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:
- The William Stoltzfus Endowed Scholarship Fund
- The Ethel Stoltzfus Endowed Scholarship Fund
- The James L. Stoltzfus Endowed Scholarship Fund, dedicated to female students in the master’s degree program in gender and women’s studies
- The Janet and William A. Stoltzfus Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund, dedicated to students who demonstrate work in service
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.”
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.