The Women of Vision Fund
It All Started with a Vision
Flagler College was founded in 1968 by Lawrence Lewis, one of Henry Flagler’s principal heirs, as a small, private liberal arts college for women and opened its doors to 160 female students. In 1971, Flagler College officially became a coeducational institution, and in 1972 graduated its first class of 34, of whom 31 were women.
The College’s heritage is closely linked with the history of Florida through the life of Henry Morrison Flagler, oil magnate, railroad pioneer, and land developer. Today in 2016, 1653 (63%) of the 2624 Flagler students are women.
The establishment of a women’s fund at Flagler College is yet another step in expanding and strengthening the support of Flagler College well into the future.
The mission of the Women of Vision Fund is to provide scholarships and educational opportunities for women who attend Flagler College, to engage women at special Flagler College events, and to establish strong ties and connections with women to Flagler College, our exceptional students, and our extraordinary campus.
A goal of the Women of Vision Fund is to teach both donors and scholarship recipients that paying it forward is a way of life and has a positive impact on the College, the community, and the nation at large. Young women who attend Flagler College will be empowered to make a difference by both receiving and giving. Opportunities afforded the Women of Vision scholarship recipients at Flagler College shape their lives to be the next generation of leaders.
Our vision for the Women of Vision Fund is to create educational and leadership opportunities for women at Flagler College. We seek to harness the collective power of women to raise money for a significant endowment fund, as well as an operational revenue source, to generate funding for scholarships and educational opportunities for women at Flagler College.
In 2018, Flagler College will turn 50, a fitting time to celebrate its 50-year anniversary and the establishment of a legacy fund for women.