With Alumni Participation of 53%, UVA Law Sets 10-Year Annual Giving Record


Of the $12.4 million raised by the school's annual giving campaign, a record $5 million was unrestricted.

July 27, 2015

For a record 10th year in a row, more than 50 percent of University of Virginia School of Law alumni have participated in the annual giving campaign.

The school recently raised $12.4 million in total gift revenue during its 2014-15 annual giving campaign, which concluded on June 30, thanks in part to the generosity of 9,031 alumni donors — a 53.2 percent participation rate.

The Law School Foundation spearheads the annual fundraising effort, considered among the most successful in higher education in the nation. UVA Law depends on tuition, endowment and private gifts for its operations.

"Annual giving participation is a deeply meaningful measure of our graduates' affection for the Law School," Dean Paul G. Mahoney said. "Because we rely on tuition revenue and private giving, our annual giving campaigns are essential to maintaining our reputation for delivering the most powerful student experience in legal education."

Of the $12.4 million raised, a record $5 million was unrestricted.

"Unrestricted giving is a powerful vote of confidence in the Law School for which we are deeply grateful," Mahoney said. "Unrestricted funds provide the school with important latitude to respond to new opportunities and meet unanticipated needs throughout the year."

The Law School Foundation was created in 1952 and is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to receive, administer and manage the private gifts of Law School graduates and friends. This year marked the 50th anniversary of the Foundation's annual giving campaign.

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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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