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Students Build Friendships, Explore Colorado

One of the core goals of the Chris Mikesell Foundation is to support Western State University students. Chris attended…

Botanical gardens preserve nature’s beauty at the Bartlett Arboretum

Just 20 miles east of Chris’ hometown, you’ll find the Bartlett Arboretum. A local treasure now listed on the National…

Work begins on Gunsight Bridge in Crested Butte

More than 130 years of harsh weather with bitter winter cold and heavy spring run-off has taken its toll on…

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Since we launched the Chris Mikesell Foundation in 2008, we have awarded more than $247,000 in grants that honor Chris’s adventurous spirit, passion for travel, and love of people.

The Foundation has provided opportunities for young people to experience nature, assistance to organizations dedicated to preserving and protecting the environment’s natural beauty, scholarships at Western State Colorado University, and assistance to people in desperate need around the world.

We are excited about the impact these grants have had. And we encourage you to join us as we … climb the mountain.

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Foundation At Work

Experiencing Nature

Giving young people opportunities to experience nature.

Protecting the Environment

Preserving and protecting the environment's natural beauty.

Supporting WSCU

Providing scholarships and support to Western State Colorado University.

Worldwide Outreach

Assisting people in desperate need around the world.

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