July 2012Issue No. 21
Summer Masthead



Your continued support helps us move forward and is a key factor in meeting future challenges. Thank you for all you continue to do for Fort Lewis College.

Terry Bacon and Debra Parmenter 

In this edition, Shan Wells speaks with Terry Bacon, for whom the FLC Leadership Center is named, and Debra Parmenter, a top realtor in Durango. Both sit the Foundation Board, and have some insights into leadership and support as FLC enters its second century.
Endurance Sprints to Finish
In April of this year, the City of Durango held a competition to select a sculpture to grace the Chapman Hill Roundabout, in celebration of Durango's hosting the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in August. 
Three finalists were chosen, including two FLC Alums. 
Planned Giving Q & A

Have you considered a planned gift to benefit Fort Lewis College? Here is a brief Planned Giving Q & A to help you get started as you consider your own legacy for the future students of Fort Lewis College...
 (click for complete story)


Fort Lewis "Planned Giving" Contributions

It All Starts Here!


A breakfast fundraiser for the FLC Cycling Team!


Support the Nation's #1 cycling team at a delectable breakfast at Guido's!  Enjoy an authentic Italian food experience (mimosas & more) at a VIP table on Guido's piazza to watch the Pro Cycling Challenge participants. 

Tables are reserved from 8am to 11am
with breakfast served at 9am.


Benefits provided are valued at $50, 
therefore $150 can be considered tax deductible
(please consult your tax preparer for further information).

Monday, August 20, 2012 at 8:00 AM
Guido's Favorite Foods
1201 Main Avenue
Durango, Colorado 81301

Price: $200.00


Tickets available through the FLC Concert Hall Ticket Office
(Online, By telephone or In person)

www.durangoconcerts.com  or 970-247-7657

The FLC Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization




In This Issue
Interview Series: Bacon and Parmenter
Endurance Sprints to Finish
Planned Giving
Make a Gift
Margie Deane Gray
Margie Deane Gray

Margie Deane Gray,

Executive Director, FLC Foundation


Hello everyone,


I hope this monthly e-newsletter finds you enjoying a wonderful summer. Summer in Durango has been a hot one this year. However, with the afternoon rains the campus cools down and makes summer livable, especially in comparison to most of the rest of the country. Who could not enjoy summer in Durango with the fun spirit that pervades this special place? I can't think of anywhere else to be in any season.


Speaking of a special place, in August, Fort Lewis College and Durango will host the upcoming USA Pro Cycling Challenge, the largest and most significant international bicycle race in the United States. Only the Tour de France is considered more prestigious.

Fort Lewis College has been chosen to be the Grand Depart, or the start of the race. The seven-day race is 683 miles long with the route going through the Rockies at elevations that most of the racers have never had to endure. The race will end in Denver.


The campus is getting ready to host and house over 500 professional cyclists, their entourages and race officials from all over the world. The campus will be transformed into a "cycling village," similar to the Olympic Village concept. Needless to say the campus is buzzing with activity getting ready for the 20,000 visitors expected to descend the region for this exciting race. Media from all over the world will be here to cover the race. What an amazing opportunity to highlight Durango and the College for people around the world.


The hope is that the race will put Fort Lewis College on the global map where it deserves to be. Join us for this phenomenal event and be part of the world watching Fort Lewis College.



Margie Deane Gray


Calendar of Events 2012 (click for details)  

you tube logo