Fall/Winter 2020

Cindy WilliamsDear Friends

Read about the success of Campaign Montana and the transformational impact of your generosity. We thank you for your dedication to preparing students to lead, to uplifting our communities and to making our world a better place.

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Big Impact, Bold Future

Campaign Montana inspired $450.9 million in giving to the UM Foundation from more than 34,000 donors, making it the most ambitious and successful higher education fundraising campaign in state history. 

UM studentThe Keys to Success

Philanthropy strengthens student support and career preparedness. Overall, Campaign Montana donors gave more than $126 million for student support and scholarships.

an aerial view of the OvalCampus Impact

Visionary Campaign Montana donors spark transformation across campus, where you cannot miss the new and renovated spaces made possible by more than $50 million in campaign gifts.

UM pharmacy student

Learning by Doing

More than $91 million in giving to support academic programs during Campaign Montana has allowed UM to expand the boundaries of faculty-led research, pursue academic innovations, and augment classroom learning.

Millie Espeseth'That Someone Believes in Me'

With over $97 million contributed to the UM Foundation, UM provided more than 14,000 students with privately funded scholarships over the campaign’s seven years. Learn more in this Q&A with student Millie Espeseth.

UM studentHelping Hands

During the last five months of Campaign Montana, over 100 students benefited from the generosity of alumni and friends who donated more than $108,000 to the UM Emergency Student Support Fund.

Jeb PuryearNot Just a Name

Campaign Montana donors committed more than $45 million to support faculty and staff, including 16 named and endowed awards. Learn more in this Q&A with Jeb Puryear, the Suzanne and Dave Peterson Distinguished Professor of Gifted Education.

Main HallLegacy Plans That Start Today

Alumni and friends included 137 gifts to the UM Foundation in their will, trust or by beneficiary designation during Campaign Montana. These donations, with other planned gifts, will provide an estimated $110 million in future support to UM.

Bucklew Award

Continuous Support Recognized

The UM Foundation was honored to present alumni Summerfield '78 and Julie '79 Baldridge with the Neil S. Bucklew Presidential Service Award.

mountains reflected in a lakeMontana Access Scholarship Initiative Success

Your gifts — matched dollar-for-dollar by the state — are ensuring over 1,000 Montana-resident students benefit from more than $1 million in need-based financial support.