A Message from Stephanie Cooper '65, MFA '76, Your Alumnae/i Board President
Among colleges, Sarah Lawrence is very young in years but has always had an "old soul": tremendous wisdom in its core educational and human values. Chief among them has been a commitment to individualism and to the individual. In the '60's, my own era, individualism took the form of an aversion to "joining"—to becoming part of or being defined by—any group. We thought of ourselves as free and unique spirits, never to be pigeonholed, never to join mindlessly in any organization or activity. I believe that this orientation was one of the College's many significant gifts to us, that it has served us well and that, as a result, we have served the world well.
As President of the Alumnae/i Association, I want to welcome every individualistic one of us back to this community we share and to remind us of our great power to sustain Sarah Lawrence in a world where its values are increasingly uncommon.
Please join me in expressing your understanding of how rare the gift of our education has been in our lives by giving back: contributing whatever you can afford, serving on committees and participating in SLC events in your communities. Let us come of age as alumnae/i by doing our part to preserve our rich heritage.
Rare individuals all, please join me in putting your money where your very well-developed powers of articulation have been ever since you graduated!