Why Support Lyndon?

The Annual Fund for Scholarships

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 Annual Fund for Scholarships.

Annually, Lyndon provides over $4 million in financial support to students. This accounts for almost the entire appropriation we received from the State of Vermont and approximately 15 percent of our total budget. In order to continue to grow scholarship dollars to support our students, we need your continued support!

Whether you have supported the Annual Fund many times before, a handful of times, or never before, we want you to know that when you support the Annual Fund you are helping Lyndon fulfill its mission of preparing every student for personal and professional success!

Make Your Gifts Go Further

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, all new and increased gifts to the Annual Fund for Scholarships will be matched dollar-for dollar.

Remember, your gift is tax deductible!



Endowments provide an excellent way to ensure your gift will benefit students and the learning environment at Lyndon State College in perpetuity. The cumulative value of Lyndon’s endowments has grown from just under $400,000 to nearly $5 million. Your gift this year could be the gift that pushes Lyndon’s endowment over the $5 million mark.

Over 40 individual endowments award almost $200,000 in scholarship support each year to Lyndon 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.

Make Your Gifts Go Further

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, all gifts of $1,000 or more to an existing endowment will be matched dollar-for-dollar. New endowments with a starting balance of at least $10,000 will be matched dollar-for-dollar as well!

Remember, your gift is tax deductible!



Sara Duprey Lussier ’02, Director of Annual Giving and Acting Director of Alumni Relations
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