If you have any interest in sustainability, if you have any interest in reimagining what leadership looks like, if you have any interest in social justice and change, if you have any interest in improving the lives of people around you, then you absolutely have to support generations to come who are the future change-makers. Sarah Lawrence is about nurturing those next generations. If we’re alumni who actually practice what we got from the school, then without a doubt, we understand its value. Let’s create a community of thoughtful human beings and use the model of Sarah Lawrence to do that.”

Damani Baker '96 Film faculty

Once named by Filmmaker magazine as one of “25 New Faces in Independent Film,” Damani Baker is a prolific filmmaker. Still Bill, his first feature documentary on legendary musician Bill Withers, was theatrically released nationally and made its television premiere on Showtime. A dedicated Sarah Lawrence alumnus and member of the faculty since 2003, Baker motivates and inspires his students, encouraging them to realize they have the resources, intelligence, and abilities to do whatever it is they imagine.


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Generous, ongoing support from alumni, parents, and friends keeps Sarah Lawrence relevant, rewarding, and ahead of the curve. It is an important component of The Campaign for Sarah Lawrence.