The Annual Campaign is the LSSC Foundation’s central fundraising effort, kicking off every year in January. When you support the Annual Campaign, you’re supporting the LSSC Foundation’s efforts to maximize student success at Lake-Sumter State College. Each year, generous donors enable the LSSC Foundation to provide student scholarships and program support, including technology, staffing, and capital equipment. Together, we can make a difference by creating opportunities for students in our community.

Annual gifts touch every corner of the campus and impact the entire student population – both today and in the future.

Your support helps LSSC students through scholarships and Lake-Sumter State College through program support. We awarded over $800,000 and over 900 students in scholarships in 2021, reaching the highest totals in student assistance since our inception in 1980.

Since the national and local impacts of COVID-19, the LSSC Foundation has distributed 152,000 pounds of food to just under 5,000 students and community members.

“The pandemic has made these issues more urgent and we are grateful to our donors and partners that allowed us to offer these valuable events.”

Dr. Laura Byrd
Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the LSSC Foundation.

The Lake-Sumter State College Foundation receives a grant award from Duke Energy Florida of $120,000 to support the College’s Energy Utility Institute located in Sumter County.

“At Duke Energy, we believe philanthropic giving is important to help our cities, our towns and our communities not only survive the current COVID-19 pandemic, but also grow and thrive,” said Catherine Stempien, state president Duke Energy Florida.


Annual Campaign Kick-off Dinner & Board Meeting

Join the 2022 Annual Foundation Board Meeting & Annual Campaign Kick-Off “Changing Lives…Building Futures” on Thursday, January 6, 2022, at 6:00pm in the Venetian Center in Leesburg.


Donations Options

LSSC Employee Payroll Deduction

All pledges received by December 17, 2021 will be effective beginning January 15, 2022. All pledges will go toward the 2022 Goal.

Please notify Payroll in writing at: Payroll@LSSC.EDU to request to terminate the deduction by the 1st or 16th of the pay period for the change to happen in the specific pay period.

One Time/Recurring Donation

You can make a one-time gift today using your credit or debit card. All one-time contributions will go toward the 2022 goal.


Email: Foundation@LSSC.EDU
Phone: (352) 365-3518
Office: Leesburg Campus, Building HSC.

Monday – Friday:8:00am – 4:30pm
Saturday – Sunday:Closed