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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

Alexcia Jellum 2016
Olin and Sylvia Jessup Scholarship Fund

"Being able to attend Lawrence has been a wonderful and enriching experience and I want to just say thank you for the Olin and Sylvia Jessup Scholarship I have received. I love the level of involvement that I'm able to attain while attending Lawrence. I've been able to travel with Habitat for Humanity and explore the lives of people very different from myself in classes like The Civic Life Project. The experiences that I have gained from the classroom, my dedicated professors, and my determined and open minded peers are priceless!"

Kaitlin Yorde 2017
Maurine Campbell Endowed Scholarship

"My name is Kaity Yorde and I would just like to say thank you for the Maurine Campbell Endowed Scholarship I received this year! Because of this scholarship, I was able to attend the amazing school that is Lawrence and pursue a degree with a double major in Linguistics and Chinese. Once again, I thank you for contributing to my schooling!"

Clara Imon Pedtke 2016
Shirlee Emmons Baldwin Scholarship

"Attending Lawrence has been an amazing experience! I cannot imagine a better place to help me grow as a musician, student, and person. I am so grateful for the support I have received through scholarships such as the Shirlee Emmons Baldwin Scholarship. Thank you so much!! Your generosity means a great deal to me and your support helps me follow my dreams."

Ryan DePouw 2015
Ansorge Family Scholarship

"Thank you very much for the generous Ansorge Family Scholarship you have provided me with. Your donation toward my education has allowed me the opportunity to attend a prestigious institution like Lawrence that I otherwise would not have had. Your donation has allowed me to continue to pursue my interest in the field of history, an area of study I have always loved. I have no doubt that Lawrence has prepared me to be successful in my future endeavors, and wouldn't trade my experience at this great institution for anything."

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