For the fourth year in a row, the University of Virginia Law School Foundation garnered over $20 million in the annual giving campaign, which ended June 30.

A total of 8,153 alumni, or nearly 46%, and 9,341 donors overall, contributed $20.2 million.

"Alumni and friends provided extraordinary support in a challenging year,” said Luis Alvarez Jr. ’88, president and CEO of the Law School Foundation. “Over $20 million in total gifts, including more than $5 million for unrestricted current use, is a credit to our donors and a milestone for the Law School.”

The school has now raised $343.5 million of its $400 million capital campaign goal, part of the University’s $5 billion Honor the Future campaign. The campaign launched in 2019 to commemorate the bicentennial of the University as well as the Law School, and will conclude in 2025. To date, 70% of alumni have made a gift or pledge in the capital campaign, and donors have also unlocked $26.1 million in University matching funds for Law School scholarships and professorships.

“I am so humbled by the loyalty and generosity of our alumni. They are the linchpin of the Law School’s success,” Dean Risa Goluboff said. “We are so thankful that our graduates continue to believe in our mission and want to maintain and enhance it today and well into the future.”

Annual giving and endowment are major sources of funding for scholarships for students, public service loan forgiveness, clinics, research initiatives, professorships and numerous other programs.

The Law School Foundation was established in 1952 to raise, manage and administer private funds for the benefit of the Law School.

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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