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Giving Priorities

Philanthropy is a natural extension of Lipscomb’s core values. It is a form of service, a selfless contribution for the benefit of others. Philanthropy helps to build community and forge ties between donors and recipients. It encourages the extension of knowledge and hastens the pursuit of innovation.

You can choose to support student scholarships, special initiatives, a particular academic program or our Bisons. Or, for that matter, feel free to contribute to all of them.

The Lipscomb Fund

As much as we’d like it to, tuition does not cover all of our costs. Contributions to the Lipscomb Fund, in many ways, keep Lipscomb running. These gifts help us maintain essential programs such as scholarships and student services—the library, our Academic Success Center and career development—and they support initiatives that will extend Lipscomb’s reach and reputation.

Colleges and Institutes

Gifts to specific academic programs allow us to continue providing the high-quality, high-touch education for which Lipscomb is known. These contributions often supply the only discretionary funds available to deans, department heads and coaches for responding to opportunities and supporting growth in their respective areas.

Lipscomb Academy

Our intention to elevate Lipscomb encompasses the Academy as well. Contributions to the school help us increase diversity, strengthen academics offerings, support athletic programs and make much-needed facility updates.


As our Division I sports teams play their hearts out, giving us a reason to rally together as a community, they also incur significant expenses for equipment, travel, and training. One of our goals is to fully fund the athletics program.

Annual Giving

In making a gift to Lipscomb University’s annual fund, you make a commitment to our students and enhance the quality of the Christian education we are able to provide them.

In many cases, your annual fund dollars provide educational opportunities for students that tuition does not. Through the dedication of alumni, supporters and friends, our students are able to tap into resources that go a long way in helping them reach their goals. There are many options you can choose to benefit students, faculty or specific programs that allow you to match your interests and priorities with your desire to support Lipscomb University and to make a difference for students today and into the future.

Make your gift today and join the thousands of alumni, supporters and friends who give each year to support the Lipscomb University community.

Endowed Giving

Supporting the endowment fund at Lipscomb University has a profound and lasting impact in the lives of students, faculty and staff.

Supporting the endowment fund makes Lipscomb accessible for hundreds of students each year, opening the door to a great education and to lives that will be shaped by the experiences that result. Endowment fund investments help to create those experiences by providing the faculty, programs and other resources that affect every student as we work to fulfill our core purpose: to educate students in a setting of academic rigor infused with Christian faith formation and service.

Your investment in the endowment fund gives Lipscomb a solid, sustainable financial base that allows us to imagine and plan for the future while meeting students’ needs today. We simply could not serve students nor prepare them for the future that awaits without the Lipscomb family of endowment investors.

Join those who are lighting the path so students can continue to benefit from the lasting value of studying at one of the nation’s leading Christian universities.

Government and Corporate Giving

We would love to partner with your corporation or foundation and invite you to engage and invest in Lipscomb University.  Your support strengthens student experiences, academic programs and community development. Please contact our Advancement Office to learn more.