Whether your preference is to contribute to a specific academic discipline, a co-curricular or extracurricular activity, or a valuable service provided by the College such as Career Services, your gift will make an impact in the lives of Lafayette College students, and it is greatly appreciated.

In addition to the need for unrestricted giving, the College also appreciates the support of the many and varied programs that enhance our students’ Lafayette experience. Below you will find some of the more popular areas to restrict your gift. If you had another program in mind, and it is not listed, just give us a call to see how you can support the area of your choice. Thank you for your consideration.

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Maroon Club

Founded in 1937, the Maroon Club is a group of dedicated alumni, parents, and friends that brings financial support and school spirit to Lafayette’s student-athletes. Maroon Club membership dues are covered one of two ways:

  • For gifts over $100, the first $50 covers the Maroon Club membership dues and the remainder of the gift goes to the sport designated by the donor
  • For gifts of $100 or less designated to a sport, 50% of the gift goes to the sport and 50% covers Maroon Club membership dues

Last year more than 2,000 Maroon Club members generously supported:

  • Financial aid, making a Lafayette education possible for our student-athletes
  • Athletics Enhancement Fund, which augments certain coaching salaries, in addition to travel budgets and equipment needs
  • Assistant strength and conditioning coach
  • Assistant athletic trainer
  • Athletic communications intern

Questions? Contact Josh Azer, executive director of the Maroon Club, at (610) 330-3116 or azerj@lafayette.edu.

Learn more about the Maroon Club

 

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Friends of Skillman Library

This group is dedicated to increasing the resources of Lafayette’s library and sharing those resources with others. Founded in 1964, the organization has more than 300 members, including alumni, faculty, students, and community residents. Gifts and membership dues are used to:

  • Fund the purchase of rare books, manuscripts, and other material that could not otherwise be acquired
  • Support the development of new information technologies
  • Sponsor public lectures, programs, and exhibitions

Benefits of Membership

  • Borrowing privileges at Skillman and Kirby libraries
  • Biannual newsletter, exhibition posters, and special publications
  • Private openings for two major exhibits each year
  • Notification of afternoon programs, brown bag lunch talks, and evening lectures
  • Invitation to the annual meeting, which includes dinner and a special lecture

Questions? Contact Diane Shaw at (610) 330-5401 or shawd@lafayette.edu.

Visit Friends of Skillman Library website

 

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Friends of the Williams Center

Each year Lafayette brings world-renown artists to the Lehigh Valley. The Williams Center has forged partnerships between the community and such extraordinary artists as Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, jazz pianist McCoy Tyler, and the Washington Ballet. As performance fees escalate and public funding for the arts becomes more competitive, Williams Center supporters are more important than ever.

Benefits of Membership

  • Invitations to private concerts and receptions at Chateau Chavaniac
  • Meet the Artists backstage tours
  • Special mailings of programming information and concert notes in advance of performances
  • Invitations to Director’s Forum talks highlighting program themes
  • Attendance at open rehearsals and roundtables with visiting performers

Questions? Contact Ellis Finger, director of cultural programs at (610) 330-5010 or fingerh@lafayette.edu.

Visit Friends of the Williams Center website

 

Members of the Lafayette Landis Outreach center participate in the American Reads program, by readying to Pre K kids at the Pre K Counts Program located at St. Joseph's Catholic school on the south side of Easton. Here Lafayette College student Sandra Jaeinto reads to the kids. 4391 4372

Landis Community Outreach

The Landis Center strives to connect students, faculty, and staff with members of the local Easton community. Through co-curricular service-learning projects and community-based learning, research, and service, the Landis Center supports campus-community collaborations on a variety of levels.

The Landis Center aims to:

  • Collaborate with community partners for sustainable relationships
  • Cultivate lifelong social responsibility by developing engaged citizens
  • Develop compassionate student leaderships
  • Foster critical thinking and reflection
  • Stimulate awareness and understanding of the community’s strengths and challenges
  • Promote equity in organizations, structures, programs, relationships, and processes

Learn more about the Landis Community Outreach
Emma Glubiak ’18, Meryl Hahne ’18, Nikelia Haines ’15, and Maggie Frodell ’15 Lafayette Theater presented its production of Dancing at Lughnasa last week in the Williams Center. Set in Ireland's County Donegal in August 1936, the Tony Award-winning play recounts a boy’s last summer spent in his mother and aunts' cottage when he was seven years old. It is a final celebration of the impoverished family’s way of life before it changes forever. Michael O'Neill, head of theater, directed the play. Chuck Zovko/Zovko Photographic llc March 3, 2015

College Theater Angels

Show your support by becoming a Lafayette College Theater Angel. An “angel” in the theater traditionally is a person who financially backs a production.

College Theater Angels have done a lot in the last few seasons:

  • They helped theater students beef up their resumes by performing off-Broadway with professional actors.
  • They ran professional training classes in stage make-up techniques.
  • They played instruments in the pit for Into The Woods .
  • They acted, competed, and learned in Region II of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.
  • They helped Don Quixote tilt at some windmills in the Farinon Center.
  • They took Museum playwright Tina Howe to dinner with Lafayette students.
  • They filled up grab bags for area elementary school kids who came to campus to see Lafayette students perform Fairy Tale Courtroom.

See what a few dollars from a College Theater Angel can do? Be a part of all this. Become a College Theater Angel. Help us spread our wings across campus, into the local community, and even beyond. If you’d like to be an Angel too, please send checks payable to Lafayette College to:
Lafayette College Theater Angels
Williams Center for the Arts
Lafayette College, Easton , PA 18042.

Learn more about the College Theater Angels