Our legacy of giving stretches back to 1969 when Mrs. T. Chase McPherson donated $18,700 to launch the Fort Lewis College Foundation.
Our benefactors have since helped us put more than $20 million into maintaining FLC as a stronghold of education and academic excellence for students, lifelong learners, and the surrounding Four Corners’ community.
We must anticipate the needs of FLC's future creators, adventurers, entrepreneurs, and problem-solvers. Your investment ensures we are the Four Corners' stronghold of academic excellence forever.
Students, staff, and faculty celebrate FLC's new home for the health sciences.
Donors share the why behind their innovative philanthropic endeavors.
The Denver Foundation and Reisher Family Foundation are partnering with Fort Lewis College to provide a new scholarship that helps students cover the cost of attendance while building a community of academic and social support.
After over two years of construction, FLC's Schlessman Family Hall opened on April 28. Named after FLC alumnus Gary Schlessman (Business Administration, ’79), whose foundation donated $2 million to the project, the complex houses classrooms for FLC’s Public Health and Health & Human Performance departments.
The 57th annual Hozhoni Days drew a historic crowd of nearly 2,000 people to Whalen Gymnasium. Three vibrant events spanning March 29-31 provided a time for people to gather, dance, sing, heal, and celebrate traditions that are thousands of years old.
The Center of Southwest Studies exhibition As Seeds, We Grow: Student Reflections on Resilience will close with a celebration on April 5. Joe Kinneen (Journalism & Multimedia Studies, '22) recently published his Native Lens video about the installation, which chronicles its opening last year.
Cole Wilson, a senior studying Adventure Education, will hike the Grand Enchantment Trail in hopes of raising $10,000 for the Grub Hub Food Pantry, which provides free, nutritious foodstuffs to students, staff, and faculty.
The Denver Foundation and Reisher Family Foundation are partnering with FLC to provide a new scholarship that helps students cover the cost of attendance while building a community of academic and social support.
FLC committed to the housing security of its faculty and staff by launching the Employee Mortgage Assistance Program, or EMAP. In partnership with the HomesFund, a certified Community Development Financial Institute and HUD-approved housing counseling agency, FLC will finance below-market loans for qualifying staff and faculty.
FLC President Tom Stritikus and CU President Todd Saliman penned an op-ed in The Durango Herald on the innovative nursing program. Stritikus and Saliman expressed their shared vision to build a nursing workforce in the Four Corners region that will serve rural and Indigenous populations.
Centura Health committed $4 million to the FLC Foundation and FLC for a 10,000-square-foot renovation of the Aquatics Center to transform the space into a cutting-edge performance, rehab, and wellness center for student-athletes and students.
The FLC Student Health Center received a landmark grant totaling $150,000 for women's reproductive health resources and education. The gift comes from Candice Carson, the president of the Coutts & Clark Western Foundation board of trustees.
The FLC Foundation accomplished a banner year of fundraising from nearly 2,500 donors, who gave more than $9 million in record-setting support for students and the FLC community.
The FLC Foundation recently announced a transformative grant from The Colorado Health Foundation. This grant will fund Fort Lewis College's new nursing program’s culturally inclusive simulation labs, support curriculum development, and provide student scholarships.
Al Harper with the D&SNG Railroad welcomed FLC Family Connection, a program intended to provide a network of support for students far from their homes, for a day on the train.