Forever Lander Fund 

Forever Lander LogoA gift to the Forever Lander Fund supports every aspect of a world-class education. Each day, Lander works to share knowledge, care for communities at home and abroad, connect with others and the environment, and discover new solutions to difficult problems.

Your investment in Lander supports this fundamental work by:

  • Providing educational opportunities for bright students who cannot afford tuition
  • Enhancing enrichment opportunities for students to develop a global understanding
  • Providing immediate relief to the operating budget
  • Reducing student debt, which in turn helps the overall economy
  • Allowing Lander to compete for top-quality students, especially for the newly formed Honors College
  • Rewarding students with high academic achievement by freeing them from the necessity of full- or part-time jobs, allowing them more time to expand their intellectual potential

How do I give?

Simply mail your gift or payment information to The Lander Foundation, or you may give online. You may also set up a monthly draft from your credit card or checking account, or even include Lander in your will or estate planning.

All contributions are tax-deductible. For details about giving, contact Ralph Patterson at The Lander Foundation at 864-388-8350.

Why Is Annual Giving
So Important?

Annual donations stabilize the University’s overall financial picture and allow Lander to offer a quality education to our students while enhancing the value of our graduates’ degrees. The Forever Lander Fund supports the budget as state support funds dwindle.

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Why I Give
Don Scott

Donald H. Scott

Class of 1975

“I often reflect on how much scholarships helped me as a student at Lander. By giving to the Forever Lander Fund, I’m helping to pay it forward. If everyone gave just a little, a tremendous amount of help would be available for many deserving students to attend Lander.”

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Angela Strickland

Angela Strickland

Class of 2002

“It’s important for alumni to give back to Lander to ensure other students have the same types of opportunities. If we continue to give, it will only make Lander stronger – and that makes our degrees even more valuable. As donors, we provide freedom for Lander students to earn their degrees and graduate without the burden of student-loan debt.”

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Don Durden

Don Durden

Class of 2012

“I’m a donor because of everything Lander has given to me. One of the main reasons I came to Lander was because of scholarships. They allowed me to focus my attention on my studies and complete an internship my senior year. I know I wouldn’t be working for a Fortune 200 company now if it hadn’t been for my degree from Lander.”

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