Our Montana Professional Teaching Foundation works to enhance the teaching profession and promote quality education in Montana.

Today, our Foundation programs include, but are not limited to:

  1. NEA Award for Teaching Excellence
  2. Montana Educator Forum
  3. Scholarships and Support for National Board Certification
  4. Karen Cox Memorial Grants
  5. Administration of Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
  6. Jim McGarvey Scholarships

For more information about the foundation, please contact Marco Ferro, 406-442-4250 or [email protected]

How you can help support the Montana Professional Teaching Foundation

There are many ways you can help promote great teaching and learning through the Montana Professional Teaching Foundation.

  1. Make a tax-deductible contribution. Click here to download donation form.
  2. Planned giving: It’s easy to donate a planned gift to the MPTF permanent endowment. Montana taxpayers who make a qualifying gift to the MPTF endowment may be able to take a 40 percent credit against their Montana income tax liability. Businesses can make an outright gift (as opposed to a planned gift) and may be eligible for a 20 percent credit on their Montana taxes.
  3. College savings program: Save for your children's college and help MPTF at the same time.

For more information on planned gifts, call Cathy Warner at the MPTF office at 406-447-1479.

Board of Directors

Chair: Eric Feaver
President, Montana Federation of Public Employees, Helena

Kirk Miller, Executive Director
School Administrators of Montana, Helena

Amanda Curtis
Classroom Teacher, Butte

Lance Melton, Executive Director
Montana School Boards Association, Helena

Anne Keith
Classroom Teacher, Bozeman