A Worthy Successor Charitable Gift Annuity
Joan Poppert Jacobs M-D'53
As a graduate of Milwaukee-Downer College, class of 1953, I have innumerable memories of a golden time in a golden place. Our faculty, almost entirely women, many of them holding Ph.D.s, not only inspired respect but were models for a studious life of accomplishment. They, along with the administration, fostered a sense of serious purpose which felt right to me. At Downer, the aim of making a life came before making a living. That has served me well and represents to me a hallmark of a fine college or university.
Matriculating to M-DC, I was the recipient of a $600 Honor Scholarship, $150 per year. Annual tuition was $600 a year, so my scholarship covered one quarter of the cost. Early on, I decided that I wanted to give back at least as much as I had received.
Many years after the 1964 merger of Milwaukee-Downer with Lawrence, I concluded that Lawrence, now a university, was that kind of institution and a worthy successor to my alma mater. I decided that a charitable annuity would fulfill the promise I made to myself as well as afford me a source of income. And so it was done. This annuity, part of my class's 50th Reunion gift, will help countless future Lawrentians to "make a life" for themselves.
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."