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Benefitting the Mission Fund

All proceeds from the Red Tie Ball will be directed to the Lewis University Mission Fund, which provides additional support to the University’s most financially at-risk students. The Mission Fund, created in early 2009, was a characteristically generous response by the Lewis Community to our country’s economic challenges at that time, and which remain for many people today. Since its inception, more than 250 students who were facing potential withdrawal from the University due to severe financial hardship have been able to continue their pursuit of a degree through support from the Mission Fund. The vision of Saint John Baptist de La Salle remains very much alive at Lewis University, characterized by high standards of teaching, a caring faculty and staff, a diverse student population, and a strong focus on our commitment to educating all qualified students regardless of their financial circumstances. 

The Mission Fund Impacts Lives!

“While facing many economic hardships, I didn’t know how I could continue my education at the University I fell in love with. I met with a nice lady in Financial Aid who told me that I qualified for a scholarship from the Mission Fund.  It all seemed unreal. I couldn’t believe there was really such a thing – a fund where people would give their hard-earned money to help students like me. Those people changed my life! The Lewis University Mission Fund was an answered prayer for my family and allowed me to proudly graduate this past May. I am so thankful and blessed to have such a great opportunity bestowed upon me. Thank you to Brother James Gaffney, FSC, and all of the alumni and donors who contribute to the success of Lewis University.”  Kyle Hayes ’14, Multimedia Journalism

The Mission Fund assists students who meet the following qualifications:

  • Exhaustion of all other possible avenues of financial support, including student loans;

  • Parent or parents who have lost a job due to the economy, permanent disability, illness or death; and

  • Successful progress toward completion of their degree.

The vision of Saint John Baptist de La Salle remains very much alive at Lewis University, characterized by high standards of teaching, caring faculty, a diverse student population and a strong focus on our commitment to educating all qualified students regardless of their financial circumstances. 

On behalf of our students who benefit from your thoughtfulness and generosity … Thank you!