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

Your Impact

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 2020-21

$5,208,331

Alumni $3,500,214
Parents &
Past Parents
$111,043
Individuals $304,480
Corporations, Foundations, Matching Gifts, & Organizations $1,292,594

2020-2021 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

$1,401,279

Total Support for Warrior Club Athletics

Number of
Student
Athletes:
350
=
239 male
111 female
Funds Received:
$283,454

Participation

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.

22%
2,627 Alumni made a gift to their alma mater
700 Alumni supported the Warrior Club
2,727 Alumni, Parents, and Friends in the Loyal Giving Society* *3 or more years of consecutive giving

Day of Giving

Day of Giving Logo
Total
Given
$371,817
Total Number of Donors:
875

Lycoming College Endowment

Lycoming's endowment exceeded
$241 M
As of June 30, 2021
23%
of the operating budget is funded by the endowment
$220,000
Endowment
per
student

Scholarships

$36.2 M in scholarships and grants was awarded during FY21
1,072 students received scholarships and grants during FY21

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

    Renovations to Heim Science Building

    Renovations totaling $1 million to the Heim Science Building were completed during summer 2020. Immediately noticeable on every floor are the updated entrances and interior corridors, complete with new drywall in place of the old cinderblock walls, as well as new flooring, ceiling, and lighting. Two laboratories on the chemistry and biology floors were redone, and the College will continue to refurbish additional laboratories over the next three summers.

    Athletics Weight Room Enhancements

    The weight room in the Keiper Recreation Center opened in 2004 for use by students, student-athletes, faculty, and staff. This heavily-used space was in need of enhancements to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Lycoming's weight training and fitness capabilities for each athletic team and for the broader Lycoming community. Renovations funded by Warrior Club donor support totaling $150,000 helped to transform this space. The customized and branded blue and gold weight room will support Lycoming's ability to recruit high-achieving students and student-athletes by creating one of the very best training facilities in the conference and in Division III.

    Sylk Digital Arts Lab

    Continuing its commitment to curricular innovation, Lycoming College announced an expansion of its studio art major to include 3D animation beginning with the 2021-2022 academic year. The decision to broaden its curriculum, faculty, and coursework in an increasingly popular discipline will not only help Lycoming attract and retain exceptional undergraduate students but will also help to solidify the College's position among the best liberal arts and sciences colleges in the nation. Located in the Fine Arts Building, the new Sylk Digital Arts Lab, made possible by the generosity of Barbara (Lovenduski) Sylk '73, will provide the space and resources necessary for our students and faculty to thrive in this new curriculum.

    Founders Plaza and Classroom

    The Founders Society was established by Lycoming College in 2016 to recognize extraordinary lifetime giving by alumni, parents, and friends and honor the legacy of the College's founder, Benjamin H. Crever. David '75 and Rita (Ciurlino) '84 Detwiler III have made a generous commitment to create a permanent recognition Founders Plaza on campus which will serve as a functional space for the campus community and visitors. Additionally, the Class of 2020 identified the need for an outdoor classroom and dedicated their Senior Class Gift to incorporating an instructional space into the plaza.

  • New Music Facility

    Lycoming College will construct 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.

  • Larson-Morris-Piper History Fellowship

    Lycoming College is pleased to announce the establishment of the Larson-Morris-Piper History Fellowship. For more than 40 years, three of Lycoming's most notable professors, Drs. Robert Larson, Richard Morris, and John Piper Jr., led the department of history. Their exemplary commitment to engaging, encouraging, and ensuring the success of young leaders and scholars has launched numerous graduates into lives of meaning and careers of significance. While honoring these faculty members, this fellowship will promote high-quality undergraduate student research by creating new funded research opportunities available for projects in history or history-related topics.

  • New Athletic Teams

    The addition of baseball is made possible by a partnership with the Williamsport/Lycoming Visitors Bureau and their plans to construct a new baseball and softball facility, which will become the home of Warrior baseball. The Warriors will begin with a club season in the spring of 2022 in preparation for becoming a member of the MAC Freedom in 2023. The team plans to make use of the baseball complex that the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce is planning to build on the South end of Rose Street, which is expected to be completed by Spring 2022. Lycoming will be the 390th Division III baseball program, the most in the history of the division.

    In the fall of 2022, field hockey will take the field for the first time since 1992. The Warriors will make UPMC Field at the Shangraw Athletic Complex their home, joining the men's and women's soccer and men's and women's lacrosse teams at the field. In preparation for a third fall sport at the complex, lights were installed at UPMC Field, and further enhancements to the field which include new seating and a locker room complex are currently in the fundraising stage. Lycoming will be the 166th field hockey program at the Division III level.

  • 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.