A larger endowment strengthens the College financially, provides for greater operational flexibility, and insulates it during times of economic volatility; it also funds faculty and staff salaries, supports financial aid and curricular innovation, and ensures that your children and their children will be able to benefit from the kind of highly individualized, seminar-centric education we received. If you’re a graduate, if you value the unique education you received, and if you want to give others the rare gift of having access to that education, the single most important step you can take is to make a gift to the endowment.”

Mark Goodman '83 Trustee

A litigation partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP,  Mark Goodman focuses on commercial litigation and white collar defense. At Sarah Lawrence, he pursued his interests in history, philosophy, and psychology. A vice chair of the Sarah Lawrence Board of Trustees and chair of the Finance Committee, Goodman serves on the boards of the Legal Aid Society and the New York University School of Law Center on Civil Justice. He credits his Sarah Lawrence education—“rigorous, analytical, and demanding”—with making him the lawyer he is today.