Statue of Asa Packer

Strengthen Lehigh, Change Your World

Our recognition societies are one way to celebrate the donors who make great things happen with their generous and committed support. Our community of alumni, families, and friends upholds a tradition of generosity, fueling Lehigh's impact in the world. Thank you for making a difference.

South Mountain Society

Consecutive gifts — no matter the size — are crucial to the success of Lehigh University. Lehigh’s South Mountain Society was established to recognize donors who demonstrate the ambition, consistency, and dedication that make progress possible. 

The South Mountain Society celebrates donors who make gifts year after year, providing a powerful foundation from which Lehigh can support critical aspects of the student experience. Recognition includes all alumni and friends who have made a gift to Lehigh for three or more consecutive years. To learn more about your personal history of giving to Lehigh, please contact us at inthanks@lehigh.edu

Asa Packer Society

Named for the university’s founder, the Asa Packer Society recognizes our most committed annual supporters. Thank you to all our donors for shaping Lehigh’s future by sustaining our commitment to core values, strengthening key programs, and expanding the impact of our teaching and research.

The Asa Packer Society celebrates donors who make cumulative gifts of $1,000 or more to Lehigh during the fiscal year (July 1–June 30). Courtesies extended to Asa Packer Society donors include enhanced communications, invitations to special events, and assistance from the Office of Development and Alumni Relations with individual needs and inquiries. For information, please contact Casey Sharkey at pcs214@lehigh.edu

The Tower Society

The Tower Society, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2020, was formed as a lasting thank you to all those who contribute to the university's endowment or who make plans to do so in the future. For information, please contact the Office of Planned Giving.

1865 Society

Nearly three decades ago, Lehigh University established Leadership Plaza, dedicated to recognizing donors who have been exceptionally generous with their lifetime giving of $1 million or more. We honor these donors by engraving their names in stone on the Leadership Plaza benches outside the Alumni Memorial Building and by presenting them with a medallion and walking stick in the tradition of our founder, Asa Packer.

It is now time to build on the tradition of Leadership Plaza, the place dedicated in 1994. With this in mind, we are pleased to announce the 1865 Society — a community of Lehigh’s most philanthropically engaged individuals who have made and continue to make extraordinary contributions to the university. Within this community, we celebrate philanthropy beginning at $1 million lifetime giving, and we are fortunate to have lifetime giving of $10 million and $20 million to recognize. For more information, please contact Rachel Frisch at raf214@lehigh.edu

Thank you to the donors who have given $20 million or more to Lehigh during their lifetime. Because of these philanthropic visionaries, Lehigh is able to expand access and opportunity; inspire innovation through an inclusive, interdisciplinary approach; and provide cutting-edge spaces on campus, and students can work alongside top-tier faculty, gain experiences that will change the way they see the world, and become empowered to think in new, groundbreaking ways.

Lisa A. and Kevin L. Clayton 1984 2013P

Daniel E. Smith, Jr. 1971

Dorothy L. and Donald B. Stabler 1930

Ada E. and Peter C. Rossin 1948

Victoria and Robert E. Zoellner 1954

Thank you to the donors who have given $10 million or more to Lehigh during their lifetime. Your distinguished generosity is transformational for Lehigh and is the foundation of why our university continues to be an extraordinary place for learning and discovery. 

Lisa A. and Kevin L. Clayton 1984 2013P

Joanie and Murray H. Goodman 1948

Elizabeth and Harry T. Martindale 1927

Asa Packer

Amy and Joseph R. Perella 1964

Ada E. and Peter C. Rossin 1948

Daniel E. Smith, Jr. 1971

Dorothy L. and Donald B. Stabler 1930

Ronald J. Ulrich 1966 1998P 1999P

Jane and Louis Weinstock 1936

Victoria and Robert E. Zoellner 1954

In October 2018, Lehigh publicly launched GO: The Campaign for Lehigh — a historic effort to raise $1 billion to provide the best possible opportunities and experiences for Lehigh students. Campaign donors who crossed the Leadership Plaza threshold have our sincerest appreciation for their drive and action during this pivotal time.  

