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Our giving community helped us achieve even more than we thought possible.  In doing so, you created a groundswell of support so powerful that it’s impacting our entire University for the better. This accomplishment belongs to you, and I thank you.
UM President seth bodnar


Eck Hall Renovation

The renovation of Eck Hall brought leading-edge technology to classrooms, created tranquil study areas and combined the legacy of the past with a look to the future. In conjunction with the launch of the Student Success Center at the College of Humanities and Sciences that provides students with a one-stop location for academic and professional support, philanthropy has provided the cornerstone of keeping students at the center of all we do at UM.


Far too many Native American students face barriers to education, and these barriers start early. Only a third of Native American ninth graders are math and science proficient. As a result, only seven percent of Native college students major in a STEM field. Campaign Montana donors helped UM develop a solution to confront this issue. Using an innovative model implemented in Alaska, UM launched the Montana American Indian Math and Science Program — known as MT-AIMS — in summer 2019 to prepare middle and high school Native American students for math and science success. Through the MT-AIMS Program, rising junior high students in our Native American communities become integrated in STEM education and have the opportunity to share their talents and grow into their education and careers.  

Student Success

Private support through Campaign Montana helped the College of Humanities & Sciences place student success at the center of all it does. With a generous lead gift from Joe Whittinghill and Blake Takamura, our new Student Success Center will be a hub where students get professional support as they create personalized educational and career plans. Other private support during Campaign Montana helped students by creating scholarships, sending them to conferences and providing research opportunities.


We’ve achieved so much during Campaign Montana.
We will continue the momentum with these fundraising priorities.

Impact Fund
Impact Funds across campus help ensure UM’s excellence by providing unrestricted support where and when it is needed most. During Campaign Montana, resources from our Impact Fund helped establish the Student Ambassador program for H&S and supported the Big Biology Podcast series. With your gift, the College of Humanities and Sciences can continue to provide essential opportunities and resources students and faculty need to build community and enrich academics, such as funding student and faculty travel, hosting conferences and bringing guest speakers to campus.
Clinical Psychology Center Expansion 
The UM Clinical Psychology Center serves two important purposes: It is at once a training clinic for doctoral students in the University’s clinical and school psychology programs and a valuable service center for the Missoula community and western Montana.  With private support, UM will renovate and expand the existing Clinical Psychology Center building, built in 1984 and located on the south side of campus. The upgrades will enhance the quantity and quality of training opportunities available to our students in the clinical psychology and school psychology programs. Ultimately, the expansion will help us better meet the mental health care needs of our city, state and region, improving the lives of clients and their families. 

Make no small plans. Donate

The College of H&S formally stands for Humanities and Sciences; for us at the University of Montana, it means Heart and Soul. All undergraduates study our foundational coursework, and we administer 65% of all undergraduate degrees offered at UM. We don’t just prepare students for careers — we nurture creative thinkers with skills to tackle the world’s biggest issues. Pouring our heart and soul into educating students requires a diverse toolbox, and private support through Campaign Montana has helped us ensure we have the right tools at hand.