Thank you employers for signing the Graduation Matters Pledge
|Alliance for Youth|
|Calumet Montana Refining|
|Cascade Electric Company|
|Central Floor Covering|
|City of Great Falls|
|City Motor Company|
|Croxford Funeral Home|
|D.A. Davidson Companies|
|Dragonfly Dry Goods|
|embark Credit Union|
|First Interstate Bank|
|Flippin' Family Fun|
|The Front Brewing Co.|
|Great Falls College - MSU|
|Great Falls Community Food Bank|
|Great Falls Education Association|
|Great Falls Development Authority|
|Great Falls Public Library|
|Great Falls Public Schools|
|Great Falls Public School Foundation|
|Great Falls Rescue Mission|
|Great Falls Tribune|
|Greenup Lawn & Sprinklers|
|Houston, Helseth & Myers CPA|
|Johnson Madison Lumber|
|Lumber Yard Supply Co.|
|Motifs for the Home|
|O'Connor Funeral Home|
|Pacific Steel & Recycling|
|Prairie Mountain Bank|
|Scott, Tokerud & McCarty PC|
|United Way of Cascade County|
|Wells Fargo Bank|
|Wells Fargo Advisors -- Mark Finnicum|
Graduation Matters to these shining examples
McLaughlin Research Institute
Home to ground-breaking disease research, McLaughlin Research Institute opens its doors each summer to students and science teachers for 10-week internships. Taking time away from their work is worth it to the researchers, knowing that it sparks a passion for science in the students they work with.
Even more students are reached by inspiring their teachers and giving science and math teachers real life examples to answer the familiar question, "when am I ever going to need to know this?"
embark Credit Union
Formerly Great Falls Teachers Credit Union, supporting students and education dates back to the financial institution's inception. Each summer, embark Federal Credit Union invites principals and teachers to enter for a chance to win either $100 for their classroom or $500 for their schools. A weekly winner is drawn and the check is handed over with only one string attached – it must be spent on something that benefits the school and the students.
Since the Back to School Bucks program started four years ago, elementary schools have brought in anti-bully speakers, Sunnyside used it to buy food, gloves, hats and other needed essentials for low-income students, and North Middle School used it to honor “invisible” students, who often go unrecognized.
Schulte's 38th Street Store & Coffee House
Schulte’s exemplifies what any size business can do to advocate for education in our community.
Schulte’s support of students and schools began the day they opened the business in 1989. Considering that co-owner Mark Schulte is a teacher at Great Falls High, he and wife Judy Schulte have a natural passion for education.
Judy Schulte explains that supporting schools – whether its providing fundraiser prizes, honoring teachers and staff members at Great Falls High or chipping in to help buy a school new atlases – is as much about being a good business as it is making a statement in support of graduation and education.
Watch the Great Falls Tribune's bi-monthly Business Journal for other terrific examples of employers that support education.