Alumni and friends of UCLA School of Law raised $32.7 million for the school in 2018-19, the largest single-year sum in the school's 70-year history. This fundraising total beat UCLA Law's previous annual record by nearly $2 million.
These generous donations support an enormous variety of activities throughout the law school, including student scholarships, endowed faculty chairs and development of new curricular and educational opportunities.
In 2018-19, the law school received gifts from a total of 3,568 generous donors. Seventy percent of UCLA Law donors are alumni of the school, and UCLA Law is proud to have a higher percentage of alumni who give back than any other UCLA professional school or part of the university. Current students and faculty also made significant contributions in 2018-19.
"This is an incredible show of generosity, and it has a huge impact for UCLA Law," said Dean Jennifer Mnookin. "As the youngest law school in the top 20 and one with a modest endowment compared to our more established peers, this support is especially important for us. I'm delighted by our overall numbers, but I'm equally grateful that so many of our alums and friends are stepping up to make a contribution, and that they recognize that every gift, large and small, is an investment in our students and our future."
The school also has surpassed its goal of raising $150 million during the Centennial Campaign for UCLA, the $4.2 billion effort to bolster the university as it enters its second century. As of June 2019, the end of the 2018-19 fiscal year, UCLA Law had raised $160 million during the campaign. The Centennial Campaign continues through December 2019.
More information on individual gifts and related initiatives will appear in the upcoming UCLA Law magazine. For more information on giving to UCLA Law, visit law.ucla.edu/giving.