Blair Belcher '89
Profession Motion picture literary and talent agent with United Talent Agency; clients include Téa Leoni ’88 and Jim Carrey.
Most Influential SLC Faculty Lindsey Abrams ’73, writing, and Nicolaus Mills, literature, from whom she learned that one could make a career out of storytelling.
First Gift to SLC $100 in 1992. “It’s natural, upon graduating, to make an abrupt break in an attempt to leave college. Sometimes it takes a number of years to remember why those college years were so important.”
Most Recent Gift $2,500 in 2005.
Also Supports Breast cancer research, in support of friends who have been afflicted with the disease; drug addiction and alcohol abuse support programs, also in support of those close to her who have suffered from the disease of addiction; and Blair Academy, a private high school she attended in Blairstown, N.J.
Most Recent Book ReadAloft, by Chang-Rae Lee
Statement “I give because Sarah Lawrence provides a unique way of learning that other institutions don't necessarily embrace, and because I think it's critical to support that kind of environment for future original thinkers. The College is a unique place that lets you come to conclusions, and find answers that work, on your own. Sarah Lawrence embraced a person like myself, who would not have succeeded in a more traditional environment.”