WHAT IS THE ANNUAL FUND and HOW ARE THE CONTRIBUTIONS USED?
The Annual Fund is the yearly effort to raise funds for LHU and is truly the lifeblood of the university. It infuses much needed resources to many areas including: student scholarships and financial aid, technology, student and faculty research, library materials, athletic programs, student clubs, organizations and activities, campus safety programs and student leadership programs. Annual Fund contributions are important in bridging the gap between tuition and the true cost of a Haven education.
HOW WILL MY GIFT MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO THE HAVEN?
Every gift—no matter what its size—makes a tremendous difference to Lock Haven University. Gifts of $100 or less amounted to over $190,000.00 last year! In addition, the fact that you choose to participate is almost as important as your gift. As always, your gift will show your commitment and leadership; you are making an investment in the future of students at The Haven.
HOW CAN I PERSONALIZE MY GIFT?
Donors can direct their gift to be used in areas of The Haven that mean the most to them. Your gift can be made in support of athletics, an academic department, the library, student scholarships or be designated for unrestricted use, allowing the university to invest your gift where it is needed the most in the Annual Fund. Simply indicate where you would like your gift to go on your pledge card and we will make sure it goes where you intend.
HOW CAN I OBTAIN A MATCHING GIFT FOR LOCK HAVEN UNIVERSITY?
Depending on what your employer requires, you can initiate a matching gift in one of the following ways: by obtaining a matching gift form from the company and sending it along with a personal donation or by providing proof to the company, via a receipt for acknowledgement from LHU that a gift was made. The matching gift program is a simple way to increase your contribution to The Haven. Check with your Human Resources department to see if your company will match your gift.
ARE ANNUAL FUND GIFTS TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
Yes! Gifts to the LHU Foundation, a 501c(3) charitable organization, are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
What is the LHU FOUNDATION’S FISCAL YEAR?
Our fiscal year begins July 1 and ends June 30.