The Lawrence Fund is a steady beacon that shines its light on every corner of campus. Contributions to the Lawrence Fund support our students, faculty, and facilities. Gifts have an immediate impact on scholarships, athletics, Björklunden, the library, and beyond. The Lawrence Fund does more than just keep the lights on, it lights the way for a transformative educational experience for every Lawrentian.

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Your Support Matters!

Every gift made provides tremendous impact that helps Lawrentians access opportunities and succeed.

Ayla Walther ’23

Discover the difference your gift makes


“I am incredibly grateful to the donors who have made it possible for me to attend Lawrence. As a financially independent student, paying for my education seemed really daunting at first, but thanks to donors, I don’t have to worry about financial difficulties.  I am able to enjoy the wonderful liberal arts education that Lawrence has to offer. I truly appreciate all they do to help donor provide for students like that allows me enjoy and grow during my time at Lawrence.”

- Ayla Walther ’23

Giving Day Event

Thank you to everyone who helped us break records this Giving Day!


Giving Day is a one-day-only fundraising event in October encouraging the LU community to support their favorite area of the college and an opportunity to come together and support all things Lawrence. In 2021 we raised $1,975,644 from 3,394 donors!

Gifts to the Lawrence Fund Supports

Academic Excellence

Strengthen the academic heart of the university by providing resources that increase our students’ success with technology enhancements, lab supplies, world-class faculty, hands-on learning programs, library resources and more.

Affordability

Impact the majority of students’ ability to attend Lawrence—98% of students receive financial aid. The Lawrence Fund helps bridge the gap between what students pay in tuition and the actual cost of operating the college. Without the Lawrence Fund and endowment earnings, each student’s tuition would increase by more than $11,000 per year. Your support allows us to attract and retain talented students from socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.

Student Experience

Support the full Lawrence experience by enhancing the learning environment and supporting resources both inside and outside of the classroom, from study abroad to internships, varsity athletics to research programs and even student retreats at Björklunden.

Caring for Campus

Keep Lawrence’s campus beautiful, vibrant and safe.  Helping us to transform the campus and maintain our historic roots creates a space for our students to succeed.

2001, 2002, and 2003 alumni

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