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Lawrence University of Wisconsin Endowment Fund

Name: Lawrence University of Wisconsin

Assets Under Management: $409.2 Million (Source: Lawrence University of Wisconsin on 6/30/2014)

Annual Report: Lawrence University of Wisconsin Financial Statements Including Independent Auditors’ Report As of and for the Years Ended June 30, 2014 and 2013

Portfolio Insights: “Lawrence University of Wisconsin (the “University”), which formally opened in 1847, is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational institution of higher learning with an enrollment of approximately 1 ,500 students located in Appleton, Wisconsin. The University, through its undergraduate college and conservatory, educates men and women in the liberal arts and sciences and music.

The University has adopted investment and spending policies for endowment assets that attempt to provide a predictable stream of funding to programs supported by its endowment while seeking to maintain the purchasing power of the endowment assets. Endowment assets include those assets of donor-restricted funds that the University must hold in perpetuity or for a donor-specified period(s) as well as board-designated funds.” (Source)

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Top Lawrence University of Wisconsin Endowment Fund Headlines:

1) Lawrence University of Wisconsin grants baccalaureate and graduate degrees. The University offers degrees in anthropology, art and art history, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, economics, environmental studies, film studies, geology, history, linguistics, mathematics, music, philosophy, and religious studies. Lawrence University serves students in the United States. (Source)

2) Lawrence University of Wisconsin, through its undergraduate residential college and Conservatory of Music, educates students in the liberal arts and sciences. The university is devoted to excellence and integrity in all of its activities and committed to the development of intellect and talent, the pursuit of knowledge and understanding, the cultivation of sound judgment, and respect for the perspectives of others. Lawrence prepares students for lives of achievement, responsible and meaningful citizenship, lifelong learning, and personal fulfillment. As a learning community of scholars and artists we engage each other in a transformative process that emphasizes individualized learning, supported by an environment of rich educational opportunities in a residential campus setting. (Source)

3) Jeff Clark at Lawrence University of Wisconsin is leading an HP Technology for Teaching project that is redesigning courses in Environmental Science. The participating faculty and students are using Tablet PCs in the field, and Classroom Presenter software in the classroom. Jeff reports that how Classroom Presenter has unlocked the power of digital ink and “revolutionized the classroom”. (Source)

4) Lawrence University is a deliberately small, residential college of liberal arts and sciences and a nationally recognized conservatory of music, both devoted exclusively to undergraduate education. Founded in 1847, Lawrence is a community of 1,500 intellectually curious students that bring a diversity of experience and thought from nearly every state and 50 countries outside the U.S. The energy and passion for learning is palpable from the classroom to the dorm room and throughout the campus.

Lawrence is devoted to Individualized Learning, our most unique and defining attribute. Individualized Learning is an academic commitment characterized by professor/mentors whose foremost motivation is teaching and a rigorous curriculum designed to create the opportunity for every student to be educated as unique individuals. That’s why nearly two-thirds of all courses have the optimal student-teacher ratio of 1 to 1. Moreover, Lawrence is among only 19 colleges in the United States with overall student-faculty ratios less that 9:1. Individualized Learning helps transform our students into critical thinkers, articulate writers and collaborative problem-solvers that are prepared for success in a rapidly changing world. (Source)

5) The Lawrence University alumni community is more than 19,500 strong with every state in the United States and 73 countries around the world represented. The Office of Alumni and Constituency Engagement (also known as ACE) provides opportunities for alumni and other Lawrence constituents—donors, parents and Fox Valley community members—to connect to Lawrence in meaningful ways. Signature ACE programs include Reunion, Lawrence Scholars, the Lawrence University Alumni Association Board of Directors, Report to the Community, a large array of regional events, and a number of engagement opportunities involving athletics, admissions and career services. (Source)

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