Lionel P. Adda 1949 1950G 1962G

Walter C. Allen, Jr. 1938

Jamie C. and William J. Amelio
1979 2008H 2018P

Virginia Lyon and Paul Anderson 1926

Shari L. and Jeffrey H. Aronson 2015P

Barbara and David M. Baldwin 1951

Susan Beckerman

S. Bayne and Scott A. Belair
1969 2013P 2013P 2018P

Lynn L. 1978 and Douglas A. Borek
1978 2005P 2007P

Debra and Jeffrey Bosland 1988 2022P

Elinor K. Bretzlaff

William W. Broadbent 1910

Thomas J. Campbell 1980

James S. Carey 1922

Helen Gee and Gary K. Chan
1980 2017P

Katherine L. Chen 1980G and John C. Chen

Maria L. 1987 and John R. Chrin
1985 1986 2010P

Lisa A. and Kevin L. Clayton
1984 2013P

Raymond J. Coates 1959

Wanda Rivera and Roy Cravzow 1961

Webster Dawley 1949

Marie F. Deach

Elizabeth L. and Blair B. Deale 1935

Wouter M. deNie 1968 1972G

Hobart B. Dietz, Jr. 1953

Anne and Robert S. Doolittle 1965

Elmer C. Easton 1931 1933G 1965H

Cathy Engelbert 1986 2023P

Sandra J. and George L. Engelke
1960 1992P

Ellen and Vincent A. Forlenza, Jr.
1975

Elizabeth P. Frank

Vickie A. and Kenneth R. French
1975

John Fritz

Helaine B. and Fredric H. Gould 1957

Patricia T. and Carl C. Greer 1962

Peter Hagerman 1961

Virginia and Bernard R. Hale 1930

Meg and Richard A. Hayne 1969 2012P

Ruth Anne and Donald Herterich 1952

Julie and Jordan Hitch
1988 2020P 2021P

Joan G. and Michael F. Hoben
1961 1990P

Sheree and Marc Holliday 1988

June W. and Leon C. Holt 1948 1985PG

Theodore U. Horger 1961

Alissa 2022P and Joel Isaacson 1980 2022P

Jane P. 1975 and Frederick H. Jamieson
1974

Barbara and George W. Karr, Jr.
1959 1984P 1990P

Marion and George F. Keller 1944

Wilbur C. Knerr 1950

Francis T. Krupinski 1938

Hyo S. Lee 1976G 1980G

Karen A. and Steven J. Lee 1969

Karen and Paul S. Levy 1969

James 1985 and Sharon Maida
2017P 2019P

Suzanne V. and Charles F. McClurg 1959

William S. McConnor 1941

Hannah and James D. Miller
1964 1967G 1987P 1990P

Marjorie M. Nemes 1951

Bonnie and Frank T. Pratt 1965

Paul H. Preis 1954

Herbert A. Roemmele 1953

Sarah W. and J. Stuart Ryan
1981 2011P 2014P

Virginia C. and John D. Saussaman 1939

Harriet M. and David H. Schaper 1943

Karen G. Shihadeh Schaufeld 1983
and Fredrick D. Schaufeld 1981 2015P 2017P

Amy R. Frolick and Brad Eric Scheler
1974 2005P 2008P 2009PG

Hemali S. and Sanjay D. Shah 1989G

Tara I. Stacom 1980 and Arthur H. Diedrick

Nan and Charles Strauch 1957

Roberta H. and James B. Swenson 1959

Alice and Richard S. Thall
1955 1987P 2015GP 2018GP

Karen R. and Frank E. (Ted) Walsh IlI
1988

Priscilla K. 1983P and Lawrence A. Walsky
1958 1983P

Kim and Finn Wentworth 1980

Lawrence E. White 1964

Timothy J. Wilmott
1980 1981G

Kenneth R. Woodcock 1965

Kathryn and Mark R. Yeager 1981

Thank you to all the donors of Leadership Plaza, who demonstrate an exemplary commitment to the university. 

