Giving to LAU

Gift Opportunities

LAU Athletics Endowed Scholarship Fund

Former varsity soccer player Ramzi Chabaklo (’01) seeks to empower sports-avid students to become “better human beings in harmony with their passion.” As of February 2023, thanks to his leadership and the contributions of several like-minded alumni-athletes, this aspiration is on track to become a reality.

The LAU Athletics Endowed Scholarship Fund they helped establish will support outstanding current or prospective students recommended every year by the Athletics Department and agreed upon by the fund’s custodians.

Because it is an endowment, it will ensure a lasting stream of income. The money contributed to it will be invested within LAU’s portfolio in the United States. The principal will remain intact, while the annual return will be partly used for financial aid and partly added to the principal to preserve its value over time. This process will provide financial aid to deserving student athletes in perpetuity, for as long as LAU exists.

Looking to the Future

Now that the fund has been established, it is time to make it grow so that it can help more and more students every year.

We hope you will join this effort by donating and inviting your Sailors or Captains teammates, friends and others to do the same. Gifts of any size will be greatly appreciated and will make a difference in the lives of young athletes.

You may make your gift using the credit card form below, or through a bank transfer.

Alternatively, you may send your donation to one of the bank accounts mentioned below, or contact Mr. Ghandi Fala, Senior Director of Annual Fund, on

LAU’s bank account in Lebanon:

          Currency: U.S. dollars
          Bank name: BLOM Bank SAL
          Branch name: Bliss Branch
          Account name: Lebanese American University
          ID number: 880363
          Swift code: BLOMLBBX
          IBAN: LB85 0014 0000 3302 3530 8803 6316
          Contact: +961 1 363 734 /

LAU’s bank account in the USA:

          Currency: U.S. dollars
          Bank name: InterAudi Bank
          ABA routing number: 026006237
          Account number: 679570
          Account holder: Lebanese American University
          NY SWIFT address: AUSAUS33
          Phone number: +1 212 833 1000