Continuing My Lawrence Support— Trust Beneficiary
A number of years ago I sat down with a development officer and had a conversation about my giving to Lawrence. While I always enjoy engaging with Lawrence, I was a bit uncertain about what and how much this person may want from me. Through that conversation, I learned about a variety of ways in which I could expand my financial support on my own terms and timeline without affecting my current financial situation, since I had two sons to put through college! I learned about planned giving, which wasn't something I had known much about nor considered previously. There were so many great ideas for thinking about a legacy for Lawrence-and many of these concepts are very easy to do. Eventually, my husband and I decided to create a trust and we named Lawrence a charitable beneficiary. It feels good knowing my support to Lawrence will be able to continue through my future gift. And once I shared this information with Lawrence, I became a member of the Legacy Circle.
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."