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The University of Montana Western Foundation exists to inspire generosity and connect donors with their passions in order to promote access and excellence in higher education at the University of Montana Western.

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Latest News

University of Montana Western students, Mana Bryant and Will Larson, will travel to Portland, Oregon to present their results from a 2020 National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Pioneer Mountains research project at the Geological Society of America (GSA) Connects 2021 Conference October 10-13.

The University of Montana Western is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Feuling to the position of Athletic Director and Development Officer.

The University of Montana Western and Helena College are pleased to announce the hiring of Tricia Fiscus as the Vice Chancellor of Administration and Finance for UMW and the Assistant Dean of Administrative Affairs for Helena College.

Contact the UMW Foundation at (406) 683-7305 or (406) 683-7306 or by email at

The University of Montana Western is always looking for nominations for the following recognition events in order to acknowledge our outstanding alumni and friends. If you know an outstanding individual who meets the criteria of the following categories, please share your nomination with us today. Jane Helm Maddock Service Award, Education Hall of Fame, Distinguished Alumni Service Award and Athletic Hall of Fame. See criteria and nominate here.