Melissa Mount

"Because of supporters like YOU, we raised an astonishing $17 MILLION last academic year, soaring past last year's record by nearly double! "

Steve Short

"We are honored by your gifts and know that we'll continue to soar past future fund raising goals with your continued commitment."

Together, we achieved the most successful fundraising year in FLC's history...AGAIN!

amount invested with the FLC Foundation
total number of gifts
total donors
new donors
New gifts & commitments $11,503,697
Planned giving promises $4,424,719
Gifts in kind $1,122,219
Total invested $17,050,635

Our top supported initiatives

Learn about the largest gift in FLC's history, our exciting plans for a new outdoor learning community space, and updates about our pre-nursing program that launched this fall.

Common Spirit Performance Center

Common Spirit Performance Center

$3.6 million
Common Spirit Partnership

Our Skyhawk Athletics' goal to graduate champions in the classroom, competition, and greater community continues with the Common Spirit Performance Center. This state-of-the-art facility will provide innovative performance, rehabilitation, nutrition, and wellness programs. We're honored to partner with Common Spirit for critical programming and cultural celebrations, including Fiesta on the Mesa and Hozhoni Days. Renovations are expected to begin in Fall 2023. Wellness programming kicked off in Spring 2023.

Sky Pavilion performance center

Sky Pavillion & Cultural Gardens

$2 million
Raised to date

Thanks to the generosity of the Dears and Christina Erteszek’s family, and with support from The Colorado Health Foundation and Boettcher Foundation, we are moving forward with plans for the Sky Pavilion & Cultural Gardens. This outdoor learning and community space will feature Indigenous gardens and interactive features designed to spark meaningful experiences through the arts, culture, and environment.

Nursing program

Nursing Program

$1.7 million
The Colorado Health Foundation donation

The FLC Foundation received $1.7 million from The Colorado Health Foundation to support the CU Anschutz FLC Nursing Collaborative. This substantial grant will contribute to the transformation of Skyhawk Hall into inclusive nursing simulation labs and classrooms. The grant also funds curriculum development and student scholarships. FLC welcomed the first cohort of pre-nursing students in August 2023.

Alumni Engagement

in alumni scholarships

The Alumni Engagement programs build community connections through professional development and networking opportunities while encouraging a culture of philanthropy.

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Alumni Engagement events
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Alumni donors
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Students awarded alumni scholarships
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Alumni volunteer hours
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FLC faculty and staff alumni


Women's Lacrosse Team

The Skyhawk community was incredibly active this past November donating to Fort Lewis College's fourth-annual #Giving Tuesday. What a success!

The most popular causes backed by our community included food and housing security for students, academic pro­grams, student services, faculty grants, Skyhawk Athletics, the President's Impact Fund, and the Diversity Affairs Impact Fund. 

Thank you for supporting our most successful #GivingTuesday in FLC's history!

in donations
$91,000 + 230 gifts
crowdfunded by 44 Skyhawk Ambassadors
increase in donations over last year
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faculty and staff supported one or more causes
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campaign total lead by nine campus leaders

Planned Giving

$4.4 million
value of new planned commitments
Soaring Hawk Society families
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Donors who include the Fort Lewis College Foundation in their estate plans are recognized for their generosity as members of the Soaring Hawk Society.

Last year, Soaring Hawk members pledged to support programs like the Old Fort, men's and women's Athletics scholarships, endowed professorships, and FLC scholarships.


Help keep the momentum going. 

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