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Giving to the College

Annual Giving


Updated: March 23, 2015Updated: March 23, 2015


The cornerstone of philanthropy at Lewis & Clark.

Your Annual Fund gift benefits students immediately by supporting our highest priorities and most critical needs. Giving to the Annual Fund advances academic excellence in many ways, such as funding scholarships, retaining and recruiting superb faculty, and sustaining innovative academic and community enrichment programs.

Make a gift to the Annual Fund online or explore other ways to give.

Leadership Society

Donors who contribute $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund become members of the Leadership Society and are honored annually by the president of Lewis & Clark and the Board of Trustees.


What’s new at Lewis & Clark? Our student phone ambassadors are eager to share! You’ll hear from them with updates from Palatine Hill and reminders about our regional and major campus events—like Family Weekend and Reunion. They’ll also call on behalf of Annual Giving, unless you have already made a gift.

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit our FAQ page to learn more or contact us with any questions. We  can also be reached at or 503-768-7900.

Matching Gift Search 

Use the search engine to see if your company offers matching gifts! You can also download the right form and find out the match ratio your company offers.

  • I want every student to experience a college that will allow them to grow as a person and help prepare them for the future.Michael Anders ’91

  • Giving back is my way of staying connected to campus and my college experience.Kirk Reynolds ’86

  • Lewis & Clark’s emphases on writing and critical thinking and its ability to nurture a curiosity about the world have all served me well.Dan Drazen ’01

  • I love Lewis & Clark. I want to keep our institution strong and help it grow.Daena Goldsmith ’86