2015 From the Chairman

Welcome from the Foundation Chair

Thank you for supporting the 2015 Wine & Food Festival!

As it has for years, this week of fine food and great wine provides a special way to highlight our University, all the while increasing access for students to higher education. It is your continuing generosity that creates opportunities for students who could not otherwise afford it to receive a world-class education.

Although at times it may be a well-kept secret, our supporters recognize that MSUB is an integral and important part of Billings. The University not only provides an exceptional educational experience, it is a major employer in the area. MSUB is responsible for training and educating the past, current, 
and future workforce of our area. The Wine & Food Festival allows each of us to be a part of this great institution.

We are honored that you have chosen MSU Billings as a beneficiary of your support. We cannot thank you enough for your commitment to our mission, nor for your recognition of the many contributions of MSUB. Thanks to you and supporters like you, in the 2014-2015 academic year, the MSUB Foundation was able to award scholarships totaling over $1.5 million. These are dollars well spent and are truly an investment in the future of our students, as well as our community.

We are proud to say that the Wine & Food Festival is a showcase for this mission. With your support, we are confident we will meet and exceed our goals. We thank all our generous supporters, our incredible sponsors, our hard-working student recipients, and the many, many hard-working volunteers who make this all possible. After the Wine & Food Festival, we would invite you to learn more about MSUB by visiting the Foundation office and the campus. We are sure you will be impressed.

A big thank you goes out to Jeanne Moller, Development Officer, for her enthusiastic and tireless hard work. And of course, another big thank you to our 2015 co-chairs, Randy Holbrook and Susan Walton. They have worked selflessly over this past year to organize these events, coordinate the volunteers, and contact our many sponsors and supporters. Great job!

Finally, on behalf of the Board of Trustees, welcome, thank you, and enjoy – Cheers!

Bobby Anner-Hughes
Chair, MSU Billings Foundation
Board of Trustees