Lawrence has been supported by a tremendous number of alumni, parents and other constituents. One way many of these individuals have given back is through their financial contributions to support the experiential learning of students in the areas of internships, volunteering, research and other areas of investigation into their life after Lawrence. Below is information about some possible sources of funding. If you have questions about these funds please contact The Office of Career, Life, and Community Engagement or click the appropriate links to learn more about how to apply.
Perille Fund for Life after Lawrence
Established in 2017 by Amy Lind Perille ’80 and Robert Perille ’80, this fund supports the university’s efforts to prepare students for Life after Lawrence by helping them expand their understanding of how to successfully engage with career opportunities. Grateful for their liberal arts experiences, they are dedicated to helping build a brighter future for Lawrence. In addition to establishing the Perille Fund for Life After Lawrence, Bob and Amy are outstanding leaders within the Lawrence community. Bob has served as an admissions volunteer, a mentor for students, a class agent, an active volunteer for the More Light! campaign and a member of the President’s Advisory Council. He remains deeply involved as a member of the Board of Trustees and the steering committee for the current comprehensive campaign. Amy and Bob serve as Giving Day volunteers and game changers.
Jonathan Bauer ’83 Fund for Career Exploration and Development
Established in 2012 by Jonathan Bauer ’83, this fund supports programs and initiatives designed to expand and enhance students’ understandings of career options. The fund will support experiential opportunities for individual students including externships, informational interviews and internships in a variety of fields. Jonathan graduated from Lawrence after pursuing a major in economics and an interdisciplinary minor in computer science. He later earned his master’s degree in management from Northwestern University. In 2003, Jonathan was awarded the Gertrude Breithaupt Jupp M-D ’18 Outstanding Service to Lawrence Award. He has hosted Lawrence students interested in consulting at the Deloitte office in Milwaukee and has also participated in the Lawrence Scholars in Business program.