Goals & PrioritiesGoals & Priorities

Goals & Priorities

The Fund for Lees-McRae | $500,000

Gifts to The Fund for Lees-McRae, the College’s annual or general fund, supports important institutional scholarships that assist 97% of the student body; supports academic program needs; and, supports the overall operating budget that tuition does not cover.

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May School

The May School of Nursing and Allied Health | $6.8 million

Lees-McRae’s newest academic initiative is well on its way to becoming a reality. There are naming opportunities available starting at the $10,000 level. Join with other Lees-McRae College philanthropists by making your commitment today.

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Lauritsen Theatre

The Lauritsen Technical Theatre and Design Studio | $300,000

This work space will transform one of the College’s most beloved and successful academic programs: the Department of Performing Arts and Lees-McRae Summer Theatre.  If you love the experience of Lees-McRae theatre productions, be a part of something special by making your gift today!

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May Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation Challenge

Friends Dianne and Dan May issued a $25,000 matching challenge during the month of December in support of constructing a classroom at the Wildlife Center. As of December 31, $25,052 had been raised, and the May’s were more than happy to respond with a check to the College for $25,000!

The couple was so thrilled with the December response, they have issued another $25,000 challenge!

If you are interested in learning more about this project or making a gift, please contact Caroline Hart at 828.898.8777 or hartc@lmc.edu.


Bobcat Club

The Bobcat Club

Lees-McRae student-athletes make up 40% of the entire student body. Lees-McRae student-athletes rank 6th in the US for highest academic grade point averages. Show your Bobcat pride by becoming a member of the Bobcat Nation.

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Endowed Scholarships

Endowed Scholarships

Establishing an endowed scholarship at Lees-McRae College is a wonderful way to make a meaningful gift that will live in perpetuity at the College. The minimum to establish an endowed scholarship is $25,000. Annually, a small portion of the scholarship’s interest is awarded to a deserving Lees-McRae student.

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