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 graduated from Lawrence. He was 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.
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."