In the Know

Meet Our Team

The UM Foundation is staffed by a group of professionals who are passionate about enhancing excellence and opportunity at the University of Montana. Here, an introduction to two staff members who are new to their roles. As Development Team members, they will serve donors and lead their programs in addressing critical fundraising priorities to fuel innovative programs, scholarships and much more.

Jenny Eck

Director of Development, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center

Jenny joined the UM Foundation in November and draws from prior experiences serving as a Montana State Legislator and as executive director of the Friendship Center in Helena. She also has previous first-hand experience working with the Mansfield Center — in 2017 and 2018 she hosted Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative professional fellows in her home. She organized meetings and trips for the fellows and traveled to Myanmar to visit the women she hosted as part of the exchange.

Email | jenny.eck@supportum.org

Jenny Eck

Alex Rich

Assistant Director of Development, Davidson Honors College and University Priorities

Alex moved into her current role in December after serving as the assistant director of development for the College of Business since 2019.

Prior to joining the Foundation, she worked as a development associate for Montana Conservation Voters. A graduate of the Environmental Studies Program, Alex served as an ASUM senator during her time as a UM student.

Email | alex.rich@supportum.org

Alex Rich