Category: Development

We Are the Light! Virtual Celebration Tonight

Join the entire Lawrence community for a virtual celebration of the conclusion of the historic Be the Light! Campaign. Tune in at 7 p.m. Central tonight, February 25, 2021, to the virtual celebration and a world premiere video. You’ll be the first to hear the campaign’s truly grand total! 

Tune in here: https://bethelight.lawrence.edu/events/celebration

Lawrentians, The We Are The Light! celebration is a time for us to strengthen our connections with the Lawrence community and celebrate new opportunities for students made possible by generous gifts.

Join us tonight in watching this historic announcement of the Be the Light! campaign total. Mark your calendars, get out the Blue and White, and prepare to celebrate!

This event is open to the entire Lawrence community – donors, alumni, students, faculty, and staff. Follow these 3 easy steps to ensure you are a part of it!  

For additional information on the Be the Light! Campaign, visit us online at bethelight.lawrence.edu

United Way Campaign Deadline December 1

Dear Staff and Faculty,

I am following up to Linda Peeters’ message from two weeks ago about the United Way campaign. We greatly appreciate any support you may be able to give, but also understand if you are not in a position to do so this year. 

If you can, I invite you to join Linda and me in supporting United Way. If you didn’t give last year and give $26 this year ($1/per paycheck) you will be entered into a drawing for a Chevy Trailblazer! Donors who gave last year need to increase their total gift by $1 to qualify. Gifts of all sizes are welcome! 

Please email me with the amount you would like to donate per payroll by Dec. 1. New pledges will begin Dec. 11 and run for 26 payrolls. You may also campus mail a check made out to United Way to me in Wilson House. 

Thank you for considering this opportunity as a way to support our community; and thank you to those who have already pledged!

Stacy Mara
Wilson House

For more information see https://www.unitedwayfoxcities.org/

United Way: Live United

Dear Staff and Faculty,

At Lawrence University we are committed to supporting our community through the work we do and the resources we share.

We know these times are difficult and challenging for everyone, especially now.  That is why I am asking you to take part in this year’s United Way Fox Cities employee giving campaign LIVE UNITED, but also understand if you are unable to do so.

United Way Fox Cities is grateful to the many Lawrence University employees who have generously contributed in the past. Your generosity has made a real and lasting difference to individuals and families right here in our own local community. They support basic needs to those who need them most.

Please watch the 2-minute campaign video. It is sure to leave you feeling good about the impact we can make off-campus.

If you didn’t give last year and give $26 this year ($1/per paycheck) you will be entered into a drawing for a Chevy Trailblazer! Donors who gave last year need to increase their total gift by $1 to qualify. Gifts of any size are always welcome.

Please email Stacy Mara with the amount you would like to donate per payroll period by Dec. 1. New pledges will begin Dec. 11 and run for 26 payrolls. You may also campus mail a check made out to United Way to Stacy Mara in Wilson House.

If you can, I invite you to join me in supporting United Way Fox Cities to inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow. As we give, advocate, or volunteer, we’ll increase our own sense of community.

Thank you for considering this opportunity as a way to support our local community and to LIVE UNITED.

Linda Peeters

Event Coordinator

Sampson House

For more information see https://www.unitedwayfoxcities.org/

Giving Day October 1

Save the date! Giving Day is October 1. As we enter the home stretch of the Be the Light! Campaign, be sure to stay tuned as we prepare for this Lawrence tradition. On Giving Day only, all gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar thanks to our generous Game Changers, and if you’re in the Classes 2004-2024, your gift will be matched with $500. Learn more about this major celebration of all things Lawrence.

