July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006
WE DID IT. WE CROSSED THE FIFTY-PERCENT MARK FOR ALUMNI GIVING. Each year we come back to you, as do our dedicated alumni volunteers, and ask you to support the school with your gifts and your time. And each year, you answer our calls.
Your gifts make the difference in the lives of many students and graduates—as you will read on the following pages. But dollars are not the only method of support. It’s easy to spot the graduates who give their time to the school—keeping their Virginia connection fresh and alive. Many recruit students to their firms for summer associate positions as well as future jobs. Some teach seminars and classes on topics such as trusts and estates, tax practice and procedure, and Supreme Court litigation. Hundreds write classmates and colleagues asking for a gift in support of the school’s Annual Giving Campaign. Others lead the charge on the school’s Business Advisory Council, Alumni Council, Board of Trustees, and more.
We salute you, friends and graduates of the Law School, and provide you the latest information:
Law School Foundation
- At the end of fiscal 2006, the market value of assets exceeded $249.7 million. In addition, the University’s Rector and Board of Visitors hold $36.8 million in funds designated for the Law School. The combined value of the assets benefiting the Law School exceeded $286.5 million. Virginia is one of only a handful of law schools in the country with supporting assets of more than $250 million.
- Private gift support for the Law School, including annual giving, bequests, and special gifts, totaled $15,207,141.
- Membership in the Dean's Council, the Law School's highest donor recognition group, continues to grow, with more than 400 members.
- The 41st Annual Giving Campaign raised more than $9.2 million, of which unrestricted gifts totaled more than $4.1 million.
- A record number 7,483 donors took part in the campaign, yielding a 51 percent alumni participation rate—the highest in the country.
- And, boding well for the Law School’s financial future, a record 92% of the Class of 2006 participated in their graduation pledge drive.
Law School alumni, faculty, and friends gather for functions throughout the year. Last fall, Dean John Jeffries ’73 visited our alumni in Boston and Providence. The annual fall Capitol Hill Alumni Reception, sponsored by U.S. Senator George Allen ’77, took place in the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington. Another important event took place in Philadelphia, where Professor Lillian BeVier spoke to Law alumni at the National Constitution Center. Tri-state alumni were treated to author Louis Auchincloss ’41 at the annual New York City luncheon this spring. Law Alumni Weekend was once again a huge success for the nearly 1,000 alumni and their guests who returned to Charlottesville for the bevy of reunion events in May.
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, Chair
Law School Foundation Board of Trustees
PENELOPE W. KYLE ’79, Chair
2004-2006 National Appeals Committee
WILLIAM B. FRYER ’74, President
Law School Alumni Association