Spring/Summer 2021

Cindy WilliamsDear Friends

Thank you for supporting our beloved UM and its students through the pandemic. Your continued giving inspires hope for current and future Grizzlies. Read about the impact made possible by your unwavering devotion.

Patti and Joel Meier

Giving Back to the Place They Love 

The Meiers' lifelong commitment to UM makes an incredible impact on the University, the state and generations of students. Read their special story of giving, which spans more than 50 years.

A UM graduate wears a cap and gown and smiles while holding up his diplomaBig Give, Big Impact

In case you missed the news — The Big Give, UM’s annual day of giving, was the most successful fundraising event of its kind in UM history. See the final results and learn if your favorite school, college and programs were 2021 top areas of support.

UM Music BuildingBuilt to Last

Learn how impactful philanthropy is making possible a host of ongoing and upcoming improvements to facilities across UM's Mountain Campus.

Claire Howard

The Goalkeeper

Former Griz student athlete Claire Howard attributes many of her accomplishments to the privately funded scholarships she received. Read more to learn how scholarship support helps Howard strive for success.

A rainbow over Main HallIn the Know

Learn about the Excellence Fund and tax benefits of the Consolidated Appropriations Act that could support your charitable goals.

Bill Franke

Honorary Doctorate of Business

UM awarded philanthropist and respected businessman William "Bill" Franke with an honorary doctorate of business this spring. Learn more about Franke and the other 2021 recipients.