An endowment gift is a gift to an established fund that is permanently invested.  Your gift will be maintained in perpituity 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 “generation of scholars”                                             
(freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior)


One named “full need” scholarship


One named “average need” scholarship


A named scholarship



Professorships & Faculty Salaries

Underwrite a current faculty position


Add a new tenure-track 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








"Gifts of scholarships were essential in enabling me to grow not only inside of the Lawrence community, but outside of it as well. The scholarship allows students to venture the world and fully explore the Liberal Arts experience!"

- Sam Wagner '14

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