Based on timing, my financial aid did not cover tuition in my P4 year. That was a big stressor for me! Receiving the 2017 Cora E. Craven Educational Grant was such a huge relief. I am a Lamb for Life and will certainly give when I am financially able!
--Sara Kolc, Alpha Iota Chapter
Receiving the Mary Connolly Livingston Educational Grant in 2017 helped me to continue pursuing my pharmacy career by alleviating financial burden. In the future, I hope to give back to the Trust to help LKS sisters, as other sisters have helped me!
--Margaret Chuang, Alpha Rho Chapter
Receiving the 2017 Norma Chipman Wells Loyalty Grant reduced my financial stress, allowing me to focus on my academics and to pursue my post-graduate goal of attaining a residency.
--Elizabeth McGough Davenport, Phi Chapter
Our Educational Trust is necessary for many deserving students who need help for their education. It is a tax deduction for givers and is tax free for receivers. It could not be easier for donations to help many LKS students or for friends to help their tax bottom line.
--Portia Devore, Phi Chapter, 60-year member
The reason I have always contributed to the Educational Trust is to memorialize our family that is passing all too swiftly. Any event in the family can be paid forward with a contribution to the Educational Trust for those coming after us. They can receive help to keep our profession and Fraternity purpose alive for the future.
--Marcia Harms, Phi Alumni Chapter
The Educational Grants program is one of the most important singular member benefits of the Fraternity, and the funding for these grants is provided by the Educational Trust. While I did not receive a grant when I was in school, I have received priceless benefits through my membership in LKS, through networking opportunities and educational programming. Donating to the Educational Trust is an easy way for me to pay it forward for future generations of our profession and our Fraternity.
--Jennifer Rhodes, Rho Chapter, TLC Chair and Past Grand President
I enjoyed the benefits of my years in pharmacy and later with LKS. and I want to help others have a similar experience. I also want to continue to support the Fraternity in providing great programs for members.
--Marilyn Haberle, Alpha Zeta Alumni Initiate, Past Grand President and past TLC Chair
I give because it is important to continue the tradition that was established to create money for scholarships for those students in need. It is about nurturing our future pharmacists to carry on the principles and ideals of our Fraternity.
--Gloria Bernstein, Nu Chapter, past member of Grand Council and past TLC member
I give to the LKS Educational Trust to honor those women who had the foresight to believe in our future by supporting our youth. The future of our profession lies with our future leaders, and we as alumni need to support them any way we can. Supporting the Trust allows us the opportunity to continue our mission of advancing our sisters in pharmacy.
--Petra Fippen, Phi Alumni Chapter, TLC member
I give to the Trust because I love that the money raised is not only for scholarship recipients. I appreciate that the Trust is able to sponsor educational and professional programming and that it is for everyone. While I never won a scholarship myself, I get so excited seeing all the students who apply each year. I'm proud to be a part of something that helps ease the burden of pharmacy school.
--Elicia Fauvel DeParolesa, Alpha Alumni Chapter, TLC Secretary