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Corporate Giving

Corporate Giving and Foundation Giving provide crucial support to all areas of campus. Some of the most significant impacts across the University of Wyoming campus have come from the remarkable support of corporations. Foundations have made such a lasting impact on Wyoming’s students and the colleges, programs, and facilities that support them. Gifts campus-wide have built buildings, created new programs, and underwritten research that changes the world as we know it.

Corporations and Foundations Make Long-Term Investments in UW

Some of the biggest impacts across the University of Wyoming campus have come from the support of corporations and foundations. Foundations give because it is part of their core mission. Within closely defined parameters, foundations seek to make the world a better place. Corporations also give for the same reason—because they want to be good corporate citizens in their communities. Both also seek a return on investment—that is, measurable outcomes that confirm they’ve made smart philanthropic decisions. The UW Foundation strives in every way to honor this contract, and it shows. Student by student, corporation- and foundation- supported scholarships have built a wealth of human capital.

Black Hills Energy

A thoughtful corporate citizen, Black Hills Energy is a wide-ranging long-term partner with the University of Wyoming, particularly with the colleges of Business and Engineering and Applied Science. They support students and programs on many levels. For Black Hills Energy Day, a number of their employees, many of whom are UW alums, came to campus to talk to classes, give presentations, and answer questions. Students in the Energy MBA have visited their power plant and completed projects for them for the MBA Summer Project Program. Many UW graduates have gone on to positions with the company, including Chairman of the Board of Directors Dave Emery. In addition, Black Hills financially supports the MBA program, the Black Hills Scholarship, and UW Athletics, among other things.

Union Wireless

Founded in 1914 in Mountain View, Wyoming, Union Wireless is a regional cell and internet provider specializing in rural areas. The company supports initiatives across the UW campus, including the Union Wireless Scholarship, Future Business Leaders of America state conference, the John P. Ellbogen $50K Entrepreneurship Competition, the Engineering Summer Program, engineering internships and scholarships, Engineers Week, Honors Impact Day, the Summer High School Institute, and the Art Museum, among others.

Rocky Mountain Power

Rocky Mountain Power supports programs across the UW campus and beyond, including Engineering and Applied Science, Business, Environment and Natural Resources, Agricultural Education, Veterans Services Center, and the Art Museum. They support students at all levels through the Rocky Mountain Power Scholarship, the Rocky Mountain Power Senior Design Symposium, the Rocky Mountain Power Graduate Scholarship in Energy and Regulatory Economics, and the Summer Undergrad Economics Assistants. They support UW staff through the Jody K. Humphrey Inspirational Staff Award.

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John Small

John Small

Senior Associate Vice President for Development
Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center
307-766-3934 |

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