Report from Development

The Lawrence community continued its generous philanthropic support in FY18 with gift income totaling $17.57M. This marked the fifth year in a row that Lawrence donors contributed more than $17M! The Lawrence Fund held pace with $3,836,840. Lawrence donors continued to rally around the Full Speed to Full Need (FSFN) campaign to support our students. We surpassed the $75M mark last year towards our goal of $85M. This means we are able to provide more financial aid and full need scholarships to more students each year.

Giving Day 2018 served as a “virtual launch” for Be the Light! Learners. Leaders. Lawrentians, Lawrence’s ambitious $220M comprehensive campaign. In addition to FSFN and Lawrence Fund, Be the Light! seeks to enhance the student experience through investments in the student journey (academic, artistic, and co-curricular) and in campus renewal. Visit the Be the Light! website to learn more about this historic and transformative campaign for Lawrence. 

On November 3, we had the official public launch of Be the Light! on the Lawrence campus. Building on the theme of “because of you,” students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and friends came together to celebrate the impact of philanthropy on students.

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. 

We are grateful for the generous support of the Lawrence community. Together, we will make Lawrence a better Lawrence.

—Cal Husmann,
Vice President for Alumni and Development

Gift by income use

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Agency $15,609
Endowment $8,585,085
Life Income $795,926
Other $55,658
Plant $1,884,611

Restricted Current Gifts

$2,390,521
The Lawrence Fund $3,836,840
Undesignated $5,000

Total

$18,458,683

Sources of support

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Alumni $11,744,832
Bequests $1,304,503
Foundations, corporations & groups $3,284,509
Friends $719,494
Parents $515,913
Government $66,065
Total $17,635,316

Gift income totals

Line graph of gift income totals 2008-2018.

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
2017-18 $17,635,316

Lawrence Fund support

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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
2017-18 $3,836,840

Founders Club membership

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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
2017-18 1,052

Legacy Circle membership

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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
2017-18 1,073

All data is for the 2018 fiscal year (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018)