Support The Fund for Sarah Lawrence

Generous, ongoing support keeps Sarah Lawrence relevant, rewarding, and ahead of the curve.

How Gifts Are Used

Contributions to The Fund for Sarah Lawrence help bridge the gap between tuition revenue and the cost of delivering a Sarah Lawrence education. They help support the College’s outstanding faculty and enable the College to embark on new initiatives. They further the technological needs of faculty and students, and help preserve and enhance the historic campus.

Support for Students

Tremendous potential doesn’t necessarily equate with significant financial resources—a principle illustrated by the fact that the majority of Sarah Lawrence students now receive some form of financial aid. 

The Fund for Sarah Lawrence ensures that the College’s vigorous intellectual dialogue—a hallmark of the Sarah Lawrence experience—continues to be enriched by students from across the socioeconomic spectrum.

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Support for Faculty

No other major undergraduate college in the US offers Sarah Lawrence’s outstanding level of one-to-one interaction between students and faculty.

It’s why so many Sarah Lawrence alums experience great success after graduation, and why the College has never compromised—and never will compromise—on its commitment to faculty.

Your support of The Fund for Sarah Lawrence allows the College to attract and retain the dedicated faculty that is a cornerstone of the Sarah Lawrence experience.

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Support for the Academic Experience

Sarah Lawrence College students engage deeply in studies that examine different points of view; they combine passion and rigor to develop and express their unique ideas.

This spirited academic dialogue is unique in the landscape of American higher education. The College relies on funds to continue to pilot new programs, add new areas of study, bring inspirational guests to campus, and continue to forge new interdisciplinary ground.

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Support for Technology

The technological needs of both students and faculty evolve with great rapidity. An investment in the College’s infrastructure and equipment is also an investment in its unique pedagogy. 

By increasing access to and use of technology on campus, the College enhances the faculty’s ability to guide and mentor, and the students’ ability to engage in the constant innovation and intellectual inquiry that is central to a Sarah Lawrence education. 

Support the advantage technology brings to faculty & students»

Support for the Campus

The Sarah Lawrence campus supports and reflects the intellectual, social, and personal interests and needs of its vibrant community. 

Stimulating seminars, intimate poetry readings, lively discussions—they all occur on a campus that is a principle element of Sarah Lawrence. A gift in support of the campus helps preserve the places where important moments and experiences of a Sarah Lawrence education happen.

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Ways to Give

The Fund for Sarah Lawrence is crucial to the College’s sustained and continued growth, and there are many ways to contribute financially, as well as by donating time and talent.

Make a One-Time Donation

Give Online

Make a gift using a credit card via the College’s secure donation form.

Give by Phone

Give by calling (914) 813-9200.

Give by Mail

Send a check payable to Sarah Lawrence College to:

The Fund for Sarah Lawrence
Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY 10708

Gifts of Stock

Sarah Lawrence will benefit from the full value of your gift and you will not be liable for any capital gains or investment income tax on the investment’s gain. Please review the stock transfer information sheet, or contact Rosemarie Gherardi at (914) 813- 9293 or via e-mail.

Gifts from your IRA

Assets in a traditional individual retirement account (IRA) can make a wonderful gift to Sarah Lawrence College.

The Charitable IRA Rollover is now permanent. If you or your spouse are age 70½ or older and must take distributions from your IRA, you are permitted to distribute up to $100,000 annually directly from your IRA to charity, without incurring income tax liability on the distribution. This distribution will count toward your required minimum.

Please note that not every financial institution identifies the donor on the IRA Rollover check. E-mail us at to let us know to expect your gift, so we can thank you promptly.
Donors between ages 59 ½ and 70 ½ are permitted to take distributions from their traditional retirement plans with no early-withdrawal penalty. These funds can be used as a gift to Sarah Lawrence either outright or as a life income gift. The income tax liability you incur on this IRA withdrawal is partially offset by the charitable income tax deduction you will earn by making your gift. Please consult your tax advisor to make sure this type of gift works with your financial situation.

Gift Matching

Request a Matching Gift

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs that will double or triple charitable contributions made by their employees, retirees, and/or family members.

Companies have various methods by which you can request a matching gift; contact your company's human resources officer to learn if the company participates and what donation options are available. 

To learn if your company has a matching gift policy, please enter your company name in this box:

Search for Your Company

If you cannot find your company listed here, contact your company's human resources officer to learn if your company participates and what donation options are available.

If you are using a paper matching gift form, please enclose it with your check or credit card information and mail to:

The Fund for Sarah Lawrence
Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY 10708

E-mail The Fund for Sarah Lawrence with questions, comments, or requests.

Reunion Giving

Join Your Class in Reunion Giving

Reunion is a time to reflect on the Sarah Lawrence experience, celebrate with classmates, and reconnect with the College. It’s also an opportunity to begin, renew, or increase your giving to Sarah Lawrence.

Learn more about Reunion Giving»

The Senior Gift Committee

Support or Join the Senior Gift Committee

The Senior Gift Committee works with fellow members of the senior class, their families, and the entire Sarah Lawrence community on efforts that financially support the College. They raise funds through events, letter-writing campaigns, and peer-to-peer solicitations.

How Parents & Families Can Provide Support

All members of the community are invited to participate; seniors and their families are especially asked to support the Senior Gift efforts. Parents and families can honor the accomplishments of a graduating senior and show gratitude for the graduate’s faculty and dons through a donation to the Senior Gift.

Parents seeking more information may contact Jody Abzug, Director of Parent Programs, at (914) 813-9229.

How Students Can Provide Support

  • Make a gift online. 
  • Give your donation to one of the Senior Gift Committee members.
  • Send your donation through campus mail to The Fund for Sarah Lawrence
  • Give with your 1Card.
  • Join the Senior Gift Committee. To get involved, contact the committee via e-mail, call us at (914) 813-9229, or join the Facebook group.
  • Join The PHIL Project.