What Your Gifts Do

Your Gifts at Work

Maintaining the strength of our programs depends greatly on the generous and loyal support of our donors.


Our students benefit from nationally recognized professors, research opportunities, and life-changing overseas programs. Rigorous courses of study and personal mentoring open the world to students and help them make their place in it.

Financial aid

We are committed to making sure that Lewis & Clark is within reach of students from a wide variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. 90 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid.

Student life and services

Whether dedicated to basketball or Bach, or to community service and College Outdoors, students exercise and expand their interests at Lewis & Clark. Co-curricular programs build leadership skills and connect students with communities in and beyond Portland.

  • Lewis & Clark truly prepared me for success in life.Wes Lawrence ’81

  • My scholarship from Lewis & Clark made the difference.Laura Mundt ’91

  • The College helped shape some of the very best people I know.Sol Enos ’01

  • Lewis & Clark set me on my course.Amelia Wilcox ’81


Administration and support services

Executive leadership guides the initiatives that keep Lewis & Clark moving forward. Offices such as Admissions, Campus Safety, and Human Resources keep us up and running. And, last year, Institutional Advancement raised more than $8 million in support.

Campus and facilities

We steward one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses in ways that sustain our heritage properties while enhancing learning for today’s students.

What your gifts do

Every gift you make benefits our students and faculty and deepens your connections with the college. How personal and meaningful is your gift? Consider just some of the costs associated with developing our citizen-scholars:

Tournament entry fee for our nationally ranked forensics team $250
Overnight accommodations for four guest lecturers $600
Subscription to an academic journal for Watzek Library $1,200
Resurfacing the tennis court $2,500
Two iMacs for the foreign-language learning lab $3,000
One Zeiss Axioskop fluorescence microscope system $13,000
An endowed scholarship in your name to help deserving students $50,000

Your investment pays dividends far beyond the here and now as our students take their education and experiences out into the world.