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We are being recognized as one of the best liberal arts and sciences colleges of the 21st century.

The collective generosity of alumni and friends has enabled Lycoming College to make meaningful investments in our students, the academic program, and our physical campus with gifts and commitments toward our $65 million goal.

The Campaign for a Greater Lycoming concluded on June 30, 2019. We celebrated our extraordinary success on October 5, 2019, when we announced that the support raised toward the Campaign totaled an astounding $79,231,844. Thank you for rising to the challenge of helping us to advance on our four primary campaign objectives described below.

1Create the coveted degree of the future

We have the opportunity to build on our liberal arts legacy and revolutionize the way we put this enduring education to work for our students. Our steadfast commitment to the liberal arts and sciences is integral to the success of our students and keeps Lycoming relevant. There's no need to change that model; only make it stronger. By emphasizing a modern interdisciplinary approach to education, we can both bolster our academic offerings and enrich the experience our students have at Lycoming. We have expanded the Clean Water Institute, launched programs in astrophysics, biochemistry, and entrepreneurship, and added a Latin American concentration to our signature archaeology program, founded an Outdoor leadership and Education program, and received a Mellon Foundation grant for undergraduate research.

Goal: $20 Million
Total Raised: $23,176,753

2Fuel a new generation of warriors

Lycoming College students at commencement

Modern financial aid goes beyond tuition and impacts high-need as well as middle-class families. Our financial aid budget has grown by more than $8 million during the past five years — a 29% increase. We want to make sure a Lycoming education remains accessible to new generations of smart, ambitious young people regardless of their circumstances and their capacity to pay. New endowed scholarships will enable us to create opportunity for future Warriors.

Goal: $20 Million
Total Raised: $25,112,065

our campus

View of the Gateway Building from Franklin St.

In recent years, Williamsport has been ranked the sixth-fastest growing small-city economy in the country — a renaissance Lycoming is poised to leverage. We can become one of the great liberal arts colleges of the 21st century, but our campus must reflect that greatness. This campaign envisions the development of a new south-facing campus Gateway — a new facility for the office of admissions, the office of alumni and advancement, the Center for Enhanced Academic Experiences, and the Outdoor Leadership and Education Program — positioning the College for success for decades to come. We have built the Lynn Science Center, created Penny's Plaza, renovated Asbury, Crever, Rich, Skeath, and Wesley residence halls, and opened the Lycoming College Art Gallery in downtown Williamsport, and we are pleased to welcome visitors to the newly constructed Krapf Gateway Center.

Goal: $14 Million
Total Raised: $15,006,114

4Leverage our collective strength

Lycoming College student

Lycoming has been an excellent steward of its resources. But stewardship is only part of the equation. This is our time to grow the way we care for our College. We must leverage our collective strength to tend to our endowment, as well as bring new and nimble financial power each year to the College. The Lycoming Fund, which pools gifts of every size, is the ultimate in crowdfunding.‬‬ The college world is a very fast-moving and competitive landscape. The Lycoming Fund's purpose is not to keep the lights on, but rather to power the best of Lycoming when we need it, especially for enhanced scholarships to compete for students. Your gifts allow us to increase internships, expand study abroad and student research experiences, invest in our athletic programs, and so much more.

Goal: $11 Million
Total Raised: $11,975,785

Arial view of Lycoming College football field