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Make a Gift


When you make a gift to Lenoir-Rhyne, you provide support to generations of Bears to pursue their passions and leave a lasting mark on the world.

We are eager and available to help you decide the best ways to make your investment in the future of the university and all LR students.

Make an Online Gift

Ways of Giving


When you are ready to make your gift, here's how to do it.

  • Make an Online Gift (by far the easiest way to give)
  • Give by Telephone
    Call us Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at 828.328.7108.
  • Pay by Check
    Checks can be mailed and made payable to:
    Lenoir-Rhyne University
    625 7th Ave NE, LRU 7467
    Hickory, NC 28601
  • Transfer Stock or Securities
    Contact Susan Quinn at susan.quinn@lr.edu or 828.328.7982.
  • Matching Gifts
    Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contribution made by their employees. Enter your company name in the online giving form to see if your company will match your gift.
  • Monthly Recurring Gifts
    Your gift can be paid through scheduled monthly deductions from your payment of choice (credit card, debit card or checking account). Indicate your interest in monthly recurring gifts by clicking “Make me a Sustainer today” button on the online giving form.
  • Pledges
    A multi-year pledge can help you keep track of your giving, cut down on annual solicitation and ensure that you continue to support The Fund for Lenoir-Rhyne each and every fiscal year.
  • Planned and Estate Giving
    When you plan a gift to us as part of your long-term estate and financial plans, you help us enhance our commitment to academic excellence and preparing leaders for tomorrow. Options include bequests, wills, trusts and more. Contact Liz Cox, assistant vice president of development, at liz.cox@lr.edu or at 828.328.7322 for customized information.
  • Faculty and Staff Payroll Deduction
    Contact Donna Bowman in the Payroll Office at donna.bowman@lr.edu or 828.328.7185 to set your automatic donation today. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Honorary and Memorial Giving
A perfect way to recognize someone who has made a difference in your life. Maybe it's a professor, a classmate or staff member. Simply make a note when you submit your gift.

Giving Opportunities


  • The Fund for Lenoir-Rhyne
    The Fund for Lenoir-Rhyne goes to work immediately for all students. Gifts of all sizes make a lasting difference in our ability to shape the student experience each year.
  • LTSS New Life Fund
    The New Life Fund provides important financial flexibility for LTSS to be able to respond to our community’s changing needs. Gifts of every size help support the day-to-day operations of our beloved seminary and provide opportunities for students to worship, learn and grow together in faith.
  • Scholarships
    Our ability to recruit and retain the bright, talented students enrolled today is directly impacted by the generous financial aid available here at LR. Your support for scholarships helps us attract the best students to LR each year.
  • Academics
    Our academic programs and the faculty who lead them are impacted by your financial support. Your gifts help us grow student opportunities in the classroom, in the lab and through experiential learning beyond the walls of our campus.
  • Athletics
    Your support for our 27 athletic teams allows our student-athletes to compete and achieve at the top of their game in the classroom and beyond.
  • Visiting Writers Series
    The Lenoir-Rhyne Visiting Writers Series is a beloved and renowned program that brings extraordinary literary artists to our community. Your support sustains and helps grow the programming we offer for our campus and the wider Hickory area annually.
  • Friends of Music
    From the vocal arts to the marching band, LR’s music department shines each year. Friends of Music allows you to direct your gift to our music programs and the faculty and students who make them so exceptional.

I am thankful for all the doors this institution opened for me. My professors, the staff, students and donors are extremely dedicated to make LR a second home for those who come from overseas.

Táles Rossetti Fernandes Miranda ’20, Engineering Physics
Madeleine Dassow

We are grateful to our LR alumni for their generosity and support. Each dollar given is returned to us a hundredfold in the accomplishments of our students who are changing lives each and every day.

Madeleine Dassow '75