Our Donors & Societies
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Thank you for your gift to Lebanon Valley College. Every gift to Lebanon Valley College is important and touches all parts of The Valley, from scholarships and academics to student-faculty research and athletics. We are thankful for the support of all of our donors who make the Lebanon Valley College experience possible for our students.
Lebanon Valley College is grateful to our generous community of supporters for their gifts to the College each year! Contributions from alumni, parents, and friends are used wisely and well to further the mission of Lebanon Valley College. These investments provide opportunities for our students to receive scholarships, succeed in academic endeavors, participate in research, study abroad, complete internships, and grow through their LVC experience. Read more about our donor societies and how to become a member below.
Established in 1997, the Laureate Society recognizes those individuals whose extraordinary gifts to the College, made during their lifetime or posthumously, total $1,000,000 or more.
Benefits of Membership:
- On their induction, Laureate Society members receive a carriage clock and sign the Society’s historic register at the annual society dinner.
- Recognized annually in the Honor Roll of Donors (published in the annual President’s Report).
- Receive invitations to special College events throughout the year.
The Miles Rigor Society recognizes and celebrates alumni and friends who have planned for the College’s future. The Society, named after George Washington Miles Rigor—co-founder of Lebanon Valley College—was established in 1987 as the Honors Society. Members include those individuals who have made planned gifts such as bequest intentions, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, insurance policies, real estate, and retirement plans for the benefit of The Valley.
Please contact Joe Martellaro, director of gift planning, at 717-867-6323 or email@example.com if you want to learn more about the benefits of joining LVC’s Miles Rigor Society.
The Thomas Rhys Vickroy Society—named for our founding president— recognizes leadership-level donors of $1,000 or more given to the College for any purpose during an academic year.
Generous Vickroy Society donors provide financial aid to deserving students, keep academic resources current, and ensure that every student receives the best education that Lebanon Valley College has to offer. The support of this prestigious group sustains the mission of the College by preparing young people for a life of service and achievement in their communities. The Vickroy Society is open to all alumni, parents, and friends of the College on an annual basis during the fiscal year—July 1 to June 30. Matching gifts contribute to a donor’s Vickroy recognition level. LVC is grateful for the contributions made by Vickroy members each year. Your gift will be used wisely and well and will have a direct impact on LVC’s students and faculty.
Benefits of Membership
Vickroy Society members are recognized each year in the Honor Roll of Donors (published online and in the annual President’s Report), a lapel pin displaying the laurel wreath, and invitations to special College events throughout the year. Members are invited to an annual society dinner honoring LVC’s most generous supporters. Lifetime Vickroy Associates also receive a personalized lithograph print and sign the Society’s historic register.
Annual Giving Recognition Levels
- Lifetime Vickroy Associate: Cumulative lifetime giving of $100,000 or more
- Trustee Associate: Gifts of $10,000 and above
- Five Founders’ Circle: Gifts of $5,000–$9,999
- President’s Circle: Gifts of $2,500–$4,999
- The 1866 Circle: Gifts of $1,866–$2,499
- Vickroy Society Associate: Gifts of $1,000–$1,865
- Vickroy GOLD Associate: For graduates of the last decade, GOLD membership is available for a reduced amount of $100 for each year since graduation. For example, the Class of 2017 can join with a gift of $500 in 2021–2022 since it has been five years since their graduation.
The Laurel Wreath
The laurel wreath is the symbol for The Vickroy Society. An important element of the College seal, the laurel wreath represents honor and excellence, and thereby, the exceptional generosity Vickroy Society members show to Lebanon Valley College.
Five or more years of consecutive support of LVC qualifies alumni, parents, and friends of the College to be members of the Walter Society. Recent graduates also qualify for membership by making a gift every year after graduation until their 5th reunion.
The Walter Society, established in 2004, is named for Patricia Lutz Walter ’57 and the late Judge John Walter ’53, an alumni couple whose support of The Valley over the years has been exemplary, and recognizes our most loyal donors for their consistent dedication to supporting educational excellence at The Valley.
Benefits of Membership:
- Recognition in the Honor Roll of Donors, which is published in the annual President’s Report
- A Walter Society memento each year
Lebanon Valley College cultivates mutually beneficial partnerships that broaden its reach and deepen its impact. The College appreciates our sponsors who support LVC and its programs. Contact Doug Yingst P’01, director of corporate relations and athletic giving, at 717-867-6228 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.