An endowment gift establishes fund that is permanently invested. Your gift will be maintained in perpetuity and will make a lasting difference here at Lawrence.

A number of opportunities exist for establishing named endowed funds as a means of recognizing a donor’s generosity to Lawrence. Minimum thresholds for named endowed funds are listed below. There is no minimum threshold for gifts added to existing endowed funds.

Scholarships—High Need

The average annual scholarship funding needed for "high need" students is approximately $32,000.

Generation of High Need Scholars Scholarship
~$32,500 each for one freshman, one sophomore, one junior, and one senior per year in perpetuity

$2,600,000
 


Full High Need Scholarship
~$32,500 each for two students per year in perpetuity
~$32,500 for one student per year in perpetuity

 

$1,300,000
$650,000

   

Partial High Need Scholarship
~$12,500 for one student per year in perpetuity

$250,000


Scholarships—Average Need

The average annual scholarship funding needed for our general student population is approximately $25,000.

Generation of Scholars Scholarship
~$25,000 each for one freshman, one sophomore, one junior, and one senior per year in perpetuity

$2,000,000
 


Full Need Scholarship
~$25,000 each for two students per year in perpetuity
~$25,000 for one student per year in perpetuity

 

$1,000,000
$500,000

   

Partial Need Scholarship
~$5,000 for one student per year in perpetuity

$100,000


Academic

Opportunities for academic-related positions and program funds.

Provost position

$5,000,000
Professorship/New tenure-track position $2,500,000
Rotating Professorship/Directorship $2,000,000
Dean of Academic Success $1,500,000
Professorship/Current faculty position $1,500,000
Faculty Development Funds $100,000
Residential Life Funds $100,000
Bjӧrklunden $100,000
Student-Faculty Collaboration Funds $100,000
Library Funds and Related Technology $100,000
Global Perspective Funds (Study Abroad or International Student Support) $100,000
Instrument Funds $100,000
Studio Art Funds $100,000
Science Funds $100,000
Expendable Funds $5,000


Athletics

Opportunities to endow athletics-related positions and funds.

Director of Athletics

$2,000,000
Head Coach (any sport) $1,000,000
Team Equipment Funds $500,000
Team Travel Funds $100,000
Maintenance Funds $100,000
All other named endowed funds $100,000


Named Spaces (Capital/Expendable, not Endowed)

Opportunities to fund spaces around campus.

Building Space (begins at $100,000; depends upon the space)

$100,000+
Benches $5,000
Trees $1,000

 

Amanda Thomas

Amanda Thomas, 2019

Ansorge Family Scholarship

“Thanks to the Ansorge Family Scholarship, I was able to attend my first choice college—Lawrence! This aid relieved the worry that I would have to compromise my interests in order to find an affordable school. Now, as a proud Lawrentian, I can take advantage of the unique opportunity to pursue both biology at the college and percussion at the conservatory.”

 

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