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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?

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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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