Charitable Giving Campaign

UM Gives: Charitable Giving Campaign

The Charitable Giving Campaign at the University of Montana is an annual event that encourages UM's 3,000 employees to make tax-deductible donations to local nonprofits that provide services to Missoula County and contiguous counties. The agencies selected to participate in the campaign are closely evaluated to ensure that all donations go directly to local services.

The fundraising effort that became UM’s Charitable Giving Campaign began during the 1986-87 academic year when faculty and staff pledged $25,000. During the 2014-15 campaign, more than 400 UM employees donated $94,928 to local charitable organizations.

UM uses a secure, online donation system that allows donors to contribute via payroll deduction, credit card or e-check. The campaign also offers paper donation forms. 

The application period for agencies interested in participating in the 2015-16 Charitable Giving Campaign is now closed. The CGC Executive Committee will review applications and inform agencies of their status by August. This year's campaign will take place during October and November. More information on participating agencies and online giving instructions will be available as the campaign nears.

The co-chairs of the 2015-16 campaign are Liz Roosa Millar and Sandra Schoonover.