MARCH Open Office Hours with the Grants Team – Main Hall

Date: Thursday 3/5 and 3/ 12 at 10 AM – Noon

Location: Main Hall Lobby

Are you interested in applying for a grant to fund a new program, research project, or artistic work? Faculty and staff are invited to stop by and meet with either Anna Simeth, Ariela Rosa, or Amy Kester to discuss grant ideas on Thursdays between 10 am and noon during the academic term (with the exception of holidays or during convocation)—no appointment required. In the first two weeks of March, we will be located in the Main Hall Lobby; please look for the table with the “grants” sign.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a time to discuss external funding during a different time slot, please email amy.kester@lawrence.edu or call x6816. We look forward to connecting with you!

FEBRUARY Open Office Hours with the Grants Team – Briggs Hall

Date: Thursdays 10 AM – Noon

Location: Briggs Hall

Are you interested in applying for a grant to fund a new program, research project, or artistic work? Faculty and staff are invited to stop by and meet with either Anna Simeth, Ariela Rosa, or Amy Kester to discuss grant ideas on Thursdays between 10 am and noon during the academic term (with the exception of holidays or during convocation)—no appointment required. In the month of February, we will be located in the entry level of Briggs Hall; please look for the table with the “grants” sign.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a time to discuss external funding during a different time slot, please email amy.kester@lawrence.edu or call x6816. We look forward to connecting with you!

Campus Fundraising Policy

Colleagues,

As we work to improve our policies and processes on campus, we have developed an On-Campus Fundraising Policy. Students, faculty, and staff must first get approval from their Cabinet leader or Dean of Students before approaching the Development Office for support. Please review the policy and work with your Cabinet leader. Once you have their support, you may fill out the applicable form. If faculty have questions, they may reach out to Amy Kester in the Development Office. Student and staff inquiries may be directed to me.

Thank you-

Stacy Mara

Intent to Seek Funding Form:

https://www.lawrence.edu/faculty/grant_support/finding-a-funder/external_funding

JANUARY Open Office Hours with the Grants Team – Steitz Hall Atrium

Date: Thursdays 10 AM – Noon

Location: Steitz Hall Atrium

Are you interested in applying for a grant to fund a new program, research project, or artistic work? Faculty and staff are invited to stop by and meet with either Anna Simeth, Ariela Rosa, or Amy Kester to discuss grant ideas on Thursdays between 10 am and noon during the academic term (with the exception of holidays or during convocation)—no appointment required. In the month of January, we will be located in the Steitz Hall Atrium; please look for the table with the “grants” sign.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a time to discuss external funding during a different time slot, please email amy.kester@lawrence.edu or call x6816. We look forward to connecting with you!

Giving Day Thank You!

Thank you so much for your support of this year’s Giving Day! The support of the on-campus community truly has an impact; whether you stopped by one of our campus events, took a ride in the Giving Day Cash Cab, participated in a challenge on Facebook, or made a donation, it is all important.

This year we broke Giving Day records by raising over $1.94 million from more than 3,100 donors. We are also so thrilled that we had over 320 faculty & staff donors and that the Class of 2020 was at the top of the leaderboard with 92 donors! It was amazing to see the on campus community show up in such a big way.

Most of the money raised on Giving Day supports the Lawrence Fund which is the steady beacon that shines its light on every corner of campus. Contributions to the Lawrence Fund support our students, faculty, and facilities. Gifts have an immediate impact on scholarships, athletics, Björklunden, the library, and beyond. Thank you again so much for your support.

November Open Office Hours with the Grants Team – Conservatory of Music

Date: Thursdays 10 AM – Noon

Location: Conservatory of Music (outside main office)

Are you interested in applying for a grant to fund a new program, research project, or artistic work? Faculty and staff are invited to stop by and meet with either Anna Simeth, Ariela Rosa, or Amy Kester to discuss grant ideas onThursdays between 10 am and noon during the academic term (with the exception of holidays or during convocation)—no appointment required. In the month of November (through November 21st), we will be located in the Conservatory of Music outside the main office; please look for the table with the “grants” sign and stop by!

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a time to discuss external funding during a different time slot, please email amy.kester@lawrence.edu or call x6816. We look forward to connecting with you!