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The Steamboat Society

Steamboat was regarded as one of the greatest bucking horses ever, gaining notoriety in the early 1900s as the undisputed “worst bucker.” The 1,100-pound black bronc with three white stockings was said to have bested almost all of the cowboys who tried to ride him, and at that time bucking horses were ridden to a standstill, rather than for eight seconds.

In essence, Steamboat is Wyoming. He represents the best in us. His indomitable spirit, his rugged toughness, his strength. He worked hard and wouldn’t quit. The 1920 UW baseball team was the first to adopt Steamboat as its logo, and he’s been with us ever since, an emblem of what it means to support the University of Wyoming.


Your Support

As the University of Wyoming’s premier annual giving society, the Steamboat Society (formerly the President’s Society) is reserved exclusively for those loyal supporters whose generosity totals $1,000 or more each year.

Because of you and your wonderful support, our students engage in a wide range of extraordinary learning opportunities both in and out of the classroom, on and off campus, at home, and across the globe. Thanks to your private giving, they will continue to develop, with the help of dedicated faculty, into tomorrow’s thought leaders and achievers.



Those who give $1,000 or more to the University of Wyoming as one gift or a combination of gifts during one fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) are recognized as members of the Steamboat Society. 

Morevover, we are partnering with the University Bookstore to offer Steamboat Society members discounts on selected purchases. New this year, mention you are a member of the Steamboat Society at checkout to receive your discount.

If you have questions about your giving history in any fiscal year, please contact Clancee Rea, Director of Donor Pipeline Development, at (307) 766-3979 or


Join Today

Thank you for expressing interest in membership in the Steamboat Society. Below are instructions on how to join today. 


By Mail

To send your gift by mail, please download and complete the following gift designation form and mail it along with your check payable to the University of Wyoming Foundation to:

University of Wyoming Foundation
Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center
222 South 22nd Street
Laramie, WY 82070

Gift Designation Form (Word Document)



To make a gift by credit card using our secure server, please visit our Give Online page. You may designate your gifts using pull down menus and/or by filling out the designation box. If you have any questions about our secure server process or would prefer to make a credit card payment by telephone, please call toll free (888) 831-7795 or (307) 766-3904 in Laramie during normal business hours.


Make a Pledge

If you wish to make a pledge today and be invoiced/billed for your annual membership, please contact Clancee Rea at (307) 766-3979 or

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