Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

May 19, 2020

The UM Foundation is committed to serving our family of donors, partners and colleagues throughout the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

On Tuesday, May 19, Governor Steve Bullock announced a transition from Phase One to Phase Two of the reopening plan for Montana. The transition to Phase Two will occur on Monday, June 1. In alignment with the Governor’s guidelines for Phase One and Phase Two of the reopening plan, the UM Foundation offices will remain closed through Phase Two.

UM Foundation employees continue to work remotely and are available to assist donors, partners and colleagues. Contact information for our employees is available on the Contact Us page on our website.

In order to serve our mission and protect our colleagues and supporters during this state directive, the UM Foundation would like to share important information about our current operations:

  • The UM Foundation continues to accept gifts of private support for the University of Montana.
  • All gifts and pledge payments — whether made by check, credit card, wire transfer or securities transfer — will be processed each week. Please allow two to three weeks for receipts to be delivered. Thank you for your support during this critical time.
  • As our offices are closed, we invite our valued partners to conduct business with the UM Foundation by email, phone or online giving portals: and
  • All UM Foundation-related gatherings and events have been or will be cancelled or postponed in accordance with the Governor’s current directive and phased reopening guidelines. Business meetings held via teleconference and special virtual events continue in service of the Foundation’s mission.

During this period, we remain committed to serving our valued donors, community members and campus partners.

For assistance, please email us at or call and leave a voicemail message on our main telephone number at 406-243-2593. Please visit for additional contact information.

Thank you for your support of the University of Montana and your trust in the UM Foundation. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility as we navigate this ever-changing situation together.

We wish you good health always,

Cindy Williams
President and CEO
UM Foundation