There's More Than One Way to Give - Life Insurance Beneficiary to Bequest
John Rowland '79 and Paula Rowland, Friend of Lawrence
I have served on many nonprofits as well as a community foundation. I have also been involved in fundraising since early in my career. Being involved in the insurance industry I have some basic understanding of estate planning. At the time I created my will I had younger children, so as a way to provide some immediate funding upon death I decided to also include important organizations as a percentage beneficiary of a life insurance policy. Also upon death a simple trust is created to benefit my children until a particular age at which point my beneficiaries and organizations are funded through the will's provisions. One of those organizations is Lawrence.
Although I have never been able to be a major donor to any organization, I understand the importance of consistent participation and try to do my part. I recognize that my best chance of making a significant contribution will be through a legacy program like Lawrence-Downer Legacy Circle. What will your legacy be?
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."