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Digger Athletics
Investing in the Legacy of Montana Tech Athletics!

Montana Tech Athletics has chosen DayOne to announce and raise funds for the Digger Athletics Legacy Fund. Montana Technological University is committed to recruiting and developing student athletes who will perform successfully in the classroom and compete at a championship level. We’ve increased our student-athlete population by 14% in 2021 for a total of 247.

This past year our student athletes boasted a cumulative grade point average of 3.17 across 37 degree programs. Our student athletes truly walk the walk and put the “student” in student-athlete bringing home Academic All-Conference honors for the 2020-2021 seasons including:

  • 45 in Football
  • 9 in Volleyball
  • 12 in Women's Basketball
  • 3 in Men's Basketball
  • 8 in Men's Golf
  • 4 in Women's Golf

Your support for Digger Athletics has helped return unprecedented results in 2020-2021 including:

  • First men’s Frontier Conference golf championship in school history
  • Third place finish for Becca Richtman at the NAIA Cross Country National Championships
  • First ever NAIA National Champion in Becca Richtman who won gold in the 3000m steeplechase at the 2021 Outdoor Track and Field National Championships

We know to be able to recruit, support and continue to excel in Montana Tech Athletics we need to raise unrestricted funds. This will allow us to provide scholarships for student athletes, purchase new equipment and provide improvements and upkeep to facilities, expand and support coaching staff salaries, promote our programs and enrich our community. In short growing our Digger Athletics Legacy Fund, helps grow Digger Athletics


The Digger Legacy Fund will work to provide a championship level experience for all of our student-athletes. We cannot achieve this goal without you and your continued support.  

During DayOne an incredible group of Digger Alumni have banded together to offer a 1:1 matching opportunity for all gifts made to the Digger Athletics Legacy Fund up to $30,000.


In addition we are launching the Digger Legacy Club for donors to the Digger Athletics Legacy Fund. Membership levels include the Pick & Hammer Society available to former Montana Tech student-athletes and coaches. Additional societies within the Digger Legacy Club include Green, Copper, Gold, All-Conference, All-American and All-Oredigger.  For additional information on the Digger Legacy Club contact Montana Tech Athletic Director Matt Stepan at mstepan@mtech.edu. 

Please help us meet our $30,000 1:1 matching opportunity during DayOne with a gift to the Digger Athletics Legacy Fund  and spread the word! Share this project on social media, by email and tell your friends!

 


Digger Athletics Legacy Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 MT 101
2 WA 20
3 CO 7
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Match
Student Donor Match
During DayOne 2021 Montana Tech student donors had their gift matched 1:1 from a match pool of $5,000. This matching opportunity has been met and awarded all available funds. Thank you for supporting your passion through DayOne 2020, Montana Tech's giving event!
$2,200 MATCHED
Ended
2
Match
Canadian Resident Match
Thank you to Bob '82 and Liz Shepherd who matched $5,000 in gifts made by current Canadian residents during DayOne 2021! This matching opportunity has been met and awarded all available funds.
$2,650 MATCHED
Ended
2
Match
Second Chance - First Time Donor Match
This match has been met and all available funds have been awarded. During DayOne 2021 first time donors had their gifts matched 1:1 from a match pool of $5,000. This matching opportunity has been met and awarded all available funds.
$2,730 MATCHED
Ended
2
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Digger Legacy Fund Match
Thank you to an group of committed Digger alumni who added an additional $30,000 in matching dollars to the Digger Athletics Legacy Fund during DayOne 2021. This match opportunity has been met and awarded all available funds.
$30,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
First Time Donor Match
This match has been met and all available funds have been awarded. During DayOne 2021 first time donors had their gifts matched 1:1 from a match pool of $5,000. This matching opportunity has been met and awarded all available funds. Thank you for supporting your passion through DayOne 2021, Montana Tech's Giving Event!
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
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McCarthy Momentum Match
Thank you to Jack and Leah McCarthy for driving the momentum and excitement during DayOne. An additional $5,000 has been added to DayOne projects, funds and scholarships thanks to their generosity. This matching opportunity has been met and awarded all available funds.
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
$5,000
Faculty Staff Participation Match Challenge
$5,000 was unlocked with the participation of 50 Montana Tech faculty staff members. $100 will be applied to the project to which the original gift was made by the donor. This match opportunity has been met. Thank you to all of our Montana Tech faculty and staff for participating in DayOne 2021 and supporting the students and programs of Montana Tech!
50 / 50 Donors
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Leaderboard
Departmental Challenge Leaderboard
During DayOne Departments competed head-to-head for a chance to earn extra money towards their department project by bringing in the most donors to their project. The top ten finishers split the pot valued at up to $20,000.Congratulations to all of our departments that competed and thank you to all of our donors supporting your passion through Montana Tech's DayOne 2021Giving Event.
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $5,000 Digger Athletics 144
2 $3,750 Mining Engineering 61
3 $2,500 Environmental Engineering 33
4 $2,000 Business 30
5 $1,750 Clark Fork Watershed Education Program 29
6 $1,500 Petroleum Engineering 28
7 $1,250 Geological Engineering 25
8 $1,000 Safety, Health & Industrial Hygiene 23
9 $750 Metallurgical & Materials Engineering 16
10 $500 Institute for Educational Opportunities 15
11 Mathematical Sciences 13
12 Nursing 13
13 Mechanical Engineering 11
14 Biological Sciences 10
15 Civil Engineering 10
16 Highlands College 9
17 Computer Science 8
18 Chemistry & Geochemistry 6
19 Electrical Engineering 3
20 Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences 2
21 Student Affairs 2
22 Opportunity and Innovation 0
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