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Giving at Lake Forest College

Give Foresters a Brighter Tomorrow

Your gift of any size to the Forester Fund provides direct and immediate support to the College's greatest needs: scholarships and financial aid, new programs and initiatives, experiential learning, and faculty excellence. Your contribution will have a profound impact on the Lake Forest College community as we make it together.

Your support of the Forester Fund provides opportunities to students like these:

Brayden Saunders outside the plant conservation science center

Brayden Saunders ’24

Brayden Saunders ’24 is a biology major and environmental studies minor who interned at the Chicago Botanic Gardens during the spring 2023 semester. He worked on research investigating how climate change is impacting bumble bee populations, and this internship gave Brayden confirmation that he may want to pursue research after graduation. “I know that there's still a lot more to learn, but that's why I'm loving it, because I am learning so much more about research, and I think I'm falling in love with it. Going into my own career, this is something potentially that I would like to do.” 

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Anna Palianichka ’26

Anna Palianichka ’26, a first-generation college student and a business major with a concentration in marketing, received the Presidential scholarship from Lake Forest College, which helped alleviate some of her financial stress. She has also been accepted into the Gummere Fellows program, is the VP of Membership of the College’s chapter of the American Marketing Association and aims to attend law school after graduation. “Growing up as a lower-income student has had its challenges, and being a first-generation college student has put a lot of pressure on me to do well in school to make my family proud. Lake Forest College has helped me so much to get academically and socially committed in a short amount of time.” 

Jorge Garcia in science lab

Jorge Garcia ’24

Jorge Garcia ’24, a biochemistry and molecular biology major, spent this past summer conducting research relating to HIV/AIDS Drug Development and Testing with Human Kidney (HK-2) Cells with a professor at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. The Summer Scholars Program is a 10-week paid fellowship in which students work directly under medical school faculty, aiding in innovative lab research. “This research experience is very important to me because this has helped me better determine that I want to pursue an MD/PhD program in the near future. I keep discovering that I love scientific research and I get excited about it. I am first-generation Latino student who had doubts about my future, but this experience helped me feel capable of pursuing my goals.” 

two Lake Forest College students at commencement in their graduation robes and hats

Our Students

Unlocking the potential of our Forester community

Your support has helped our academic and research programs flourish while ensuring our students, faculty, and graduates play an important role in shaping the future. Our academic programs foster innovation, critical thinking, and intellectual growth.

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Our Campus

Enriching experiences that support a vibrant student life experience

Through the support of donors like you, we can bolster funds for student organizations, clubs, leadership programs, and experiential learning opportunities such as internships, study abroad, and student-faculty research opportunities. Your contributions allow us to retain and advance the high-quality faculty and staff who make this growth possible.

Lake Forest College students in a science lab working with equipment

Our World

Empowering students to be ready to take on tomorrow’s problems

The liberal arts education that you support helps students learn practical skills to become compassionate communicators and independent thinkers. Our graduates challenge themselves and meet today’s global society with confidence. This experience helps students understand the world and how to leverage their position in it.

New rankings are out!

Wall Street Journal ranked Lake Forest College the best liberal arts college in the Midwest and #27 on its list of the Top 100 Colleges.

The New York Times recognized Lake Forest College as #13 of the Top Colleges with the Greatest Economic Diversity.

US News & World Report ranked Lake Forest College #1 for Social Mobility.

Contact Information

Office of Advancement

555 North Sheridan Road, North Hall


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