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Mark Burstein
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Mark Burstein
President

“The concept of light—truth, knowledge, progress—has guided Lawrence and Milwaukee-Downer Colleges since our beginnings. Each year we set out to create a learning environment for 1,500 undergraduates that prepares them to leadto Be the Light!”

 

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Catherine Kodat
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Catherine Kodat
Provost and Dean of the Faculty

“Brilliant scholars, gifted artists, selfless teachers—the faculty of Lawrence University are simply unparalleled in their dedication to their students and their disciplines.”

 

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Saahil Cuccria ’19
Psychology, Economics, and Innovation & Entrepreneurship

“Support from donors makes it possible for me to attend Lawrence, and I think about that every day.”

 

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Brian Pertl '86
Dean of the Conservatory

“We have been hard at work imagining and creating a conservatory that will best prepare today’s aspiring musicians for our rapidly changing world. Now we are ready to take our vision and dreams to the next level. The Be the Light! Campaign will do just that.”

 

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Christyn Abaray
Director of Athletics

“This is liberal arts at its best, with athletics being the sweatiest of them all. We are moving in the right direction ... and are now ready to take even more significant steps forward.”

 

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amanda thomas
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amanda c. thomas '19
BIOLOGY AND PHILOSOPHY

“It was really the financial support that made Lawrence a possibility for me. Because I’m here, I don’t have to choose between science and music—I can do both.”

 

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Shine your light.

Connect with Be the Light! and your fellow Lawrentians at exciting events around the country. Hear stories directly from students and faculty about how the campaign is transforming Lawrence.
 

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  • boston, MA

    Metropolitan Waterworks Museum

    Address
    2450 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02467
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  • San Francisco, CA

    American Bookbinders Museum

    Address
    355 Clementina Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
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    PT
  • Madison, WI

    Wisconsin Historical Society

    Address
    816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706
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    CT
  • Twin Cities, MN

    Mill City Museum

    Address
    704 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401
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    CT
  • Chicago, IL

    Morton Arboretum

    Address
    4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532
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    CT
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Support the Campaign

Everyone can Be the Light! for Lawrence University and the generations of Lawrentians to come. There are myriad ways to take part in this transformational campaign: GIVE to support vital campaign priorities, ATTEND a regional campaign event or other exciting alumni gatherings near you, and ENGAGE by volunteering as an Alumni Ambassador.