The Fund for Sarah Lawrence: Supporting Faculty
“Growth” and “challenge” are two defining characteristics of a Sarah Lawrence education. The Fund for Sarah Lawrence supports the faculty members who bring those qualities to life. Students like our son choose Sarah Lawrence because they want to learn and grow in a richly collaborative environment where they are encouraged to embrace great intellectual and personal challenges. As parents, we’ve seen firsthand how Sarah Lawrence fosters both deep, productive introspection and greater self-confidence in students. They come to know who they are, what matters to them most, and how to succeed in the world without compromising their convictions.
The economic downturn has compelled the Sarah Lawrence community to undergo a similar process of responding to challenges and affirming core values. As administrators face tough choices about how to do more with less, one area that cannot be compromised is the support provided to the exceptional faculty who give so much of their minds—and their hearts—to our son and his classmates. This year more than ever, your first-time contribution to The Fund for Sarah Lawrence plays a critical role in ensuring that your child continues to benefit from the wisdom and dedication of the College’s outstanding teachers. The College would be grateful to receive an annual donation—however modest or generous—that will help enhance your child’s Sarah Lawrence education throughout her or his college career.
Beyond their expertise and personal achievements as scholars and artists, Sarah Lawrence dons are remarkable for their unflagging commitment to students. Whether holding extended conference sessions, advising students in addition to their donnees, or driving long distances to meet with students over the summer, Sarah Lawrence faculty members bring boundless energy, insight, and passion to their academic endeavors.
The strong commitment of faculty members adds considerable value to a Sarah Lawrence degree. No other major undergraduate college in the US offers the outstanding level of one-to-one interaction between students and faculty that SLC delivers. It’s why so many Sarah Lawrence alums experience great success after graduation, and why the College has never compromised—and never will compromise—its commitment to faculty.
Your willingness to support The Fund for Sarah Lawrence as generously as you can afford plays a pivotal role in helping to maintain the level of teaching excellence and the transformative education that our son and his classmates enjoy. That high standard of excellence is why we have chosen to contribute consistently to The Fund for Sarah Lawrence; we hope you’ll join us in supporting this extraordinary institution. On behalf of the College, please accept our personal thanks for your first-time contribution.
Salvador and Marcia Rivera P’10