University Advancement

Ralph Patterson
Ralph Patterson

A message from Ralph Patterson, Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director of The Lander Foundation

We’ve just completed another fiscal year, and we had the best fundraising year at Lander University since 2008. We celebrated Dan Ball’s fifteen years in the president’s office and our alumni and friends gave $100,000 to endow the Dan and Marge Ball Scholarship that will provide support for students in Teacher Education! Alumni and Friends established a record 30 new scholarships!

We are thrilled that Dr. Richard Cosentino is Lander University’s new president. We hope that you will make every effort to welcome Rich and his wife Jessica to Lander and our community. He has already impacted me with his sense of urgency to enhancing our work and commitment at Lander. We will always ask our alumni, friends, faculty, and staff to support our annual giving program. We are excited to encourage your gifts to the Forever Lander Excellence Fund. The Excellence Fund will support every line item in The Lander Foundation budget. Your gift to the Excellence Fund will support scholarships, Faculty/Staff Development, academic programs, donor events, and more.

Your gifts to the Forever Lander Excellence Fund will help propel our university through a renewed commitment to our students. A continued promise to our state, and a shared responsibility to our world.

  • Help us PREPARE OUR STUDENTS for a lifetime of learning and scholarship.
  • Help us ENABLE OUR FACULTY to remain experts in their field as they continue to inspire our students.
  • Help us BUILD ACADEMIC PROGRAMS that equip our students for careers of the next century.
  • Help us MAINTAIN AND CREATE THE FACILITIES where future generations of Lander students will learn, play, and thrive.

There is tremendous power in every gift you make to Lander – and within everyone who supports this cause. With the entire Lander family working together, we know we can reach our goals. And it will only be possible if each of us takes action, shows our support, and makes a contribution.

Forever Lander LogoIt’s up to each of us!


Ralph Patterson
Vice President for University Advancement and
Executive Director of The Lander Foundation
Phone: 864-388-8350