Lionel P. Adda 1949 1950G 1962G

Katherine L. Chen 1980G and John C. Chen

Lisa A. and Kevin L. Clayton 1984 2013P

Frank R. Coates 1890

Raymond J. Coates 1959

Berte and Bernard L. Cohen 1936

Anne and Webster A. Collins 1957

Charles D. Couch 1938

Sophia G. and Eckley B. Coxe

Wanda Rivera and Roy Cravzow 1961

William W. Crouse Ill 1964

John C. Croxton 1927

Mary Packer Cummings

Kie and Haigh Cundey 1955

Mary T. and Lowry S. Danser 1933

Webster Dawley 1949

Marie F. Deach

Elizabeth L. and Blair B. Deale 1935

Wouter M. deNie 1968 1972G

Claire and Ted Diamond 1937

Hobart B. Dietz, Jr. 1953

Anne and Robert S. Doolittle 1965

Hilda Brennan and Frederick S. Dornblatt
1937

Fanny and Francis R. Dravo 1887

Jane and Ralph M. Dravo 1889

Elmer C. Easton 1931 1933G 1965H

Mary and Herbert E. Ehlers 1962

Ora and Neville H. Ehmann 1936

Lillian C. and Harry W. Eisenhart 1903

Cathy Engelbert 1986 2023P

Sandra J. and George L. Engelke
1960 1992P

J. Curtis Ford 1938

Ellen and Vincent A. Forlenza, Jr. 1975

Marlene and W. Beall Fowler 1959

Chester A. Frank 1964

Elizabeth P. Frank

Helen L. and Ronald M. Freeman 1960

Vickie A. and Kenneth R. French 1975

John Fritz

Nevin E. and Mary S. Funk 1905

Marcella and Samuel Geltman 1991H

Glenn J. Gibson 1935

Joyce and Stephen Goldmann 1966

Joanie and Murray H. Goodman 1948

William C. Gotshall

Helaine B. and Fredric H. Gould 1957

Eugene G. Grace 1899

Patricia T. and Carl C. Greer 1962

Judy and Donald M. Gruhn 1949

Peter Hagerman 1961

Virginia and Bernard R. Hale 1930

Marianne and Joseph I. Hammond 1940

George Hampton, Jr. 1924

Elaine and John J. Harmon 1959

James C. Haydon

Meg and Richard A. Hayne 1969 2012P

Margaret D. and William F. Hecht 1964

Ruth Anne and Donald Herterich 1952

Julie and Jordan Hitch 1988 2020P 2021P

Joan G. and Michael F. Hoben 1961 1990P

Sheree and Marc Holliday 1988

June W. and Leon C. Holt 1948 1985PG

Robert S. Honeyman 1947

Theodore U. Horger 1961

Lee A. lacocca 1945

Catharine and Herbert R. lmbt 1938

Elizabeth and Francis J. Ingrassia 1975

Alissa 2022P and Joel Isaacson 1980 2022P

Blanche E. and Bernard H. Jacobson 1917

Jane P. 1975 and Frederick H. Jamieson 1974

Charles H. Jennings 1909

Mary Louise and Earle F. Johnson 1907

Joan M. and Russell C. Jordan 1944 1971P

John J. Karakash 1971H

Barbara and George W. Karr, Jr. 1959 1984P 1990P

Marion and George F. Keller 1944

Jeffrey L. Kenner 1965

David G. Kerr 1884

Ethel and Milton D. Kirk 1906

Wilbur C. Knerr 1950

Mary and Paul H. Koch 1928

Francis T. Krupinski 1938

Gay and Douglas C. Lane 1967

Elizabeth A. Leach

Orin T. Leach 1934

Hyo S. Lee 1976G 1980G

Karen A. and Steven J. Lee 1969

Martha and Paul Leitner 1976

Linda and George B. Lemmon 1954

Karen and Paul S. Levy 1969

Lucy Packer Linderman

Brigitte Loewy Linz Ludwig and Erwin Loewy

Elizabeth and George P. Maginness 1940

James 1985 and Sharon Maida 2017P 2019P

Clara and Leon T. Mart 1913

Elizabeth and Harry T. Martindale 1927

William S. McConnor 1941

Suzanne V. and Charles F. McClurg 1959

Sue and Eugene Mercy, Jr. 1959

Geraldine F. and Norman J. Merksamer 1952

Hannah and James D. Miller
1964 1967G 1987P 1990P

Melda and Harold S. Mohler 1948

Robert P. More 1910

Lucy G. Moses

Gene W. Mulvihill, Sr. 1956

Betty and Warren V. Musser 1949

Elizabeth and Robert S. Nanovic 1960

Marjorie M. Nemes 1951

James W. Packard 1884

Asa Packer

Roger S. Penske 1959

Amy and Joseph R. Perella 1964

