An endowment gift is a gift to an established fund that is permanently invested. Your gift will be maintained in perpetuity and will make a lasting difference here at Lawrence.

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 to add to existing endowed funds.


A named "generation of scholars" scholarship
($25,000 each for one freshman, one sophomore, one junior, and one senior per year in perpetuity)


A named full need scholarship
($25,000 for one student per year in perpetuity)




A named partial need scholarship
($5,000 for one student per year in perpetuity)



Professorships & Faculty Salaries

Add a new tenure-track position


Underwrite a current faculty position



Other Named Endowed Funds

Faculty Development Funds


Residential Life Funds




Student-Faculty Collaboration Funds


Global Perspective Funds — Study Abroad and         
Support for International Students


Library Funds and Related Technology Enhancement



Amanda Thomas

Amanda Thomas, 2019

Ansorge Family Scholarship

“Thanks to the Ansorge Family Scholarship, I was able to attend my first choice college—Lawrence! This aid relieved the worry that I would have to compromise my interests in order to find an affordable school. Now, as a proud Lawrentian, I can take advantage of the unique opportunity to pursue both biology at the college and percussion at the conservatory.”


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