Class of 2021 Gift Campaign

We hope that you will join members of your class in supporting the Class of 2021 Gift Campaign. Please find more information about the campaign below and please feel free to make your gift at https://www.law.uchicago.edu/classgift

What is the Class of 2021 Gift Campaign?

The Class of 2021 Gift Campaign is a student-led initiative supporting the Law School Annual Fund. Members of the Class of 2021 join together to make a Class Gift, a collective class contribution to the Law School. The Class Gift focuses on participation, not dollars raised. It is the act of giving that is important – gifts of any size make a big difference.

What is the Class Gift supporting?

Student Organization Support

If you have a favorite student organization to which you would like to contribute, your donation will be allocated to the organization's budget for the following school year.

The Wolf Family Student Philanthropy Fund, supported by Chuck Wolf ’75, Peter Wolf ’10 and Erin Wagner Wolf ’10, will match every gift -- of any size -- to a student organization up to $50 per gift.

When making a gift to a student organization online, under Area of Support please check the box labeled “I’d like to enter my own designation”. Type in “Law School Student Activities Fund”, and at the bottom of the page in the Notes section, please designate the student organization to which you would like to give.

Scholarship Support

The Alumni Scholarship Fund provides broad scholarship support to students of all class years. This fund allows the Law School to attract students who might not otherwise be able to attend UChicago, and allows them greater freedom to choose their preferred career path.

General Support

The Law School Annual Fund supports every aspect of life at the Law School, from classroom instruction and research to moot court competition and mentoring programs. Your gift to the Annual Fund will: support the daily operations of the Law School; provide scholarship assistance to students; support student services, activities, and publications; help us attract and retain outstanding faculty; allow for timely attention to high priority needs; provide for the maintenance of our building facilities; and supply computing and library resources for faculty and students.

Clinical Support

The Mandel Legal Aid Clinic Fund provides resources and clinical staff to support the more than 130 students enrolled in our clinics, who deliver more than 16,300 hours of free services to low-income Chicago residents. By making a gift to the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic, you are providing both direct and indirect operational support to all of the clinics at the Law School.

Gifts can also be made directly to the:

- Innovation Clinic
- Kirkland & Ellis Corporate Lab Clinic
- Jenner & Block Supreme Court & Appellate Advocacy Clinic

 

How much should I give? 

Because we focus on participation, the act of giving is what's important. In honor of our class, we suggest of gift of $20.21, but a donation of any size will make a big impact by helping our class to reach its participation goal.

Isn't my tuition enough?

Tuition covers the day-to-day expenses for only half a school year. When tuition runs out, that's when philanthropic support kicks in. Tuition also doesn't allow for any growth.

How do I become involved?

Come to the Class of 2021 events! And most importantly, make your gift! You can give online right now at: https://www.law.uchicago.edu/classgift

 

I want more information about the UChicago Law Swag Box drawings!

We're giving away a selection of Law School swag for you to enjoy! University of Chicago Law School students from the Class of 2021 who make a gift of any size by midnight on June 30, 2021 will be included in this drawing for a UChicago Law Swag Box. We'll draw five winners once a week between May 12, 2021 and June 30, 2021. If you have given at any time this fiscal year (including gifts made on or after July 1, 2020), no worries—you have already been entered in the drawing. Give to win.

Rules are as follows: Only University of Chicago Law School students from the Class of 2021 are eligible. This promotion will run from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. To be eligible, you must either make a gift to the Law School or send your name and address to:

University of Chicago Law School, Office of External Affairs
c/o Maureen Horonzy
5235 S. Harper Court
Chicago, IL 60615

While you may make multiple gifts, you will only receive one entry in the drawing. The prize winners will be chosen based on a random drawing of all who have made gifts or sent in their information. To receive the prize, winners must agree that their name may be available for publication as a prizewinner. Prizes are subject to change. Current employees of the University are not eligible.

What if I have more questions?

Please contact Maureen Horonzy, Director of Alumni Relations, at mhoronzy@uchicago.edu with any questions.