Lycoming College has built its reputation as a top-tier liberal arts college to provide one of the most valuable degrees one can earn, launching its graduates into lives of meaning and careers of distinction through its ongoing commitment to offering an unparalleled 21st-century education that challenges its students to think deeply and act boldly. The support of our alumni, parents, and friends is integral in guiding the upward trajectory of the College and shaping the experiences of its students. Your support changes lives so that our graduates can change the world.
Total Gifts for the Fiscal Year 2021-22
Past Parents $173,903
Corporations, Foundations, Matching Gifts, & Organizations $1,511,234
2021-2022 Lycoming Fund
Every gift of any size makes a difference in the life of a Lycoming College student. Not sure where to designate your gift? Consider supporting the Lycoming Fund. By making an unrestricted gift, this budget-relieving fund provides 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.
Total Support for the Lycoming Fund
Total Support for Warrior Club Athletics
At Lycoming College, every gift counts. Alumni participation is determined according to the number of alumni who give, rather than the amount of their contribution. Your gift can increase College rankings, open doors to opportunities for future generations of Warriors, attract additional scholarships from foundations, and help us compete for grants to enhance academic programs.
Continue the Lycoming legacy of supporting current and future Warriors. Invest in the area that matters most to you by making your gift today.
2,420 Alumni made a gift to their alma mater
765 Alumni supported the Warrior Club
2,698 Alumni, Parents, and Friends in the Loyal Giving Society* *3 or more years of consecutive giving
Day of Giving
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Lycoming College Endowment
Lycoming's endowment exceeded
As of June 30, 2022
of the operating budget is funded by the endowment
$36.2 M in scholarships and grants was awarded during FY22
1,115 students received scholarships and grants during FY22
Your Gifts in Action
The following are just a few examples of how your gifts made during Fiscal Year 2020-21 are helping to transform campus and enhance the curriculum.
- Campus Renovations
Psychology Labs in the Academic Center
The psychology laboratories located on the lower level of the Academic Center are undergoing significant improvements, expected to be completed by the Fall 2022 semester. The nearly $1 million renovations include modern research laboratories, classrooms, and remodeled hallways, corridors, offices, and restrooms.
Renovations are underway during summer 2022 in East Hall. This campus residence, originally built in 1962, houses approximately 120 students in five fraternity and sorority organizations. This building has 2-3 person rooms and is co-ed by floor. The $3 million of improvements include complete renovation and expansion of all restrooms. Renovations will continue next summer to include upgraded heating and the installation of air conditioning.
- Trachte Music Center
Lycoming College is currently constructing a new music facility on the southeast corner of campus that will connect to the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. This $8.5 million facility represents the first significant capital investment in the music program in more than 75 years. The 14,000 square foot building, slated to open in the fall of 2022, will house a signature rehearsal and recital space, classrooms, soundproof practice rooms, and offices for music faculty, while providing members of campus and the greater Williamsport community with a state-of-the-art facility that will ensure the gift of music lives on for generations to come.
The three lead donors of Lycoming College’s new music building announced they will name the facility the Trachte Music Center in honor of the College’s 15th and current president, Kent C. Trachte, Ph.D., and his spouse Sharon R. Trachte, Ph.D. Current and emeritus trustees Peter ’69 and Joyce Lynn, Dan Fultz ’57, and Stan ’80 and Jolene ’80 Sloter, each worked closely with President Trachte over the course of his nine years as president. They have named the building in recognition of the Trachtes’ leadership, contributions to the College and community, and love and appreciation for music. Learn more here.
- Doug and Dawn Keiper Stadium
Currently under construction, the Shangraw Athletic Complex Enhancement Project will directly affect Lycoming College’s ability to nationally recruit and retain the highest caliber student-athletes by building one of the very best Division III athletic facilities. This project reflects Lycoming’s aspirations of excellence in athletics and for the College.
This $2.5 million facility enhancement will benefit all of Lycoming’s athletic teams competing at the complex and will have a specific impact on the College’s lacrosse and soccer programs. The Doug and Dawn Keiper Stadium will create a greater game day atmosphere, improve the viewing opportunity for fans and spectators, and provide additional locker rooms and an athletic training room for those teams playing at UPMC Field. Altogether, this project will create a facility that is an asset for the soccer and lacrosse programs and for Lycoming College. Learn more here.
- Astronomy & Physics Endowment
Growth in the number of students pursuing degrees in physics and its related disciplines at Lycoming College has led to the creation of the Astronomy and Physics Endowed Program Fund. Once fully endowed, the fund will provide a permanent source of additional resources for the physics, astrophysics, astronomy, and engineering programs. These resources will be used to support student research opportunities, student travel, purchases of equipment, and other needs of the department.
Since 2012, the number of individuals majoring in a physics-related discipline has doubled to more than 40 students. This growth enabled the College to add a fourth tenure-track faculty position to the department. Fundraising for the endowed fund is now underway with an ultimate goal of securing more than $1 million. This will better position the College to respond to the national demand for students with a premier undergraduate education in physics, astronomy, and engineering that is marked by high quality teaching, undergraduate research, enhanced academic experiences, and first-rate instrumentation, equipment, and facilities.
For information about contributing to this fund, contact Robb Dietrich, assistant vice president for major and planned gifts, at email@example.com or 570-321-4401.
- Sinnott Award Fund
The Robert J. Sinnott ’81 Award was established in 2022 to honor the memory of Robert “Bobby” Sinnott. The award is presented to a Lycoming College student-athlete who has made a significant contribution to the success of their team, excelled in their academic studies, and exemplified the qualities of character, courage, and determination.
The inaugural recipient of the Sinnott Award is Luke Jordan ’22. As a four-year member of Lycoming’s men’s soccer team, serving as captain his senior year, Jordan was awarded the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, and was named to the MAC Academic Honor Roll every year. He served as president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee for three years, represented the College on the Middle Atlantic Student Athlete Advisory Committee, and served two years as vice president. For these contributions, he was named to the Chi Alpha Sigma Athlete Honor Society.
For information about contributing to this fund, contact Glenn Smith II ’07, director of athletics development and associate director of major gifts, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-321-4455.
- Student Retention & Student Emergency Funds
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 ongoing 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.
The Student Lifeline Fund supports students facing extraordinary hardships in ways that extend beyond simply paying for tuition. The pandemic has created new and overwhelming challenges for families, especially those who are already under-resourced. 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 an online educational setting when necessary.