Report from Development

The Lawrence community continued its robust philanthropic support in FY17 with gift income totaling $18.46 million. The Lawrence Fund achieved its second highest total at $3,860,925. Lawrence donors continued to rally around the Full Speed to Full Need (FSFN) campaign to support our students. In December 2016, FSFN notched another milestone when we achieved $35 million in gifts and pledges from the community, and our anonymous donor matched that with an additional $5 million.  The pace of giving in the FSFN campaign is unprecedented and transformative.

Every gift makes a difference at Lawrence.  Gifts support books for the library, sheet music for the Conservatory of Music, athletic gear for our student athletes and so much more.  Alumni gifts also help bolster the alumni participation rate.  This is the key data point national rankings use to determine “alumni satisfaction.”  Our annual Giving Day provides a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Lawrence and engage members of the Lawrence family around the theme of philanthropy.

We remain grateful for the enthusiastic and generous support of the Lawrence community.  Together we will make Lawrence a better Lawrence.

—Cal Husmann,
Vice President for Alumni and Development

Gift income by use

Pie chart of 2017 gift income by use

Sources of support

Pie chart showing 2017 sources of support

Alumni $13,836,074
Bequests $1,021,946
Foundations, corporations & groups $2,717,802
Friends $547,138
Parents $335,724
Government $64,000
Total $18,522,683

Gift income totals

Line graph showing gift income totals 2008-2017

2007-08 $31,461,387
2008-09 $16,881,407
2009-10 $11,252,234
2010-11 $13,280,171
2011-12 $13,853,808
2012-13 $11,472,017
2013-14 $17,681,384
2014-15 $34,745,860
2015-16 $27,760,920
2016-17 $18,522,683

Lawrence Fund support

Line graph showing Lawrence Fund support 2007-2017

2007-08 $3,555,743
2008-09 $3,647,259
2009-10 $3,354,684
2010-11 $3,417,749
2011-12 $3,542,830
2012-13 $3,384,463
2013-14 $3,699,575
2014-15 $3,834,030
2015-16 $3,906,040
2016-17 $3,860,925

Founders Club membership

Line graph showing Founders Club membership 2007-2017

2007-08 1,072
2008-09 1,030
2009-10 992
2010-11 1,018
2011-12 1,011
2012-13 1,001
2013-14 1,067
2014-15 1,087
2015-16 1,109
2016-17 1,052

Legacy Circle membership

Line chart showing Legacy Circle membership 2007-2017

2007-08 737
2008-09 777
2009-10 818
2010-11 831
2011-12 842
2012-13 852
2013-14 917
2014-15 1,016
2015-16 1,038
2016-17 1,054

All data is for the 2017 fiscal year (July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017)

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