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Giving the Gift of Leadership

As part of the Changing Lives, Changing the World campaign, Caro Luhrs ’56 made a bequest in September to endow Swarthmore's Center for Innovation and Leadership (CIL).

Her gift will ensure that future generations have the tools, resources, and mentorship they need to enhance the common good through entrepreneurship, leadership, collaboration, and experimentation.

“We have to pay close attention to women in leadership and lift up examples for our students to see and follow,” says Katie Clark, the CIL’s founding director. “Caro has been the first many times over in her life, and we want to honor, uphold, and celebrate her example.”

“I feel so happy to be able to make this gift,” Luhrs says. “I hope it will stimulate other people to give to the campaign and respond to the many adventures that a Swarthmore education can lead to.”