Donor Profiles: Why I Give to Sarah Lawrence

Sarah Lawrence alumni who donate to the College come from a multitude of backgrounds—and after their time at Sarah Lawrence, they go on to build lives and achieve goals that are vastly different from one another. 

Regardless of past or future, donors are connected by an important thread: they hold Sarah Lawrence close to their hearts and maintain a strong connection to the College through giving.

Lucy & Jeff Colman, Parents of Stuart ’09 & Emma ’16

Lucy & Jeff Colman, Parents of Stuart ’09 & Emma ’16

"We've seen other colleges try to do something similar to Sarah Lawrence—working with professors a lot, one-on-one experiences—but they don't get it way Sarah Lawrence does."

Zach Donovan ’10 & Sarah Livant ’10

Zach Donovan ’10 & Sarah Livant ’10

"I support Sarah Lawrence because ... it turns out thoughtful, caring, compassionate humans who are far and away more likely to make the world a better place than your average college graduate."

W.O. Edwards ’71

W.O. Edwards ’71

“Sarah Lawrence worked closely with me to make school possible. I got accustomed to this, and only when I went to grad school at a larger institution did I realize that this personal touch wasn’t universal.”

Siblings Sheila Miller Bernson ’71 & Donald Miller ’75

Siblings Sheila Miller Bernson ’71 & Donald Miller ’75

“Sarah Lawrence’s unique educational experience gave me the confidence to say yes to many professional opportunities I might otherwise have walked away from.”

Manuel “Alex” Romero ’91

Manuel “Alex” Romero ’91

“I started giving as soon as I was able.”

Winnie Scheuer ’06

Winnie Scheuer ’06

"It is with deepest gratitude for these wonderfully formative years that I give back to Sarah Lawrence, a place that has broadened and enriched me in ways I am certain I will carry through every chapter of my life."

Nancie & Steven Schnur ’74

Nancie & Steven Schnur ’74

"Sarah Lawrence provided us with a unique opportunity to be listened to and feel valued as adults before the rest of the world began to take us seriously. Our teachers encouraged us to delight in ourselves, our work, and those delicate budding souls around us. And the College prepared us to give back to the world, to be ardent listeners, to speak with confidence, and to spread a little Sarah Lawrence spirit wherever we go."

Tonya Czerwinski Schwartz ’92 & Matthew Schwartz ’93

Tonya Czerwinski Schwartz ’92 & Matthew Schwartz ’93

"We're privileged to have had this special educational experience, where everything is possible."

Mira Josefowitz Spektor ’50

Mira Josefowitz Spektor ’50

“I make a point of giving to the College every year because my Sarah Lawrence education brought my life so much value.”

James Tynion IV ’10

James Tynion IV ’10

Freelance comic-book writer and Vice Chair of The Fund for Sarah Lawrence

Sally Williams ’76

Sally Williams ’76

"Sarah Lawrence attracts a tremendous faculty that nurtures students and teases out what they’re passionate about, and finds ways to take those passions to the next level."