Why is Annual Giving Important?
Annual gifts to Emory Law provide a crucial bridge between tuition revenue and the actual cost of running our top-tier law school. Gifts to the Law School Fund for Excellence, regardless of their size, provide the flexibility to address pressing needs and allow the dean to focus on the school’s highest priorities.
Annual giving is one of the most important ways alumni and friends of Emory Law can make an immediate impact. By making a gift to the Law School Fund, you help support scholarship and financial aid, student and faculty recruitment, research, and student-led organizations such as the Emory Public Interest Committee, Black Law Students Association, and Legal Association of Women Students, just to name a few. In addition, your annual contribution also helps to fund our distinctive programs integrating theory and practice, including the Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques; the nationally recognized Center for Transactional Law and Practice; the award-winning Barton Child Law and Policy Center; Emory Law’s pathbreaking technology partnership with Georgia Tech, TI:GER®; and extensive field placement and clinical opportunities.
Another key initiative supported through the annual gifts of Emory Law alumni is the Center for Professional Development and Career Strategy. Developed in 2011, the Center provides the structure, oversight, guidance and resources that enable students to explore their unique professional journey, while leveraging professional development and job search tools to their maximum advantage.
Law School Fund for Excellence
The Law School Fund for Excellence represents the collective support of alumni, parents, faculty, students, staff and friends who believe in the mission of Emory Law and are an integral part of helping shape its future. Alumni participation reflects the strength and dedication of our community and reinforces Emory Law’s reputation as a world-class leader in legal education.
As we embark upon the 2012-2013 academic year, we thank you for your past and present support. We hope that you renew your commitment to Emory Law with a gift to the Law School Fund for Excellence. Your participation is important and gifts at any level make a difference. This past fiscal year we reached an alumni participation rate of 9.23 percent. Our alumni participation goal for fiscal year 2013 is 12 percent and we hope to raise $1,000,000 in support of our programs and initiatives.
Building on our vision of excellence in legal education and our commitment to advancing the best of our centuries-old legacy, Emory Law prepares students to thrive in the evolving, complex and global legal environment. We invite you to make a measurable and meaningful difference in the quality of Emory Law by giving to the Law School Fund for Excellence today!
For questions or more information, please contact Dawn Downing, Sr. Director, Annual Giving, at 404.727.3115 or dawn.downing(at)emory.edu.
Note: Emory’s fiscal year runs from September 1 to August 31. Corporate matching gifts count towards your gift credit if received before the end of the fiscal year. To find out if you qualify for a matching gift program, visit our matching gifts page.