Senior Parent Initiative | St. Lawrence University Parents and Families

Senior Parent Initiative

As Laurentian parents you believe in the promise of something greater, the connection between opportunity and outcome for your student and every student at St. Lawrence. That’s why it has become a tradition at St. Lawrence to ask every senior parent to contribute to the Senior Parent Initiative (SPI).

What is the SPI?  It's a fundraising campaign that encourages parents of seniors to honor their students' St. Lawrence experience by making a gift towards one of the University's top priorities.

What will this year's SPI support?  This year, SPI Chairs Don '89 and Susannah '89 Danforth P'20 would like to announce that SPI contributions will support the St. Lawrence Fund and provide an opportunity to celebrate Excellence in Teaching.

Why Excellence in Teaching?  At St. Lawrence we pride ourselves on our sense of community. As Laurentian parents you understand that the University's legacy of academic excellence is rooted in relationships with faculty, coaches, and staff that inspire passion and tenacity. These individuals have helped our seniors dream, deepened their understanding, and transformed their experiences.

Now you can honor these relationships, celebrate the achievements of your student and recognize the mentors who helped shape his/her future as a confident, caring individual with steadfast Laurentian Spirit.

How will my support of the SPI impact St. Lawrence?  The combined generosity of senior parents will expand opportunities for St. Lawrence to attract and retain academic leaders and emerging faculty who will enhance the University's national reputation, encourage further innovation and discovery, and help future students realize their full potential.

Of course I'd like to honor my student and their Laurentian mentor. How do I participate in the SPI?  You can help us reach our $250,000 goal by making a gift today.

How much should I give?  It's entirely up to you. Every gift counts. The power is in the act of sharing and St. Lawrence is strongest when all senior parents value and support this initiative.

What is the most convenient way to make my gift?  Give online by selecting Senior Parent Initiative: Excellence in Teaching from the designation drop down box and enter your student's name and the name(s) of their Laurentian Mentor(s) in the Gifts in Honor section. In addition, please submit the online Senior Parent Initiative Giving Form to share with the Laurentian mentor how s/he impacted your son or daughter's St. Lawrence experience. Gifts and testimonials should be submitted by June 30. These tributes are shared with mentors at the start of the academic year.

What if I prefer to mail a check?  Please make your check payable to St. Lawrence University, write SPI on the memo line and include the name of your student and the name(s) of their Laurentian Mentor(s). In addition, please submit the online Senior Parent Initiative Giving Form to share with the Laurentian mentor how s/he impacted your son or daughter's St. Lawrence experience. The mailing address is:

Senior Parent Initiative
c/o Chad Tessier '93, M'04
Director of Parent Leadership Giving
St. Lawrence University
23 Romoda Drive
Canton, NY 13617 

Every Laurentian. Every Year. Everyone Counts.