Endowment Gift Opportunities

Financial support of the College's endowment builds a lasting legacy for current and future students at The Valley. Endowed gifts have a significant impact on LVC's programs and resources—they fund scholarships, enhance teaching, create collaborative student-faculty research opportunities, and provide essential equipment.

The gift opportunities described below support some of the College's most pressing needs. These types of gifts are exemplary, and for the donor, often very personal in nature. We hope this list will spark some ideas of your own. If you would like to discuss your legacy at Lebanon Valley College, please contact Jamie N. Cecil, director of development, at 717-867-6228 or cecil@lvc.edu.

Endowed Scholarships

Every student should be given the opportunity to benefit from an LVC education. Endowed scholarships provide access to those students who show academic success, leadership skills, and often demonstrate financial need.

Endowed scholarships can be designed to reflect the interest of a donor or support a student with certain aspirations. They are often named for the donor or to commemorate an individual who is important to the donor, such as a parent or faculty member.

Endowed Faculty Chairs and Professorships

Endowing faculty positions within academic departments is one of the College’s highest priorities. These funds provide perpetual support for a specific faculty position. Donors can establish a professorship and then build it up over time to support the endowed chair level.

Endowed Lectureships

An endowed lectureship enhances the educational experience by bringing interesting and influential speakers, practitioners, and scholars to campus.

Faculty-Student Research

A faculty-student research endowment provides funding to assist and encourage faculty to develop research projects within their discipline and to work collaboratively on those projects with their students.

Study Abroad Endowment

A gift to off-campus programs at LVC provides support for the extra expenses students incur when they participate in the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of studying abroad.

Educational Equipment Fund

An educational equipment fund provides for necessary educational equipment. You can establish an Education Equipment Fund for a specific department. Equipment needs are especially great in the Music and Science departments.

Support for the Vernon and Doris Bishop Library

The Vernon and Doris Bishop Library is the intellectual hub of the College. Funds are needed for a number of initiatives including the digital preservation of the College archives and special collections, to enhance collections in specific disciplines and topics, and to endow staff positions.