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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Lauritsen Technical Theatre and Design Studio Wish List

Lithium Ion Dewalt 4-Tool Combo Kit
Lithium Ion Dewalt 2-Tool Combo Kit
Lithium Ion Dewalt Cordless Angle Grinder
Porter Cable Bench Top Sander
MillerMatic Welder
Bosch Random Orbit Sander
Bench Top Grinder
Dewalt Sliding Compound Miter Saw
Drill Press
Dewalt Portable Band Saw
Turning Knives for Lathe
Tool Cabinet
Shop Vacuum
High Velocity Fan

To learn more about the needs of the Lauritsen Technical Theatre and Design Studio, please contact Danielle Curtis, interim chair of the Division of Creative and Fine Arts, at curtisd@lmc.edu or 828.898.3478.


May School

The May School of Nursing and Health Sciences | $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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Friends of Wildlife

The Friends of Wildlife program was created to enhance and financially support the work being done at the May Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at Lees-McRae College. Charitable donations are put to work immediately treating and caring for injured wildlife, in addition to educating and training students who are committed to the stewardship of the earth. 

Benefits of annual membership include:

  • Attend member-only dinner and presentation by May Wildlife Rehabilitation Center professionals and students 
  • Invitation to special releases of rehabilitated animals
  • Participate with other wildlife enthusiasts in special education programs including lectures and calsses

Annual membership levels:
Wildlife Warrior | $5,000+
Conservationist | $2,500
Steward | $1,000
Guardian | $500
Supporter | $100

For more information about the Friends of Wildlife program, please contact Caroline Hart, vice president of advancement, 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.

Click here to support student-athletes annually


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.

Click here for a complete list of Lees-McRae Endowed Scholarships


Other opportunities to support include:

  • Renovation and updates in the Arthur Student Recreation Center
  • Transform the Carson Library into a Learning Commons
  • New bleachers in Williams Gymnasium
  • Renovation of common spaces in Avery, Tate, Virginia and Tennessee residence halls
  • Renovation of restrooms in the Bowman Science Building and the North Carolina Building
  • Completion of Phase 3 of the Energy Revitalization Project