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FLC Foundation has record setting year, receiving nearly $6.2M in gifts

FLC Foundation has record setting year, receiving nearly $6.2M in gifts

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.

Schlessman Family Foundation donates largest gift in FLC history

Schlessman Family Foundation donates largest gift 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.

John and Sophie Ottens Foundation gives $1.6M to FLC’s Native American Center

John and Sophie Ottens Foundation gives $1.6M to FLC’s Native American Center

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.

Skyhawk Emergency Fund offers wind beneath wings

Skyhawk Emergency Fund offers wind beneath wings

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.

FLC announces Civic Match Scholarship

FLC announces Civic Match Scholarship

Fort Lewis College will now match students' scholarships from civic organizations in southwest Colorado with a one-time award of $500.

Local family honored for gift to Health Sciences Center and scholarship fund

Local family honored for gift to Health Sciences Center and scholarship fund

A local businessman and his family look to support generations of Fort Lewis College students through donation.

FLC Foundation has record fundraising year, bringing in $4.6 million

FLC Foundation has record fundraising year, bringing in $4.6 million

Major gifts to student grants and capital projects helped the Foundation set a school record gift total.

Barbara Harris makes $100K gift to FLC to support the college and community she loves most

Barbara Harris makes $100K gift to FLC to support the college and community she loves most

Harris’ gift funds programming and scholarships for several athletic teams and student organizations.

Alpine Bank donates 10 cents to FLC with each swipe of new FLC Forever Loyalty Debit Card

Alpine Bank donates 10 cents to FLC with each swipe of new FLC Forever Loyalty Debit Card

The FLC Forever Loyalty Debit Card launched on June 4 and will help fund grants available through the FLC Foundation.

FLC students to benefit from $100,000 donation to Skyhawk Persistence and Emergency grants

FLC students to benefit from $100,000 donation to Skyhawk Persistence and Emergency grants

Walter Dear’s generous gift will help students persist in their education by providing funds for small outstanding balances and in-semester emergencies.

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