July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007
WE ARE PLEASED TO REPORT THAT IN THIS FIRST YEAR OF THE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN, more alumni than ever made gifts to the Law School. Once again, annual giving participation surpassed fifty percent—an achievement no other law school can claim.
Your gifts make possible the vibrant and diverse community that is Virginia Law, but monetary donations are not the sole means of supporting the Law School.
Alumni engagement is at an all-time high. Alumni serve as members of the Business Advisory Council, as reunion managers, as hosts for alumni events in their cities. Alumni visit Charlottesville to share their professional experiences, present books they have written, or talk about trials they have conducted. Alumni return to conduct job interviews with current students and judge first-year oral arguments.
We salute you, the friends and graduates of Virginia Law, and wish to share here a summary of the Law School’s health and strength as of June 30, 2007, the close of the fiscal year:
Law School Foundation
- The market value of Foundation assets is $305.5 million,
and the University holds an additional $44.5 million in
funds designated for the Law School. The combined value
of these assets for the benefi t of the Law School exceeds
- Private gift support for the Law School, including annual
giving, bequests, and special gifts, totaled $13,815,235.
- Membership in the Dean's Council, the Law School's highest donor recognition group, continues to grow, with more than 400 members.
- The 42nd annual giving campaign raised a record
$9.8 million, of which $4.5 million was unrestricted.
- A record 7,643 donors contributed to the annual giving
campaign, crossing fifty percent alumni participation for
the second straight year.
- 90% of the Class of 2007 participated in “Believe,” their graduation gift campaign, signaling even greater support for annual giving in the years ahead.
This year, Law School alumni, faculty, and friends gathered in Richmond, Washington, Atlanta, San Francisco, Birmingham, Dallas, Houston, New York City, Chicago, and Northern Virginia.
Dean Jeffries spent time with alumni at the Orrick offices in
San Francisco. He met with Dallas alumni at the Dallas Petroleum
Club, and with Houston alumni at the home of Mike Caddell ’79
and Cynthia Chapman. Tri-state alumni were treated to an
enlightening address by Tom Ostertag ’81, General Counsel for
Major League Baseball, at the annual New York City luncheon.
The highlight of the year was once again Law Alumni Weekend,
when nearly 1,000 alumni and their guests returned to
Charlottesville for Reunions in May.
We thank you, friends and fellow graduates, for your continued
support, your work, and your dedication to 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
WILLIAM B. FRYER ’74, President
Law School Alumni Association
H. SADLER POE '70, Chair
2006-2008 National Appeals Committee