Our most ambitious fundraising endeavor secures a legacy for generations to come.
The recent acquisition of the nearly 500-acre Grandfather Home property—now known as South Campus at Grandfather Home—allows the college to broaden our educational reach, revolutionize our dynamic learning environment, and protect our natural resources.

Learn more about The Legacy Campaign

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On October 21, 2022, the Bissell and Kopczynski families made a $2 million challenge gift to The Legacy Campaign. Join in their incredible show of faith and support in the future of Lees-McRae by making a gift to The Legacy Campaign today. Your gift will be doubled thanks to the Bissell-Kopczynski challenge!


When you give to Lees-McRae, you give opportunity. You give education. You give experience. You give a future.

Browse the campus designations below and click any tile to make a gift to that fund.


From individual programs to the distinct schools themselves—our students collaborate across disciplines and experience learning outside the classroom. Support the next generation of learners. 

Bobcat Club

Assist our student-athletes and contribute to their development on and off the field. Donations to the Bobcat Club fund academic and athletic enhancements, as well as facility improvements.

Friends of Wildlife

Help the students, faculty, and staff of the May Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at Lees-McRae College—stewards of our natural environment—as they care for injured animals.

Montibus Scholarship Trust

Gifts to the Montibus Scholarship Trust help students pursue their passions. As a school of opportunity, we want every student to reach their greatest potential, and scholarships can help get them there.

New Opportunity School for Women

Promote the center’s mission to improve the educational, financial, and personal circumstances of low-income women from the Southern Appalachian region.

Summer Theatre

Keep high quality, professional theatre alive and well in the High Country. Assistance enables the annual production of three full musicals and a Theatre for Young Audience program.

We're here to help!

There are many ways to support the Lees-McRae community! Every gift counts and helps us provide more opportunities to students, faculty and the greater Banner Elk Community. We invite you to explore  your giving options here or contact us at 828.898.8763 or

President's Circle


The President's Circle recognizes donors who set the standard for charitable giving in our community and, by example, serve as an advocate for Lees-McRae College. 


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