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Lycoming College celebrates record year with $12.6 million in gifts

October 25, 2018

On Saturday, Oct. 20, Lycoming College held its annual President’s Dinner where over 170 guests gathered to celebrate a successful year of fundraising at the College. Lycoming closed the fiscal year on June 30, 2018, with a record $12.6 million in new gifts, pledges, and commitments to The Campaign for a Greater Lycoming. Through the generosity of its donors, Lycoming has been able to introduce new majors and academic programs such as biochemistry, energy studies, entrepreneurship, and neuroscience that address important 21st-century issues while providing a high-impact liberal arts and sciences education.

As the College enters its final year of the Campaign, it anticipates surpassing the initial goal of $65 million and seeks to raise an additional $5 million. When completed, the Campaign will have secured funds to endow additional scholarships, garner current-use annual funds, create the coveted degree of the future by enhancing and expanding its academic and experiential programs, and transform the campus. The centerpiece of the College’s efforts to transform the campus is the Gateway Project, which includes construction of the Krapf Gateway Center and the revitalization of the East End of Williamsport, with funding made possible by donors and partnerships with the city, county, and state governments and local foundations.

"The College is achieving spectacular results with The Campaign for a Greater Lycoming, but this work is not possible without the loyalty and generosity of our donors. That loyalty and generosity is the foundation of the College's transformative power," said Kent Trachte, Ph.D., president of Lycoming College. "Our donors — from alumni and friends to both private and public sectors — have helped to change the life of the College, and I am grateful for their support. Together, we are creating a Greater Lycoming."

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