Welcome from the Foundation Chair.
The generosity of the Billings community and the success of the numerous fundraising events that are sponsored each year continue to amaze me. We are all able to enjoy a spirit of accomplishment in the things that really matter due to the strong support of our community.
It’s no accident that we have a thriving university and superior healthcare, as well as state-of-the-art facilities such as our new library, ballpark, top-notch art museum, a food bank that annually feeds thousands of families, and several organizations that work with our youth and the needy. The volunteers for these causes form the lifeblood of the never-ending desire to be better.
MSU Billings is honored to be a beneficiary of your support, and we thank you for your commitment to our mission. In the 2013-2014 academic year, the MSUB Foundation awarded 1,061 scholarships totaling over $1.3 million. These are dollars well spent and are truly an investment in the future of our young people as well as our community.
Our Wine & Food Festival is a showcase for this mission, and your support will help us meet or exceed our goals. It is also a chance to thank you and provide a forum for good people, generous supporters and hard-working volunteers to have fun and enjoy the sweet feeling of a job well done. Thank you for being a friend of MSU Billings.
Thank you also to Jeanne Moller for her enthusiastic and tireless hard work and to Julie Linderman and Randy Holbrook, our 2014 co-chairs, for their tremendous volunteer effort.
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, welcome, thank you, and please enjoy.
Chair, MSU Billings Foundation Board of Trustees