Spring 2019

Cindy WilliamsDear Friends

Your support will help UM ensure that every student succeeds. Inside this issue of Raising Montana you’ll read about what is possible with support from donors like you.


Dr. Bridges with studentsGrant Allows UM to Expand Neuroscience Education Across Disciplines

The $300k grant from the Keck Foundation will help creat courses with neuroscience themes...


Ian Gonzales

Students Helping Other Students to Succeed

"To say my UM education has changed me would be an understatement. It’s completely redefined me."


Kirsten Tucker during a study abroad experience

Transformational Learning Opportunities Beyond the Classroom

"The difficult experiences taught me the most. There were several heartbreaking moments..."


students in the MMAC

Butte Copper King’s Art Collection Gifted to UM

UM’s Montana Museum of Art and Culture accepted the donation of nine pieces of art that once belonged to Senator William A. Clark.


Dennis and Gretchen Eck

Campaign Montana Lead Donors Honored

The UM Foundation was honored to present Gretchen and Dennis Eck with the Neil S. Bucklew Presidential Service Award.


Ashleen WilliamsWhere Are They Now?

"UM taught me that education is what you make of it, and then challenged me to do just that."


Ashleen Williams

A Lifetime Love of Science and Teaching on Flathead Lake

Gary Gagermeier is a fixture at Yellow Bay and estimates he’s at the station 40 hours a week, all as a volunteer.


Kayla Irish

Grizzlies Going Places

I remember thinking “I can actually go to college without worrying about anything except for school.”