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The Haynes Foundation establishes a $1.6 million endowment with RMC

Billings, October 6, 2016 – Rocky Mountain College announced today that The Haynes Foundation, a charitable foundation founded by Jack Ellis Haynes and Isabel May Haynes in 1958, has established an endowment of just under $1.6 million with Rocky Mountain College. The endowment will be used to provide scholarships to undergraduate students who have graduated from a Montana High School.

“We are grateful for the generosity of the Haynes Foundation who have provided student scholarships to deserving Montana students attending Rocky Mountain College for the past 20 years,” said RMC’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement Kelly Edwards. “We are honored to be part of their legacy.”   

The goal of The Haynes Foundation has been to assist in providing scholarships to deserving Montana students since its inception. Jack and Isabel Haynes owned and operated The Haynes Picture Shop in Yellowstone National Park. This was a continuation of the photo shop originally started by Jack Haynes’ father, Frank J. Haynes, in 1884. The Haynes family photographs, post cards, guidebooks, and souvenirs opened the wonder of Yellowstone National Park to generations worldwide.

The establishment of this endowment demonstrates the 50+ year commitment of The Haynes Foundation to promoting higher education in the State of Montana and helping to prepare our students for a lifetime of success.

Montana and Yellowstone National Park were an integral part of the Haynes family history and Jack and Isabel Haynes demonstrated the strong work ethic, entrepreneurship and commitment to continuing a successful business, which enabled them to establish The Haynes Foundation.  The endowment will benefit students for many generations to come and continue to ensure that the goals of The Haynes Foundation established in 1958 will continue to be fulfilled in perpetuity. 

RMC President Dr. Bob Wilmouth said, “On behalf of Rocky Mountain College, I want to thank the Haynes Foundation for supplying the resources that we need to make a difference in the lives of so many. We will always be grateful and promise to be faithful stewards of this exceptional gift.”