Fulfilling the Promise:
LAU Campaign for Academic Excellence

You proved that
together anything is possible.

Your incredible generosity
helped us raise
$ 103,995,135

Donations 103.9 million 9% EndowmentFund 6% Other* 32% Facilities 53% Scholarships

Grants, research, and school activities

Your 6,245 donations have allowed us to provide more scholarships, develop our physical facilities, and fund research and scholarly activities.

Supporters came from
31 countries spanning the globe

World Map United States of America Lebanon Italy Jordan Saudi Arabia Cyprus Egypt Palestine Canada Australia UK Syria UAE France Germany Spain Ireland Ivory Coast Ghana Uganda Sweden Switzerland Denmark Holland Belgium Greece Kuwait Qatar Oman Bahrain Gambia

A special thanks to…

Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury

Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury

Founder and Chairman, Chagoury Group

Through their generosity, LAU established the Alice Ramez Chagoury School of Nursing, Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine, and the Chagoury Health Sciences Center.

Adnan Kassar

Adnan Kassar

Chairman and CEO, Fransabank Group

Through his support and that of the Kassar family, LAU named the Adnan Kassar School of Business Building housing a competitive business school that recently earned the prestigious AACSB accreditation.

Frem Family

Frem Family

INDEVCO Group

Thanks to the generosity and support of the Frem family, LAU established the Frem Civic Center — a five-story building housing classrooms, workshops, offices, and labs — with an emphasis on promoting civil responsibility.

Khoury Family

Khoury Family

Consolidated Contractors Company

Through the support of the late alumna Wadad Sabbagh Khoury and that of her family, LAU established the Wadad Sabbagh Khoury Student Center, a state-of-the art facility devoted to students.

Antoun Sehnaoui

Antoun Sehnaoui

Chairman and CEO, Societe Generale de Banque au Liban

Through this donation, the university is building a three-level sports center to give students a richer experience at the Byblos campus.

The late Edgar and Daniele de Picciotto

The late Edgar and Daniele de Picciotto

Founder and Chairman, Union Bancaire Privée

Their continual support to the Gala Dinner Endowed Scholarship Fund and other endowed scholarship funds has allowed the university to grant countless scholarships to struggling students.

Mona Bawarshi

Mona Bawarshi

CEO, Gezairi Transport

Her generosity allowed the university to expand its Beirut campus to the former Gezairi Headquarters Building, which now houses LAU’s B.A. in Fashion Design program and other courses.

…as well as the 3,733 alumni,
friends, and organizations that contributed

Gifts alumni & alumni chapters 3,686 friends 1,336 businesses 479 government 364 organizations 311 religious organizations 69 number of gifts

Our students and alumni say it all

Ziad Sankari
Ziad

Ziad Sankari

CEO and Founder of CardioDiagnostics
B.E. in Computer Engineering, 2007

A prototype Ziad built for his final-year project after many sleepless nights led to the invention of a cardiac monitor that has saved lives worldwide and is being used by thousands of patients in the United States.

Ziad now leads a multimillion-dollar company with global operations including 10 software developers based in Lebanon. He fondly recalls the vibrant campus life during his days at LAU that shaped his character and prepared for him for life.

“I think the funding and financial aid provided by LAU is crucial in changing the lives of the bright young men and women who otherwise would not have the chance to get a good opportunity for their careers and their futures.”
Patricia Matar
Patricia

Patricia Matar

Associate Auditor at Ernst & Young
B.S. in Business with Accounting emphasis, 2016

Working for one of the “Big Four” accounting firms, Patricia has been assigned some of her company’s biggest clients, which is uncommon for new joiners. Her duties include determining whether the published financial statements of clients conform with regulations and present fairly the financial position of the entity.

She is proud to have landed a job at such a prestigious firm and attributes much of her success to LAU. She says that she became stronger, more confident, knowledgeable, professional, and committed because of her LAU experience.

