The roots of The Fitch Foundation trace themselves back to 1966 and the life of Robert E. Fitch.
He served in the U.S. Navy, during the Korean War at Corry Field in Pensacola, Florida and on board the USS Lake Champlain. His inspiration in the community was extraordinary with his giving of time and encouraging the young and old alike by coaching and mentoring children’s sports at St. John’s Catholic School in Pensacola. Mr. Fitch’s unrelenting positive attitude encouraged and inspired those around him.
While facing a battle with prostate cancer, you could see him frequently giving encouragement to others at the VA Hospital in Denver, Colorado. He brought much needed comfort to other patients by visiting and telling jokes as they underwent treatments of radiation and chemotherapy.
Laughter and lifted spirits followed him wherever he went. His life had a contagious energy that inspired those around him to seize their inner strength, to concentrate on the positive in their situations, tap into the support of others and live life. Robert’s personal battle with cancer ended in 2007, but his spirit and legacy now lives on through the works of The Fitch Foundation.
Established as a foundation in 2010, The Fitch Foundation is a unique organization that recognizes the greatness in all people. Providing programs to support our veterans and educating communities to empower all individuals to reach their full potential.