The Gift That Keeps on Giving – Flexible Deferred Gift Annuity
Marijean Flom '50
It is more than 60 years since I graduated from Lawrence in 1950. The fact that we have formed a committee and are working on plans for our reunion attests to the fact the one of the greatest legacies of my years at Lawrence has been the friendships that I made during those four years. Many of my classmates continue to be close and treasured friends today.
I married into a long line of Lawrentians when I married Richard Flom '48. My in-laws, Lois and Russ Flom, were very active alumni and I feel that they were my inspiration. Both Dick and I served on the Alumni Board and helped to develop the Twin Cities Alumni Club. At present I am a class agent. Dick's three siblings were Lawrence graduates and married Lawrentians. It was almost a given that our two sons, Rick '75 and David '83 also graduated from Lawrence and married classmates. Our daughter, Barb, went to Ripon '77. However, her son Eric Bohling '12 is now a student at Lawrence. He is the twenty third family member to attend.
With this background it was inevitable that I would want to support my alma mater. Several years ago I established a flexible deferred charitable gift annuity which is consistent with my financial situation. This planned gift arrangement will allow me a guaranteed fixed stream of income for the rest of my life. The remaining dollars will go to the Lois and Russ Flom Scholarship Fund. Because of my strong belief in the value of a liberal arts education I am particularly interested in the scholarship program. I know that my small gift will help.
I encourage others to consider becoming a member of the Legacy Circle. There are many ways in which you can make this contribution.
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."