Campaign Update

Margaret Shepherd '69 pledges $1 million to establish an endowed scholarship fund to support full tuition and other college-related expenses for students from underrepresented geographic areas within the United States, and for international students. Shepherd’s generosity will ensure that talented young people with financial need receive the same transformational experience she had as a Sarah Lawrence undergraduate.


A generous alumna and her husband pledge $2 million in support of the development and construction of the Barbara Walters Campus Center. They offer this generous pledge as a one-to-one matching grant for donations from $100,000 to $500,000 in support of any of the priorities of The Campaign for Sarah Lawrence.


The Sherman Fairchild Foundation establishes the Michele Tolela Myers Graduate Fellowship in Writing, honoring the former president. The $500,000 endowed fund will support one first-year and one second-year MFA Fellow annually.


Paul and Rhoda Redleaf ’54 establish a summer internship program to help Sarah Lawrence students have life- and career-changing experiences through fully funded summer internships.


Suzanne Salter Arkin ’60 makes a $2 million gift to transform the study of science at Sarah Lawrence and to expand the reputation of the College in the natural sciences. The Suzanne Salter Arkin Science Endowment will enrich the whole science program, from the classroom to the summer science program; allow for needed equipment purchases; and provide funding for summer externships that involve meaningful experience in the laboratories of science institutions throughout the New York metropolitan area and beyond.


Laura G. Donnelley ’69 and the Donnelley Family establish The Strachan Donnelley Endowed Environmental Lecture Series Fund and, with a matching grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Strachan Donnelley Endowed Visiting Professorship Fund in Environmental Writing. These generous gifts will allow Sarah Lawrence to invite high-profile writers, thought leaders, and experts on a broad range of environmental issues to teach and lecture at the College.