$540,000 Stabler Foundation Grant will Augment Scholarship Fund

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Lebanon Valley College has received a $540,000 grant from The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation to enhance the College’s Stabler Scholarship Fund. The foundation has now contributed a total of $3.49 million to benefit LVC students from 35 counties in Central and Eastern Pennsylvania. It is the largest individual endowed scholarship fund at LVC. 

“Lebanon Valley College shares in Mr. and Mrs. Stabler’s desire to educate students who otherwise would not be able to afford a world-class education,” said Dr. Lewis E. Thayne, LVC president. “This gift will strengthen our ability to assist promising students who have great financial need.”

Since 2009, LVC has been able to offer 116 Stabler Scholarships, including to 24 current students. Moreover, the Stablers’ generosity has provided more than a half million dollars ($544,185) to the College’s Stabler Scholars. 

Stabler Scholar Jeremy De la Cruz ’18 is a criminal justice major from Lebanon, Pa. “There are some great students here, and this scholarship helps them be successful,” said De la Cruz. “I hope that I can show others at home and back in high school that you can make something of yourself.” 

“Scholarship funds like Stabler demonstrate the transformative power of philanthropy,” said Daniel Helwig, LVC vice president of advancement. 

Meghan Ross ’18, an early childhood and special education major from Mechanicsburg, Pa., said the Stabler Scholarship has inspired her to support LVC and its students. “I am so grateful to have received the Stabler Scholarship, and I definitely plan to give back and help future Stabler Scholars,” said Ross. 

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