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News Posted on March 5, 2013

King Hall Fundraising on Record Pace

During fiscal 2011-12, the King Hall community contributed $4.3 million in private support for UC Davis School of Law, more than double the total of any previous year.  Now, halfway through fiscal 2012-13, the School of Law is ahead of last year's pace and on its way to another outstanding fundraising total.

Following one of the best Decembers in its history, the School of Law has raised close to twice the amount achieved last year at this time. Recently, two generous alumni gifts named renovated classroom facilities in King Hall's "old" east wing, with Arthur Chinski '70 naming the Jack and Anna Chinski Classroom in honor of his parents, and a gift from the estate of the late Joseph Melchione '74 naming the Joseph S. Melchione Classroom.  In addition, the School of Law recently has received three bequest expectancies that will provide more than $1 million for student scholarships

The impressive display of support comes as the Law School is working hard to reach ambitious goals set as part of the Campaign for UC Davis, the university's first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign. The School of Law has been called upon to increase private support for student scholarships, clinical programs, endowed chairs for outstanding faculty, and other priorities essential to King Hall's ability to train the next generation of legal scholars and maintain its upward trajectory among the nation's leading law schools.

The King Hall community has responded, raising $15.6 million toward a $20 million campaign goal, with 48 percent of gifts and pledges coming from alumni.  The Law School was the first UC Davis school or college to achieve 100 percent faculty participation in the campaign, and 100 percent of the faculty, the King Hall Alumni Association Board, and the Dean's Leadership Council continue to give each year.   Gifts from 3,162 donors, including 2,363 alumni, totaled 78 percent of the overall campaign goal as of February 5, 2013, and surpassed campaign goals for the King Hall Annual Fund and student scholarships.

As the School of Law continues to work toward its ambitious campaign goals, continued support from alumni, faculty, and friends will be needed in order to raise an additional $5 million by December, 2014 for priorities including 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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