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News Posted on July 23, 2012

UC Davis School of Law Hall Completes Best-ever Fundraising Year

The King Hall community rallied in support of UC Davis School of Law during 2011-12 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!

With state funding 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.

The record-setting fundraising total comes as a result of the extraordinary support of a wide range of King Hall community members.  Examples 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 Graduating Class Gift program, launched seven years ago, raised more than $20,000, the largest sum in its history.

The Law School's fundraising success comes as part of the $1 billion Campaign for UC Davis, the university's first-ever comprehensive campaign. As part of the campaign, the School of Law is ramping up fundraising efforts and seeking to raise $20 million.  Thanks to the support of the King Hall community, the School of Law has now raised a campaign total $13.2 million and is well on its way to meeting its campaign goal.