Our past, present & future

Our legacy of giving stretches back to 1969 when Mrs. T. Chase McPherson donated $18,700 to launch the Fort Lewis College Foundation. Half a century later, and with the support of other major benefactors, like the Sitter, Bradley, and Busby families, we're able to put more than $20 million in assets into providing scholarships, updating facilities and campus infrastructure, improving academic programs and supporting professional development opportunities for faculty and staff.

With all that FLC’s students, faculty, and alumni are accomplishing today, we must anticipate the needs of FLC’s future creators, adventurers, entrepreneurs, and problem-solvers. 

Individually, we contribute to FLC today, making it sustainable for tomorrow. Together, we create an FLC to last forever.

Your investment in FLC’s infrastructure, academic programs, and research and scholarship opportunities leads to ensuring we are the Four Corners’ stronghold of academic excellence forever.

Our mission

The FLC Office of Advancement supports the operations of the FLC Foundation and serves to engage alumni, friends, FLC families, corporations, and foundations in supporting Fort Lewis College. We work to secure gifts supporting current operations and endowments that help advance FLC’s mission.  

Advancement Team

Melissa Mount

Melissa Mount

Vice President of Advancement and
CEO of the FLC Foundation
970-247-7074
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Debbie Bollinger

Debbie Bollinger

Gift Entry and Data Integrity Specialist
970-247-7223
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Hillary Cote

Hillary Cote

Manager of Advancement Services
970-903-3052
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Jennifer Erickson

Jennifer Erickson

Executive Assistant
970-247-7080
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Rachel Frederico

Rachel Frederico

Director of Alumni Engagement
970-247-6179
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Critter Golden

Critter Golden

Development Officer
970-247-7658
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Cheryl Heitz

Cheryl Heitz

Chief Financial and Operating Officer
970-247-6404
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Dave Kerns

Dave Kerns

Principal Gifts Officer
970-247-7427
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Katie Nester

Katie Nester

Director of Outreach & Donor Relations
970-247-7069
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Emily Phillips

Emily Phillips

Donor Relations Coordinator
970-247-6702
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Jeremiah Stancampiano

Jeremiah Stancampiano

Senior Financial Manager
970-247-7425
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