Class of 2018 Gift Campaign

Established in 2008, the UCLA Law Class Gift Campaign is a student-led initiative that makes a lasting impact on the law school and the experience of future UCLA Law students. We hope that each graduating law student will consider making a gift or pledge to demonstrate support for future students and the law school as a whole. Since the Class Gift focuses on participation and not dollars raised, it is the act of giving that is most important – gifts of any size are much appreciated! The Class of 2018 gift total and list of donors will be announced at graduation.

All gifts and pledges must be made by April 25, 2018 to be listed in the commencement program.

Make Your Class Gift Now

Campaign Update

See current list of donors to the class gift campaign

Class of 2018 Gift Campaign - Update as of 05.11.2018

Team

Students

Donors

Gift & Pledge

Participation

Section 1 & 2

70

54

$8,663.78

77.14%

Section 3 & 4

71

41

$4,106.06

57.75%

Section 5 & 6

70

54

$9,556.24

77.14%

Section 7 & 8

67

56

$6,178.42

83.58%

Section Transfers

45

45

$7,150.16

100.00%

JD Total

323

250

$35,654.66

77.40%

LLMs Total

198

101

$5,314.78

51.01%

Total Cash Raised: $12,274.26

Total Pledged Amount: $28,695.18

Total Cash & Pledges Raised: $40,969.44

UCLA Law Funds to Support

Highlighted Funds in 2018

If you would like to donate to any other cause or fund at the law school, indicate your preferred gift recipient in the comments of the donation page and we will do our best to accommodate your request. We want to empower you to give to the cause of your choice!

Gift/Pledge Options:

The Class of 2018 Gift Committee suggests making a gift of an amount that is meaningful to you. We have the following giving levels:


Class of 2018 Gift Campaign Giving Level and Courtesies: 

Class of 2018 one-time gift of $20.18 

Receive a UCLA Law Pint Glass

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Class of 2018 one-time gift of $50 or more

Receive all of the above plus a: UCLA Law Tote Bag

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 Bruin Donor Level: $50 Gift + 2 Year Pledge

Donors who pledge $200 over 3 years receive all of the above plus a: 

Exclusive Class of 2018 Sweatshirt

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 Bronze Donor Level: $50 Gift + 3 Year Pledge

Donors who pledge $400 over 4 years receive all of the above plus a: 

UCLA Law Pen and Key chain Set

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 Silver Donor Level: $75 Gift + 4 Year Pledge

Donors who pledge $800 over 5 years receive all of the above plus a: 

UCLA Law Photo Frame

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 Gold Donor Level: $100 Gift + 4 Year Pledge

Donors who pledge $1,500 over 5 years receive all of the above plus a: 

UCLA Law Wine Glass Set

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Pledge Schedules:

Levels

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022

Total

Gold

$100

$200

$300

$400

$500

$1,500

Silver

$75

$100

$150

$200

$275

$800

Bronze

$50

$75

$125

$150

-

$400

Bruin

$50

$50

$100

-

-

$200

For those who are interested in supporting UCLA Law in the future, please visit here to learn more about the Dean's Circle Giving Society. Benefits include special recognition in the UCLA Law magazine and Honor Roll of Donors and invitations to UCLA Law seminars, lectures, and events such as the annual Dean's Circle Dinner.

Why should I give?

I’ve already paid tuition, so why should I give money to the Class Gift?

Tuition covers only part of the cost of maintaining and enhancing the UCLA Law student experience. Consider this:

  • In 1986, state funds provided nearly full funding of student fees and tuition.
  • By 2001, state funds covered 70% of student fees, private gifts covered 12%, and student fees covered 18%.
  • Today, state funds account for less than 27% of UCLA Law's budget. Unfortunately, tuition can't cover the difference.

When tuition money runs out, we rely on philanthropic donors to help keep school going. Also, tuition doesn’t create growth, so we need alumni support to grow and thrive as an institution.

Will the class gift actually make a difference?

Yes! The participation percentage we reach with the graduating class is just as, if not more, important than the dollar amount. One of the factors that influence a law school's reputation is "alumni participation,” which is directly influenced by our Class Gift numbers. A higher rate of student participation demonstrates student satisfaction, encourages alumni giving, and enhances the reputation of a law school among law firms, judges, and other employers. Increased alumni giving also means increased expenditures per student, which has a direct impact on the student experience and national rankings. With greater resources, UCLA Law can continue to attract the best and brightest law students in the country, which is at the heart of why our law school is considered among the most elite in the world.

Here are some results from 2017:

  • 23% of our nearly 16,000 UCLA Law alumni made a gift to the law school, ranking us among the top law schools nationwide.
  • 67% of the Class of 2017 made a pledge or gift as part of the Class Gift Campaign.
  • We have achieved even higher levels of alumni participation with our Law Firm Challenge, which remains the most successful in the country with 78% participation.

Do other top law schools have Class Gift campaigns?

Yes! At most top tier law schools, class-giving campaigns are well-established traditions, and many law school graduating classes achieve high participation rates each year. A couple of other Top 20 schools have participation of over 90%, let’s give them a run for their money!

What is the difference between a gift and a pledge?

A gift is a one-time contribution, which we hope you continue to renew annually relative to your financial capacity.

A pledge is a multi-year commitment to supporting the school and allows you the convenience of paying installments over time.

How do I make my gift/pledge?

Make Your Class Gift Now

Other ways to make your class gift or pledge:

  1. The Class Gift Committee will be tabling in the Shapiro Courtyard during lunch throughout April. Stop by to make your class gift then.
  2. Look for one of the Committee members in your classes or in the halls. Find out who your section Committee Members and Team Captain is here.
  3. Stop by A105 (in the Office of External Affairs) to pick up and submit a pledge card at any time.
  4. Call the Office of External Affairs at (310) 206-4116 if you have questions about making your gift or pledge.
Once you make your gift, your name will be listed here, along with all of your other classmates who donated. It will also be included on the list of Class Gift supporters presented at Graduation and inserted into the Graduation program. Your name and gift will also be acknowledged in the Law School's 2017-2018 Honor Roll, an annual list of all donors to the law school, distributed to our entire alumni community.

Questions? Comments? Want to join the Class Gift Committee? 
Please Contact:
Ben Ryzak
ryzak2018@lawnet.ucla.edu
3L Class President, SBA
Chair, Class Gift Committee

Office Of External
Affairs & Development

Contact Information

MAILING ADDRESS

Box 951476
Los Angeles, CA
90095-1476

OFFICE ADDRESS

A105 Law Building
Los Angeles, CA
90095-1476

(310) 206-1121
(310) 825-4404 FAX


annualfund@law.ucla.edu