Lipscomb University Launches Largest Giving Campaign in Institutional History with Goal of Reaching $250 Million in Three Years

Lipscomb University has launched its largest, most ambitious fundraising campaign in its 128-year history as it plans to reach the goal of $250 million in the next three years.

Lipscomb President L. Randolph Lowry announced today that more than $186 million has already been raised as part of the LIPSCOMBLEADS campaign. Lipscomb anticipates reaching its goal by Dec. 31, 2021.

LIPSCOMBLEADS is a bold initiative, said Lowry. This is a significant moment in the life of this institution and one that will make a profound impact on our students for generations to come. It builds on the tremendous forward momentum Lipscomb has built over the last 15 years. We thank those who believe in our mission and who continue to boldly invest in Lipscomb.

LIPSCOMBLEADS focuses on three main priorities a best in class academic program, a transformative student experience and a model for sustainable impact. Specific initiatives include:


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A best in class academic program. Lipscomb University is a nationally recognized doctoral level R3 research institution. This puts Lipscomb in the top 7 percent of all colleges and universities in the country. A major component of LIPSCOMBLEADS is to make a significant investment in the institutions mission to become a premier national Christian university.

A transformative student experience. Lipscomb cultivates servant leaders who are equipped to contribute in countless ways across the country and around the world. LIPSCOMBLEADS will result in a significant investment in the Lipscomb student experience that is shaped by personal service, outstanding amenities and life-changing relationships; a recognizable 21st Century Christian emphasis that is tightly woven into all parts of the Lipscomb experience; a Christian NCAA Division I athletic program that leads the nation; and a healthy pluralistic environment that equips the Lipscomb community to overcome differences to make a difference.

A model for sustainable impact. The final cornerstone of the initiative is to ensure a sophisticated business model that fuels Lipscombs stability and success. The largest component of this campaign will be endowed scholarships.

Lipscomb University is a university on the move. Lipscomb is one of the fastest-growing private doctoral universities in the nation according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. This past year Lipscomb launched a new School of Physician Assistant Studies and announced the launch of two new academic programs for 2019 a hospitality program and a Master of Health Administration program.

For more information about LIPSCOMBLEADS visit

Kim Chaudoin
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