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About the Chris Mikesell Foundation

Commemorating Chris Mikesell

The Chris Mikesell Foundation was established to honor the life and adventurous spirit of a son and brother who always climbed the mountain to see the view. So that his impact on people will continue, the Foundation supports causes that were meaningful to him: environmental preservation, outdoor activities for youth and Western Colorado University students, and humanitarian aid.

Chris Mikesell Foundation About Chris
If you don’t climb the mountain, you can’t see the view…
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Our Mission

The Foundation supports environmental preservation, youth and outdoor programs, and humanitarian aid.

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Funded Projects

Since 2008, the Foundation has honored the memory of Chris by funding causes around the world.

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You can help continue the work that Chris and the Foundation have started by contributing today!

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Our Foundation At Work

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Chris Mikesell Foundation Western State University Wilderness Pursuits Kayaking
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Students Build Friendships, Explore Colorado

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Chris Mikesell Foundation Barlett Arboretum October 2018
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Botanical gardens preserve nature’s beauty at the Bartlett Arboretum

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Chris Mikesell Foundation Gunsight Bridge
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Work begins on Gunsight Bridge in Crested Butte

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Help change lives and preserve the environment while honoring Chris’ memory.

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