In March 1863, La Salle received its charter from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. To honor this occasion, La Salle University has launched the Charter Challenge to celebrate its 160th anniversary.

What is the Charter Challenge?
President Allen introduced the Charter Challenge, a yearlong fundraising initiative, at his Inauguration in October 2022. The Charter Challenge aims to raise $10 million in several key areas by the end of the 2022-23 academic year.

What does the Charter Challenge support?
Your gift to the Charter Challenge will help in multiple ways. The Charter Challenge will expand existing student scholarships or establish new ones; strengthen the academic and campus experience for La Salle students; and deliver the holistic education and return on investment all La Salle students expect.

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How much has been raised to date?
The Charter Challenge has raised more than $9.3 million. In October, the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools—the religious community and teaching order that ministers to Lasallian education globally—made a $3 million lead gift to launch this ambitious fundraising initiative. Additionally, La Salle’s Board of Trustees contributed $1 million in support of the Charter Challenge.

Giving Opportunities

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The La Salle Fund

The La Salle Fund provides support across the University where it is essential and helps La Salle continue its mission of providing an accessible, transformative education for students through scholarship and financial aid.


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President’s Strategic Initiative Fund

The President’s Strategic Initiative Fund allows President Daniel Allen to allocate much needed resources to support initiatives that make the pathway to a La Salle education more accessible for all students and provide programs which prepare our students with the skills needed to be leaders in their career and beyond.


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The 1863 Achievement Scholarship

The 1863 Achievement Scholarship helps to fill the gap between standard institutional funding and a student’s financial resources. A $20,000 commitment, paid in four annual installments of $5,000, will support an incoming first-year, resident student for all four years of their La Salle career. This scholarship is awarded as part of their initial financial package, or based on a change in their family’s financial circumstances, and will provide future Explorers with the opportunity to pursue a practical, holistic education rooted in Lasallian values. A commitment to the 1863 Achievement Scholarship makes an immediate impact on the student’s opportunity to enroll and graduate, and is a true investment in their future. For more information, or to make your pledge now, email or click the button below to contact The La Salle Fund team.

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School of Arts and Sciences Fund

The La Salle School of Arts and Sciences is the University’s largest academic unit. Here, excellent teaching and engaged learning are enhanced by a focus on the individual student’s intellectual, moral, and spiritual well-being. When you give to the School of Arts and Sciences, you are positively impacting student experiences while enhancing the quality of their education.


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School of Business Fund

La Salle’s School of Business offers educational programs that prepare students for a purposeful life by integrating Lasallian values with current business management skills. The School of Business relies on financial support to provide much-needed scholarship and financial assistance for business students, to recruit and retain world-class faculty members, and to educate students who are well rounded and well prepared to meet today’s post-graduate challenges.


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School of Nursing and Health Sciences Fund

La Salle School of Nursing and Health Sciences provides scientifically based education programs to prepare students as proficient, caring healthcare professionals engaged in evidence-based practice, advocacy, service, and life-long learning. The programs are innovative, experiential, and interprofessional—dedicated to providing care to underserved, diverse populations. Your gift today will ensure the La Salle School of Nursing and Health Sciences can continue the storied tradition of teaching and continuing to shape tomorrow’s healthcare professionals.


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Honors Program Scholarship Initiative

The Honors Program Scholarship Initiative seeks support to attract and retain high achieving students at the University and will continue to build on its reputation as one of the most competitive and attractive high-ability programs for students nation-wide.


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Explorer Fund for Athletics

Gifts to the Explorer Fund make a difference in every area of athletics. Your generosity has a direct impact on all our varsity athletics (Division I) programs to allow competition at the highest levels. Gifts just like yours are critically important and provide what is needed in the areas of nutrition, travel, equipment, and much, much more.