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.
Sarah Lawrence College is grateful to Jenny Eskin ’86 for pledging a gift of $7,500, payable over five years, to The Fund for Sarah Lawrence. Multi-year pledges like Jenny’s provide Sarah Lawrence with a dependable income stream, helping the College to bridge the gap between tuition revenue and the cost of maintaining the highest standards of educational excellence.
Donors Suzanne and Stanley Arkin met with biology faculty member Drew Cressman and students Nora Nesheiwat and Isabel Bilek on a recent visit to the College. The students, both class of 2018, had been Arkin Externs this past summer. They discussed their experiences doing research at Mt. Sinai Hospital and the New York Botanical Garden respectively, and their intentions to continue in science careers after graduation. Another senior, Hagerah Malik, who works as a research assistant, explained the workings of new equipment made possible by the couple’s gift.
Sarah Lawrence College has been awarded a grant from the Dr. Lee MacCormick Edwards Charitable Foundation to create an Art History / Curatorial Studies Enrichment Fund. The $14,000 grant will be used to bring curatorial and museum professionals to campus for guest lectures and workshops; support field trips for students in Art History and Curatorial Studies courses to museums and galleries in New York City and the Metropolitan region; and underwrite curatorial internships for two Sarah Lawrence students.
Psychology faculty member Adam Brown has received a collaborative research grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop next generation research tools for understanding human social systems. He will serve as a consultant in the development of software designed to inform decision-makers about policy options and their possible outcomes, for example when preparing humanitarian relief operations. He will also conduct studies to test and evaluate the software prototype, and with the assistance of Sarah Lawrence students, he will perform pilot behavioral research in his Cognition and Emotion Lab to hone the project’s research methodology and robustness.
On Friday, October 6, Sarah Lawrence College, one of the nation’s most innovative liberal arts colleges, will install Cristle Collins Judd, PhD, as its 11th president. Dr. Judd joins Sarah Lawrence from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, where she guided the foundation’s program for Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities. She has worked with college and university presidents and provosts from around the country to address the most pressing issues facing higher education, including diversity and inclusiveness, the value of the liberal arts, the role of the arts and humanities in civil society, and the cost of higher education.
The Suzanne Salter Arkin Science Endowment, established by alumna Suzanne Salter Arkin with a $2 million donation in 2016, is dedicated to supporting outstanding Sarah Lawrence science students who want to pursue serious individual study of science while engaging with the arts, humanities, language, literature, and the social sciences in a liberal arts institution.