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The Lincoln Hills Cares Foundation, founded in 2016, has kept a sharp eye on the future while honoring the extraordinary past of the Lincoln Hills property and programs. From its inception, the Foundation has relied on donations, allowing us to proudly serve over 100,000 youth, young adults, and families to ensure that barriers to the outdoor experience and the many careers that will allow us to continue to enjoy the outdoors are irrevocably erased.

VISION

Diversifying The Outdoors For Generations To Come

MISSION

The Lincoln Hills Cares Foundation provides philanthropic support to develop the next generation of leaders through outdoor and environmental education, cultural history exploration, and workforce advancement.

VALUES & BELIEFS

Core values represent the lens through which all decisions and activities are viewed and considered. The Lincoln Hills Cares Foundation is committed to the following core values.

Equity builds opportunity. We believe that breaking down barriers to provide access to outdoor experiences fosters interest in new concepts that otherwise may not have been accessible. Equity is the cornerstone  of our values.

Education connects us to the world. It is key to fostering interests in, passions for, and respect for the environment, and leads to the diversification of our environmental workforce.

Environmental Stewardship means assisting youth from marginalized communities to help their neighbors to experience nature and understand safe environmental practices that support their communities and the plant.

Respect for ourselves, our history, the environment, and our community, leads to positive change, a greater appreciation for nature, and a willingness to get involved. Respect is critical for our relationships with ourselves, each other, and the Planet.

Community and Partnerships are the Foundation’s greatest assets, supporting and promoting scientific, nature-based opportunities for ALL people. They are critical to the Foundation’s mission. 

Recently the Lincoln Hills Foundation has invested in a new outdoor classroom, dedicated posthumously to the former educator, coach and Lincoln Hills Cares Foundation CEO, Dr. Nathaniel Howard. This state-of-the-art classroom serves as a meeting place and educational venue for students, teachers, families, and many other groups with the shared vision of preserving both the history and the grandeur of the Lincoln Hills property. 

The African American Experience of the West

An African Proverb says, “Until the lion tells the story, the hunter will always be the hero.” It is our responsibility to share stories about the African American Experience in Colorado.

    The History of Lincoln HIlls

Staff
Jeanette Patterson

DR. JEANETTE R. PATTERSON

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Ed. D. // Dr. Jeanette Patterson recently retired after 29 years as a K-12 public school educator. She holds a Bachelor of Science…

MADI SHAHEEN

MADI SHAHEEN

ENVIRONMENTAL STEM PATHWAY COORDINATOR
M.S. Secondary Science Ed., City University of New York, Lehman College, NY, and M.S. Counseling, Alfred University, NY | After two great summers as outdoor science educator here at Lincoln Hills, Madi joins us as program coordinator for the Environmental STEM Pathway.

DR. NATE HOWARD (1962-2021)

FORMER CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Ed.D., Educational Leadership, University of Phoenix; M.A., Biology, University of Colorado Boulder; B.A. Science Education, Clark Atlanta University // Dr. Howard passed away…

Board of Directors

ALLAN SMITH

BOARD MEMBER
Independent Management Consultant, Invictus Management Consulting Ltd. | Allan Smith is the Founder and Managing Director of Invictus Consulting Services Ltd., a St. Kitts and Nevis based management consulting and global investment company.

ALTON DILLARD

BOARD MEMBER
Principal, The Dillard Group LLC | Alton has more than 30 years as a communications professional. He has previous experience as a talk show host, anchor, reporter, and former sportscaster. He previously served as Press Secretary and a Senior Aide for U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell and Communications Manager for the Office of the Denver Clerk and Recorder. His specialties are as a Spokesperson and Media Strategist.

ANTHONY CAMPOS

BOARD MEMBER
Educator, Cherry Creek School District #5| Anthony Campos has 30 years of experience in public education as a teacher, mentor, club sponsor, Coordinator of Student Achievement, Dean of Students and building administrator.
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