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Leadership Report

THE LAW SCHOOL’S 52ND ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN finished with more than 50 percent of alumni making a gift to the school—the twelfth consecutive year alumni participation surpassed 50%. A total of 9,120 alumni made a gift to

Alumni from classes ranging from 1934 to 2020 contributed, with the classes of 1957 and 2016 surpassing 70% participation. Forty-seven classes met or exceeded a 50% participation rate. In regional results, alumni in 19 geographic regions finished with a participation rate of at least 60%, while Birmingham, Alabama achieved 74%. This year’s graduation gift campaign finished with 90% of the Class of 2017 making a pledge of future support.

The following is a summary of the Foundation’s financial position and a report of the Alumni Association for the year ending June 30, 2017:

Law School Endowment and Total Assets

The Foundation holds more than $453 million in endowed and $25 million in non-endowed funds for the benefit of the Law School. In addition, the University holds $55 million and the Jefferson Scholars Foundation holds $3.9 million in endowed funds designated for the Law School. The combined value of these assets at June 30 exceeds $536.9 million.

2016-2017 Contributions

The 52nd Annual Giving Campaign raised $9.19 million. Gifts received by the Law School Foundation in fiscal year 2017, including annual giving, bequests, and special gifts, totaled $13.7 million. A record $5.4 million was for unrestricted current use.

Gifts received by the Law School Foundation in fiscal year 2016, including annual giving, bequests and special gifts, totaled $15.1 million. A record $5.1 million dollars of the total was for the unrestricted operating fund.

Alumni Association

Last year Dean Risa Goluboff visited alumni at events in Atlanta, Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Charlottesville, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New York City, Northern Virginia, Orlando, Philadelphia, Raleigh/Durham, Richmond, Washington, D.C., and Wilmington.

This fall the Dean will meet alumni and friends in Charlotte, Charlottesville, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Roanoke, and San Francisco. The Law School will also host alumni receptions in Denver, New York City, Norfolk, and Washington, D.C.

The 2017 reunions were a great success, with more than 1,200 graduates and guests returning to Charlottesville for Law Alumni Weekend in May. The 2018 reunion weekend is scheduled for May 11–13 for the Classes of 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, and 2013, and for the Lile Law Society (all alumni who have celebrated their 50th reunions). As always, all alumni are welcome to attend reunion weekend events regardless of their class year.

This year’s annual report highlights the impact of your gifts, such as:

The Law School thrives on its tradition of caring and excellence. Thank you for doing your part to sustain and grow our legacy.

Thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity,

F. Blair Wimbush ’80
Chesapeake, Virginia
Chair, Law School Foundation Board of Trustees

Janet Schwitzer Nolan ’89
Atlanta
President, Law School Alumni Association

Arthur D. Robinson ’88
New York, New York
Chair, 2016-2018 National Appeals Committee

Annual Report