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Posted July 31, 2009

Law School Sees Record Number of Donors

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The University of Virginia School of Law completed its 2008-09 annual giving campaign with a record number of donors. More than 8,050 alumni made gifts to the school, a 52 percent participation rate. Annual gifts totaled more than $9 million, of which $3.8 million was unrestricted for current use. 

“The results are a tribute to our graduates. Every year they affirm Virginia’s place among the great law schools and remind us what a privilege it is to receive their support,” said Luis Alvarez Jr., president and chief executive of the University of Virginia Law School Foundation.

“In the most challenging fundraising environment in decades, our alumni participation rate topped 50 percent for a fourth consecutive year,” said Dean Paul G. Mahoney. “The loyalty and support of our alumni and friends ensures that present and future students will continue to enjoy UVA Law's unparalleled student experience."

The University of Virginia School of Law relies solely on tuition and private giving. The school’s foundation is a nonprofit corporation that receives, administers and manages private gifts from Law School graduates and friends.