Richard and Anne Lackie Andersen Fund for Study Abroad
The Richard and Anne Lackie Andersen Fund for Study Abroad began being administered for the 2019-20 academic year with a generous gift in honor of Anne’s Reunion. Anne graduated in Lawrence’s centennial year with a degree in psychology. As a reunion volunteer, she helped the Class of 1950 become the first to raise more than $1 million for a milestone reunion class gift to the college. Due to Richard’s career, the family was able to travel and they lived in London full-time for two years. Through these experiences, they both came to appreciate the value of learning about different cultures through immersion. Their eldest of four children, Linn K. Andersen Carey ’77, attended the Lawrence London Centre program during her time at Lawrence studying biology and geology and considered the experience a significant part of her college career. This fund reflects the Andersen family belief in the value of study abroad opportunities for undergraduate students. Richard and Anne established this fund to create greater accessibility to long-term study abroad opportunities for students who otherwise would have not considered the possibility of international travel and immersion. Grants will be given annually to students attending Lawrence-affiliated or -sponsored international study programs that are a term, semester, or academic year in length. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated financial need.