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Lawrence J. Goldrich

by Mary Ruth — last modified Mar 14, 2011 02:35 PM
Lawrence J. Goldrich made a gift to fund a garden at the Cancer Center in memory of his wife, Anita, and in 2007, he included UNC Lineberger in his estate plans.
Lawrence J. Goldrich

Lawrence J. Goldrich

Lawrence J. Goldrich '47 of Virginia Beach, VA has served his university in many ways over the years. In 1981 Larry chaired the Carolina Annual Giving Council, he served on the UNC Board of Visitors and the General Alumni Association Board of Directors. He continued his support of the University endowing the UNC Alumni Sculpture Garden adjacent to the Haynes Art Center, establishing the Chancellors Club and becoming its' first member. Larry has also been a loyal supporter and active volunteer at UNC Lineberger.

In the early eighties, Larry lost his wife Anita to cancer. He subsequently lost a number of his family and friends. Larry dedicated himself to support the leading edge cancer research being conducted by UNC Lineberger faculty. He also made a generous gift to fund a garden at the Cancer Center in memory of Anita. The Anita Friedman Goldrich Garden was dedicated in April 2006 and is a beautiful front door to the Cancer Center.

In 2007, Larry decided to include UNC Lineberger in his estate plans with a bequest of $100,000 for cancer research. He firmly believes that "the doctors, scientists, and staff at UNC Lineberger whose knowledge, dedication and determination have resulted in extraordinary progress to date, are within reach of a cure.” Larry comments “being in a position to support the University in so many different ways over these past 60 years has been the most rewarding experience of my life."