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Spring 2017 Campaign Giving Update

Posted by Sarah Lawrence College on May 4, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Leadership gifts in support of the Barbara Walters Campus Center:*

  • A commitment of $2 million from Trustee Sarah Gray Gund ’65 and her husband Geoffrey Gund

  • A gift of $2 million from Josephine Merck ’69

  • A gift of $1 million from Bloomberg Philanthropies, made in honor of Barbara Walters

  • A commitment of $100,000 from Peter Lawrence, made in honor of Karen R. Lawrence

  • A gift of $100,000 from the Westchester Community Foundation, in honor of Karen R. Lawrence

  • A gift of $100,000 from the Lauder Foundation, made in honor of Barbara Walters

  • A gift of $100,000 from the David Geffen Foundation, made in honor of Barbara Walters

  • A gift of $100,000 from Peter Peterson and Joan Ganz Cooney, made in honor of Barbara Walters

  • A commitment of $100,000 from Trustee Rachel Williams Zebrowski ’73, in honor of her mother Pauline Bolton Williams ’44 and in gratitude to Karen R. Lawrence

*as of January 31, 2017


Josephine Merck ’69 made a gift of $3 million to restore and relocate a marble amphitheater from Cos Cob, Connecticut, to the Sarah Lawrence campus, sustainably reusing beautiful, natural materials and preserving an artistically important structure for use as an outdoor performance venue.


Joan H. Marks ’51 and her husband Paul A. Marks made a commitment of $1 million to establish the Joan H. Marks ’51 Endowed Fellowship Program for Human Genetics. The fellowship program will support tuition and clinic placement costs for students from underrepresented populations with demonstrated financial need.


Trustee Winifred Scheuer ’06 made a leadership commitment of $100,000 to The Fund for Sarah Lawrence.


Krishna Atkinson Daly ’98 and her husband Robert Daly, Jr. made a $100,000 commitment to establish the Nancy M. Daly Scholarship. Named in honor of Bob’s mother, a widely respected children's advocate, philanthropist, and arts leader, the scholarship provides financial aid to a minority student with financial need.


Seth and Susan Greenland, parents of Gabriel Greenland ’16, together with Seth’s brother Andrew Greenland, established the Leo Greenland Endowed Scholarship in Music with a $100,000 gift. The scholarship is named in honor of Gabriel’s grandfather.


Dr. James Lee ’91 made a $50,000 commitment to establish the Lloyd Eugene Stull and Dr. James Lee '91 Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship is named in memory of the life and work of his beloved husband, author Lloyd Eugene Stull.


Kenneth and Janice Musen established the Erica Musen Sanborn MS ’03 Graduate Scholarship in Human Genetics and the Erica Sanborn MS ’03 Special Projects and Student Support Fund for Human Genetics to honor the memory of their daughter Erica Sanborn MS ’03, former faculty member and administrator of the Human Genetics Program.


Caroline Pless ’12, enthusiastic member of the Young Alumni Leadership Society, makes leadership donations every year and encourages other young alumni to support the College by making gifts and attending events.


New York State’s Teacher Opportunity Corps has awarded the Art of Teaching Program a grant of $103,334 in 2017 (renewable for five years), enabling the program to prepare students to teach in disadvantaged communities.


The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a planning grant of $135,000 to support the Consortium on Forced Migration, Displacement, and Education (CFMDE). With this grant, Sarah Lawrence and its consortium partners Vassar, Bard, and Bennington colleges will explore new models of collaboration to educate students about the global refugee crisis and to guide them toward productive engagement with local and global partners in search of solutions.

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