A Community That Empowers Bequest
Jenni Hair VanArsdale '08
I decided to join the Legacy Circle because Lawrence continues to benefit me throughout my personal life and career; so it only makes sense for me to help Lawrence by paying it forward. Throughout my four years at Lawrence, I grew personally and academically through the strong scholastic environment and close relationships I built with friends, faculty and staff. Lawrence became my home, and the Lawrence community became my family.
One of Lawrence's greatest attributes is its sense of community. Inside the classroom, my professors and classmates engaged and challenged each other to promote broader thinking. Outside the classroom, my team mates, friends, and peers worked together to make our community a better place and to represent Lawrence to the best of our ability.
The most crucial aspect of being part of a community is helping one another and giving back. Without giving back, communities can't sustain themselves and are limited in empowering one another. That's why I joined the Legacy Circle. By including Lawrence in my will, I'm able to guarantee that I'm continuously doing my part for the community I love.
As a member of the Legacy Circle, I'm able to show my gratitude and pay it forward to make sure that the Lawrence community stays strong and that future Lawrentians have the opportunity to feel the same way.
Lisalyn Jane Dresser, 2022
Clare Scherf Sweetman Scholarship
"The thing I admire most about Lawrence is the diverse community. You are accepted and treated fairly no matter where you are from. Lawrence does not only teach you what you need to know it also helps you to be independent and prepare you to be successful for the future. I have always wanted to be in this prestigious and diverse university. I will forever be grateful to the Clare Scherf Sweetman Scholarship for helping me reach my dream."