The members of the 2011 graduating class initiated a program to support students following in their footsteps: the Graduate Class Gift (GCG). This is a great way for those embarking on the next stage of their legal career to make a gift to Southwestern in honor of their graduation, with proceeds benefiting Public Interest Grants (unless otherwise specified).
The Graduate Class Gift Committee has set a lofty goal - they are shooting to get 100% of the graduating class to make a gift before Commencement in May, and those who make a gift of $100 have the opportunity to join the Dean's Circle at the Young Leader level. The Dean's Circle is normally reserved for donors who make gifts of $1,000 or more, but as a Young Leader, those students will have access to exclusive Dean's Circle networking events during the coming year. Other gift levels include the Graduate Year level (with a minimum gift of $20.12) and the Participation level (with a minimum gift of $1).
A gift at any level is important and makes a difference. In fact, the true focus and goal of the Graduate Class Gift is participation. In addition, alumna Judith L. Jacobs '94 has offered a $10,000 matching gift - she will match any donation from a graduating student, even $1, with $100 toward Public Interest Grants, up to $10,000 (if a student decides to join at the Young Leader level, she will match it with $200).
To make a gift online, click here.
Students may also contact the Institutional Advancement Office with questions or to complete their gift (over the phone or in person).