Class managers are kicking off the campaign for the Class of 2006 gift today, setting their sights on an 85-percent participation rate. Eighty-two percent of the Class of 2005 pledged to give last year, said third-year law student Chris Kavanaugh, chair of the graduation gift pledge drive, so he is confident the goal is within reach.
“We know the Class of 2006 will be able to make a strong financial commitment to the Law School, but what we want to make our classmates aware of is that it does not matter how much they give, just that they participate. Our goal is high participation,” said Kavanaugh. “Since students can choose where they want their money to go, we can all feel good about giving back to the groups and activities we were involved with in our three years here.”
Kavanaugh said the Class of 2006 was one of the most cohesive ever to matriculate at the Law School. “We certainly are committed to leaving U.Va. Law better than we found it.”
A chart recording the drive’s progress will be updated periodically in the Scott Commons lobby.