Mission and Impact

Many Americans who have attended Lancaster over the years remember their time at Lancaster as a very special experience that has remained with them and enriched their lives.  The Friends of Lancaster University in America Inc. is a vehicle that allows US-based alumni to help the next generation of students to share in the Lancaster experience through tax-deductible philanthropic support. 

Gifts to the Friends provide support to students at Lancaster University, helping both the poorest and brightest students.  In this way donors can help both to enhance access to education for all and to attract talented students to study at Lancaster.  The Friends’ support benefits students from all countries, including those on visiting programs.

Hear from some of our donors to find out why they support the Friends.

The generosity of American alumni makes a substantial contribution to University life.  The Directors express their appreciation and gratitude to supporters of the Friends, and invite all alumni based in the States to consider contributing to this work.

Donations to the Friends are used by the Directors to make grants for specific projects at Lancaster University.  While our legal structure requires that these gifts are made at the sole discretion of the Board, the Directors take into consideration the desire of donors to support specific areas of Lancaster's work.  By these means, American alumni have been able to support professional chairs, research projects and named studentships that match their personal philanthropic passions.