Giving Day

2,505
Donors
92% of 2,704 Donor goal
$1,620,378
Donated
This campaign ended on October 13, 2023, but you can still make a gift to Lawrence University by clicking here!

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An Anonymous DonorSimon Chu matched $2 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Class of 1980

An Anonymous DonorFriends of Bjorklunden matched $2 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $12,000Just for Björklunden

An Anonymous DonorGame Changer matched $500 for each donor, donating a total of $52,924Just for Students

An Anonymous DonorGame Changer matched $500 for each donor, donating a total of $330,000Just for Classes between 2007 & 2023

An Anonymous DonorGame Changer matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $635,717
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Matt Murphy photoMatt Murphy gave $1,000 because 200 donors gaveJust for Alumni donors who gave to Area of Greatest Need
About

Giving Day is a one-day-only fundraising event encouraging the LU community to support their favorite area of the college and an opportunity to come together and support all things Lawrence. Your Giving Day gift, no matter this size, has a HUGE impact on Lawrence! 
For the 10th Annual Giving Day, every gift will be matched with a gift from our Game Changers. Here’s how:

  • Gifts from the Classes of 2007-2027 will be matched with $500
  • All other gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar

Thank you for providing more opportunities to current students!

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WOW - thank you for your support!

We are so grateful for the outpouring of generosity.


226 days ago by Amber Nelson
👏 Guess that Decade Completed 👏

That was fast!  $10,000 of Game Changer funds unlocked.

226 days ago by Amber Nelson
✨Who’s Who at LU Challenge Completed✨

That was so much fun! Thank you for tagging all your classmates.  You helped unlock $10,000. Way to go!

226 days ago by Amber Nelson
2,000 donors – wow! Thank you, Lawrentians!

226 days ago by Amber Nelson
🥇 The Decade Debate Challenge Completed 🥇

$10,000 unlocked!!!

227 days ago by Amber Nelson
💙 Share the LUv Challenge Completed 💙

Thank you for spreading the word about Giving Day on social media!  You unlocked $10,000 of Game Changer funds.

227 days ago by Amber Nelson
1,000 donors

Let’s go Lawrentians! You already reached 1,000 donors.


227 days ago by Amber Nelson
Happy Giving Day!!!

227 days ago by Amber Nelson

Donor Maps
Class Leaderboard
ClassDonorsRaised ($)
19460$0
202633$436
19623$1,700
201939$852
196310$4,225
196611$2,425
202031$532
199416$2,250
198817$8,840
197932$28,596
196411$10,180
198920$2,805
202319$537
197856$16,650
198326$12,575
199318$5,793
202421$392
199618$7,077
199522$7,075
198619$5,585
201638$1,272
201452$3,511
202733$860
202118$787
198430$14,850
19585$1,750
201252$2,299
196523$12,760
200534$2,705
196823$13,683
200338$4,580
199732$4,450
197424$2,679
196919$21,841
197226$10,925
198523$5,825
201034$1,875
200117$2,645
200719$2,410
197331$10,573
198242$9,265
197723$5,675
202517$229
198033$22,140
200625$2,680
19551$3,000
199213$1,945
199121$2,414
201729$834
199029$8,425
197637$26,528
196718$7,125
198117$5,220
197532$25,150
200033$9,170
200830$4,187
198726$5,356
200936$2,595
197129$10,575
201140$6,848
201341$2,310
200224$8,852
200428$4,032
197030$6,172
199935$2,910
199813$4,800
202225$649
201527$615
19450$0
19521$250
19510$0
19572$100
19542$500
19470$0
19480$0
19490$0
19501$1,000
19563$7,500
201832$1,194
196113$4,805
19594$2,025
19530$0
19600$0
Reunion Giving Day ChallengeEach class that reaches its goal will receive a prize at Reunion. Goals are based on the class’s previous Giving Day donor totals.
ReunionDonorsRaised ($)Goal (Donors)%
40th Reunion - Class of 198430$14,8504075.0%
50th Reunion - Class of 197424$2,6794060.0%
10th Reunion - Class of 201452$3,5117569.3%
20th Cluster Reunion - Class of 200338$4,5806063.3%
45th Cluster Reunion - Class of 197856$16,65050112.0%
45th Cluster Reunion - Class of 197932$28,5965064.0%
25th Reunion - Class of 199935$2,9105070.0%
45th Cluster Reunion - Class of 198033$22,1404573.3%
20th Cluster Reunion - Class of 200534$2,7055068.0%
20th Cluster Reunion - Class of 200428$4,0324070.0%
Donor Affiliations
Book icon5%Students
Gradhat icon59%Alumni
Parent icon9%Parents
Friends icon3%Friends
Suitcase icon7%Faculty/Staff
Most Recent Donors
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Karen Pleasant Gonzalez
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Sara Bayram & Yakup Bayram
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Néstor Domínguez, Jr. & Claire Bachman
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Susan Turner & Cameron Jackson
Maraty Gray & Matt Gray photo
Maraty Gray & Matt Gray
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Amaan Khan
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Ilan Blanck
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Robert Wimbish
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Renee J Johnson
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Becky Doyle-Morin
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Advocates

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Game Changer
Heart icon matched a total of $635,717
Game Changer photo
Game Changer
Heart icon matched a total of $330,000
Game Changer photo
Game Changer
Heart icon matched a total of $52,924
Friends of Bjorklunden photo
Friends of Bjorklunden
Heart icon matched a total of $12,000
Simon Chu photo
Simon Chu
Heart icon matched a total of $5,000
Patricia B. Miller photo
generated 23 clicks and 7 gifts, totaling $1,425
Matt Murphy photo
Gave $1,000 during a Challenge!
generated 9 clicks
Renee Johnson photo
generated 8 clicks and 7 gifts, totaling $625
Community Advocates photo
generated 214 clicks and 13 gifts, totaling $584
Brian Bartel photo
generated 83 clicks and 3 gifts, totaling $550