Fort Lewis College is honored to be a designated Enterprise Zone by the State of Colorado, aimed at stimulating growth in economically challenged areas. We're excited to share our latest qualifying initiatives, which promise to uplift our community and offer contributors substantial tax benefits.
By supporting our projects, you can access income tax credits of up to $100,000 annually for five years. Join us in this win-win opportunity: contribute to community development and enjoy significant tax advantages in Colorado. Make an impact with Fort Lewis College today.
Fort Lewis College and CU Anschutz have joined forces to address the shortage of skilled nurses in Southwest Colorado through the Nursing Collaborative. This initiative is committed to bolstering the community by nurturing diverse healthcare professionals.
The Collaborative focuses on enriching rural and Indigenous healthcare while boosting economic development and creating quality career opportunities. Serving as a national model, it connects Colorado's premier medical institute with the unique needs of the Four Corners region, where hospitals are significant employers needing BSN-prepared nurses.
Join us in enhancing healthcare and providing promising careers in our community.
The renovation of the Sports Performance Center aims to make it a premier facility for athletic training, rehabilitation, and wellness. Equipped with cutting-edge resources and overseen by experts in sports medicine, the Center will benefit over 500 student-athletes across 16 NCAA Division II teams.
Beyond enhancing athletic performance, the Sports Performance Center will address student and community wellness issues, including food security and mental health. Expanding capacity and contributing to recruitment efforts, the upgraded center promises to be a vital hub for fostering champions in academics, sports, and the community.
Envision a space where tradition, culture, and community converge: welcome to the Sky Pavilion & Cultural Gardens. This iconic destination is set to become the heartbeat of our Campus and the broader Southwest Colorado community, extending a warm welcome to travelers and locals alike.
Strategically crafted to pay homage to the unique landscape and rich heritage of Southwest Colorado, the Sky Pavilion & Cultural Gardens are more than just a venue. They celebrate unity, diversity, and a shared sense of belonging. Here, every event becomes an experience—a dynamic outdoor concert, an inspiring art exhibition, or a feast featuring the best local harvests.
Designed to be a central hub, the Sky Pavilion ensures that every gathering becomes a cherished memory. It is a tribute to the land, seamlessly integrating learning and cultural appreciation. From students seeking inspiration to community members looking for connection, this space is an inviting haven for all.
In every corner of the Sky Pavilion & Cultural Gardens, you'll find an opportunity to engage, learn, and celebrate. It's not just a place; it's an experience that enriches our community, fostering a sense of pride and belonging. Join us in making this vision a reality and be part of a legacy that honors our past and shapes our future.
To explore Enterprise Zone Program gifts-in-kind, please contact Principal Gift Officer Dave Kerns at email@example.com or 970-247-7427.
Make an Enterprise Zone Project donation today
For 2023, we define a qualifying gift as an outright gift (unrelated to a special event) of at least $500 to the Fort Lewis College Foundation specifically designated toward our Enterprise Zone program in support of the following:
A $100,000 cash gift* to the Fort Lewis College Foundation provides an additional $25,000 tax savings when designated as an Enterprise Zone gift.
By taking advantage of the Enterprise Zone tax credit, your total out-of-pocket contribution for a gift of $100,000 to the Fort Lewis College Foundation in this example would be $33,370 after tax deductions and the Enterprise Zone tax credit.
*Example assumes taxpayer uses federal itemized deductions and a marginal tax rate of 37%.
The Enterprise Zone tax credit availability is subject to change at any time. There is no guarantee that the tax credit will remain available in future years.
*The information represented is general and should not be construed as legal, accounting, or tax advice. Every taxpayer’s situation is different. The descriptions and examples provided may not apply to every taxpayer’s specific circumstances, which could require the consideration of other tax and non-tax factors. Please consult a tax advisor before taking any action based on this information.