Why should I give?
Did you know?
- This year, students are paying over $47,000 for in-state tuition, and scholarship support is more important than ever. In the last several years, our tuition costs have increased dramatically, at the same time that the state of California has slashed our funding. You can help make an excellent legal education available to all of our students, regardless of financial background, as one way to express your thanks for the affordability of your own law degree.
- The number of alumni participating in giving also affects our national rankings. Each year, your annual gift increases our standing among other law schools in the national rankings – and in doing so, maintaining the value of your law degree. Your gift matters!
- Among top-tier law schools, UCLA Law has the smallest endowment and the fewest endowed chairs. We do great work, but in order to compete with our peer institutions we must ensure that we can maintain and build on our excellence far into the future. We need your help to grow our endowment.
What counts as a reunion gift?
Any gift to the law school made between July 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016 counts toward your Reunion Challenge Class Gift – including gifts to the UCLA Law Fund, Law Firm Challenge, Dean’s Circle (gifts of $2,500 and above), UCLA Law Endowment, scholarships and programs. Matching gifts, pledges and pledge payments, and planned gifts all count as well. Only gifts to the law school count in participation and giving totals (i.e., gifts to the College or other university areas do not count).
Can I make my reunion gift as a pledge?
Yes! Gifts can be paid over as many as five years, and the entire amount will count in your class’ reunion gift total. Multi-year pledges allow UCLA Law to plan on your sustained support and offer you a way to make a lasting impact here at the law school. You can make a pledge by clicking here. Or, if you’d like to mail in your pledge, you can click here to download a pledge form and mail it in. If you have questions about making a multi-year pledge, please contact Rakib Haque at email@example.com or at 310-206-4116.
I’d like to make my gift now – how do I do it?
Online: Click here for more information or to make a gift online.
Mail: To make a gift by check, please make it payable to UCLA Foundation, and mail it to:
UCLA School of Law
Office of External Affairs
Los Angeles, CA 90095
If your contribution is a memorial gift, please send a brief letter with your check or simply note on the memo line the name of the person you are honoring or remembering.
Wait – I still have questions!
If you have questions about reunion giving or about the Reunion Weekend, please contact Rakib Haque, Associate Director of Reunion Giving, at 310-206-4116 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank You!
Thank you to those of you who have already made your reunion gift. Your support of UCLA Law is tremendously appreciated – it truly makes a difference to what we are able to accomplish. We hope that those who have not yet made a reunion commitment will consider doing so.