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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

The University of Montana Western Fine Arts Gallery is thrilled to announce, "More Than Dust", an exploration of Southwest Montana's ranching culture through the lens of UMW student artists Kim Giannone and Brigid Reedy. The gallery will host an opening reception on February 24, 2023, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery located in Main Hall.

The University of Montana Western’s Theatre Department is pleased to present "Every Brilliant Thing" to be performed February 10-12 as part of the 2022-23 Bank of Commerce Performing Arts Series.

The Annual Colt Challenge and Sale, hosted by the University of Montana Western and the Montana Center for Horsemanship, will take place March 31 and April 1, 2023, at the Montana Center for Horsemanship in Dillon, Montana.

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.