The Stoltzfus Funds

William A. Stoltzfus, president from 1937 to 1958 of the institution that is known today as the Lebanese American University.
William A. Stoltzfus with AJCW faculty in 1938.
William A. Stoltzfus speaks at Beirut College for Women commencement, 1951.
Ethel, Lorna, and William Stoltzfus.
Left: William and Janet Stoltzfus. Right: President Emeritus Riyad F. Nassar meets with James Stoltzfus in Coronado, California, 2001.
Inauguration of the William Stoltzfus Reference Library in 2009 with President Emeritus Riyad F. Nassar, James Stoltzfus, former trustee Paul Boulos, Philip Stoltzfus, and William Stoltzfus Jr.
At the dedication of the William A. Stoltzfus Garden, Board of Trustees Chairman Philip Stoltzfus spoke of his grandfather, “a man of peace based on deep religious conviction, and a conscientious objector during the world war who had felt he had to serve in place of fighting.” By donating to the Stoltzfus Funds, you can help us continue this long tradition of service.

The Lebanese American University is deeply indebted to the Stoltzfus family for their service and generosity. In 1937 William A. Stoltzfus became president of the American Junior College for Women, and since then his descendants have honored his memory and the memory of other family members by creating four endowed funds. The proceeds of these funds are dedicated to needy and deserving students and are distributed to qualified recipients:


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These funds have continued to support LAU students during one of the most tumultuous times in Lebanese history. By contributing to one of the Stoltzfus Funds, you join a legacy of dedication and service that will exist in perpetuity. Every year, students who stand out in their studies and contribute to society will remain at LAU thanks to your help.

Philip Stoltzfus, who currently serves as the Chairman of the LAU Board of Trustees, wrote this of the institution:

“LAU matters in a way that is true of only a handful of institutions in the world. LAU has a trusted place in a society which has lost faith in most of its institutions, and it has achieved this trust through a century of delivering on its promise to the Lebanese people.”


We are so grateful to the Stoltzfus family, and ask for your support by contributing to one of these worthwhile funds in their honor. As Philip Stoltzfus says, “No institution today is doing more for Lebanon than LAU. Please join us.


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For further information, please contact LAU’s Development Office in New York:

(212) 203 4333 Ext. 3506

LAU has 501(c)(3) status. All donations are tax-deductible in the United States.