The Montana Woolgrower Memorial Fund (official name “Educational and Research Endowment Fund”) was established in 1983 when over $100 was sent to the association in memory of Miles City sheepman/wool buyer, Duncan McDonald. A savings account was established for such a purpose and others, wanting to remember longtime sheepmen, be they friends or relatives, made similar donations. In 1984 the Board filed the necessary papers to make such gifts tax deductible and a three-person board was appointed to oversee the account. The original board consisted of Don McKamey, Bill Lehfeldt, and Ralph Dreyer.
Funds must be used for educational or research purposes only and cannot be used for expenses of the Woolgrowers Association. The present board consists of Jim Whiteside, chairman, John Baucus, and Bob Lehfeldt. Those wishing to make a donation should make the check out to Montana Woolgrowers Association Memorial Fund and send it to the following address:
Montana Wool Growers Association
PO Box 1693
Helena, MT 59624
You will receive a receipt and if the memorial donation is sent in memory of someone, that person’s family will also receive an acknowledgment.