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Giving

Leaving a Legacy: Anna Bryan ’15

Anna Bryan ’15 chose Lake Forest College because she believed it offered the ideal educational experience for her.

Having grown up in a small town in Indiana, Lake Forest offered her some distance from home, while also providing her with many familiar comforts, one of which was a strong sense of community.


“I wanted to be involved freshman year, so I signed up for a ridiculous amount of things. As my time as a student went on, I found my place in certain organizations,” Bryan said. “It was important to me to help build the strong community at Lake Forest College.”


Anna’s active involvement and experiences on campus prepared her for a career in fundraising. She attributes her ongoing giving habits to her gratitude for all that the College has helped her accomplish.


“When I attended Lake Forest College, I received a lot of different scholarships. If not for the generosity of other donors who helped establish those scholarships, I wouldn’t have been able to attend the College.”


In order to have a positive impact on the College, Anna set up a recurring gift, which allows her to make a small donation each month.


“By giving a small gift to the College each month, you can see at the end of the year how small amounts add up to make a significant difference, without impacting your wallet all at once,” Bryan said.


“Essentially, I just want to give people who are at the College now the opportunity to have an even better experience than I did. It’s our job as alumni to help other Foresters.”