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 Sarah Penix:

Founder’s Circle Members

Gold Level

Anne and Greg Avis
Mark Huber

Silver Level

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

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 Cordingley at or Sarah Penix at