Aerial view of campus with Williamsport, the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain as a backdrop

Advancement News


Return to Campus in the Fall

Announced to students and families last month, Lycoming College plans to resume residential education in the fall, but with significant adjustments in order to keep its campus community safe and healthy.

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Planning for New Music Building Underway

During the winter board retreat in January of 2019, the trustees of Lycoming College toured campus to evaluate the institution’s facilities and identify priorities for capital improvements and renovations. The results of that evaluation have already resulted in significant renovations to two wings of the Academic Center and plans to renovate the Heim Science Building over the next several years. Also identified as an institutional priority was the need for better facilities for the College’s music program.

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Haberberger Warrior Strong Match Program

In response to the Warrior Strong initiative and in recognition of the financial strain the COVID-19 global pandemic is having on many Lycoming students and the impact those financial challenges will have on the College's operations, Art '59 and Joanne Haberberger have generously committed up to $100,000 in matching funds to encourage gifts to Lycoming that will address the most critical needs created by this unprecedented moment.

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Lycoming College’s Day of Giving supports students during challenging times

The Lycoming College community and world have been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, Lycoming College made the decision to continue with its originally planned Day of Giving on April 22, 2020, in order to prioritize giving opportunities that support the most vulnerable in its community.

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Robert L. Shangraw Athletic Complex Enhancement

In 2018, Lycoming College began a project to enhance the Robert L. Shangraw Athletic Complex to reflect the College's aspirations of excellence in athletics and for Lycoming. The initial work included a significant investment from the College to widen the lacrosse and soccer field and to install a new artificial turf surface. It also included the installation of a new scoreboard in 2019 to improve game-day operations and viewing, while providing a platform to recognize UPMC Susquehanna's partnership and commitment to Lycoming through a gift to name UPMC Field.

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Lycoming College secures additional $500,000 grant from Stabler Foundation

The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to Lycoming College in recognition of its exceptional work to attract students of promise and for its commitment to meeting their financial needs. Through generous gifts such as this grant, Lycoming is able to bolster its financial aid offerings and fine-tune admittance practices, more selectively choosing talented students who best fit with the mission of the College, regardless of their financial need.

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Lycoming College dedicates new $12.5 million Krapf Gateway Center

The Krapf Gateway Center, the catalyst of The Campaign for a Greater Lycoming, Lycoming College's most ambitious fundraising initiative in its history, was dedicated on October 25, 2019. Named in recognition of the inspiring philanthropy of Dale Krapf '67, a trustee of Lycoming College, and his brother, Dallas Krapf ’13H, the Krapf Gateway Center serves as the new home to the Office of Admissions, Office of Alumni and Advancement, the Center for Enhanced Academic Experiences, and the Outdoor Leadership and Education program. The 28,000-square-foot building also includes study and seminar rooms, a large presentation space, a café, and a three-story rock-climbing wall.

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Lycoming College celebrates more than $79 million in campaign support

The Campaign for a Greater Lycoming was the College’s most ambitious fundraising initiative in its history. With a goal to raise at least $65 million, Lycoming challenged its alumni, parents, and friends to Dare to Dream about creating an even greater institution. The Campaign concluded on June 30, 2019, and at an event held during Homecoming & Family Weekend on October 5, 2019, the College celebrated its extraordinary success, announcing it had exceeded its initial goal with more than $79 million in total support to the Campaign.

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Lycoming College celebrates most successful fundraising year with $9.2 million in giving

Lycoming College expresses its sincere gratitude to all who have helped make the 2018-19 fundraising year the most successful in the institution’s history. With the support of more than 4,248 donors, Lycoming received $9.2 million in outright gifts this fiscal year, which ended on June 30, 2019. This is nearly $3 million more than any prior year and marks the fifth consecutive year of setting a new high for outright gifts in a fiscal year.

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UPMC Susquehanna Partners with Lycoming College to Support Athletics Facilities

With a history of more than 50 years as a linchpin of Williamsport’s East End sports scene, the all-purpose artificial turf field on the Western edge of the Shangraw Athletic Complex will for the first time carry its own name, as Lycoming College announced that UPMC Susquehanna has secured the naming rights of the field for the next 10 years.

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Campaign Update and Celebration

Dear Fellow Alumni and Friends,

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Lycoming College celebrates over $24 million in new gifts to endowed scholarships at luncheon honoring recipients and benefactors

On Sunday, April 14, Lycoming College hosted its annual Scholarship Day Luncheon in Pennington Lounge on campus with 175 guests in attendance. The event provides students and their families time to celebrate with scholarship donors and express appreciation for the opportunities their generosity has provided — fueling a new generation of Warriors to think deeply and act boldly.

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