What is Lawrence Giving Day?

Lawrence Giving Day is a one-day-only fundraising event encouraging you to support your favorite area of the college. The 8th Annual event is on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. When you give a gift that is meaningful to you, our Game Changers will match it with a gift to the Lawrence Fund.


How will my gift be matched?

Gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar doubling the impact of your gift for current students. But if you're in the Classes of 2005-2025 and give up to $500, your gift will be matched with $500. Your $10, $25, $50 or $100 gift quickly becomes $510, $525,  $550 or $600 to help our students. If you give more than $500, your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar. 


Where do gifts go?

100% of your gift will go to the area(s) of the college you choose. Popular choices are the Lawrence Fund (area of greatest need), the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Björklunden, athletics or student scholarships. The Game Changers' gifts will go to the Lawrence Fund, allowing the greatest flexibility in meeting the college's current needs.


How do I decide where to give?

There are many giving opportunities at Lawrence University. We encourage gifts to the Lawrence Fund because they make a vital difference in the lives of students and support the area of greatest need for the college. Please contact us if you have any questions at 920-832-6517 or annual.giving@lawrence.edu.


What are the Class Color Legacy Scholarships all about?

These scholarships are a way to band together across the generations and support current students. Read more about the scholarships and the tradition on the Class Colors page.


What can I do to help get the word out about Lawrence Giving Day and the match?

When you make a gift, post about it on your favorite social media platforms to encourage your friends to give and check out the program. Use #LUGives to join in the conversation about Lawrence Giving Day and spread the word!


Can I set up a pledge or a recurring gift?

Yes! You can set up a pledge or make a recurring gift by calling us at 920-832-6517 by October 13, 2021. Please note that only installments scheduled to be paid by June 30, 2022 will count toward the Lawrence Giving Day total.


Do gifts by mail or gifts of stock count?

You can always give by mail or give a gift of stock to support Lawrence. Due to the short time frame of Lawrence Giving Day, gifts by mail must be received by October 13 to qualify for the matching funds. Please make checks payable to Lawrence University.

The mailing address is:
Lawrence University
Annual Giving
711 E. Boldt Way
Appleton, WI 54911

To give by stock, please call 920-832-6517 by October 13 and mention that your gift is for Lawrence Giving Day.


Will my Lawrence Giving Day contribution be tax deductible?

Yes. Your gift is entirely tax deductible. When you give online, you will receive an email confirmation that will serve as your receipt for tax purposes.

I still have questions. How do I get in touch?

Feel free to shoot us an email at annual.giving@lawrence.edu or call us at 920-832-6517.