every student.

Our core values guide us in all that we do:

  • We are passionate about delivering an exceptional donor experience
  • We inspire each other to do our best work
  • We act with integrity and respect
  • We innovate thoughtfully and with purpose