One of the greatest gifts my parents gave to me is the deep sense of belonging here [in Wyoming], taking ownership, and searching for ways to enhance the quality of life for our citizens. Without my parents I would not have this privilege. I would not be doing this work.  

Each day I wonder about the possibilities for a “better” Wyoming and through the work of the Foundation I have the opportunity to respond to the best of them. It doesn’t get any better than that. 

Theodore Roosevelt said, “Far away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” I am living it. 

Cheers Dad!

Mary Ellbogen Garland, President 

Our mission

To create or cause change, primarily for the benefit of the people of the State of Wyoming through the support of science, education, and charity.


Be Somebody: Cowboy Ethics Training

The Ellbogen Foundation is proud to announce it will be sponsoring a Be Somebody: Cowboy Ethics Training in October. .

No Fall Requests

The Ellbogen Foundation will not be receiving any funding requests in the Fall 2016 cycle.

2016-2017 National Board Certification Cohort

Teachers interested in National Board Certification will be able to register as a candidate for the 2016-2017 cycle on April 1st.