Creating a meaningful impact for current and future students


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Giving Tuesday, held the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is the annual day of generosity held globally. Alumni, family and friends of Lenoir-Rhyne came together for this year’s day – helping to support current and future students by collectively raising $97,907.

Gifts to the Fund for Lenoir-Rhyne, the university’s annual fund, provide current-use support for every student on campus today. In honor of Giving Tuesday, LR donors made gifts to help all facets of the LR experience, ranging from scholarships and academic departments to athletic teams, the arts, campus life, student support services and more.

As part of the day, members of the Advancement team held the inaugural Bears Say Thanks Week – a week of activities and tabled events – to allow students to say thank you to donors, be part of giveaways, spread the LR giving spirit and learn more about philanthropy at LR.

Friends and alumni of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary also came together with support for the seminary’s annual fund, the New Life Fund, as well as several student scholarships by donating $29,510 – more than doubling last year’s total. These gifts will directly support seminarians enrolled on the Columbia, South Carolina campus and in the hybrid program.

This giving effort kicks off a year-end fundraising push to raise further support for the people and programs that make up our extraordinary community. Thank you to all our donors for their support of Lenoir-Rhyne and Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary.

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