CMF has been a major financial supporter of pool rehabilitations in Central Montana including the one set to be completed in Lewistown in 2016 (see rendering of the project, above) and for the new emergency and lab departments at Central Montana Medical Center (see new lab, below) completed in the spring of 2015.
In 1983, a group of businessmen held an organizational meeting with the purpose of creating a foundation that would serve as a "clearinghouse" to grant funds to improve the quality of life in Central Montana. The Central Montana Foundation (CMF) was officially founded in May 1984 and is the oldest community foundation in Montana. Visionaries who organized the new foundation included Don Pfau, Al McRae, Don Davison, Jim Wilkins, Leonard McKinney, Fred Schell and Don Romo, all of Lewistown.
CMF provides area residents with a means to give back to the Central Montana community. The first substantial gift to CMF was $3,500 from Col. Joe Montgomery in 1984. Since then, thousands of generous donors have grown CMF and as it celebrates its 31st anniversary, CMF is the second largest community foundation in the State of Montana. CMF supports educational, cultural, civic and healthcare projects in Central Montana and millions of grant funds have been awarded since its founding - all thanks to the generosity of its donors.
CMF Board of Directors and support personnel include:
President, Dean Comes
1st President, Sandra Westhoff
2nd Vice President, Josh Webber
Secretary/Treasurer, Robyn Bakkedahl
Executive Director, Carrie Mantooth
Financial Advisor, John Carlson/LPL Financial
Financial Advisor, Joe Eckhardt/Edward Jones
Accountant, Mickey McMillan