Founder’s Circle members support access to ad-free, independent journalism by pledging gifts of $1,000 or more annually for three years. With multi-year pledges, Founder’s Circle members allow our mission-driven organization to build financial stability, ensuring readers have access to truth, facts, and reliable information for years to come.

Founder’s Circle members receive exclusive benefits, including: 

Silver Level: $1,000 – $4,999 annually

  • Acknowledgment on website and annual report
  • Invitation to quarterly Reporting Journey calls, a behind-the-scenes opportunity to learn more about key stories, straight from our reporters
  • Invitation to exclusive MTFP events, such as our fifth anniversary celebration, “Journalism without fear or favor” 

Gold Level: $5,000 or more annually

  • All of the benefits of the Silver level, plus: 
  • Annual dinner for you and friends with John S. Adams, MTFP founder, executive director, and editor-in-chief

To join the Founder’s Circle, please contact Development Manager Mallory Stefan: mstefan@montanafreepress.org


Founder’s Circle Members

Gold Level

Anne and Greg Avis
Mark Huber

Silver Level

Noreen and Roger Breeding
Lisa and Tom Cordingley
Karen Davidson
Tracy Ellig
Drew Geiger
Rick and Jane Hays
Chuck Johnson and Pat Hunt
Bob Kiesling
Sarah Lane
Ben Lloyd
Susan MacGrath
Scott Mainwaring
Caroline and Will Price
Henry Reich and Hannah Specht
Christiane and F. Michael Roberts
Tresa Smith
Archie Thomas and Merry Schrumpf
Kenneth Turan
Sandy Tutvedt
Sarah Vowell
Ron and Ann Waterman


Montana Free Press is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. EIN 47-5237719. For more information on ways to support our journalism, please contact Kristin Tessman, ktessman@montanafreepress.org or Mallory Stefan mstefan@montanafreepress.org.