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Donor Profile

Rebecca Waisanen ’04


PROFESSION

Development Assistant at the Harvard College Fund


MOST INFLUENTIAL SLC FACULTY

Her don, Kate Knapp Johnson (poetry) and writing faculty members Paul Lisicky, Penny Wolfson, and JoAnn Beard


FIRST GIFT TO SLC

$25 to financial aid in 2005


MOST RECENT GIFT

$250 to financial aid in 2008


ALSO SUPPORTS

Rosie’s Place, a sanctuary for poor and homeless women, where she volunteers


MOST RECENT BOOK READ

Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco


STATEMENT

“I grew up in Upper Michigan in a tiny town. One of my high school teachers, Cynthia Coleman, happened to be an SLC alum. She said, ‘You should go to Sarah Lawrence and study Dickens with Ilja Wachs.’ I thought I could never afford to go, but I received a full scholarship. Growing up, I felt as though the real exciting events were happening somewhere else, and I wanted to be part of the action. I was able to attend Sarah Lawrence because a lot of people gave a little gift, and I hope that my small gifts will help others in the same way. And I did end up studying Dickens with Ilja Wachs.”

Rebecca Waisanen '04

Photo by Len Rubenstein

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