Instilled for Generations — Charitable Remainder Unitrust
"When we had dinner recently, Chuck Demler '11 asked why we were giving money to Lawrence and it got me thinking about why I feel education is so important. My maternal grandparents were the first married couple to graduate from the University of Colorado. According to the story my grandfather came home one day and said "Ella, we're going to college" and the next day they enrolled and worked their way through school. So you can see that the value of education has been instilled in our family for several generations. All of my aunts, uncles and cousins on both sides of my family have gone to college so I think I tended to think this was normal and I probably took it for granted. I realized it was important but it was really in later years that I realized how important it can be. And not just a college or university education but any kind of training that increases your knowledge and skills to better your life and your community. It makes me sad when I see people who could benefit from more education and cannot afford it. I feel very blessed that I grew up in a family where education was important and that my parents were able to send me to Lawrence and I would love to be able to help other people have that same experience."
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."