The Digger Athletic Fund

The Digger Athletic Fund (DAF) is the fundraising arm of Montana Tech University Athletics.

Being the fundraising vehicle of Digger Athletics, The Digger Athletic Fund facilitates philanthropic contributions to support and enhance our 12 athletic programs. Our mission is to connect donors with their passion in order to provide the resources necessary to enable a championship-level experience for our student-athletes, our campus, our fans, and our Butte community.

Recruiting, Educating, and Delivering student-athletes who are prepared and equipped to reach new heights in and out of competition.

DAF's Priorities

Scholarship Fund

Digger Endowed Scholarship

An endowed student-athlete scholarship provides a lasting stream of support to Digger Athletics.

Endowed funds are held in perpetuity by the Montana Tech Foundation- investing the principal and using a portion of the annual return to fund scholarship awards for student-athletes.

Digger Annual Fund

The annual funding will allow Digger Athletics to provide immediate transformative experiences for our student-athletes while striving for excellence across all programs and embracing growth for Montana Tech Athletics and the university. 

Annual fund contributions are directed to support student-athlete scholarships and the cost of their experience at Montana Tech Athletics.

Facility Enhancement

Providing world-class facilities is important for fulfilling our commitment to our student-athletes as we provide them with a transformational student-athlete experience to reach their full potential as a student and athlete. 

Enhancing facilities through philanthropic support not only provides the opportunity for success to current student-athletes but also emphasizes the commitment to athletics to prospective student-athletes.

Hallowed Ground

A limited number of Hallowed Ground tiles are available as an investment in the Digger Fund. The Digger Fund provides resources to support our student-athletes, strengthen our programs, and invest in our facilities.

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Donate to Your Team
Montana Tech Football players running on the field

Support our Oredigger Football team

Montana Tech basketball player dunking the ball
Men's Basketball

Support our Men's Basketball team.

Montana Tech women's basketball player shooting her shot
Women's Basketball

Please support Montana Tech Women's Basketball program!

Montana Tech volleyball team huddled up

Support our volleyball program.

Montana Tech women's golf player carrying her clubs

Invest in your Montana Tech Men's and Women's Golf teams!

Montana Tech track and cross country team group photo
Cross Country and Track & Field

Help the Montana Tech Men's and Women's Track and Cross Country teams continue a winning legacy.

The Digger Athletic Fund operates under the Montana Tech Foundation, which is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization recognized as a public charity. In addition, gifts made to the Foundation qualify for the charitable contribution deduction under Section 170(b)(1)(A) of the Internal Revenue Service. The Montana Tech Foundation receipts and processes gifts submitted to the DAF.

Connect with us.

Want to learn more about giving opportunities? We can answer your questions and help you get started.

Tommy Heppler
Associate Director of Development, Digger Athletics
(406) 496-4405