Lebanon Valley College has been an integral partner with the residents, businesses, and organizations of Annville, greater Lebanon Valley, and Pennsylvania for more than 155 years. The people of LVC make a positive daily impact on Annville and the broader community through their volunteer service, financial support of local business and charitable organizations, and taxes paid to local and state governments—a more than $165 million impact statewide according to a 2018 analysis (conducted every five years) by the Association of Independent Colleges & Universities (AICUP). The study noted that LVC supports 1,167 jobs throughout the state through purchase of goods and services and generates $7.1 million in tax revenue annually for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and local governments. A 2019 AICUP report noted that LVC represents 14% of total jobs in Annville.
LVC students, faculty, employees, and alumni volunteer thousands of service hours each year for numerous area organizations. They buy goods and services that create jobs and support local businesses. LVC employees purchase homes in the community and are active as charitable board members, volunteer firefighters, and nonprofit volunteers.
In addition to being Lebanon County’s 13th largest employer, the College’s engaged involvement in the region positively affects all areas of society, ranging from partnerships with local schools to the many free campus-based benefits shared with the community. Here is a sampling of how LVC has been involved with the local community in recent years.
We are proud of the deep and mutually beneficial relationship between the College and its neighbors and are grateful for the connections that make the Lebanon Valley such a beautiful place to live.
September 3, 2021