The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation is the major philanthropic organization for The Washington Companies and the Washington family. Funding for the Foundation comes from the profits of The Washington Companies and personal contributions from the Washington Family. Since its inception, Foundation giving and the Washington Family’s personal contributions and pledges to charitable causes total more than $130 million.
The Foundation’s values mirror those of our Western heritage. We hold fast to our sense of place and are actively involved in the communities where we live and work. We believe in the individual spirit, but at the same time we know how important a strong support network is to the enhancement of all our lives. The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation strives to better the human condition by supporting programs and services that give people the tools to enhance the quality of their lives and to benefit society as a whole.
The Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences shapes professional practices that contribute to the development of human potential. We are individuals in a community of lifelong learners, guided by respect for knowledge, human dignity and ethical behavior. To advance the physical, emotional, and intellectual health of a diverse society, we work together producing and disseminating knowledge as we educate learners.
The College is comprised of five academic departments and the Institute of Educational Research and Service. The academic departments are: Communication Sciences and Disorders, Counselor Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership, and Health and Human Performance.
Missoula County Public Schools serves area students through nine elementary schools, three middle schools and four high schools (three in Missoula and one in Seeley Lake). The District also operates an Alternative High School program, Early Learning Preschool program at Jefferson Center and an adult education program at The Lifelong Learning Center.