A Legacy for Learning – Charitable Remainder Unitrust
Chuck Merry '57 and Barb Merry, Friend of Lawrence
As a first-generation college student I was able to afford tuition at Lawrence through the assistance of a scholarship. My four years at Lawrence were a life-changing experience. In addition to engaging in challenging academic experiences at the college, I was also involved in athletics, which rounded out my experience and paved the way for lifelong friendships. Barb and I wanted to ensure that future generations of deserving students who might not be able to afford tuition can benefit from a first-rate Lawrence liberal arts education.
We have made provisions that include Lawrence in a charitable remainder unitrust. This allows us to fulfill our philanthropic objectives of enabling future students to receive a Lawrence education. The arrangement allowed us to benefit from a substantial income tax deduction and we receive regular payments from the trust during our lifetimes. Eventually the trust will come to Lawrence to endow the Chuck and Barb Merry Scholarship. This fund will forever preserve the Merry legacy at Lawrence.
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."