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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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Shelby Harder, 2018

"Many students take for granted what a university has to offer. However, I am thankful every single day for the opportunity to attend this prestigious school. At Lawrence, you have the ability to engage in Socratic debates about the world we live in at dinner, play recreational or NCAA sports, and talk one on one with brilliant professors. At Lawrence, you don't just 'learn' a subject, you are immersed in it. You dive into the liberal arts and these professors show you the beauty in it all, and how everything is tied together. I am a Biochemistry major with a soft spot for rocket science, philosophy, and evolution. Lawrence is my dream school, and it would have never been possible without the Dr. Irving Auld and Dorothy Roher Auld Scholarship. I am forever grateful for their generosity."

Max Loebl, 2017
Grace Gates Scholarship and Schade Family Scholarship

"Lawrence has been a life changing opportunity. My experience here is made possible by the Grace Gates Scholarship and the Schade Family Scholarship. I will always be grateful for the generosity that made my life at Lawrence a reality. I am incredibly thankful for the amazing education and lifelong connections I have made here. Beyond a doubt, my time at Lawrence has been a multifarious experience; playing varsity soccer, working in the Volunteer and Community Service Center, and now serving as the President of the Lawrence University Community Council. The times spent at Lawrence will be carried with me and cherished for the rest of my life."

Magdalen D?Alessio, 2017
Lillian Seybold Wells Memorial Scholarship

"Hello, my name is Magdalen D'Alessio, I'm majoring in Psychology and minoring in Education Studies and History. I am extremely thankful to be a recipient of the Lillian Seybold Wells Memorial Scholarship as I have been able to further my education and pursue my extracurricular interests, including Dance Team, and participating in the many International programs offered on campus. I'm really glad to be able to attend Lawrence and hope to expand my knowledge of the world even further! In the near future, I plan to conduct an independent study regarding the relationship between the government and school systems and the importance of parental involvement!"

Joe Johnson, 2017
Amy Aplin Larsen Scholarship

"The Amy Aplin Larsen Scholarship has allowed me to pursue tons of opportunities at Lawrence as part of a liberal arts education. I have been able to take classes from close to a dozen different academic departments, perform in ensembles and theatre productions, and take part in shaping the Lawrence community. Regardless of what field I may go into, the connections I have made here at Lawrence with staff, faculty, and friends have been invaluable. Thank you!"

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