The Office of College Advancement promotes and supports the mission of LCSC by encouraging, assisting and recognizing friends and alumni in their quest to provide meaningful financial support for the College and its students. It supports and fosters the active participation of all alumni with their alma mater.
The Office of College Advancement encompasses the functions of development and alumni relations. It provides day-to-day management, operations and support for the LSCS Alumni Association and the Lewis-Clark State College Foundation.
Development is the function responsible for raising money for the College through the Foundation, mainly through gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations, and for maintaining gift records and recognizing donors. College Advancement provides guidance to college departments, clubs and organizations that seek to raise money for their own projects and initiatives.
Alumni Relations, with the Alumni Association, develops and implements activities and communication vehicles for keeping in touch with LCSC alumni.
The LCSC Alumni Association was founded as an independent nonprofit organization in 1977. Established by a group of alumni who wanted to assure continued relationships between LCSC and its alumni, the Alumni Association promotes the role and mission of the college and works to preserve and strengthen the traditions of the college.
Members of the LCSC Alumni Association include all graduates of the college and those persons who have completed 24 credits at the college under any of its names (Lewiston State Normal School, Northern Idaho College of Education, Lewis-Clark Normal School or LCSC). A board of directors governs the Alumni Association, which meets numerous times throughout the academic year. Alumni Association members are invited to the meetings and are encouraged to be actively involved with the Alumni Association. Meeting schedules and additional information can be obtained through the Alumni Office or from www.lcsc.edu/alumni.
Established in 1984 as a nonprofit educational foundation, the Foundation is dedicated to providing a margin of excellence for students. In securing resources beyond those provided through state funding, the Foundation assures an educational experience that is more financially accessible to students, as well as one which is more well-rounded and complete.
The Foundation provides support for a number of enhancement activities including the Foundation Scholars Program, Faculty Achievement Awards, and other services and programs that lie outside the traditional role of public funding. The LCSC Foundation manages and invests gifts and assets, including funds supporting many programs and scholarships for the maximum benefit of LCSC. For more information, see the LCSC Foundation web site at: http://www.lcsc.edu/giving/