Fort Lewis College Foundation

About the Fort Lewis College Foundation

The Fort Lewis College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization that exists to support Fort Lewis College. The Foundation began in 1969 with an $18,700 gift from Mrs. T. Chase McPherson. Today, its total assets are over $20 million. Restricted funds and scholarships are worth $17 million. Unrestricted funds are worth 2.5 million.The foundation provides student scholarships and other funds for the academic and cultural enrichment of the campus and its students.

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.

Bill of Rights

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To as sure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

  1. To be informed of the organization's mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  3. To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.
  4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  5. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
  6. To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  9. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
  10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

The text of this statement in its entirety was developed by the American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE).


Board of Directors

Gene Bradley

Vice Chair:
John Francis

Keith Newbold

Executive Board:
Terry Bacon, Jim Foster, Moni Grushkin,  
Al Harper, Don Mapel, Jim Morehart, Debra Parmenter, 
Dave West

Trustee Liaison
Steve Short

ASFLC President
Scott Greenler

Fort Lewis College President
Dr. Dene Kay Thomas

Alumni President
Craig Hakes

Skyhawk Athletic Association President:
Eric Jones

Professional Associates President:
Chuck Carson and Cheryl Carson

2013  Full Board of Directors:
Cissy Anderson, Richard Ballantine, Rod Barker, Mike Burns, Shanan Campbell Wells, Melisa Caskey, Lana Duthie, Jim Dyer, Ronald Fogleman, John Francis, Barbara W Harris, Bob Hill, Terry Hutchison, Joel Jones, George Kambouris, Sylvia Kehle, Dale Kneller, Scott McCallister, Pat Nelson, Steve Parker, Richard Peterson, Roger Ptolemy, Anne Putnam, Shane Seibel, Mark Seiter, Bette Serzen, Ray Shepherd, Annie Simonson, Doug Sitter, Thad Trujillo, Keith Wells, Howard Wilson, Jim Youssef

Emeritus Members:
Jean Bader, Fred Kroeger and Ann Willard

Our Staff

Mark Jastorff
Vice President of Advancement and Foundation Executive Director 
(970) 247-7074

Kim Schwartz
 Assistant to the Vice President
(970) 247-7080

Doug Lyon
Senior Corporate and Foundation Officer
(970) 247-7289

Dave Kerns
Director of Alumni Relations

Jeff Jantz
Director of Gift Planning
(970) 247-7069

Andy Miller
Major Gift Officer

Sarah Pretzer
Major Gift Officer

Denise Dickinson
Senior Financial Manager
(970) 247-7425

Ana Zeiler
Manager of Advancement Services
(970) 247-6179

Sandy Jameson
Scholarship Manager
(970) 247-7121

JC Perteet
Advancement Coordinator

Shan Wells
Senior Designer/Videographer

Dana Jorgenson
Data Entry/Gift Integrity
(970) 247-7223