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Reunion Giving

Giving

Gifts to the Law Fund, in the form of reunion pledges and outright gifts, help support the core needs of the Law School.

We encourage classmates to consider making a personally-meaningful gift that can be paid over time (up to five years). Such a multi-year pledge of support counts in its entirety toward the class' reunion goals.

How Do I Make A Gift?

There are many ways to make a direct, tax-deductible, gift to the Law School in honor of your reunion:

Online at law.stanford.edu/give
• Make a one-time gift or establish a recurring payment;
• Create a pledge to be paid in installments; and
• Access giving history, including information about existing pledges.

Check
Payable to “Stanford Law School” and mail to: Stanford Law School, Crown Quadrangle, 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, California 94305-8610.

Credit Card
• Online at law.stanford.edu/give
• By phone: 866.543.0243
• By fax to our secure line: 650.723.0200; or
• By returning a gift/pledge card filled out with an account number, expiration date, amount, and signature to: Stanford Law School, Crown Quadrangle, 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, California 94305-8610.

Securities
Gifts of securities provide attractive tax advantages; capital gains taxes may be avoided and the full market value of the stock may be tax deductible. For more information, contact the Stanford Management Company: stockgifts@smc.stanford.edu or 650.721.1917.

Planned Gifts
Stanford offers an assortment of giving vehicles which can provide a donor with considerable tax savings as well as an income for life. Contact a member of the Planned Giving team for more information: bequests.trusts@stanford.edu or 800.227.8977 ext. 54358.

If you would like more information about supporting Stanford Law School, please e-mail at reunions@law.stanford.edu, or call at 650.725.2603.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is The Law Fund?
Unrestricted support to Stanford Law School provides critical seed capital for new initiatives and vital funding for students, faculty, and alumni engagement. In recent years, support from 80% of our alumni has been directed to the Law Fund. These gifts are roughly equivalent to the payout on an $80M+ endowment and support all aspects of the school, including financial aid, clinics, the library, our faculty, and public interest programs.

 
Isn't Stanford Law School very wealthy?
Stanford Law School's endowment, and endowment-per-student ratio, is smaller than those of several of its peer law schools. This means that we can be at a disadvantage in important aspects like recruiting, retaining faculty, and providing sufficient financial aid. Tuition covers less than half of the Law School's budget. Currently, more than 80 percent of Stanford Law students receive some form of financial aid, of which grants are funded almost entirely by alumni gifts. The School is proud of its need-blind admissions policy, which admits students without regard to financial status, and relies upon the generosity of donors to maintain this policy. Further, alumni gifts to The Law Fund are a critical source of funding for the school's most urgent needs and highest priorities.


Why should Stanford Law School receive my charitable dollars?
Stanford Law School students are our country's future leaders in government, private business, and the not-for-profit sector. We will look to them to address significant issues facing our society. Of course it is important to contribute to other organizations such as community and social service groups, but contributing to Stanford Law School will help to educate the individuals charged with addressing society's most vexing problems in the future. A gift to Stanford Law School is a long-term investment in our future.


Why should I give to Stanford Law School every year?
Supporting Stanford Law School is an investment in the future of our society. It is also an investment in alumni who hold their degree. In addition, alumni investment is a direct reflection of how graduates value their Stanford Law School education and is a factor used in determining published law school rankings. Your gifts contribute to the challenge the school faces each and every year: the recruitment of the most qualified students and faculty, sustaining the school’s position as a leader in legal education. The school's needs change annually and your help is absolutely necessary for it to remain the highest caliber institution.