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LMU TO CELEBRATE PHILANTHROPY WITH DAY OF GIVING



September 26, 2013 - Harrogate, Tennessee — The Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) community will come together to celebrate philanthropy and its impact on the institution on Tuesday, October 1. LMU’s Day of Giving has been designated to raise awareness of philanthropy on campus and encourage giving within the University community.

“This celebration is important, not only to raise funds for the University but to raise awareness,” said LMU President B. James Dawson. “We all need to understand the importance of philanthropy to an institution like LMU. Not only do your individual gifts make a difference, but they help inform outside funders such as grant agencies and foundations that our mission is being financially supported by the people who know it and understand it the best.”

Philanthropy impacts LMU in many ways. Large gifts have been made to enhance the University’s physical campus throughout the past decade. Each year LMU awards over 10 million dollars of institutional financial aid to its students. Additionally, $400,000 of donor funded scholarships are also awarded.

Earlier this month, U.S. News and World Report named LMU to its Up-and-Comer List, ranking it the University No. 7 among Regional Universities in the South. LMU also made significant gains in its overall ranking, moving up 14 spots in the Regional University South category – from number 80 to number 66. Last year’s number 80 ranking marked the first time the University was listed among the Tier 1 institutions in the South. One important factor that goes into these rankings is giving. Universities that enjoy a broad base of support rank higher.

LMU’s Day of Giving program will include a gathering at the Hamilton Math and Science building at 9 a.m., where Dawson will make some remarks. University Advancement staff will be on hand to answer questions about giving and a drawing will be held for Kerbela Shriners Shrine Circus tickets in Knoxville.

Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280 or e-mail at admissions@lmunet.edu.

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