Planning Your Legacy
Your desire to make a difference and leave a lasting legacy helps strengthen Lawrence's mission. Consider making an impact for students and faculty through a planned gift. These types of charitable arrangements may provide tax and other benefits to you while supporting Lawrence.Our Mission
About Legacy Circle (LC)
What is your Lawrence-Downer legacy?
Membership in Lawrence-Downer Legacy Circle is extended to anyone who has made a commitment to support Lawrence with a planned gift through their estate and informed the college of these plans. Lawrence has been fortunate to have a planned giving history that dates back over 50 years. Planned gifts have become an important part of Lawrence's tradition, providing a way for alumni, parents, and friends to leave a legacy to help ensure the future of the college for generations of Lawrentians to come.
Your legacy gift may be designated to support what means most to you. Including specific areas within Lawrence such as the Conservatory or athletics, providing scholarship support, creating a named endowed fund, or simply left as unrestricted to be used where needed most.
A charitable gift from your estate enables you to thoughtfully plan a gift to Lawrence and others while making a final statement of what you have held important during your lifetime. There are many tax-wise ways to support your charitable goals. Please view our Gift Options page for more information.
Please take a look at our Donor Stories to see the many ways others, like you, have given back to Lawrence with a future gift. Create your own personal legacy today!
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Complimentary Planning Your Legacy Guide
Our easy-to-use estate planning guide can help you gather the information you need before meeting with your attorney. Please click here to download our complimentary Planning Your Legacy Guide.
Ways to get involved:
The future of Lawrence University is currently secured by the generosity of over 1,090 Legacy Circle members. Each one has created their own personal legacy that will help ensure that Lawrence remains a strong and vibrant liberal arts college for generations to come.
The Lawrence-Downer Legacy Circle recognizes alumni, parents and friends who remember Lawrence through a planned gift. We are grateful to the more than 1,090 members of Legacy Circle.