A Foundation of Excellence - Bequest
As I find myself closer to the end of my career than the beginning, I often look back and evaluate what experiences in my life were the most enriching. Always, my years at Lawrence are at the top of the list. I have been blessed with much good fortune and it is with great purpose that I feel I should try and help future generations receive the same foundation of excellence that Lawrence gave to me. Lawrence taught me critical thinking that served me extremely well throughout my journey. I was fortunate enough to make lifelong friendships that neither time nor distance have been able to diminish.
Joining Lawrence-Downer Legacy Circle is our way to provide for the school through our estate. To help do this, several years ago Marie and I decided to make a provision for Lawrence in our wills. It is our way to pay it forward. Whether you currently have a will or are just considering getting one started, it is very easy to make a provision for Lawrence. It will only take a few minutes to commit and those few minutes can turn into a lifetime benefit for a future Lawrentian.
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."