Lakeland receives most valuable philanthropic gift in school history

May 8, 2017

Lakeland College has received a private gift valued at $2.7M, which the college says is the largest philanthropic gift in its 104-year-old history. The gift is comprised of three acres of industrial land, occupied by two large buildings, which will allow Lakeland to grow its capacity and create increased learning opportunities for students. “We are incredibly thankful to receive this extraordinary and historic gift. It will help us increase access to our programs so more students can pursue their goals and succeed in their chosen fields,” says Lakeland President Alice Wainwright-Stewart. “The investment of these donors will pay dividends for many including our students, our college and our region.” In a written statement, the private donors say that they are confident that Lakeland will transform the property into exceptional educational facilities. Lakeland