Carl E. Petrillo 1962

Theresa Sell and Arthur Everett Pitcher

Lucien H. Platt 1931

Bonnie and Frank T. Pratt 1965

Paul H. Preis 1954

Monroe J. Rathbone 1921

Philip Rauch 1933

Victor C. Records 1898

Lenore M. Richards

Beatrix and Lunsford Richardson, Jr. 1946

Leslie C. Ricketts 1922

Ardath and Robert Rodale 1952

Herbert A. Roemmele 1953

Ada E. and Peter C. Rossin 1948

Elinor and S. Murray Rust, Jr. 1934

Sarah W. and J. Stuart Ryan 1981 2011P 2014P

Virginia C. and John D. Saussaman 1939

Harriet M. and David H. Schaper 1943

Karen G. Shihadeh Schaufeld 1983
and Fredrick D. Schaufeld 1981 2015P 2017P

Amy R. Frolick and Brad Eric Scheler
1974 2005P 2008P 2009PG

Grace S. and James H. Schnabel 1931

Walter A. Schrader 1949

John B. Schwoyer 1917

Arthur F. Searing 1928

Hemali S. and Sanjay D. Shah 1989G

Ann and Herbert J. Siegel 1950

Claire and William Siegele 1941

Charlot and Dennis E. Singleton Ill 1966

Daniel E. Smith, Jr. 1971

Oliver Hobson Smith 1911

Dorothy L. and Donald B. Stabler 1930

Tara I. Stacom 1980 and Arthur H. Diedrick

Evelyn E. and Frank G. Steinbrucker 1940

George Stephanopoulos

Joseph K. Stone 1936

Elizabeth V. and Robert D. Stout 1941

Nan and Charles Strauch 1957

Dale S. Strohl 1958

Roberta H. and James B. Swenson 1959

Gordon E. Tait 1942

James R. Tanenbaum 1970 and Elizabeth Scofield

Arthur C. Tauck 1953

Charles L. Taylor 1876

Donald F. Textor 1968

Joan F. and John M. Thalheimer 1955

Alice and Richard S. Thall
1955 1987P 2015GP 2018GP

Elizabeth M. and Ferdinand Thun 1956

Ronald J. Ulrich 1966 1998P 1999P

Hazel and Walter Volkhardt 1916

Leslie K. and Harvey E. Wagner 1957

Clarence Walker 1889

Terry and R. Donald Walp 1938

Mimi and Frank E. Walsh, Jr. 1963

Karen R. and Frank E. (Ted) Walsh IlI 1988

Priscilla K. 1983P and Lawrence A. Walsky
1958 1983P

Samuel D. Warriner 1890 Chandler Weaver 1913

Jane and Louis Weinstock 1936

Kim and Finn Wentworth 1980

Miriam B. and John L.G. Weysser 1931

Lawrence E. White 1964

Robert W. Wieseman 1916

Elisha P. Wilbur

David G. Williams 1950

Edward H. Williams, Jr. 1875

Frank Williams 1887

Timothy J. Wilmott 1980 1981G

Ralph L. Wilson 1921

Kenneth R. Woodcock 1965

Kathryn and Mark R. Yeager 1981

Helen Marie and Charles F. Zell 1938

Linda Gamble and Michael D. Zisman 1970

Victoria and Robert E. Zoellner 1954

D. Brooks Zug 1967

Why I give

Katherine L. Chen 1980G and John C. Chen

1980G

“John was an engineer at heart. He always liked to solve problems and kept a small notebook of ideas for inventions. He thought a chemical engineer could tackle most of our world’s problems.

After ten years working in the industry, he came to teach at Lehigh University. In his lectures, he emphasized how engineering principles were applied to solve practical problems. He wanted to teach the science of engineering as well as to guide his students in the art of thinking, such that they arrived at the answers themselves.

As his wife and a chemist and chemical engineer, I shared John’s passions and dreams. He taught at Lehigh for more than 40 years, but research must be continued to keep up with our constantly changing world.”

Wanda Rivera and Roy Cravzow 1961

1961

“I came to Lehigh because I liked that it was strong in business, the arts, and my initial major, engineering. Little did I know that taking a Spanish class taught by Victor Valenzuela during my first year would change the entire trajectory of my life!

