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Dorothy Lawshe Endowment for Gifted and Talented Education Programs

The Dorothy Lawshe Endowment Fund removes financial barriers to participation in Gifted and Talented Education programs and promotes continuing program development. It sustains a variety of educational opportunities for highly talented and motivated students and guarantees that these special students will have access no matter what their family financial situation is.

Dorothy Lawshe spent nearly 50 years in education, including 25 years nurturing the minds of academically gifted young people. She recognized the need to support these students in their pre-collegiate years so that they might fully develop into actively engaged adults. The educational programs she developed as the founding director of Michigan State University’s Office of Gifted and Talented Education have served thousands of youth and stand as a model for other communities to emulate.

Contributing to the Dorothy Lawshe Endowment expands the educational opportunities available to gifted and talented students and makes sure that those opportunities are open to all, regardless of socioeconomic status.

Making a Contribution

Your contribution to The Dorothy Lawshe Endowment for Gifted and Talented Education is greatly appreciated! All gifts to MSU are tax deductible as provided by law. Gifts in any amount make a difference!

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Checks can be made payable to: The Dorothy Lawshe Endowment

If donating by check mail to:

University Advancement
Spartan Way
535 Chestnut Road, Room 300
East Lansing, MI 48824

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