The Impact of Private Support

Private giving helps make it possible for the University to transform the lives of those who are touched by its teaching, research and public service. Student scholarships, money for creative faculty endeavors, research and development, and funds for instructional equipment, laboratory facilities, technology enhancements and state of the art classrooms are a few of the ways private dollars are used on campus.

Every year, MSU Billings benefits from the generosity of thousands of contributors. Their reasons for giving vary as widely as their interests and their financial circumstances. What they all have in common is the desire to help make a great university even greater, to help students change their lives. If you share that desire, you might be surprised to learn how many options are available to you.

If you would like to discuss a gift call (800) 430-MSUB or to make an online donation, please click here to visit our secure site.

Dr. Gary Behm At the completion of the 2007-2008 academic year, Dr. Gary Behm, chair of the MSU Billings Department of Music, retired and was awarded Professor Emeritus status.  During his distinguished, thirty-year career, Dr. Behm worked passionately on behalf of Montana State University Billings, its students, and the expansion of music appreciation in the Billings community ... read more.
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Betty Gainan "Bloom Where You Are Planted” This motto was one Betty lived by and exhibited all her life, from her early childhood years in Chaska, Minnesota, to Mason City, Iowa, where she graduated from Holy Family High School in 1935. Following graduation from high school, Betty moved to Billings with her family, when her father, a sales manager for the American Sugar Beet Company was transferred ... read more.
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Ed Garding Ed Garding’71 is a superb role model for all alumni.  Ironically, being singled out as a good example is the last thing on his mind – he avoids fanfare and quietly goes about living his values regardless of who is watching.  Since his graduation from then Eastern Montana College, Ed has been a devoted advocate for his alma mater, giving his time, talents and financial resources in equally generous measures ... read more.

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Nursing student at the MSUB College of Technology The Nelles Nursing Program Endowment was established in December 2008 with a major gift from Ralph Nelles.  Mr. Nelles, who is well known for his extraordinary philanthropy, especially to Saint Vincent Healthcare in Billings, is a strong advocate for nursing education.  With his gift to MSU Billings, Ralph created a permanent fund that will generate yearly income to help cover the costs of training nurses at MSU Billings. ... read more.
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Darryl and Jamie Rensmon In 1992, Darryl and Jamie Rensmon were living in Phoenix, Arizona and were offered the opportunity to move to Billings, Montana by Morrison-Maierle, Inc, a top 500 engineering firm. Darryl attended Arizona State University, studying aerospace engineering before pursuing his computer interests in design for consulting engineers. Jamie received her associate’s degree in data processing from Arizona Institute of Business Technology ... read more.
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Mary and Bill Underriner

“Billings has given so much to us and our growth…we feel it is important to give back to our community.” This philosophy has guided Underriner Motors and Bill and Mary Underriner in giving time, talents, and financial resources for decades. Focusing on children, education, and helping the less fortunate, the Underriners have “given back” by donating hundreds of volunteer hours and financially supporting many organizations in Billings. ... read more.

 


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