The Lamar Institute of Technology Foundation is a private nonprofit 501(c)3 entity organized under the laws of the State of Texas. It exists solely for the benefit of Lamar Institute of Technology. The Foundation serves as the preferred channel for private gifts to all areas of the Institute and supports and enhances the educational mission of the Institute. The LIT Foundation plans a special scholarship banquet and special fundraising events that enhance the quality of life, encourages success, and positively changes not only the futures of LIT students and their families but, the entire community as a whole. Located in the Cecil Beeson Building, 855 East Lavaca, Room 205, the Foundation is governed by an all volunteer board of directors.

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NEW   Kroger shoppers can help Lamar Institute of Technology Foundation raise money through the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Please register online at

Customers must have a registered Kroger Plus card and link it to the LIT Foundation organization. If a member does not have a card they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger. If you are a new online customer, you must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the “New Customer?” box. You can sign up for a Kroger Community Rewards Account by entering your zip code, clicking on favorite store, enter your email address and create a password. The LIT enrollment NPO number is 80382. 

After that, Kroger will donate a percentage of eligible purchases to the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Your Kroger Plus card must be scanned for LIT to receive a percentage of your purchase.

Kroger donates $1 million a year. The LIT Foundation will earn a percentage of the $1 million equal to the percentage of total earned contributions attributable to that organization.  

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The Lamar Institute of Technology provides quality education and training that enable a diverse student population to achieve its career goals. Programs are enhanced by developing and maintaining partnerships with business, industry, and the community. Faculty is dedicated to teaching, advising and scholarship. Both faculty and staff work to serve the Institute and the community.

The Lamar Institute of Technology is grateful for the generosity of our benefactors including alumni and friends, whose philanthropy fosters the continued success of the Institute and impacts the growth of our state, region and nation. Without the support of these donors, Lamar Institute of Technology could not achieve the merits and accolades for which it is known. The role of the Office of Development at the Lamar Institute of Technology is to provide recognition and thanks to our donors for their philanthropic spirit and support of higher education and to keep them informed about the use and growth of their gifts.