The Anschutz Foundation

A Gift for Colorado


Fitzsimons Building  Anschutz Medical Campus

Philip Anschutz saw something special when he stood on the grounds of the former Fitzsimons Army Medical Center nearly two decades ago. Since then, The Anschutz Foundation has held a steadfast commitment to helping the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus realize the fullest potential of a medical destination on 230 acres just 8 miles east of downtown Denver. 

This year, Phil Anschutz and The Anschutz Foundation invested anew with the largest philanthropic commitment ever made to the campus – a tremendous show of support for a growing medical destination, and a campus that Mr. Anschutz calls “a gift for Colorado.” With $120 million, The Anschutz Foundation is helping the institution write the next chapter in its history and propelling us higher among the top medical destinations in the United States today. 

This historic investment bolsters top talent and accelerates progress in personalized medicine, mental and behavioral health, innovation, novel therapeutics and other areas at the forefront of what’s next. It also supports the Anschutz Health Sciences Building which will house faculty leaders in mental health including the CU Department of Psychiatry, as well as the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine, the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, classrooms, exhibit space and more.

“We are proud partners in the development of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and share an ambitious vision for further elevating it among the country’s top medical destinations. The campus stands as a Colorado landmark and a hub of leading-edge research, innovation and education – and, perhaps most importantly, as the place to go for the highest-quality health care delivered by the best minds in medicine.”

Philip F. Anschutz

Building a Medical Destination: The Anschutz Foundation


From our humble beginnings on the grounds of a decommissioned Army base, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has grown quickly into one of the country’s newest and largest academic medical centers. A close and longstanding partnership with Philip Anschutz and The Anschutz Foundation has made our rapid progress possible, and their most recent commitment marks the largest in our proud history together. Here, we present some of the milestones in the history and development of our campus, nearly all of which have been accelerated or enhanced by support from The Anschutz Foundation since 2000.

Office of Advancement

CU Anschutz

Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place

Suite WG112

Aurora, CO 80045


303-724-8227

CMS Login