University of Montana on Track to Set Fundraising Record

By Beacon Staff

MISSOULA — University of Montana officials expect to break the school’s fundraising record during the current fiscal year, which ends June 30.

The Missoulian reported Monday the university has already raised $36.2 million, and the record is $36.9 million, set in 2009.

Beth Hammock of the UM Foundation, the university’s funding arm, says it’s almost certain the record will be broken.

The most recent gift was $5 million from an anonymous donor for scholarships.

The school launched a drive in July called the Invest in Student Success Initiative with a goal of raising $45 million in three years for scholarships. The program has brought in more than $20 million in the first nine months.

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