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1501 South 11th Avenue
P.O. Box 172750
Bozeman, MT 59717-2750

Tel: (406) 994-2053
Toll Free: (800) 457-1696
Fax: (406) 994-6081
foundation@montana.edu

President & CEO

Michael Stevenson

Impact of Giving

Impact on Students

Read stories about the value and significance of your contribution to our students.

The Montana State University Foundation is committed to enhancing the continuing excellence of Montana State University. Read how the generous support of our alumni and friends has helped ensure Montana State University's tradition of achievement.

American Honda Foundation provides grant for MSU science outreach to fourth grade students on Crow Indian Reservation

The American Honda Foundation recently awarded a $48,667 grant to Montana State University for the Crow Education Partnership, a project to provide science enrichment activities for fourth-grade students in the Hardin School District on the Crow Indian Reservation in south-central Montana.
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Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Awards $100,000 to Support MSU Math and Science Initiative

When the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation looked at MSU's Teaching Engineering Applications in Math and Science (TEAMS) program, they saw a program that positively impacts thousands of students every year, providing educational opportunities they otherwise may not have. For a foundation that is "dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening communities by fostering innovation, creating knowledge and promoting social progress," that was an initiative worth supporting.
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Butte native and 1942 graduate of MSU pledges $145,000 to support presidential scholars and the MSU Library

David Lehwalder's gift will provide ongoing support for MSU's most distinguished academic awards and ensure that the MSU Library will have the resources it needs.
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MSU alumnus David O. Kem and wife Judith L. Raines give $1 million for MSU students

The gift will be used to fund the MSU Presidential Award for Emerging Scholars. The award is designed to recognize students who exhibit great potential.
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Kitty Saylor says MSU aided transformation from aspiring musician to CEO of national company

REHAU North America CEO Kathleen "Kitty" Saylor once aspired to be a concert pianist, but people and courses at MSU took her in new directions.
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For retired MSU administrator and professor, it's still all about the students

Stuart Knapp will honor his late wife by donating $100,000 to provide for book and electronic materials collections at the MSU library after his death.
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Successful businessman gives more than $3 million to MSU entrepreneurship center

The gift from Jake Jabs, president and CEO of American Furniture Warehouse, based in Denver, is one of the largest gifts ever given to Montana State University.
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Foundations for success

When Montana State University's new Animal Bioscience Building opens its doors this fall, it will do so because of an array of private donors whose gifts range in size.
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Justine Kuschel’s good idea takes root

By donating a piece of her Flathead Lake real estate, Justine's idea funds scholarships for students studying sustainable food and bioenergy systems.
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MSU alum gives $500,000 to help MSU's student-athletes succeed

A Montana State University alumnus has given $500,000 to MSU to improve facilities for MSU's student-athletes. Read more >>

Gambles leave estate for student success center

In an unprecedented step in Montana State University presidential history, President Geoff Gamble and his wife, Patricia, will leave their estate to the school. Read more >>

Lies and Pulfrey's MSU educations help engineer success in corporate world

Mark Lies and Cory Pulfrey are two former Montana boys whose careers shot them to the top of the country's leading financial institutions. Read more >>

Marathon Oil Company Teams with MSU's Earth Sciences Department

When Marathon Oil Corporation, one of the world's leading oil companies, wanted to support research and teaching excellence in earth science and petroleum-focused geology, the company looked to Montana State University.
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MSU education helped Byker invent solutions that brighten our lives

Harlan Byker grew up in a family that placed a high premium on education, but he wondered if he'd ever make it through college. Read more >>

Pioneer Hi-Bred Donates $100,000 to Montana State University to Help Boost Ag Productivity

Dupont business Pioneer Hi-Bred today announced a $100,000 donation to Montana State University (MSU) to assist their efforts to increase the amount of meat that can be sustainably produced from each bushel of grain.
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Evenlyn Wanke: Legacy honors a Hi-Line dream

In her late husband's honor, Evelyn's $2.7 million donation will provide opportunities for students studying animal and range sciences. Read more >>

Norm Asbjornson's small town roots shaped his success

Norm Asbjornson is a double-digit millionaire, the boss of more than 1,400 people and more successful than he ever imagined. Read more >>

Grain buyer Gene Thayer grows a future for Bobcat Athletics

Gene Thayer came to Montana State College in 1950 with just $350. It was a better investment than Thayer could have imagined. Read more >>

Constructing charity: Success and philanthropy characterize the story of Montana's Sletten Construction

In the early 1900s, John Sletten left his homeland of Norway and came to America alone. Read more >>