The University of Montana Western Foundation endowed the Fund for Experience One with a $25,000 gift from family and friends of the University. Our goal is to elevate the endowment to $2M.

The Fund for Experience One will provide a perpetual source of support for the University and its mission of providing a high-quality experiential education to all who wish to realize their ambitions and fulfill their potential.

Each year, a portion of the fund will pay out as an annual distribution to support the university’s experiential instruction and learning, while any appreciation more than this annual distribution would be retained in the endowment so it can grow and help future generations. As a result, the funding will help provide the financial foundation for the university for generations to come.

These funds will strengthen curricular and co-curricular programs to better serve the needs and interests of our students.

The funds will support faculty and students in various ways, including cross-departmental collaborative courses, student research, innovative experiential learning projects, the purchase of necessary equipment and software, field-based and off-campus learning, hosting visiting faculty, experts and notable guests.

Although we have taken a tremendous first step by endowing this fund, we need your continued support to grow this endowment fund to help sustain our university into the future.