Why Alumni Giving Matters

Every gift helps the University raise money 

Corporations and foundations base their awards more on alumni participation than on total dollars raised. Every alumni gift – including yours – has a multiplier effect. 

Every gift supports the University’s national ranking 

US News Top 25 Regional Universities

Publications such as U.S. News & World Report consider alumni participation when ranking colleges and universities. Every alumni gift – including yours – advances the reputation of Lewis and the value of a Lewis degree. 

Participation is the common thread 

By showing through your annual fund gift that Lewis matters to your, you make Lewis matter to others.  Every alumni gift – including yours – is a vote of confidence for your alma mater! 

Every gift makes a difference!


Make your first contribution as a pending Lewis Alumnus by purchasing your diploma plaque. This premium quality plaque announces your achievement to the world featuring an exact replica of your diploma.

Read more >