“Scholarship recipients, like myself, gratefully appreciate donors’ efforts in providing us with such critical lifetime opportunities.”
Mohamad Ibrahim
Mohamad

Mohamad Ibrahim

Registered Nurse at AUBMC
B.S. in Nursing, 2015

A few months before graduating from LAU, Mohamad began to see what an LAU degree means in the marketplace. He says that opportunities both locally and internationally began to arise more and more as he neared graduation. He found that hospitals were eager to employ LAU registered nurse graduates and ultimately took an offer with the renowned AUBMC.

Today, Mohamad plays a vital role in the healthcare of adult patients with various medical and surgical conditions and is involved in nursing assessment, diagnosis, planning, intervention, evaluation, and coordination of care. He also works with patients needing non-intensive telemetry, a specialty he is certified in.

“LAU’s supporters should keep up the great work they have been doing. Specifically, they should keep the money flowing in the form of scholarships and financial aid because there are a lot of people who, just like me, could have great potential if their financial burdens are eased.”
Chris Hasbany
Chris

Chris Hasbany

Geotechnical/Tunneling Engineer at Dar Al-Handasah
B.E. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2012
M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2014

Equipped with two degrees from LAU, Chris was hired by Dar Al-Handasah, one of the world’s leading international consultancies. Whether on-site at a project location or at the office, he gets to apply the knowledge and skills he acquired at LAU every day.

As a geotechnical engineer within his firm’s tunneling team, Chris is involved in all phases of the geotechnical and foundation design and supervision for major projects undertaken by Dar Al-Handasah, including tunnels, railways, healthcare and educational complexes, large urban developments, and mixed-use facilities, among others.

“LAU’s supporters make all the difference in today’s world. It is their support and generosity that demonstrates that someone without wealth can be given the resources to get somewhere. And with those resources they can put in the hard work necessary and reach their dreams. I am an example.”
Sarah Al Masri
Sarah

Sarah Al Masri

Program Assistant at Masar Association
B.S. in Business with Banking and Finance emphasis, 2015

Sarah believes that LAU taught her the importance of integrating civic engagement with the extracurricular activities, which ultimately broadened her horizon to bear greater social responsibility.

With these important values instilled in her, Sarah has become a successful activist in the community. As a program assistant at a national civil society organization, she works on different projects and programs that aim to empower youth and highlight their role as the leaders of today.

“LAU’s supporters offer such superb opportunities for financially disadvantaged students. This support highly contributes in guiding young people to the road of success by eliminating obstacles that might render them from achieving their dreams.”
Jennifer El Hajal
Jennifer

Jennifer El Hajal

Audit Associate at Deloitte
B.S. in Business with Accounting emphasis, 2016

Before even graduating from LAU, Jennifer already had a job offer from one of the most reputable auditing firms in the world. Today, she is an associate who audits the financial statements of her firm’s clients from various industries — a role she dreamed of while attending university.

Jennifer has bigger dreams though. In the coming years, she hopes to take the CPA, earn an MBA, and to achieve the highest levels and positions in her job. She says LAU played a big role in her success and that without the financial support she received she would not be able to study at LAU and carry out her goals.

“LAU supporters are giving students the opportunity to study and to achieve their goals. They are dramatically helping improve the community by allowing for a new knowledgeable generation.”

Take a look at what we’ve achieved together

In President Jabbra’s words…

President Joseph Jabbra

Dear Supporters,

I, and the entire LAU family, are so grateful for your constant commitment to helping the university continue to make a difference in the lives of our students. This campaign wrap-up truly shows what is possible when we come together for a common goal.

Indeed, it is with the help of our generous supporters, like you, and their tremendous faith in us, that enabled us to achieve feats we only dreamed of, and for that we are thankful and ever more excited to continue on this journey.

While this campaign has ended, it is really only the beginning for us at LAU.

We thank you for your remarkable support and look forward to what’s to come.

Gratefully yours,

President Jabbra's signature

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