Dedicated to Chicago philanthropist Frank Lewis, Lewis Hall was made possible by Lewis’ wife, Julia, who provided funding for the hall’s construction in 1965. The hall served as a residence for Sisters pursuing graduate degrees before the University became co-ed in 1972. It is now one of the largest women’s residence hall on campus, housing nearly 270 residents each year. The women of Lewis annually host Chicks for Charity in which residents make Easter baskets and write cards to the children and mothers of St. Margaret’s House, a day center in South Bend that provides safety, life skills, and other aid to women and children in need. They also host L-HOP (Lewis House of Pancakes) each year, serving a late night breakfast to the campus community. Each floor of the hall features a different breakfast item and all proceeds are donated to a local food bank. Lewis was last named Hall of the Year in 2012-2013 and was home to NBC News Chief Environmental Affairs correspondent, Anne Thompson.