An endowment gift to Lawrence University today provides a brighter picture for our future.  When you make a contribution to an endowed fund, you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits. Your gift will be maintained in perpetuity and will make a lasting difference here at Lawrence.

Hurvis Scholars

Tom and Julie Hurvis Scholarship

“The Tom and Julie Hurvis Scholarship has aided me financially and taken financial stress off paying for college. My sister and I are experiencing college together, which has been a blessing. The scholarship has greatly helped us pursue our academic interests without being held back.” Marelis Alvarez ’24

Marelis Alvarez '24 and Meralis Alvarez-Morales ’22 pictured with Tom Hurvis ’60 and Ann Peterson Anderson ’63

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.



  • $25,000 each for one freshman, one sophomore, one junior, and one senior per year in perpetuity


  • $25,000 each for two students per year in perpetuity


  • $25,000 for one student per year in perpetuity


  • $5,000 for one student per year in perpetuity

Academic-related opportunities for positions and program funds

  • Provost position - $5,000,000
  • Professorship/New tenure-track position - $2,500,000
  • Dean of Academic Success - $1,500,000
  • Professorship/Current faculty position - $1,500,000

  • Faculty Development Funds
  • Residential Life Funds
  • Bjӧrklunden
  • Student-Faculty Collaboration Funds
  • Library Funds and Related Technology
  • Global Perspective Funds (Study Abroad or International Student Support)
  • Instrument Funds
  • Studio Art Funds
  • Science Funds

Athletics opportunities for endowed 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

Questions about Named Endowed Funds?

Reach out to Erin Chudacoff ’00 at 920-832-7057 or