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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
Maria Poimenidou, 2020
"I am currently a senior double majoring in biochemistry and economics and minoring in Innovation & Entrepreneurship. I cannot express enough how much I appreciate the Theodore Diamandopoulos Memorial Scholarship, without it, my Lawrence experience would not be possible. I have enjoyed being a mentor in the CORE freshman mentorship program, playing and working for the Women's Basketball team, competing in Model United Nations, interning as a lab assistant at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, hosting a pilot STEM program for young unaccompanied refugees in Greece, and volunteering through KidsGive during a field trip to Sierra Leone. Thank you so much for supporting me in doing the things I dream to do."