Thank you for your interest in giving to Lyndon State College.
Lyndon State College’s mission is to prepare every student for personal and professional success through experience-based, high quality programs in the liberal arts and professional studies. Through our quality programs we help our students develop creative and critical thinking for success in today’s global society. “Experiences make the education.” Experience is the hallmark of a Lyndon education, linking theory and practice, both inside and outside the classroom.
The generosity of alumni, parents, and friends enables Lyndon to fulfill its mission. There are many avenues for giving at Lyndon, whether it’s supporting the Annual Fund for Excellence or creating an endowment.
LSC Annual Fund for Excellence
The LSC Annual Fund for Excellence provides a source of unrestricted support to the College. The growth of this annual reserve promotes academic excellence at Lyndon through the following types of initiatives:
- Providing scholarship support to the most deserving students;
- Supporting faculty professional development;
- Expanding the learning opportunities available to students;
- Acquiring state-of-the-art academic equipment; and
- Maintaining and improving the College’s buildings and grounds.
As a tuition-driven institution, in a state that consistently ranks among the lowest for its support of public higher education, the reliance on tuition creates an unfortunate tension between the need to ensure academic excellence and to preserve accessibility through affordability. This tension can be relieved through your support of the LSC Fund for Excellence.
Make your gifts go further . . .
$365 Challenge Grant
All gifts to the Annual Fund of $365 or more will be matched dollar-for-dollar by an anonymous Lyndon Normal School graduate.
New & Increased Gifts Challenge
New and increased gifts will also be matched.
Click here to give a gift to the LSC Annual Fund for Excellence.
Remember, your gift is tax deductable!
Endowments provide an excellent way to ensure your gift will benefit students and the learning environment at Lyndon State College in perpetuity. In the past nine years the cumulative value of LSC’s endowments has grown from just under $400,000 to nearly $3 million. Your gift this year could be the gift that pushes LSC’s endowment over the $3 million mark.
Over 30 individual endowments award more than $100,000 in scholarship support each year to LSC students. We are grateful to the many generous alumni and friends that contribute to the College’s endowments. Please review the list of existing endowments to decide which fund you are interested in supporting. If you don’t see an endowment that fits your needs, we are more than happy to work with you to create a new endowment.
Do you have an estate?
Your “estate” is the sum of your assets, including property you own, insurance policies, retirement accounts, cash on hand, etc. Wealthy people may have very large estates, but even people who aren’t wealthy often have the resources to make a charitable bequest. If every adult in America made a will and included a bequest of just $100, billions of dollars would flow to charitable causes every year.
A gift to Lyndon can bring important financial benefits to you. Planned gifts can generate lifelong income; convert low-yielding assets into a higher income stream at a reduced capital gains cost; obtain significant income tax deductions; and reduce estate taxes.
There are only three places that your estate will be distributed after your lifetime: your heirs, charitable organizations or the government. Planning now will assure that you control the way your assets are used instead of the Federal government doing that for you by default.
Student Thank You Letters
Scholarships are often the final piece of a “financial aid package” without which many students would not be able to afford college. The following are a few expressions of thanks from students who were recipients of these funds.
“This year I took over as the Editor of Lyndon State’s student newspaper, The Critic. I have found that being the editor is both a rewarding and very challenging experience. When my time isn’t consumed with the daily tasks of running a newspaper, I enjoy hiking and photography. Usually both of these activities are combined, because climbing mountains offers panoramic views of the surrounding country.
Receiving a scholarship enables me to spend less time worrying about where I will come up with the money for the next semester, and allows me to spend more time focusing on my studies.”
“Paying for school has proven to be a very difficult task. My parents are not in the position to pay for my schooling … I believe a student is more likely to work harder, aim higher, and take advantage of all the resources a school has to offer if that student is responsible for the cost of their own education.
I love studying Psychology and plan to go on to graduate school in the field of neuropsychology.”