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Reunion Legacies

Lawrence 55th Reunion
"The Lawrence experience changed the course of my life, and that of my husband, Karl Schmidt '59, so it just seemed appropriate that we should make a legacy gift to Lawrence as a way of saying "thank you" and of helping to ensure the future of Lawrence. There are many options for joining the Lawrence-Downer Legacy Circle. In our case we simply added Lawrence as a beneficiary in our will. Reunion time is a great time to join Legacy Circle
-JoAnn Staab Schmidt '60
Lawrence 50th Reunion
"Giving back to Lawrence through one's will, a charitable annuity or other planned gift is something almost every alumnus/alumna can do. We greatly value our Lawrence education, as we are sure you do. Becoming members of Legacy Circle is a meaningful way to demonstrate that appreciation. Why not join us as we look forward to our 50th Reunion!"
-Barbara Bradley Petura '65, Ted Katzoff '65
Lawrence 45th Cluster Reunion
"Without the generosity of past and present LU graduates who helped provide me with a scholarship and financial aid, I would not have been able to attend the university that has blessed me with countless precious memories and outstanding employment opportunities. I wanted to 'pay it forward'!"
-Suzanne Detry Arendt '70
"I wanted to make a provision for Lawrence in my estate planning, and changing the beneficiary designation on an IRA was a fast and easy way to do it. It took 10 minutes!"
-Judith Reeves Brown '71
Lawrence 40th Reunion
"We all have different memories of our time at Lawrence, and those experiences are why many of us already give regularly to the university's annual fund. But to ensure that our alma mater continues to provide wonderful memories, I'm asking you to join me and go one step further by putting Lawrence in your will or estate plan. You'll become a member of the Legacy Circle simply by letting Lawrence know you've made that important decision.
Lawrence taught me how to learn, a skill that's served me well. By becoming a member of Legacy Circle, your future gift will help ensure a Lawrence education continues to be available. Meanwhile, make plans to join us in Appleton June 18th 21, 2015, for Reunion Weekend. We'll talk about all those memories and a lot more. Hope to see you then."
-Mary Jo Hibbert Powell '75
Lawrence 25th Reunion
"Class Reunions are nostalgic for the ones involved; however, it is easy to see how the world keeps moving forward. I joined Lawrence-Downer Legacy Circle to keep Lawrence University also moving forward. My life was thoroughly influenced by Lawrence. Freshman Studies is such a treasure - and a Lawrence mainstay. I cherish the opportunity to make a lasting gift to an institution that has given me so much. Legacy Circle is a great way to create your own 'Legacy.'
Please make plans to join fellow Classmates of 1990 June 18th 21, 2015 for Reunion Weekend. The forward progress by Lawrence since 1990 will fuel your imagination, to what a current student experiences. The nostalgia of 1990 can be intermixed with today's Lawrence Experience. Hope to see YOU there!"
-Chad Kemnitz '90
Lawrence 20th Reunion
"I joined the Lawrence-Downer Legacy Circle early in my career, when I realized that my success was in large part due to my experience at Lawrence and the passion for lifelong learning that was instilled in me by professors and peers. It was important to me to be able to make a meaningful contribution so that others could have a similar experience for generations to come. Today, I have my own daughters, nieces, nephews, and godchildren who inspire and amaze me. I remain a Legacy Circle member for them now, too. I want them to see that a small consideration today can and will change lives long past the end of mine. Legacy has new meaning now, and I encourage my classmates to learn more about this program."
-David B. Gottesman '96
"My wife, Mary Dercks Bachhuber '92 and I appreciate our education more and more every year. The small class sizes and individual attention from outstanding faculty were what made the difference for us. Our lives would not be what they are today if not for Lawrence and the great friendships we made there, which is why we included our alma mater in our will. It was really simple to do. We just asked our lawyer to list 'Lawrence University of Wisconsin' as a beneficiary for a portion of whatever is left."
-John A. Bachhuber '94
Lawrence 10th Reunion
"I am thankful for the opportunity Legacy Circle provides me to give back to Lawrence on a larger scale than what I can afford on a year-to-year basis. I feel confident that my gift will impact generations of future Lawrentians and help them to graduate as servant leaders and improve their communities.
Please consider joining me and fellow classmates of 2005 in making an impact to present and future Lawrentians by including Lawrence in your will, or as a beneficiary of life insurance or retirement assets. These and other types of charitable arrangements let you support the Lawrence community far into the future, while also providing tax and other benefits to you or your estate. It's easier than you think to join the Legacy Circle!"
-Sarah E. Leet '05
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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."

Jelani Jones, 2021
Marie Dohr Memorial Scholarship

"Being at Lawrence has and continues to be a joy for me. I feel that I have grown so much as a musician, a teacher, and a friend through the awesome community of professors and friends I have met here. I feel that I am blessed to have such an awesome violin professor, and all the faculty members in the education department are so amazing. I have come to see Lawrence and the state of Wisconsin as my home, and I wouldn't change a thing."

