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Posted July 26, 2011

UVA Law School Sets New Donor, Participation Records

UVA Law School

More than 50 percent of alumni gave to the University of Virginia School of Law for the sixth consecutive year, as the number of donors and participation rate hit new highs in the annual giving campaign that concluded June 30.

A total of 8,706 graduates, or 53.76 percent of active alumni, made gifts to the school during the 2010-11 campaign. Annual gifts exceeded $12.6 million, of which more than $4.3 million was unrestricted, or not targeted toward a particular use. 

"We finished the campaign with new annual giving records for participation and the number of alumni donors," said Luis Alvarez Jr. ’88, president and chief executive of the University of Virginia Law School Foundation. "No individual class was below 42 percent participation and one class achieved 88 percent. These results show pride and passion, as well as confidence in Dean Paul Mahoney and our volunteer leadership."

"We are deeply grateful to our alumni for their unmatched loyalty to the Law School," Mahoney said. "Virginia continues to set the standard among American law schools for participation in annual giving."

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.

Reported by Cullen Couch