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News Posted on July 23, 2012

King Hall Completes Record-breaking Fundraising Year

Despite a challenging economic environment, the King Hall community rallied in support of UC Davis School of Law during the 2011-12 fiscal year to achieve the Law School's most successful fundraising year ever.  UC Davis School of Law raised more than $4.3 million in private support over the course of the past year, more than double the total of any previous year!

The record-setting total comes as a result of the extraordinary support of a wide range of King Hall community members.  Examples of this dedication include:

  • An alumnus, who wishes to be anonymous, made the single largest individual contribution ever to King Hall with a planned gift of $2.5 million.
  • For the seventh straight year, the Law School received gifts from all members of the King Hall faculty, who are believed to be the only UC Davis school or department faculty to have achieved 100 percent participation.
  • The King Hall Alumni Board of Directors and Dean's Leadership Council also achieved 100 percent participation.
  • The Graduating Class Gift program, launched seven years ago, raised more than $20,000, the largest sum in its history.

With state funding increasingly uncertain, the Law School is seeking to increase private support for student scholarships, clinical programs, endowed chairs for outstanding faculty, the King Hall building renovation project, and other priorities essential to the School of Law's ability to train the next generation of legal scholars and maintain its upward trajectory among the nation's leading law schools.

As part of the $1 billion Campaign for UC Davis, the university's first-ever comprehensive campaign, the Law School is seeking to raise $20 million.  Thanks to the support of the King Hall community, the School of Law successfully achieved its initial campaign goal of $6.75 in January 2010 -- and became the first campus school or department to do so. The Law School has now raised a total $13.2 million toward its campaign goal.

"Thank you to everyone who has supported UC Davis School of Law," said Dean Kevin R. Johnson.  "It is vitally important to the future of the School of Law that we continue our work to meet our campaign goals, and with your continued support, I am confident that success is within our reach."