DEBATE DREAMS ... ALREADY lived & yet to come

 
 

This is a question that will have a different answer for each alumnus or alumna of the Lawrence Debate Union at the University of Vermont. Ask yourself that question and consider the answer.


Professional success? Better civic engagement? A better family life? More opportunities to live your life as you wish? Ability to argue successfully with humans you deal with? Never afraid of communication opportunities?  Maybe even persuade you children from time to time?


Your debate opportunities came about because others made it possible. Edwin Lawrence, Robert Huber, Alfred Snider and countless others. The financial basis of the LDU made your opportunties possible.


Now, it is your turn to do your part for the future, for the debate dreams yet to be lived and for the lives yet to be changed.


Recently we lost a dear friend, Lionel J. Palardy, who worked tirelessly for the LDU as a part time administrative assistant. He continued his work for ten years after being diagnosed with cancer.  He taught students that courage can come in many forms, he advised them and laughed with them, as well as scolding them at times for not keeping the offices clean enough. He loved our space, and now we want to name a room after him.


NOW WE HAVE A CHANCE TO NAME A ROOM IN OUR OFFICES THE “LIONEL J. PALARDY” ROOM. WE HAVE SET A $10,000 GOAL FOR THIS.


Please contribute as you are lucky to be able to and as you conscience requires.

what did debating do for you?

We have a tradition of adding together what we have to make big things. Your gift can be the same. If all alumni who have had their lives changed give what they can there will be far more than enough. The smallest gift is a sign of willingness to pay back what was received.