Donor Profile: Donors Always Vary
Jennifer Caldwell ’82
This year, after a long career in media communications and marketing and a hiatus to start a family, Jennifer founded—and now serves as the executive director of—Hope to Action, a national, woman-led nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness about global warming.
Most Influential SLC Faculty
Robert Wagner (literature). Jennifer’s don, ballast, and mentor offered her insight, respect, and counsel throughout her years at Sarah Lawrence and helped her pull through the rough times. Also James Zito (literature) and Bob Zimmerman (philosophy).
First Gift to SLC
$100 in 1997
Most Recent Gift
$250,000 to name a new dance studio and to challenge her Reunion class
The San Francisco Ballet, Katherine Delmar Burke School (she serves on their boards), and the Nature Conservancy.
Most Recent Book Read
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by William McDonough and Michael Braungart
“I came to Sarah Lawrence from a performing arts boarding school, where I studied ballet until serious knee injuries prevented me from following that passion. When I got to Sarah Lawrence, I was quite shy, but I was happy being in an environment with a strong creative curriculum. I don’t think I would have thrived in a place that lacked SLC’s close faculty attention and commitment to the individual. Sarah Lawrence helped me discover new passions.”