Class of 2018 Gift Campaign

What is the Class of 2018 Gift Campaign?

The Class of 2018 Gift Campaign is a student-led initiative supporting the Law School Annual Fund. Members of the Class of 2018 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?

You can choose from the following funds when you donate:

  • Law School Annual Fund
    The Dean uses this fully-expendable fund each fiscal year to support top priorities and critical needs, including scholarships, clinical programs, faculty research, and student services and activities.
  • Mandel Legal Aid Clinic
    These funds support clinic work throughout the Law School.
  • Alumni Faculty Fund
    These funds support faculty research and retention, ensuring learning under the top professors.
  • Alumni Scholarship Fund
    These funds support student scholarships and financial aid.

What is our goal?

This year, the Class Gift Committee has challenged this year's class to reach 70% participation in the class gift campaign. If the class reaches 70% participation, the Wolf Family will donate an additional $40,000 to the Law School Annual Fund.

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 $20.18, but a donation of any size will make a big impact.

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 2018 events! And most importantly, make your gift! You can give online right now at: http://give.uchicago.edu/law 

Please contact Maggie Elmarakby, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, at melmarakby@uchicago.edu with any questions.