Employers supporting education

Thank you employers for signing the Graduation Matters Pledge

Anderson ZurMuehlen
Alliance for Youth
Calumet Montana Refining
Cascade County
Cascade Electric Company
CAT Graphics
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
Channing Hartelius
Houston, Helseth & Myers CPA
Johnson Madison Lumber
Kaufman's Menswear
Lumber Yard Supply Co.
Malisani Inc.
Motifs for the Home
NCI Engineering
NorthWestern Energy
O'Connor Funeral Home
Pacific Steel & Recycling
Prairie Mountain Bank
Bill Salonen
Scott, Tokerud & McCarty PC
Star Radio
T.C. Glass
Torgerson's LLC
United Way of Cascade County
Universal Athletics
Vision West
Wells Fargo Bank
Wells Fargo Advisors -- Mark Finnicum
Wendt Agency

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?"

Click here to read more.


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.

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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.

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Watch the Great Falls Tribune's bi-monthly Business Journal for other terrific examples of employers that support education.

Sign the pledge or email United Way to learn more about Graduation Matters.
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