The University of Montana Western Foundation was formed
- Promote and support the university and its institutional goals.
- Involve alumni and friends in the life and future of the university.
- Serve as a liaison with the public.
- Establish programs to serve alumni needs.
- Provide scholarship support to deserving students.
- Assist in a variety of academic programs and campus activities.
The Foundation has been in existence since 1978. Through the generous efforts of Montana Western alumni and friends, the Foundation endowment has grown to over $6 million.
historic Roe House
is Foundation’s home
A gift from Ted Turner and with renovation funds from Margaret Roe, the Roe House was relocated from its Red Rock location to the Montana Western campus and is the home of the Alumni Association and Foundation. Click for more of the Roe House story.
Mary Ann Nicholas, chair*
State Bank and Trust
John Schuyler, vice-chair*
Glen Leavitt, treasurer*
Montana University System (retired)
Fred Stradinger, secretary*
Wells Fargo Bank (retired)
2010-11 board members
Dave Alberi, Vigilante Electric Cooperative
Mike Basile, Great Harvest Bread Company
Bobby Beers, Rocky Mountain College
Phyllis Erb, rancher**
Lynn Hirschy, rancher
William Kriegel, La Cense Montana
Charlene Loge, educator
Jane Maddock, UMW professor emeritus*
Judy Martz, former Montana governor
Ted Ori, State Farm Insurance*
Dean Ovitt, Intermountain Irrigation
Roxanne Engellant, UMW Foundation director
David Schuett, DVM, Dillon Implement
Fred Snook, attorney
Richard Storey, UMW chancellor
Chuck Swysgood, State of Montana, Montana State Legislature (retired)**
John Warren, attorney*
Arlene Williams, Student Assistance Foundation
Megan Crist, ASUMW president
*executive board member **honorary emeriti board member