With Professor Valenzuela’s encouragement, I earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish at Lehigh and a master’s in Spanish from Columbia University New York (CUNY), where I was encouraged by Valenzuela to meet another life-influencing professor, Gregory Rabassa. I used the knowledge of Brazilian culture I learned from Professors Valenzuela and Rabassa, along with a doctorate in comparative literature (Portuguese) from the City University of New York, to start an industrial part and machinery export business serving clients in Brazil.

It was a desire to honor these two mentor-professors that led me to set up my first charitable gift annuity, with the intent of creating an endowed chair of Latin American literature at Lehigh named for Valenzuela and Rabassa, both of whom have passed away. Lehigh and these two mentors created lifelong relationships and the success I achieved in my careers.”

Cathy Engelbert 1986 2023P

1986 2023P

“Lehigh was such an important part of my formative years – from arriving on campus in 1982 as a shy freshman recruited to play lacrosse; to then walking on to the basketball team under now-Naismith Hall of Fame coach Muffet McGraw; to becoming an accounting major in a tough, competitive business school; and yes, to getting a good job through Lehigh’s placement office!

I will never forget when I was hired by Deloitte, the partner who interviewed me was struck by the well-roundedness of the Lehigh students he was interviewing. So now, as I approach the sunset of my working years – 36 years after graduation – giving back to Lehigh is so important, as I would not be where I am without the social, athletic, and academic experience it offered me.

Seeing women in the workforce continue to rise into key leadership roles, I decided to give back to Lehigh in a way that empowers young women to build their confidence to thrive in what is still a very male-dominated business world. The Leading Empowered Athletes to Distinction (LEAD) Scholars program announced in February 2022 aims to do just that.”

Alissa 2022P and Joel Isaacson 1980 2022P

1980 2022P

“I regret that I didn’t truly appreciate or take advantage of all Lehigh had to offer while I was there from 1976 to 1980. As I got older, I realized how privileged I was and how important college was – and how instrumental Lehigh was in all aspects of my life.

My internship through Lehigh led to a job offer before graduation, and my career took off from there. The Lehigh community was involved in many aspects of my business and had a major impact on my life. Fellow alumni, including my fraternity brothers, helped me grow my own business when I was just starting it.

My wife, Alissa, and I consider ourselves very fortunate and blessed people. We want to give back and feel education is the most impactful way we can do that. We have started three scholarships at three schools and have contributed to the Business Innovation Building and multiple other Lehigh initiatives. Supporting Lehigh in this way has been one of our most rewarding endeavors.

Having our son, Andrew ’22, attend Lehigh helped solidify our relationship, legacy, and admiration for the university. We look forward to a third generation attending in the future!”

Suzanne V. and Charles F. McClurg 1959

1959

“Education was always a very strong value for my father. While he believed pursuing an education was important for students, he knew that, to have the best outcomes, it was important to support creativity and intellectual pursuit in faculty – that having a strongly motivated educator was one of the keys to the successful imparting of knowledge. His endowment is for faculty development, to support academic endeavors and development to make faculty stronger teachers.

Fostering the best for coming generations was something my father appreciated. He believed that, by supporting faculty, he was helping to provide a strong, impactful education for students of the future. While brick-and-mortar philanthropy is important, he felt that motivating people provided a gift for future generations.

When my father made commitments, he honored them strongly, and that shows in his commitment to Lehigh. Even though he lived in Florida, he really enjoyed – when Lehigh had events there – hearing about what was happening on campus and, in particular, with the chemical engineering department. Lehigh was very important to him.”
– Dr. Mark McClurg, son of Suzanne and Charles

Tara I. Stacom 1980 and Arthur H. Diedrick

1980

“While serving as a trustee, I worked to create the real estate minor in the business college to help the university attract top talent and graduate exceptional students into an industry I dearly love. It was a very rewarding journey.

Our university continues to evolve in very meaningful ways, with initiatives that help continue to attract outstanding students who will be our future leaders. Lehigh maintains its greatness through the support of those who have had the privilege and honor of passing through its doors, who then carry the commitment to protect the legacy and its valuable traditions.

The total Lehigh experience was fundamental to my future success in life as well as in business. Giving back to this institution in a meaningful way is an honor and a privilege that I take very seriously.”

