In addition to fundraising events, the Foundation is supported by the annual giving campaign and the numerous endowment gifts, which provide scholarships for the growing number of students attending Lewis and Clark Community College. Although the Foundation’s major focus is on providing Lewis and Clark students with scholarship assistance, the Foundation is also pleased to provide all students with dynamic learning environments.
Signature Gardens and Sculpture
Since 2002, Lewis and Clark has been a Signature Gardens site for the Missouri Botanical Gardens. The College's vision recognizes the importance of an educational environment that is highly conducive to learning, social interaction, and personal enrichment. With the Foundation's leadership and support, L&C has become what many consider an exceptionally beautiful campus and a tourist destination with awe-inspiring gardens, landscaping, and original sculpture. The Foundation has provided support for Garden and Sculpture installations such as River of Colors, The Grove,The Bosque,N.O. Nelson Leclaire Garden Court, Sculpture by Deborah Butterfield, Portrait sculpture by Peter Fagan, Rollin’ on the River sculpture by Joel Perlman, Walking Figures sculpture by Magdalena Abakanowicz and Wellspring water feature sculpture by John Medwedeff.
Each year the Foundation supports initiatives related to the promotion of the arts on campus such as the art exhibits in Trimpe and First Night River Bend. Campus art exhibits have included the works of Ed Paschke, Lenny Kesl and Joseph Emons. The Foundation has also sponsored the College’s music department by assisting with funding in the restoration of an original Steinway piano once owned by Harriet Haskell, one of the 19th century headmasters of the former School for Women. With the Foundation's support, L&C is now one of the only two "all Steinway" campuses in the United States. In 2009 the Foundation partnered with the Marquette Catholic High School Foundation to present the Notre Dame Glee Club in Concert.
The Foundation was a major force in the funding and sponsorship of the Templin Nursing Building. This state of the art facility tripled the number of highly trained registered nurses desperately needed by the region and the nation as a whole.The College’s Nurse Managed Clinic and its mobile health unit have also received support from the Foundation.
The annual golf tournament raises money to provide scholarships to the outstanding athletes who have helped Lewis and Clark garner the reputation of being an elite program in the NJCAA. With funds raised through the Trailblazer Athletic Club, both the Exercise Science Program and the Athletic Department have recently benefited from the renovation of the campus exercise facility – a project supported by the Foundation.