Friends of MontanaPBS

Chair: Dax Schieffer

Dax Schieffer

The Friends of Montana PBS welcomes you to join in our efforts to support programming that is trusted, valued and essential.


Montana PBS means so much to so many including early childhood learning, honest reporting of today’s current issues and quality arts and entertainment accessible for all across Montana.   


The Friends of Montana PBS board members are as diverse as the state but are held together by the shared vision that the work we do connects Montanans.  In that spirit, we invite you to connect with us as a sustaining member or find the many other ways to give through endowments, planned giving or business partnerships.


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Dax Schieffer

Mission Statement

Our mission is to support MontanaPBS through advocacy, community engagement and fundraising.

From the Latin word advocare meaning to summon, call to one’s aid. Advocacy is the public support for or recommendation of a particular cause or policy.

Community Engagement
Community engagement refers to the process by which community benefit organizations and individuals build ongoing, permanent relationships for the purpose of applying a collective vision for the benefit of a community.

Fundraising or fund raising (also known as "development") is the process of soliciting and gathering voluntary contributions of money or other resources, by requesting donations from individuals, businesses, charitable foundations, or governmental agencies.

Friends of MontanaPBS
Governance Calendar 2017-2018


  • July 21-22 (Fri PM-Sat)
    Quarterly Corporate/Annual Board Meetings (Big Sky)
  • August 8 (3:30-5pm)
    Executive Committee Meeting
  • September 12 (3:30-5pm)
    Executive Committee Meeting
  • October 10 (3:30-5pm)
    Executive Committee Meeting
  • November 8 (5:30-7pm)
    Electronic Board Meeting
  • No Executive Committee Meeting in November
  • December 12 (3:30-5pm)
    Executive Committee Meeting


  • January 9 (3:30-5pm)
    Executive Committee Meeting
  • February 13 (3:30-5pm)
    Executive Committee Meeting
  • March 13 (3:30-5pm)
    Executive Committee Meeting
  • April 10 (3:30-5pm)
    Executive Committee Meeting
  • April 13-14 (Fri PM-Sat)
    Corporate Board Meeting
  • May 1 (3:30-5pm)
    Executive Committee Meeting
  • May 16 (5:30-7pm)
    Electronic Board meeting
  • June 12 (3:30-5pm)
    Executive Committee Meeting
  • July 10 (3:30-5pm)
    Executive Committee Meeting
  • July 20-21 (Fri PM- Sat)
    Annual Meetings (TBD)

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Directors and Board Members

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