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News Posted on January 22, 2013

Law School Leading the Way in Campaign for UC Davis

UC Davis is well on its way toward a successful completion of the $1 billion Campaign for UC Davis, and the School of Law is helping to lead the way.  Thanks to the generosity of the King Hall community, the Law School has raised more $14.5 million, and hopes are high that an additional $5.5 million in support for scholarships, faculty chairs and professorships, and research and instruction will be realized before the campaign ends in December 2014.

"Thank you to everyone who has made a gift to the School of Law over the course of the Campaign," said Dean Kevin R. Johnson.  "Reaching our campaign goal and successfully addressing our priorities will be critically important to our continued ascendance among the nation's leading law schools." 

As the university's first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign, the Campaign for UC Davis includes ambitious goals for many campus schools and departments, including the School of Law, which was called upon to triple its annual fundraising total. The King Hall community has responded, with more than 3,162 donors (including 2,363 alumni) making gifts. The Law School was the first campus school or department to meet its goal for the first part of the Campaign, reaching its $6.8 million initial target in January 2010, as well as the first to achieve 100 percent participation from faculty.

During the 2011-12 fiscal year, the King Hall community contributed $4.3 million in private support, more than double the total of any previous year.  Highlights included a planned gift of $2.5 million from an alumnus who wishes to remain anonymous (the largest gift ever received from an alumnus) and 100 percent participation from the King Hall faculty, the Alumni Board of Directors, and the Dean's Leadership Council. To date, the Law School has raised more than $2.5 million for scholarships, or 128 percent of the campaign goal.

As the Campaign for UC Davis enters its final two years, the University is on schedule to achieving its $1 billion goal, with more than 97,000 donors contributing more than $880 million.  As the School of Law continues to work toward its ambitious $20 million goal, continued support from alumni, faculty, and friends will be needed in order to raise $5 million for faculty chairs and professorships. If you are interested in discussing a potential gift, including a possible bequest, contact Jean Flournoy Korinke, Assistant Dean, at (530) 752-1067. Friends and alumni interested in supporting the School of Law may make an online gift by following the link below.

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