All gifts — no matter the size — are important.
Every year, thousands of alumni, parents, and friends join together to give to the Lehigh Fund. Collectively, their gifts open doors for today’s students and provide them with the opportunity to thrive.
Gifts to the Lehigh Fund support the university’s highest priorities — financial aid and scholarship — and can be used immediately, making them one of the most powerful ways to impact Lehigh students right now.
Together, we can ensure today’s talented students become the Lehigh leaders of tomorrow.
The Power of the Lehigh Fund
Lehigh Fund gifts are different than any other that come to Lehigh. They are a particularly powerful and effective way to support the university. Your gift to the Lehigh Fund is:
- Amplified. The value of your gift is amplified because your gift joins thousands of others as part of this collective, unified fund.
- Immediate. Lehigh Fund gifts can be put to use right away to enhance the experience of today’s students.
- Flexible. The Lehigh Fund can be directed in different ways, to take advantage of opportunities and to respond to pressures. This agility allows Lehigh to fulfill the greatest needs of students and enables the university to be the very best it can be.
- A show of pride. A Lehigh Fund gift demonstrates your belief in the university and your confidence in today’s students, who will go on to enhance the Lehigh network and add to the value of a Lehigh degree. Many alumni honor their experience by making Lehigh Fund gifts, especially in milestone reunion years.
"Today’s prospective students will be tomorrow’s leaders, innovators, and influencers. We need them to be a part of our community.” - Dan Warner, Vice Provost for Admissions and Financial Aid
We believe that every student who is talented and ambitious enough to succeed at Lehigh should have the opportunity to attend. Lehigh is committed to meeting the demonstrated financial aid needs of every accepted student — so that all those with the intelligence, grit, and spirit to excel here can do so.
Gifts to the Lehigh Fund are essential to our efforts to fulfill this promise.
Lehigh Fund gifts are used to support the greatest needs of the university. Your giving to the Lehigh Fund allows Lehigh to fulfill its highest priority, which right now is scholarships and financial aid.
Each year, the combined gifts of alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff, and students bridge the gap between the financial needs of our talented students and what the endowment and operating budget can provide.
All gifts — no matter the size — are important. Gifts to the Lehigh Fund represent the collective power of our community and the impact we have when we work together.
Now is the time to rally. Together, we can help ensure our students have all they need to make the most of their time at Lehigh.
If you received a call from (610) 758-1200, it was probably one of our student callers here at Lehigh! Lehigh’s phonathon program is one of the ways we stay connected with the Lehigh community.
The Lehigh Liners, a team of 45 students, serve as ambassadors for Lehigh while reaching out to alumni, parents, and friends. They may call to share updates, offer ways to stay engaged, or ask for financial support for the university.
In past years, our student callers have raised more than $1 million in gifts and commitments for Lehigh!
We hope you take a few minutes to connect with a student when you see Lehigh calling. They would love to hear about your experience at Lehigh.
Ways to Give
Using our secure online giving form, make a one-time gift, pledge payment, or a recurring gift. Giving online is quick and easy and is accessible from anywhere in the world.
To give by mail, send a completed pledge card and check or money order payable to Lehigh University to:
Lehigh University — Information Processing
306 S. New St., Suite 500
Bethlehem, PA 18015-1652
To give by phone, call (866) 758-2586 Monday through Thursday 12:00 to 9:00 p.m. or Friday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET. Please call the Office of Finance and Administration at (610) 758-3180 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET for wire transfer guidance.
When you donate appreciated securities or mutual funds you have held for more than one year, you can reduce, or even eliminate, your federal capital gains taxes on the transfer. You may also be entitled to a federal income tax charitable deduction based on the fair market value of the securities at the time of the transfer. Contact the Office of Planned Giving at (610) 758-4749 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Your employer may match your gift to Lehigh! Increase the impact of your gift by clicking below to see if your company offers matching gift opportunities.
Our planned giving team can help you explore creative gift structures that are both tax smart and a way to integrate your passion for Lehigh into your financial plans. Bequests, life income gifts, charitable lead trusts, IRA rollover gifts, and other options can be beneficial for you and Lehigh.
Office of Planned Giving Phone:
Lehigh Crowdfunding is a powerful network of philanthropy that supports student-driven initiatives, which positively impacts the Lehigh community and beyond. Crowdfunding inspires students, faculty, alumni volunteers, and donors to rally around a passion-based cause in a finite, urgent time frame. Join fellow Lehigh alumni in helping these passion-based projects reach their fundraising goals!