UCLA School of Law raised more than $25 million in fiscal 2017, bolstering educational programs and student scholarships and bringing the law school close to its $150 million goal during the Centennial Campaign for UCLA.
In all, alumni and friends of the school made 4,478 gifts totaling $25.1 million in 2017-18. This includes $3.8 million raised from the classes that participated in Reunion 2018, and nearly $1.7 million in gifts from the roughly 1,200 alumni who participated in the school's 16th Law Firm Challenge. In addition, the Class of 2018 (with generous support from the Class of 1975) became the first class in the history of the school to establish a scholarship to support future students.
Leading donations included a $1.8 million gift and $2.5 million matching challenge from Dan and Rae Emmett and the Emmett Foundation, in support of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. Shortly after the Emmetts announced their gift, longtime UCLA Law supporters Ralph and Shirley Shapiro contributed $500,000 to meet the Emmett match.
The Emmett Institute is one of the top-ranked environmental law programs in the country, and the funds support research, scholarships, fellowships for recent alums and staff to support the program's environmental law clinic and other initiatives.
Dedicated donors Lynda and Stewart '62 Resnick contributed nearly $2.4 million to expand the work and deepen the mission of the Resnick Center for Food Law and Policy. The founders of The Wonderful Company launched the Resnick Center with a $4 million gift in 2013 and remain committed to pursuing work that will increase the safety of the world's food supply.
UCLA Law has raised $131 million toward its goal of $150 million during the Centennial Campaign for UCLA. Launched in 2014, the campaign has already exceeded its original goal of raising $4.2 billion by the end of 2019, the year in which UCLA turns 100.
Learn more about the Law School’s fundraising priorities and to make a contribution, visit the school’s giving page.