Priscilla K. and Lawrence A. Walsky 1958

1958

“Larry’s years at Lehigh meant so much to him. He often referred to it in conversation: “Back when I was at Lehigh …” He felt Lehigh was the perfect place for him to develop and hone his critical thinking skills which ultimately culminated in establishing his own business.

After we educated our three sons, we wanted to help some young person along his or her career path, so we established our scholarship. Lehigh’s future was exciting to us – especially the new College of Health and the Business Innovation Building. Larry really wanted to be a part of it.

While I never went to Lehigh as a student (no females back then), I was Larry’s date for four years, and I loved it as much as he did. Larry was proud to be a Lehigh University alumnus.”

Hyo S. Lee

1976 1980

“There are several reasons why I support graduate education at Lehigh. Having earned both my master’s and doctoral degrees here, I am grateful to the university for giving me the foundation that started my own company, Science Engineering Services.  

Lehigh is also a place that values academic freedom, as I do. By supporting its dynamic research environment, I see my giving to graduate education as a way to train future generations of scientists to be the new knowledge creators and innovators the world needs. 

Finally, I give to Lehigh in honor of my faculty adviser, Professor Yong Kim, who was my most valued mentor when I was a graduate student.”

Julie and Jordan Hitch

1988 2020P 2021P

“Lehigh was a very important part of my growth and development, and I am honored to give back and support the institution. In particular, the student experience is very important to me, and I believe that at Lehigh this is distinguished by the university’s unique combination of medium size, culture of hard work, and wide set of interdisciplinary opportunities. I am excited that Lehigh has made financial aid a crucial initiative in the GO campaign, in order to ensure affordability and access for students who deserve the kind of life-changing experiences that Lehigh can offer. I believe that the university’s primary mission is to educate and develop young adults and young leaders, and because of Lehigh’s distinctive strengths, we will be able to carry out this mission and thrive well into the future.”

Hannah and James D. Miller

1964 1967G

“As a student, I felt extremely proud to be part of the Lehigh community. All these years later, I still carry forward that sense of pride and belonging. 

In my senior year, we pledged $20 per year for 20 years. Today, I give to athletics, endowed scholarship, and to Lehigh Business.

I admire how Lehigh continues to produce programs that are relevant in the world. It’s never stagnant. The university has adapted and changed with the times and done it well. The College of Health is a good example. Another is the effort to grow the undergraduate and graduate student populations. It’s important to have a mix of students on campus that reflects our society. It’s also important to give young people opportunities they otherwise would not have. Fortunately, we have the applicants and reputation to make that happen.

Lehigh has always taught practical skills and produced leaders. The success of its students, in whatever field they enter, is something else I continue to be proud of and always will be.”

Debra and Jeffrey Bosland

1988 2022P

“Lehigh is a second home to two generations of Boslands, and we are forever grateful for all the university has given our family. As a first-generation student, I was fortunate to receive a need-based scholarship, a great education, and the opportunity to start a successful career with a good job.

Supporting the education of Lehigh’s students and the growth and improvement of the university is important for all of us. This is a critical time in Lehigh’s evolution, and Lehigh students need help as they prepare to be leaders and make a positive impact on the world. It feels great to support this future. We are blessed to be part of this special place and fortunate to be in a position to give back.”

Vickie A. and Kenneth R. French

1975

Ken French is inspired to give back to Lehigh because the university impacted his life in transformative ways. He views his philanthropy as a way to reciprocate the generosity that enabled his own experiences as a student and set him on a course for his professional career. Ken and his wife, Vickie, are passionate about providing opportunities for students that increase the likelihood of their graduation. Through their generosity, the Frenches hope to support and encourage a diverse, vibrant student body, and aid both low-income and first-generation college students. Ken believes in Lehigh’s ability to educate and shape the next generation of leaders and is dedicated to providing the resources these students need to reach beyond the limits of their potential.

Helaine B. and Fredric H. Gould

1957

“I graduated from Lehigh in 1957 with a B.S. in business administration and a major in accounting. My Lehigh experience has allowed me to grow and prosper in both the business world and in my community activities. I consider myself blessed in many ways, helped a great deal by my Lehigh experience. It is wonderful to be at a stage in life where I can “give back” to organizations and people that have made my life successful.

