Since its birth in 1948, The Lander Foundation has played a major role in the life of Lander University. For 25 years, The Foundation was the policy-making board of the University. When Lander moved from private to state support in 1973, The Lander Foundation was reorganized into an independent, non-profit organization operating solely to support Lander.

As a public institution, Lander University receives state funds to insure that its students are provided with a strong, basic education. Lander, however, is committed to offering an education that goes beyond the basics. Friends of Lander who share that vision are helping provide the funding that makes the difference between a very good education and one that is truly excellent through The Lander Foundation. Making a difference--that is what Lander and The Lander Foundation are all about.


Purpose of The Foundation

Incorporated as a non-profit, 501c(3) organization under the laws of South Carolina, The Lander Foundation receives, manages, and invests gifts for the welfare of the University. The Foundation concentrates its work in two major areas:

  • Scholarships
  • Faculty/Staff Development and Research

The Foundation also responds to special needs and requests of the University.


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