Legacy Circle Gift Planning Chair
Consisting of engaged and dedicated Lawrence and Milwaukee-Downer alumni and friends of the university, Legacy Circle Gift Planning Chairs assist Lawrence in promoting the Lawrence-Downer Legacy Circle to classmates and peers. Legacy Circle is our recognition society for those who want to leave a legacy for Lawrence through their estate plans. Gift Planning Chairs serve as a resource for current and prospective Legacy Circle members, participate in Legacy Circle programs and events, and provide feedback on initiatives.
Marlene Crupi Widen M-D'55 and David Mitchell '71 recognize the importance and necessity of legacy giving and its impact on the future of Lawrence University.
Marlene's reasons for making a legacy gift reflect her appreciation for the education she received and the friends she made at Milwaukee-Downer College. Her legacy also ensures the traditions of Downer remain at Lawrence.
David believes one of the best ways of saying "thanks" is with a legacy he and his wife Judy have arranged through giving a portion their estate.
More than 1,000 members of the Lawrence-Downer Legacy Circle will ensure the future vitality of Lawrence for years to come.
What is your Lawrence-Downer legacy?
Shelby Harder, 2018
Dr. Irving Auld and Dorothy
Roher Auld Scholarship
"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."