Lehigh has grown into a major, high quality university, and the future looks brighter each year for the university and its students. We live in a world that is changing more rapidly than ever before, and in the future, these changes will continue to come at a faster and faster pace. Quality education allows one to grow and prosper in these changing circumstances.

As we all know, the cost of education has grown exponentially compared to almost any other costs other than perhaps medical. This means that in order to allow more and more students to enjoy what Lehigh has to offer, others, like myself, who were helped by Lehigh and have the capacity need to support the university so that others have the same experience.”

Patricia T. and Carl C. Greer

1962

“My wife, Pat, and I set up the Greer Scholars Program at Lehigh in 2014 to help young people from low-income backgrounds earn a degree in engineering. We felt this degree would help these students be better able to get a good-paying job and perhaps help others, too.

We chose Lehigh because of its excellent reputation in training engineers. I had a very positive experience when I attended school there and received my degree in metallurgical engineering. Additionally, we know Lehigh values diversity and helping students with financial needs who come from families and communities where it’s not common to obtain an engineering degree.”

Sheree and Marc Holliday

1988

“Lehigh University is a unique and special place, a small school with big ambitions and a total commitment to excellence. My time at Lehigh was formative, putting me on the path to success in life, and I want others to have the same experience. We as alumni have a responsibility to do what we can to support the school and ensure that its traditions are preserved for future generations of leaders.”

Frank E. (Ted) Walsh III

1988

“Lehigh has given so much to my family and me that “giving back” comes easily. When the Lehigh name comes up in conversation, I hear repeatedly how our fellow graduates come prepared to work hard and make a difference in their chosen careers as well as in the lives of the people around them. Ensuring that that true Lehigh education of mind and spirit is available to any young person willing to put in the work is a legacy we must protect. 

We are at a very exciting time in the arc of Lehigh’s evolution. New programs and facilities are ensuring a bright future for the school we care so much about. All of us blessed to be part of the Lehigh family must strive to preserve this legacy for future generations of students.”

Karen and Paul S. Levy

1969

“Karen and I hope our gift has the effect of diversifying the student body and exposes Lehigh students to as many different cultures as possible. The world is getting smaller, and we all need to prepare for change. Lehigh is a strong brand, and our ability to attract outstanding young students from across the world will only make Lehigh stronger. There is no turning back: Globalization is upon us, and Lehigh is moving to reflect that in its student body. Bravo!”

Amy R. Frolick and Brad Eric Scheler

1974G 2005P 2008P 2009PG

“In the households of our parents and immigrant grandparents, education was revered. Likewise, for the two of us and for our three daughters, education is, and has been, a cornerstone and foundation for the myriad of opportunities and blessings that are ours.

Education...is our nation’s greatest resource; it facilitates and ensures meritocracy, and it is and must be for all a segue to the best and brightest of futures. For each and for all of us who have benefited from higher education, we believe that it is incumbent on us to ensure that the opportunity to learn and flourish is available to and affordable for all. It is our collective duty and responsibility to afford to one and all learning, means, and a path to realize their utmost potential and to be best positioned to contribute to, and heal and make better, our world. 

For the two of us, philanthropy is mandatory and essential. As we have reflected on how to help transform the lives of others, our thoughts turn to South Mountain. How wonderful for us to try to follow in the footsteps of the Honorable Asa Packer whose goal was to bequeath to every generation of Lehigh students a haven of knowledge, learning, clarity of thought, and theory to practice, all without financial barriers and limits.”

 

Sanjay D. Shah

1989G

“I have embraced the maxim Lifelong Learning. As a proud Lehigh business school alum and founder and CEO of Vistex, I wanted to identify an impactful way to help the university and the many business professionals seeking out new challenges as they continue on their career path. The creation of the Vistex Institute for Executive Learning and Research accomplishes this goal.

I’ve experienced firsthand a need for a more customized, research-based approach to learning for professionals which led me to approach Lehigh about making a major gift to create this new offering. Unlike other executive education programs at other top-tier universities, the Vistex Institute will take a more hands-on approach in providing participants with carefully-curated content and curriculum geared toward enhancing human capital and needed skills. Participants will take what they learn in the classroom and directly apply it to their professional roles.

I’m hopeful the addition of an executive education program to Lehigh University’s business school offering, combined with its unique, customized approach, will further elevate the university’s stellar national and global reputation.”