Creating Your Legacy
Thank you for investing in the future of Lawrence University. There are many ways in which you can begin to build your Lawrence-Downer legacy, but how do you get started? Lawrence is committed to working with you and your advisor(s) to identify and implement the most appropriate charitable legacy that best suits your family, financial and philanthropic goals. We invite you peruse this section of our website to discover ways in which you can build your Lawrence-Downer legacy today.
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I ask the question at three-score years and tenthe biblical life span. My marriage had its golden anniversary; four children are grown, educated, employed and married! We have nine darling grandchildren. My life is fulfilled, but my house is filled full. What has lasting value? More
"Insuring" Our Lawrence Legacy
Lawrence opened the door for us to many opportunities. It was where we met, made lifelong friendships and received an incredible liberal arts education. As Lawrence students we experienced a sense of community in which we were challenged intellectually and encouraged to step out of our comfort zone. More
Marlene Crupi Widen
"My husband, Len, and I are products of the Great Depression. Both of us worked our way through college without financial assistance." More
Paving the Way with Her Legacy
Passing beneath the arches of Holton and McLaren Halls and under the canopy of trees that inspired Hawthornden's name was a familiar path for Milwaukee-Downer students. More
Don't Miss Your Chance: Make Tax-Free Gifts From Your IRA Today!
If you are 70½ or older, the extended charitable IRA rollover legislation benefits you! While easy to accomplish, this tax-smart gift option enables you to jump-start your legacy and witness the benefits of your generosity to Lawrence University. Take a moment to review the questions and answers here to see if this arrangement is right for you. More
Is Facebook Part of Your Estate?
Have you thought about your online legacy? Learn what to consider when planning your estate in an era of social networking. More
When Your Online Passwords Become Your Heirs' Problem
Protecting your online information and access is crucial. But how? More
The Dangers of DIY Wills
Don't let your family lose money to legal fees, taxes and interest because of a do-it-yourself will. Learn a lesson from this real-life example of a DIY will gone wrong. More
Intellectual Property 101: Intangible Assets
Every year, thieves steal more than $300 billion in mostly invisible assets from U.S. companies and individuals. Learn how you can protect your ideas and other intangible assets. More