Foundation Board of Directors

As the charitable affiliate of First Interstate BancSystem, the First Interstate BancSystem Foundation is funded by the bank and works closely with the bank. The Foundation shares the values and vision of First Interstate Bank; together, we strive to make our communities a better place to live and work.

The Foundation's mission is to assist the First Interstate Bank family in being the premier corporate citizen in the communities we serve. The Foundation achieves this by carrying out First Interstate's commitment to community. We provide resources and leadership in three main areas: granting funds, financial education and matching the gifts of First Interstate Bank employees.

James Scott

Vice Chair

First Interstate BancSystem

Randy Scott


First Interstate Foundation

Tom Scott


First Interstate BancSystem

Ed Garding

CEO & President

First Interstate BancSystem

Michael Dalton


First Interstate Bank Helena, MT

Karen Fagg

Vice Chair

Billings Downtown Advisory Board

Mike Huston

Chief Banking Officer

First Interstate Bank

Courtney Scott

Scott Family Member

Alex Heyneman

Scott Family Member

Shann Scott

Vice Chair

First Interstate Bank Red Lodge Scott Family Member

Brett Blasius

Bank Manager

First Interstate Bank Wall, South Dakota

William Huppert

Regional President

First Interstate Bank Casper, Wyoming

Greg Smith

Advisory Board

Buffalo, Wyoming

Susan Johnson

Advisory Board

Deadwood, South Dakota

2014 Total Company Giving as of December 31, 2014



Employee Gift Match

The Gift Matching program matches the gifts given by First Interstate Bank employees dollar for dollar.

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Employee Volunteer Match

The Foundation matches employee volunteer efforts at a rate of $10 for every hour donated.

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Foundation Grants

Grants awarded to nonprofit organizations that provide services to low and moderate income (LMI) individuals and communities across our territory.

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Branch Donation

Money donated to local communities by branch fundraising and charitable contributions.

Mailing Address

First Interstate
BancSystem Foundation
PO Box 7113
Billings, MT 59103-7113