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Fort Lewis College Foundation

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Today, Tomorrow, Forever

Fort Lewis College stands as a stronghold of education and academic excellence for students, lifelong learners, and the surrounding Four Corners’ community. These former Ute Tribal lands serve as a village to all who seek wisdom, to all who chase dreams, to all with vision.

Our mission

Enriching educational and cultural opportunities at Fort Lewis College by encouraging and stewarding gifts for scholarships, programs, and facilities – wise investments in the leaders of tomorrow.

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.

FLC Foundation Updates

Bradley Family Professorship Celebration

FLC announces first faculty professorship and award endowments in institution history

Two Fort Lewis College faculty members have been selected for the first professorship and award endowments in the institution’s history, thanks to generous donor funding and an elevated approach to faculty support from the FLC Foundation.

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Dirks Field

Turning on the lights for Skyhawk Athletics

At Fort Lewis College, illumination happens beyond the books and classroom walls; beginning in summer 2022, campus will also get a little brighter with a shiny gym floor, alfresco flood lights, and more.

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Campus in winter

Board of Trustees and Foundation designate $1M for housing program as part of multiprong approach to housing crisis

The FLC Board of Trustees passed a resolution in support of the down payment assistance program, proposing a $500,000 investment in the program. 

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Campus in springtime

Alpine dimes make a mountain of difference at FLC

For every swipe of a Fort Lewis College #FLCFOREVER Loyalty Debit Card, Alpine Bank donates 10 cents to FLC programs.

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Candice Carson

Launching Bridge Programs for Students

Thanks to a six-figure donation from FLC Foundation executive committee member Candice Carson, Fort Lewis College's Academic Affairs department launched two new summer bridge programs in May 2022.

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Danielle Joe

Adding up: Native American business students benefit from biggest scholarship endowment in FLC’s history

When the JSF scholarship program was launched at FLC in 2019, 200 Native American business majors were enrolled in SOBA. Three years later, 248 Native American students are enrolled in SOBA, the largest number of Native American business majors in the nation.

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Foundation Nursing Zoom Meeting

Stars align for CU Nursing Fort Lewis College Collaborative

With their family’s roots in Southwest Colorado dating back to the early 20th century, Karen Zink and Steve Short are walking the walk of their ancestors.

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Solar Panels

Going Solar

The sun is shining on the new Fort Lewis Solar Innovation Park with $1.5M in funding as part of the Advanced Industry Accelerator Grant Program. The Park will be developed in Hesperus, Colorado on the Old Fort property.

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