Fort Lewis College receives largest donation in its history

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Fort Lewis College receives largest donation in its history

Roberta Barr’s foundation gives $1.4M for teacher education
The Robert M. Barr & Roberta Armstrong Barr Foundation made the largest gift to Fort Lewis College in its history last week, $1.4 million, to support teacher education. The couple married in 1941 and were together more than 50 years before his death in the early 1990s. Roberta Barr, who died at 99 in 2013, was an FLC graduate and longtime educator.
Roberta Armstrong Barr and her garden were featured in Better Homes and Gardens’ special Floral Gardening edition in 1999. The well-known educator and philanthropist died in 2013 at the age of 99, and her foundation recently made a gift of $1.4 million to support teacher education at Fort Lewis College.
Roberta “Bobby” Armstrong Barr, center, takes a break with some friends while attending Fort Lewis College at the Old Hesperus Campus from 1931 to 1933. Barr, whose foundation just gave the college its largest gift ever of $1.4 million, died at 99 in 2013.
Roberta Armstrong Barr, who’s no slouch in a headstand, is attending Fort Lewis College at the Old Hesperus Campus in this circa early 1930s photo. Barr, a long-time educator, created a foundation with her husband, Robert, to support teacher education. The foundation recently closed out her estate with a $1.4 million donation to the Fort Lewis College Foundation to support teacher education.

Fort Lewis College receives largest donation in its history

The Robert M. Barr & Roberta Armstrong Barr Foundation made the largest gift to Fort Lewis College in its history last week, $1.4 million, to support teacher education. The couple married in 1941 and were together more than 50 years before his death in the early 1990s. Roberta Barr, who died at 99 in 2013, was an FLC graduate and longtime educator.
Roberta Armstrong Barr and her garden were featured in Better Homes and Gardens’ special Floral Gardening edition in 1999. The well-known educator and philanthropist died in 2013 at the age of 99, and her foundation recently made a gift of $1.4 million to support teacher education at Fort Lewis College.
Roberta “Bobby” Armstrong Barr, center, takes a break with some friends while attending Fort Lewis College at the Old Hesperus Campus from 1931 to 1933. Barr, whose foundation just gave the college its largest gift ever of $1.4 million, died at 99 in 2013.
Roberta Armstrong Barr, who’s no slouch in a headstand, is attending Fort Lewis College at the Old Hesperus Campus in this circa early 1930s photo. Barr, a long-time educator, created a foundation with her husband, Robert, to support teacher education. The foundation recently closed out her estate with a $1.4 million donation to the Fort Lewis College Foundation to support teacher education.
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