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Fine Arts Center Foundation

Helping to ensure the future health and sustainability of the FAC, through our second century and beyond.

Established in 1996, with an original investment of $9.88 million, the Fine Arts Center Foundation was created to manage certain assets for the benefit of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. Originally founded by Marvin Strait during his service on the FAC’s Board of Trustees, the Foundation’s Board of Trustees carries out its mission thoughtfully, carefully, and independently. In its two+ decades of operation, the Foundation has paid out more than $18 million to the FAC.

With the FAC now a part of Colorado College, the FAC Foundation carries on as an independent entity, managing the FAC endowment and any additions made to it. New gifts made to the FAC Foundation will grow this endowment, providing greater annual payout to the FAC and benefitting the programs and operations of the Fine Arts Center for years to come.

Contribute to the FAC Foundation

To make a contribution to the Fine Arts Center Foundation, please contact President R. Thayer Tutt, Jr. at, (719) 633-7733, or 10 Lake Circle, Colorado Springs, CO 80906.

FAC Foundation Board of Trustees

R. Thayer Tutt, Jr.
Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, El Pomar Foundation

Ron Brasch
Mergers & Acquisitions Specialist, The FBB Group, Ltd.

Mike Edmonds
Community Advocate

Martha Marzolf
Realtor/Broker Manager, RE/MAX Properties

Greg Papineau, CPA
Director of Audit and Assurance, BiggsKofford

Cathy Holaday
Community Advocate

William D. Nelson
Partner, Attorney, Lewis Roca, Retired

Trent Stafford
Market President, Kirkpatrick Bank

Blake Wilson
Partner, Appraiser The Art Bank

In Gratitude to the Fine Arts Center Foundation

During the FAC’s 2017 Gala, the Fine Arts Center Foundation was recognized as the event’s Grand Honoree. The FAC staff is grateful to the Foundation’s current, past, and future Trustees for their care and stewardship.

Honoring the FAC Foundation