2015 Graduating Class Gift

Dean's Challenge 2015: $7K or 70%

If the Class of 2015 can raise either $7,000 or reach 70% participation, Dean Rodriguez and Leslie Oster will make $10,000 gift to the Law School. Should the Class reach either goal, donors at the Young Wigmore level of $50 or more have the opportunity to vote on the allocation of the Dean's gift. Allocation options include: LLM Program Support, Tax Program Support, the Bluhm Legal Clinic, Scholarship Support, the Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP), the JD/MBA Scholarship Fund, the Pritzker Legal Research Center (Library), or unrestricted support.


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Graduating Class Gift Co-Chairs

Isabel Arbex
LLM '15
Jesse-Justin Cuevas
JD '15
Adam Green
JD '15

Amber Harezlak
AJD '15
 Andreia Ribas Precoma
LLM '15

Gift Designations

Law School Fund (Unrestricted)
LLM Program Support
LLM Tax Program Support
Kellogg/Law JD-MBA Scholarship
Bluhm Legal Clinic
Scholarship Support
Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP)
Pritzker Legal Research Center (Library)

Find out more about gift designations (doc).


What is Graduating Class Gift?
The Graduating Class Gift campaign is an annual fundraiser organized by Northwestern Law's graduating students. Each year since 1989 the Office of Alumni Relations and Development has invited leaders from the graduating class to form a committee and promote the class gift effort.

What is my gift used for?
Gifts can be made to support the LLM Program, LLM-Tax, Law School Scholarships, JD-MBA Scholarships, the Bluhm Legal Clinic, the Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP), and the Pritzker Legal Research Center. Furthermore, donations from alumni and friends of the Law School support approximately 20% of the School’s operating budget.

Why should I give?
Making a gift ensures that Northwestern Law will continue to be a visionary leader in the field of legal education. You will be joining a strong network of alumni and friends who believe in the Law School’s mission and are investing in the School’s legacy of excellence. Moreover, strong fundraising yields help guarantee that the Law School is held in high esteem, and that means your diploma will continue to be highly-esteemed, too!

What does it mean to be a Wigmore Donor? What is the Wigmore Club?
The Wigmore Club is a leadership giving society named for John Henry Wigmore, the first full-time dean of Northwestern Law. Wigmore Club members annually give $1,000 or more, but the Young Wigmore rate of $50 is available exclusively for 2015 graduates.

Membership benefits include:
  • Invitations to private Wigmore Club receptions, including a cocktail hour at the Law School on the evening of April 17 featuring prominent members of the Northwestern Law board
  • Having your name listed on the annual Honor Roll of Donors and at the Convocation Ceremony
  • Priority seating and accommodations at Northwestern Law events
  • Wigmore-only conference calls with Dean Rodriguez

I'd like to make a Wigmore gift, but $50 is a lot for me right now. Can I make that gift in installments?
Yes, you can! The recurring giving option allows you to make your gift over the course of multiple payments, and you get the full credit for your gift immediately. Learn more at law.alumni.northwestern.edu/recurringgift.

I can’t afford to make a large donation. Will my gift really make a difference?
To achieve our ambitious campaign goals, we need the support of alumni at all giving levels. The fact that you choose to give is more important than the amount you give. A high class participation rate shows that you are committed to mission and continued excellence of Northwestern Law.

Additional Questions?
Contact Claire Gilpin at 312.503.1769 or claire.gilpin@law.northwestern.edu.

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