Maintaining the Mission – Family Limited Partnership and CRT
Terry Franke '68 and Mary Franke, Friend of Lawrence
When thinking about the concept of giving back to Lawrence, one is likely to get many different responses. For me, giving back isn't just one action or contribution — there are several dimensions of support. One way is to give your time to support the various activities of the university — alumni and student related. Another way is to give financially — for the short term and long term. I found supporting Lawrence both short term and long term is most meaningful. The Lawrence Fund is about today's students and continued support through the Lawrence Fund is critical in these challenging economic times. The Legacy Circle is about future generations. As head of the Investment Committee, which manages the endowment, the endowment is all about maintaining the mission of Lawrence, ensuring the Lawrence Experience for future generations of students, and endowing faculty chairs to attract and retain top educators. I am a two-time member of the Legacy Circle: the first through a Family Limited Partnership that includes Lawrence as a limited partner and second, through a Charitable Remainder Trust that provides 100% of the Trust's value at the end of our lives to Lawrence. I feel connected with what's happening today at Lawrence and that I am doing my small part of help guarantee Lawrence's future.
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."