Goldcorp, Inc. presents Montana Tech with Gift
On Saturday, May 15, 2010, Goldcorp, Inc, one of the world’s largest gold mining companies, presented Montana Tech of The University of Montana with a check in the amount of $250,000, the third and final installment towards their leadership gift pledged in 2008. Dr. Dan Rovig, member of the Board of Directors of Goldcorp, presented Montana Tech with the donation prior to Montana Tech’s 110th Commencement Ceremony.
In May 2008, Goldcorp announced the leadership pledge, in support of Montana Tech’s campaign, Strengthening Foundations…Ensuring the Future. The gift totalled $1,050,000, creating The Goldcorp, Inc. Endowed Professorship. The professorship is used to supplement the salaries of faculty members within the departments of Mining Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, and Geological Engineering. Goldcorp’s first installment, a $550,000 gift, was made in May of 2008. The second gift, received in May 2009, was presented to Montana Tech by Kevin McArthur, retired President & CEO of Goldcorp, and Dr. Rovig.
"Saturday was a very important day for Montana Tech," announced Mike Johnson, Vice Chancellor of Development and Student Services and President of the Montana Tech Foundation. "We witnessed the graduation of 411 Tech students, who are now prepared and ready for life’s next chapter. We also received our final gift from our KEY VIP partner, Goldcorp. I am honored to accept Goldcorp’s gift on behalf of all Montana Tech faculty, staff, and students. This gift will help continue Montana Tech’s legacy as a premier educational institution."