Winter 2015-16

Dean Larry GianchettaDean Gianchetta Announces Retirement

In his career, Dean Gianchetta worked wonders. He reached out to countless donors, telling the SoBA story and stressing the importance of supporting future generations of students.
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Terry Payne with Suzanne and Bruce CrockerOrder of the Grizzly Award

The Order of the Grizzly recognizes leadership and philanthropy at UM. The Foundation had the honor of presenting the 2015 award to Suzanne and Bruce Crocker and Terry Payne. Read more. 

Kole SwartzTurning Tragedy into Legacy

Kole Swartz was born in Missoula to Sean and Jennifer Swartz, growing into a handsome, 6'5" young man with a larger-than-life personality that filled up every room he entered. Read more.

Wylder Scholars

Estate Gift Creates Scholarships

After James Wylder '51 and his wife, Frances '53, put their own kids through college, Jim started helping others. It meant something special, giving young people a boost when they needed it most. Read more.

Research being conducted on Flathead Lake.New Director at Flathead Lake Biological Station

Jim Elser, an internationally renowned freshwater ecologist, joined UM on December 1 as the Bio Station's new director. Elser was recruited from Arizona State University, where he served as a Regents' Professor. Read more.

The College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences accepts a gift from Cardinal Health.

Businesses Step Up to Support UM

What do a pharmacy scholarship, a spiffed-up student lounge and an energy technology lab have in common? They all represent the impact of recent corporate support for UM. Read more.

Gift Planning CornerCharitable Gift Annuities

Charitable gift annuities are simple. In exchange for a gift of cash or stock, the UM Foundation will make fixed payments to you for your lifetime. Read more.

Impact ReportImpact Report

Fiscal year 2015 was remarkable, thanks to your support!

View the year's highlights in our Impact Report