MISSOULA – The University of Montana announced Sept. 26 that The Haynes Foundation, a charitable foundation founded by Jack Ellis Haynes and Isabel May Haynes in 1958, has established an endowment of just over $4 million with the UM Foundation. The endowment will be used to provide scholarships to undergraduate students who have graduated from a Montana high school.
Since its inception, the goal of The Haynes Foundation has been to assist in providing scholarships to deserving Montana students. 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, postcards, 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 to helping prepare students for a lifetime of success.
Montana and Yellowstone National Park were integral parts of the Haynes family history. 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 will continue to be fulfilled in perpetuity.