Taking Pride in Doing Their Part – Lawrence-owned Insurance Policy
Marlene Crupi Widen M-D'55 and Leonard A. Widen, Friend of Milwaukee-Downer
Marlene Crupi Widen M-D'55 fondly recalls her years at Milwaukee-Downer and was enthusiastic of her decision to commemorate her 50th reunion. She purchased a life insurance policy naming Lawrence University as the beneficiary.
This gift will eventually establish the Leonard A. and Marlene Crupi Widen Milwaukee- Downer Scholarship at Lawrence University. It also served to bolster significantly her class gift. "I never imagined being able to make a gift of this magnitude, and had no idea it would be so easy," she said. "We are not wealthy people, but we take great pride in knowing that we're doing our part to perpetuate the Milwaukee-Downer legacy at Lawrence." Lawrence owns the policy and Marlene and her husband, Len, make annual charitable gifts to Lawrence in lieu of making premium payments on the insurance policy.
This gift is in appreciation for the education Marlene received and the life-long friends she made at Milwaukee-Downer College. Her legacy also ensures the traditions of Downer remain at Lawrence.
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."