Maggie Wright, 2021
Margaret S. and W. Paul Gilbert Memorial Scholarship

The scholarships I receive at Lawrence allow me to experience anything that I want to. I can pursue my love of Biology and Chemistry in classes that are engaging, with professors who care individually about their students. These scholarships also give me the freedom to participate in numerous extracurriculars that Lawrence offers as well, like the Fencing Team and the American Medical Students Association. All of the opportunities Lawrence offers me remind me how grateful I am to have received the Margaret S. and W. Paul Gilbert Memorial Scholarship."

Sterling Elvin Ambrosius, 2022
Berenice E. Hess Scholarship Endowment

"The financial aid from this school was one of the best packages I received. I wouldn't be in school still if it weren't for Lawrence. This community has allowed me to develop leadership skills, advocacy skills, and overall made my life wonderful. I have found a family here at Lawrence, and that has made the world of difference in the rigorous world of academia. I also found my passion here, advocacy and my major, Gender Studies."

Milwaukee-Downer Scholarships and Professorships

Some of the many recipients of Milwaukee-Downer scholarships gather for a photo with Carolyn King Stephens M-D'62 and Marlene Crupi-Widen M-D'55 in January 2014 at the annual scholarship luncheon.

Rosamund Victoria Bille Adler Scholarship
Dr. Charles E. Albright Scholarship
Helen Daniels Bader Scholarship
James G. and Ethel M. Barber Scholarship
Catharine Beecher Endowed Fund for Downer Women
Bessie A. Bell Scholarship
Berk Scholarship
Frederick C. Best Scholarship
Beta Study Club Scholarship
Lynde Bradley Scholarship
Lucia R. Briggs-Alumnae Scholarship
Edith Lange Brooks Scholarship
Anne Barman Caldwell Scholarship
Alice Miller Chester Scholarship
City of Milwaukee Student Funds Scholarship
Milwaukee-Downer Class of 1940 Fund
Milwaukee-Downer Class of 1942 Fund
College Endowment Association Scholarship
Janet Cope Crawford Scholarship
Jessie Mabbott Daniels Scholarship
F. T. Day Scholarship
Rufus Dodge Scholarship
Julia P. Ely and Hannah R. Vedder Memorial Scholarship
General Endowed Scholarship - M-D College
Dr. Alfred W. and Mrs. Ada F. Gray Scholarship
Berenice E. Hess Scholarship Endowment
Lucille Ray Hibbard Scholarship
Belle Austin Jacobs Scholarship
Helen McDermott Jurack and Ronald J. Mason Scholarship
Marjorie S. Logan Scholarship
Nellie Maxwell Scholarship
S. Annabelle & Paul McGuire Scholarship
Memorial Scholarship Fund - Milwaukee-Downer
Milwaukee-Downer Class of 1953 Scholarship
Milwaukee-Downer Class of 1955 Scholarship
Milwaukee-Downer Class of 1956 Scholarship
Milwaukee-Downer Class of 1957 Scholarship
Milwaukee-Downer Class of 1958 and 1959 50th Reunion Scholarship
Milwaukee-Downer Club Scholarship
Milwaukee-Downer/Lawrence College Consolidation 50th Anniversary Scholarship
Francis Evelyn Kelley Morgan Memorial Scholarship
O'Neill-Anderson Family Scholarship Endowment
Elizabeth A. Olson Scholarship
Gilbert Haven Peirce, Sr. and Emma Elizabeth Manor Peirce Milwaukee-Downer Scholarship
Aleida J. Pieters Scholarship
Matilda Siefert Puelicher Scholarship
Elizabeth Ann Richardson Scholarship
William M. Ross Memorial Scholarship
Elizabeth Rossberg Scholarship
Charles Frederic Sammond Scholarship
Mildred L. Schroeder Scholarship
Sivyer Educational Fund for Women
Marion Merrill Smith Scholarship
Dr. Elizabeth A. Steffen Scholarship
W. Mead and Elizabeth McKone Stillman Scholarship
Strzelczyk Family Scholarship
Clare Scherf Sweetman Scholarship
Raymond H. and Jane K. Taylor Scholarship
Jerline E. Walfoort Memorial Scholarship
Barbara E. Wehr Fund
Harmony Weissbach Scholarship
Martha and Frances Wheelock Scholarship
James G. and Ethel M. Barber Professorship of Theatre and Drama
T. A. Chapman Professorship in Music
Alice G. Chapman Professorship in Physics
Alice G. Chapman Librarianship
Milwaukee-Downer College and College Endowment Association Professorship

Angela Small Fry Intia, 2019
Maurine Campbell Scholarship

"Thanks to the Maurine Campbell scholarship, I have been able to attend the amazing school that is Lawrence University. With the help from this scholarship, I have been able to pursue my dream career in chemistry working with the outstanding and extremely helpful faculty here. Even outside of chemistry I take the time for exploration into my interests and want to give back through my work as a resident life advisor, stock room assistant, and student supervisor at Bon Appetit. Everything I have learned here, academically or not has forever molded the person I am today."

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