On Thursday, June 21, Sarah Lawrence College celebrated the dedication of the Eleanor Weisman Edelman Reading Room and College Archives in the Esther Raushenbush Library. Eleanor Edelman was a lifelong Bronxville neighbor and loyal Sarah Lawrence supporter who founded the Friends of the Library in 1975. She also served as its first president, forging a wonderful partnership between the Bronxville community and our library that continues to thrive today.
Sarah Lawrence has gratefully received a generous commitment of $3 million to support the Barbara Walters Campus Center, made anonymously in memory of literature and writing faculty member emeritus Joseph Papaleo ’49 by one of his former students.
In memory of revered concert pianist and music faculty member emerita Jean Wentworth, her family has made a generous gift to establish the Jean Wentworth Music Residency. Jean Wentworth was well known as a Debussy scholar and highly respected for her performances of solo, chamber, and orchestral works by Debussy, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Bartok, and many others. She taught piano, chamber music, and music history at the College for more than 40 years. The Jean Wentworth Music Residency will bring performing musicians of distinction to campus to work with students in program areas of music and beyond, and to offer cross-disciplinary engagement and audience building. Each semester, the residency will culminate in a concert open to all students and the public.
Sarah Lawrence College has been awarded a $2 million grant from New York State’s Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program (HECap) that will support construction of the liberal arts college’s Barbara Walters Campus Center.
Thanks to our generous donors, Sarah Lawrence College is able to provide financial aid and scholarships to deserving students who would otherwise be unable to attend. Ideally suited for Sarah Lawrence’s unique and personalized education, these talented and driven young people develop their academic and creative potential, and thrive in the College’s vibrant community.
The Sarah Lawrence College International Audio Fiction Award, aka The Sarahs, celebrates the best audio fiction currently made around the world. The Sarahs were co-founded by writing faculty member Ann Heppermann, a United States Artists Rockefeller Fellow and Peabody Award-winning audio fiction writer and producer, and Martin Johnson, a radio producer, journalist, sound designer, and critically acclaimed author.
At the request of and in honor of his late wife Lisa Kimball ’70, John F. Cooney made a leadership gift to The Fund of Sarah Lawrence. He explains: “Lisa regarded her four years at the College as a pivotal time in her life: when she learned how to teach herself what she needed to know to pursue her intellectual and professional interests; developed a love of learning and of conversing deeply on matters of common interest with like-minded searchers for knowledge; and emerged with the self-confidence in her own abilities that powered her belief that she could and did promote the common good while experiencing great enjoyment in the process. Lisa was a proud daughter of Sarah Lawrence and hoped that with her help, the school could provide a comparable educational experience to future generations of students.”
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Today, April 4, is Giving Day! What makes this one day so special? For today only, our generous trustees will match all gifts made, up to a combined total of $100,000.
Your gift has twice the impact today. Every matched dollar means double the resources for student scholarships, our esteemed faculty, and this one-of-a-kind education.
What can we do in one day?
Participate in Giving Day, our annual 24-hour fundraising challenge, and double your impact! For this one day only, our generous trustees will match your gift—and all gifts made—up to a combined gift total of $100,000. This means double the support for student scholarships, for our esteemed faculty, and for this one-of-a-kind education.
Last year, more than 750 members of the Sarah Lawrence community came together for Sarah Lawrence and made a gift on Giving Day.
Sarah Lawrence College broke ground on the construction of a $35 million Campus Center, named in honor of esteemed alumna Barbara Walters who donated the lead gift of $15 million for the construction of the donor-funded building. The Center will include the Barbara Walters Gallery for exhibitions of fine art and the Barbara Walters Archives and Reading Room.