Your Gift Can Last Forever
An endowment gift to Lehigh University today provides a brighter picture for our future. When you make a donation to our endowment, you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits.
When Asa Packer founded Lehigh University in 1865, he realized that a solid financial base was necessary if his vision was to transcend the generations. His $3 million initial endowment fund, Lehigh's first, is now one of the largest funds in Lehigh's $1.2 billion endowment. Packer's fund has been joined by more than 2,000 other endowments. Together, they advance Lehigh's strategic priorities and the programs about which you care so deeply.
Permanent endowments are funds received from donors with the requirement that the principal remain intact in perpetuity. The spending distribution is allocated based upon the donor's intent (i.e., for scholarships, general purposes).
- Contact Office of Planned Giving at (610) 758-4749 or email@example.com to discuss endowed gifts.
- Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
- If you include Lehigh University in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: Lehigh University
Address: 27 Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, PA 18015-3086
Federal Tax ID Number: 24-0795445
An Example of How It Works
Longtime supporters Susan and Charlie have two goals: First, they want to make sure Lehigh University continues to receive support after they're gone. Second, they want to memorialize Charlie's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jones.
Susan and Charlie make a $250,000 donation to Lehigh University, which we invest, and each year, a portion of the income from the invested money will be used to support Lehigh's mission. Plus, Susan and Charlie get a federal income tax charitable deduction on their taxes because they made a lump-sum gift.