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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?”
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.
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.
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.
John P. “Jack” Ellbogen Deanship in the College of Education is a named deanship—what
does that mean, exactly?
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.
Behind every gift is a person, a family, and a story. The Kenneth Hoy Revocable Trust
benefits Pharmacy, UW Libraries, and Engineering.
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.”
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.
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!
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .