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October 17, 2016


The University of Montana Western 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 $417,773 with the University of Montana Western Foundation.

The endowment will be used to provide scholarships to undergraduate students who have graduated from a Montana high school.

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-plus 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.

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