Erivan and Helga Haub with former UW President Phil Dubois in 2004.
Helga Otto and Erivan Karl Haub
In 2004, Helga and Erivan Haub bestowed a gift of $3 million upon the University of Wyoming's School of Environment and Natural Resources. Their gift qualified for a matching fund established by the Wyoming State Legislature, increasing its value to $6 million. In recognition of their generosity the school was renamed the Helga Otto Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources.
Originally from Germany, the Haubs own a ranch in Sublette County, Wyoming, where they have summered for the past 30 years. They served as longtime members of the ENR board of directors. Their family-owned company, the Tengelmann Group, provides textile and non-food discounting, do-it-yourself home improvement supplies, drugstores and food retailing in fifteen countries. The Haubs have made sustainability a top priority in all their business ventures.
The family's vision is for the Haub School to "further environmental education, create stronger awareness of the pressing issues related to the vast natural resources in Wyoming, and support the development of guidelines to help decision making in local and state governments."