The Simplicity of Change Retirement Assets Beneficiary
Carolyn Stickney Beck '65 and Hayward Beck '65
Hayward (Jay) and Carolyn Stickney Beck '65 include Lawrence among their philanthropic priorities with good reason, Jays' family ties to the college are extensive, and they both value their Lawrence education highly.
As co-chairs of their 40th Reunion Gift Committee, the Becks learned how important planned giving is to Lawrence's future well-being. Jay, a financial consultant, quickly saw the advantages of naming Lawrence as a beneficiary of a percentage of their retirement assets.
"Considering how heavily these assets can be taxed if left to individuals, it makes sense to direct them to Lawrence, where their full value can be put to such good use," says Jay. "The simplicity of changing a beneficiary designation — at no cost — makes this the easiest way include Lawrence in your estate plans."
The Becks are pleased their planned gift will enhance the Elmer H. Jennings Scholarship Fund, established in 1975 by Jay's late grandfather, a former Lawrence trustee, to continue a family legacy of helping future generations of Lawrentians.
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."