Welcome to the Office of Gift Planning


We are here to help you make a difference for Sarah Lawrence College.

Planned, or deferred, gifts are a way to effect your twin goals of providing support for Sarah Lawrence and staying within your particular financial parameters.

There are a number of ways you can maximize your support for Sarah Lawrence, while ensuring that your and your family’s needs are being met. 

You may need income now, for a particular health or education need, but you may be able to donate assets later on. Or you may need to pass assets to your children free of estate taxes, but may not need the income from those assets for several years.

Whatever your financial objective, happily the IRS has provided vehicles for charitable giving that can address almost any situation.

You can get more detailed information on making a planned gift, including financial illustrations geared to your particular needs and situation, by contacting Dorea Ferris, Director of Gift Planning, at (914) 813-9251 or giftplanning@sarahlawrence.edu. Or visit our Gift Planning Opportunities page. Sarah Lawrence College also encourages you to consult your own tax and estate planning advisors.

Legal designation: Sarah Lawrence College is a not-for-profit organization organized under the laws of the State of New York, located at One Mead Way, Bronxville, NY 10708.

Meet the Staff

Dorea FerrisDorea Ferris
Director of Gift Planning
(914) 813-9251

Ryan StrongRyan Strong
Administrative Assistant, Gift Planning
(914) 813-9259

Judith KatzJudith Katz
Gift Planing Consultant
(914) 813-9252