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

Priorities

The Lycoming College community makes a collective difference by funding special projects on campus, and your gifts have a profound impact on students and create opportunities that distinguish Lycoming on campus and abroad.

The following are some of the College's priorities where support is needed. Check back often, as new priorities may be added that align with your passion.

Annual Giving

  • The Lycoming Fund

    Gifts of all sizes help to strengthen Lycoming's 21st-century liberal arts and sciences education, and by supporting the Lycoming Fund, you are able to play an important role in shaping the lives of students each and every year. Your gifts provide immediate support for academics, scholarships, research, global experiences, music programs, athletics, internships, and more – enabling our students to think deeply and act boldly. Inspire greatness and ensure success for the next generation of Warriors by making a gift.

  • Student Retention Fund

    The Student Retention Fund provides critical resources to students performing well academically who are at risk of not completing their degree because of unforeseen financial hardships. Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, students and families are facing unemployment, loss of income, significant changes in financial resources, and dramatic upheaval in family situations that are putting their ability to complete their education at risk. Make a gift.

  • Student Emergency Fund

    The Student Lifeline Fund supports students facing extraordinary hardships in ways that extend beyond simply paying for tuition. The COVID-19 global pandemic has created new and overwhelming challenges for families, especially those who are already underresourced. Gifts to this fund will support students facing challenges brought on by this pandemic, including unstable living situations, food insecurity, moving and travel expenses, loss of paid internships and employment, and new technology expenses in order to thrive in a remote, online educational setting. Make a gift.

  • Named Annual Scholarships

    By supporting a named annual scholarship at Lycoming College, you are helping to provide financial assistance to students. A minimum gift of $2,500 is needed to establish a named annual scholarship for one semester, and $5,000 is needed to fund a full academic year.

    If you are interested in supporting a named annual scholarship, please contact Lesley Larson, director of annual giving, at larsonl@lycoming.edu or 570-321-4456.

  • Warrior Club

    The Warrior Club consists of alumni, parents, and fans who make an annual gift in support of any one of Lycoming College’s athletic programs. Lycoming is committed to educating, training, and preparing student-athletes through their academic and athletic endeavors. Support for the Warrior Club strengthens the College’s ability to provide an outstanding athletic experience by increasing the resources available to coaches for the advancement of their teams and players. Make a gift.

Academic Opportunities

  • Center for Enhanced Academic Experiences

    The Center for Enhanced Academic Experiences (CEAE) demonstrates Lycoming College’s commitment to active learning and significant career pathways. With a focus on global education, internships, and student-faculty research collaboration, as well as career advising, the CEAE helps students put the skills they've learned into direct practice across a variety of settings. Make a gift.

  • Entrepreneurship

    Established in 2019, Entrepreneurship at Lycoming prepares students across all academic disciplines to develop their ideas and passions into assets that create value for enterprise and society. Entrepreneurship connects classroom theory and case study pedagogy to applied learning experiences like internships, business development plans, and consulting that inspires innovation.

    The Stanley '80 and Jolene Hall '80 Sloter Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship has funded the founding faculty member and head of the program, Professor Marshall Welch. Additional funding for a makerspace, business incubator, speaker series, venture capital fund, and support for additional community and local partnerships will further enhance and build upon this program, which is now the largest minor on campus. If you are interested in supporting Entrepreneurship at Lycoming, please contact College Advancement at (570) 321-4036 or lycomingfund@lycoming.edu.

  • Endowed Scholarships

    By supporting an endowed scholarship fund at Lycoming College, you are helping to provide a stable and predictable source of income for future generations of students. Endowed scholarships enable Lycoming to provide financial assistance to students. A minimum gift of $50,000 is needed to establish an endowed scholarship.

    If you are interested in establishing an endowed scholarship, please contact Robb Dietrich, senior director of major and planned gifts, at dietrich@lycoming.edu or 570-321-4401.

Capital Projects

  • New Music Facility Project

    Lycoming College has a rich history of music, not just as an academic major or minor, but also as a beloved co-curricular activity for students studying a myriad of academic programs. Clarke Chapel is one of the campus's most iconic and historic buildings, but the space is no longer adequate for providing a first rate music program for students and faculty.

    After studying several options for renovating Clarke Chapel or other existing buildings, the College's board of trustees decided the best and most cost-effective option would be to construct a new music building. Learn more.

  • Athletics Stadium Enhancements Project

    In 2018, Lycoming College began a project to enhance the Robert L. Shangraw Athletic Complex. 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. The board of trustees has authorized fundraising information for the second phase of improvements to the Complex. The $2.5 million enhancements to the athletic facility project will directly affect Lycoming's ability to nationally recruit and retain the highest caliber student-athletes. Learn more.

  • Heim Science Building Improvements Project

    The Heim Science Building is currently under renovation to upgrade all of the laboratories, interior corridors, and entrances that serve the departments of biology, biochemistry, and chemistry. While many think of Heim as the “new” academic building, it was originally built in 1989 and has since been augmented through the construction of the Lynn Science Center and new biochemistry suite in 2015 and 2019, respectively. The laboratories will be renovated over the course of the next three summers. To learn more about the renovations and the ways in which you might advance these priorities in STEM education, please contact College Advancement at (570) 321-4036 or lycomingfund@lycoming.edu.