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The Lawrence-Downer Legacy Circle recognizes alumni, parents and friends who remember Lawrence through a planned gift. We are grateful to the more than 1,090 members of Legacy Circle who help support the long term vitality of Lawrence. Learn how you can join today!
"When I came to Lawrence back in the early 1960s, my mother was a World
War II widow who worked as a registered nurse at a doctor's office in
Menasha. Although I am sure that money was tight, she wanted the best
for me, her only child. The key to providing that was through education
and, we both agreed that Lawrence was the best place. Lawrence helped
us achieve that goal through scholarships, loans and a part time job at
My mother's finances improved as her life moved along. When she did estate planning, she decided that she wanted to make a provision for Lawrence in her will. She essentially wanted to pay it forward by making a bequest to Lawrence.
I, too, am appreciative of all that Lawrence has given me. My education there gave me a foundation for all that is good in my life. I will be matching her gift.
-Maryann Pepin Crissey '65
Lisalyn Jane Dresser, 2022
Clare Scherf Sweetman Scholarship
"The thing I admire most about Lawrence is the diverse community. You are accepted and treated fairly no matter where you are from. Lawrence does not only teach you what you need to know it also helps you to be independent and prepare you to be successful for the future. I have always wanted to be in this prestigious and diverse university. I will forever be grateful to the Clare Scherf Sweetman Scholarship for helping me reach my dream."