July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005
To get a sense of the dynamic events taking place at the Law School, one need only look at the school's magazine and website. The headlines are there, printed and posted online for interested parties: news of the faculty and their latest scholarship; student organizations and conferences they are hosting; visitors and the dramatic news they bring from around the world. If you cannot make the trip back to Charlottesville for a visit or your reunion, we recommend you take advantage of the contents of the UVALawyer and www.law.virginia.edu. We guarantee the vibrancy of your Law School will come back to you at once.
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- At the end of the fiscal year, the market value of assets exceeded $217 million. In addition, the University's Rector and Board of Visitors hold $34 million in funds designated for the Law School. At the close of fiscal 2005 the combined value of the assets benefiting the Law School exceeded $251 million.
- Private gift support for the Law School, including annual giving, bequests, and special gifts, totaled $8.4 million.
- Membership in the Dean's Council, the Law School's highest donor recognition group, continues to grow, with nearly 400 members.
- The 40th Annual Giving Campaign raised more than $8 million, of which unrestricted gifts totaled more than $3.8 million.
- A record 6,972 donors took part in the campaign, yielding a 49 percent alumni participation rate—the highest in the country.
Law School faculty and staff contributed more than $197,000 to the Annual Giving Campaign.
- And, boding well for the Law School's financial future, a record 82% of the Class of 2005 participated in their graduation pledge drive, and 81% of the Class of 2004 made gifts in their first year as alumni.
Law School alumni, faculty, and friends gather for functions throughout the year. The annual Capitol Hill Alumni Reception, sponsored by U.S. Senator John W. Warner '53, took place in the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington in the fall.
Other alumni events took place in Atlanta, Birmingham, New York, Northern Virginia, and Richmond. Dean John Jeffries '73 made special trips this year to both Dallas and Charlotte to visit our loyal Law alumni in those areas. Reunions were a huge success for the nearly 1,000 alumni and their guests who returned to Charlottesville for the bevy of Law Alumni Weekend events in May. Finally, in June, alumni gathered at the Hotel Washington to hear Deborah Platt Majoras '89, Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission.
We thank you—our colleagues and friends—for your continued work, dedication, and recognition of the Law School. You are the legacy that is the University of Virginia School of Law.
MICHAEL J. HORVITZ '75
Law School Foundation Board of Trustees
RENEE E. RING '76
Law School Alumni Association
PENELOPE W. KYLE '79
2004-2006 National Appeals Committee