Raising Montana Spring 2024

  • Cindy Williams

    Dear Friends

    Your generosity has a profound impact every day. Read how your giving fosters potential, brings ideas to life and lifts up UM's students and faculty.

  • Kolter Stevenson

    From Montana to Oxford

    Rhodes Scholar Kolter Stevenson reflects on how the UM Office of External Scholarships and Fellowships is helping him prepare for a bright future.

  • University of Montana Main Hall

    Donor Impact Highlights

    Learn about the impact of your giving in the Fiscal Year 2023 Annual Report (PDF).

  • UM students pet a dog at Stress Less Days

    Well-Being for All

    A new program that embeds student well-being support coordinators across campus recently grew, thanks to an award from the Flagship Fund. This initiative is made possible through private support to the Excellence Fund.

  • Grizzly statue

    Special Tax Updates

    Learn about updates to the Qualified Endowment Credit and new qualified charitable distribution gift limits.

  • Suzanne Peterson '78

    2023 Neil s. Bucklew Presidential Service Award Recipient

    Suzanne Peterson '78 was honored with the Neil S. Bucklew Presidential Service Award in fall 2023. Learn more about her remarkable service and leadership.

  • Graphic rendering of the Grizzly Athletics indoor practice facility

    Built to Inspire

    Donors are enriching our campus through the growth and enhancement of facilities that will benefit students, all of campus and the broader community. Read more about Grizzly Athletics facilities and the new Montana Museum of Art and Culture.

  • A person studies a grizzly bear

    Yellowstone Tapestry

    A major gift from Joe Ricketts' Jackson Fork Ranch will fund biodiversity research in the Greater Yellowstone Ecoystem.

  • Terry Payne, Montana Commissioner of Higher Education Clay Christian and UM President Seth Bodnar

    Leadership in Service

    The University of Montana established the Terry Payne Catalyst Award in fall 2023 to honor the UM alumnus. UM will bestow the award upon leaders who demonstrate Payne’s level of commitment to community and business leadership, volunteerism and philanthropy, and who inspire others to improve lives and serve communities.