Since 2012, LAU began holding its annual Fundraising Gala Dinner in Beirut, Lebanon. Each year the event draws together the university’s most important supporters, friends, and alumni from around the region to celebrate LAU’s accomplishments, made possible by its generous donors. The inaugural gala raised an impressive $7.5 million, and the successive events have had excellent fundraising results, all in support of the Gala Dinner Endowed Scholarship Fund to educate needy and deserving students.
The university’s Senior Class Gift Program launched in 2012 by the Office of Development, and encourages graduating students to donate towards their alma mater to collectively plant a class tree on campus, while contributing to the university's scholarship progam.
LAU is committed to providing an excellent education based on ability, not ability to pay. As such, the university's scholarship and financial aid program -- which distributed a total of $50 million in aid during the 2019 academic year -- is a fundamental part of the university and so too are its efforts to secure funds for this worthy cause.
Naming opportunities are a truly unique way to make an impact at LAU. As such, we offer opportunities to name tangible entities such as buildings and public spaces, individual rooms and suites, and more.
We also offer opportunities to name intangible entities such as schools, chairs, programs, positions, scholarships, and endowments, which can be discussed in detail with our fundraising directors. Whatever you choose, philanthropic naming provides recognition that creates a lasting legacy.