The Fort Lewis College Foundation received $ $6,172,368 from in gifts and pledges for the 2019-20 fiscal year, the largest annual amount in FLC history.
Since he was a kid, Gary Schlessman (Business, ’79) has always determined to carve his own path. While his father and siblings chose Colorado College, Schlessman opted to get as far away from the Front Range as possible while still staying in Colorado. He headed to Fort Lewis College in Durango in 1975 and discovered an education to live by and friends to last a lifetime.
After 20 years of service and millions of dollars in grants to FLC and the Native American Center, the John & Sophie Ottens Foundation is winding down operations, imparting one final gift to the NAC - the largest single cash gift in FLC history.
As necessary precautions are being taken at the College in response to the coronavirus, many students are suddenly facing a different set of challenges, including the inability to secure housing, afford basic needs, find access to resources for online learning, and more. The Skyhawk Emergency Fund is filling those gaps.
Fort Lewis College will now match students' scholarships from civic organizations in southwest Colorado with a one-time award of $500.
A local businessman and his family look to support generations of Fort Lewis College students through donation.
Major gifts to student grants and capital projects helped the Foundation set a school record gift total.
Harris’ gift funds programming and scholarships for several athletic teams and student organizations.
The FLC Forever Loyalty Debit Card launched on June 4 and will help fund grants available through the FLC Foundation.
Walter Dear’s generous gift will help students persist in their education by providing funds for small outstanding balances and in-semester emergencies.