UVA Law School Sets New Donor Record in Annual Giving

Annual Giving

A record-breaking 8,893 donors contributed to the University of Virginia School of Law in 2012-13, and more than 50 percent of alumni made contributions for the eighth consecutive year.

July 29, 2013

The University of Virginia School of Law completed its 2012-13 annual giving campaign with a record-breaking 8,893 donors, and for the eighth consecutive year more than 50 percent of alumni made donations.

Total gift revenue was $13.77 million (vs. $11.3 million last year), of which $4.8 million was unrestricted (vs. $4.22 million last year). The alumni giving rate was 53.5 percent, up from 52.7 percent last year.

The Law School has living alumni in 76 classes, from 1934 to 2012. In 17 classes, more than 60 percent of alumni donated, and eight classes achieved a rate of 70 percent or better. The highest rates of giving are no longer limited to the youngest classes. The classes of 1956 and 1957 rivaled the classes of 2010 and 2012 by topping 75 percent.

"Leadership is now shared across generations," said Luis Alvarez Jr. '88, president and chief executive of the Law School Foundation. "Our alumni are united around a commitment to the student experience that makes us unique in legal education."

"The Law School's student-centered culture has remained constant for decades," said Dean Paul G. Mahoney. "It is gratifying to see many generations of alumni express their gratitude and support for that culture."

The Law School 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.


Founded in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is the second-oldest continuously operating law school in the nation. Consistently ranked among the top law schools, Virginia is a world-renowned training ground for distinguished lawyers and public servants, instilling in them a commitment to leadership, integrity and community service.

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