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University of Wyoming Foundation Annual Report on Giving

The University of Wyoming and UW Foundation would like to extend our most heartfelt thanks to you—UW’s donors, alumni, and friends whose generosity is a vote of confidence in all that we do.

As we continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and move forward, now more than ever we appreciate your amazing support. It allows Wyoming’s students to thrive.

Private giving to the University of Wyoming was $48.8 million for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021. This year’s total represents an enduring commitment to UW by thousands of donors despite a time of uncertainty and challenge. Moreover, the university endowment as of June 30, 2021, stands at $794.7 million—edging toward a billion dollars.

The UW Foundation continues to raise the bar for UW while also proactively and prudently managing the university’s private assets. Our success is your success, and on behalf of the entire university community, thank you. You’ve made an important investment in the students, faculty, and programs of the University of Wyoming.

Read more about how the UW Foundation is helping move the University of Wyoming forward .

President Ben Blalock and Chair Greg Hill










Stories of Impact

  • Oral History

    E.G. 'Gerry' Meyer

    On the 58th anniversary of E. G. “Gerry” Meyer’s University of Wyoming hire date, we had the privilege of sitting down with him to ask one single question, “How has UW changed over the span of nearly six decades, and what, if anything, has stayed the same?”

    Read more .

  • A Greater Love

    Don and Margaret Boyd

    This is a love story.

    In fact, it is one of the most compelling love stories to have happened at the University of Wyoming—a story you’ve likely never heard. It is a story of grit, of secret lives, of giants.

    Read more .

  • Supporting Leaders

    Pat and Nancy Higgins

    Together, Pat and Nancy Higgins have dedicated their lives to building a successful business and a prosperous legacy. Pat is the former CEO of Orrison Distributing, LTD, a distributor of quality beers in Wyoming and Colorado.

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  • A Daughter's Gift

    Elizabeth McCabe

    Teton County grew up through the lens of Elizabeth McCabe. Every year you could find the avid photographer capturing special moments of children with their animals at the Teton County Fair.

    Read more .

  • Better Education

    John P. 'Jack' Ellbogen

    John P. “Jack” Ellbogen Deanship in the College of Education is a named deanship—what does that mean, exactly?

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  • College of Business

    Dick and Maggie Scarlett

    For Dick and Maggie Scarlett, the University of Wyoming is a family affair. Both are alums of the university and many generations of their family are UW graduates.

    Read more .

  • Pharmacy, Libraries, and Engineering Fellowships

    Kenneth L. Hoy

    Behind every gift is a person, a family, and a story. The Kenneth Hoy Revocable Trust benefits Pharmacy, UW Libraries, and Engineering. 

    Read more .

  • Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

    Knobloch Family Foundation

    Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. was inspired by the words of President Theodore Roosevelt: “The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets, which it must turn over to the next generation increased and not impaired in value.”

    Read more .

  • Engineering, Blockchain, and Scholarships

    Samuel J. Marcy

    Sometimes, the estate gifts that come to the University of Wyoming are a total surprise. One such gift was the estate of Sam Marcy, which was managed by his brother Dewey.

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Financial Report

We are so grateful for the generosity of enthusiastic donors and friends.

The best is yet to come for the University of Wyoming, in part due to the extraordinary investments made by our exceptional donors and friends. We are so grateful for your generosity. You have established unprecedented numbers of endowments and made us the envy of many other universities. Together, we are ensuring the future of our state and university!














Ways to Give


Annual Giving

Annual Giving is the only fundraising program of the university that reaches all alumni, parents, faculty, staff , and friends each year to off er giving opportunities for direct support of UW’s colleges, departments, and programs. This creates a vital and dependable source of private support to help the University of Wyoming fulfill its mission to become one of the nation’s fi nest public land-grant research universities.

Read stories about the generosity of Annual Giving donors .  



Gift Planning

Making a planned gift is a wonderful way to show your support and appreciation for the University of Wyoming and its mission while accommodating your own personal, financial, estate planning, and philanthropic goals. With smart planning, you may actually increase the size of your estate, reduce the tax burden on your heirs, or receive an immediate tax deduction, life income, continued use of gift property, or elimination of capital gains tax. Just as important, you will know that you have made a meaningful contribution to UW.

Read stories about the generosity of Gift Planning donors .  



Corporate Giving

Some of the most significant impacts across the University of Wyoming campus have come from the remarkable support of corporations. Gifts campus wide have built buildings, created new programs, and underwritten research that changes the world.

Read stories about the generosity of Corporate Giving donors .  



Foundation Giving

Foundations have made such a lasting impact on Wyoming’s students and the colleges, programs, and facilities that support them. Student by student, foundation-supported scholarships have built a wealth of human capital.

Read stories about the generosity of Foundation Giving donors .  



Major Giving

UW Foundation directors of development work closely with individual donors and with the university to focus on the priorities of each, helping to guide the significant and thoughtful commitments that have a major impact on the future of Wyoming’s university.

Find out more about Major Giving .  











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